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  1. Task Sequence Editor Search

    We have over 300 Groups/Steps in a couple of our task sequences. It would be really helpful to be able to search with the Task Sequence Editor. Either by step name or group name. In a perfect world it would be helpful to search descriptions or other text content within each group or step.

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    8 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
    Noted  ·  sangeev responded

    Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

  2. Allow uninstall of applications with dependencies

    When you deploy an application with dependencies, you loose the option to uninstall it from software center. It would be nice to be able to uninstall the main app and be able to choose if the dependencies would uninstall or not.

    157 votes
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    Noted  ·  13 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  3. Create an SCCM Community Catalog Feature

    Creating SCCM Collection Queries is an art, and like most art, some of us are more suited to stick-figures while others produce beautiful creations worthy of a place in the Louvre, featuring graceful sub-queries, artful tabbing and good code practices.

    When creating a collection, it would be helpful to have an optional 'Community Collection Catalogue' to choose from, which could have a user-voice style 'Most useful' collections list.

    Users could create collections here, possibly even having a community 'wish-list' area for those without skills to request from those who would like to share.

    Contributions in the community catalog could beā€¦

    156 votes
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    14 comments  ·  Admin Console  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  4. Add support for "Hotfix" Update classification

    SCCM should be able to support all updates made available in the MS catalog.
    The MS Update Catalog lists hotfixes which makes WSUS more useful than SCCM. If WSUS can rollout a hotfix why can't SCCM?
    Example KB2728738 is a hotfix available in the MS Update Catalog (http://Catalog.Update.microsoft.com/v7/Site/Search.aspx?q=2728738) yet it can not be imported to SCCM as the "Hotfix" class is not available.
    MS Support suggest to follow an non MS consultants blog http://ccmexec.com/2012/02/installing-multiple-windows-7-hotfixes-msu-with-sccm/
    As MS continue to create more and more Hotfixes in replacement of proper updates this makes SCCM Update component less and less useful.

    155 votes
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    5 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  5. Improved automation and extensibility by exposing Configuration Manager functionality through a REST web API

    Exposing Configuration Manager functionality through RESTful web API's would open up a whole new world for interacting with ConfigMgr.
    E.g. a web Admin console and easier integration with Service Management Automation (SMA).
    It should also be easier for 3rd party vendors to create new web based solutions for say an self-service portal or a Windows App for tracking an OS or application deployment on a mobile device or phone.
    Personally I would really like any easier way to interact with ConfigMgr. when running in Windows PE (OS Deployment) or a web portal for non-admins to provision new or existing machineā€¦

    150 votes
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    8 comments  ·  SDK and Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  6. When remote controling, be able to see client side mouse move

    When we remote control a client , the client can see the mouse pointer, but when the client want to show us someting, we cant see mouse cursor.

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  7. Allow us to pre-provision appx application types in the Task Sequence

    ConfigMgr supports .appx deployment, but sometimes we want these on every machine, so our preferred way would be to do this in the Task Sequence.

    Currently, the Add Application step in the Task Sequence doesn't let us browse for .appx packages.

    Please consider adding support these during OSD.

    148 votes
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    4 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  8. Improve automatic SQL configuration, tuning, and maintenance of the SCCM DB & SQL Server

    Current architecture around SCCMā€™s management of SQL configuration and maintenance is old and hard to use. It requires a lot of manual oversight, and manual SQL tasks. And the default SQL settings created by SCCM are non-optimal. SQL is a powerful beast. Rethink ways SCCM can use it better, and keep it more optimally tuned and configured. Rethink how to run maintenance and backup tasks without downtime or impact to the production sites and deployments (this especially becomes more important with features like Conditional Access, that can never really have downtime.)

    146 votes
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    Noted  ·  5 comments  ·  Setup and Server Infrastructure  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  9. Windows Store for Business icons in Software Center

    Creating an online/offline install for an application from Wsfb should add the icon from the store to the application in SCCM / Software Center.

    A custom icon can be added but unlike standard apps there is no way to extract the icon from the application.

    Integrating the store icons would go a long way to polishing the end result for users.

    140 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Software Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  10. Animated GIFs as icons in Software Center

    It would be pretty šŸ”„if software center supported animated GIFs for App icons

    137 votes
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    8 comments  ·  Software Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  11. Fix Active Directory Discovery Attribute <Not Set> Bug

    When an optional AD attribute has been selected for inclusion in AD discovery, if that attribute has a value at time of discovery, it is included in the discovery and reflected as part of the information for the user/computer/group object in CM. If that AD attribute is later cleared (changed to <not set> / NULL value in AD), discovery identifies that the attribute is a NULL value and purposely skips it from the discovery. As such, the user/computer/group object in AD falls out of sync with the AD attributes and continues to report the value even though it has beenā€¦

    133 votes
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    6 comments  ·  Asset Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  12. smart card pass-through support for remote control

    Please provide smart card pass through for RDP/Remote Control sessions.

    128 votes
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  13. Allow customer icons in software center for Package/Programs

    Split this item from a bigger umbrella item.
    This is to specify an icon per legacy package/program in the Software Center.

    128 votes
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    13 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  14. Trigger Hardware Inventory after Operating System Upgrade Task Sequence Completes

    An OS Upgrade Task Sequence results in many significant changes to a system's Inventory and compliance states. The OS Upgrade TS should trigger a full hardware inventory after completion

    126 votes
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    7 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  15. Show live distribution status within the console

    Show the live status of content copying to distribution points (status bar) in the Admin console, Essentially the existing DP Job queue Manager

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    Noted  ·  0 comments  ·  Content  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  16. add a powershell possibility to add requirements to a deploymenttype of an application

    At the moment it is not easy to add requirements to an application deploymenttype with PowerShell. I think many of us would benefit if this would be simplified.

    123 votes
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  17. Upgrade Operating System Task should be able to use Windows Servicing Content and Allow user interaction

    Problem:
    ā€¢ Current state of windows 10 servicing via upgrade sequence requires full media to take the client through setup.
    o Full media is 2x the size of existing ESD (upgrade content)
    o The Upgrade Operating System step does not allow the end user to defer the reboot nor does it warn the user of a reboot pending once setup has been kicked off

    Change Request (Requirements)
    I. The Upgrade Operating System step in the task sequence shall permit the administrator to reference windows 10 servicing content
    II. The Upgrade Operating System step in the task sequence shall permit theā€¦

    121 votes
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    9 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →

    Updating status to started:

    SCCM 1904 Technical Preview is released.

    For more info:
    Doc: https://docs.microsoft.com/sccm/core/get-started/2019/technical-preview-1904
    Blog: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Configuration-Manager-Blog/Evaluate-Office-add-in-and-macro-readiness-in-ConfigMgr/ba-p/501758

    This Technical Preview has the new variable I mentioned – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/core/get-started/2019/technical-preview-1904#bkmk_osd

    Set SMSTSRebootDelayNext to control the restart delay after SMSTSRebootDelay

  18. Have updates automatically handle MP replicas

    It's a real pain to have to tear down and rebuild the MP replicas every time I want to install a servicing update. It would be great to have the update process automatically save the replica state, point the MPs at the primary DB, tear down the MP replicas, do the update and then put it all back.

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  19. SCCM client ScriptExecutionTimeout

    Please make the SCCM client's ScriptExecutionTimeout attribute a parameter that can be configured within Client Settings policy. This would be the best way to help address the "In-line script execution time-out... DiscoverApp failed (0x87d00321)

    118 votes
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  20. Use SQL Backup with Compression for the backup task

    With CM 1511, SMS Backup task enabled by default. And that does a volume shadow copy of the DB which means full-sized files. For my tiny lab that means I'm backing up 8 GB alone.

    For production it'll mean 850GB per primary site. Under CM12 when we backup just SQL using compression, it's just 160GB per primary site.

    Please allow an option to just invoke a database backup instead so that compression can be used and I don't need to go order terabytes of data just for backups.

    Also the current backup just erases the last backup. But in aā€¦

    119 votes
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