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  1. Deploy Package to Multiple Collections at one time

    Allow packages to be deployed to multiple collections at one time. For instance I need AppX to go to Lab 1, Lab 2 and Lab4. Instead of going into AppX 3 different times to deploy, it would be nice to deploy it to all 3 labs at one time.

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      Noted  ·  11 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 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.

      130 votes
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        5 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Collection Query re-design request

        I am looking the issue/design from SMS 2003 to SCCM 2012 version. I am not sure if any purpose must be behind of this design of collection default query select * from sms_r_system.
        Whenever a user create the query based device collection, if there is any modification in the query
        He/she shouldn’t remove the entire query and apply OK.
        If user applies ok, its automatically select * from sms_r_system query will enabled, it will targed to all system which is “All system” as limiting collection.
        It has serious issue in most the companies, deployment is performing by L1 or L2…

        126 votes
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          6 comments  ·  Collections  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Cloud Management Gateway (as CSP)

          With 1610, the Cloud Management Gateway feature arrived. Although it's a Pre-Release feature, as Cloud Solution Provider we're UNABLE to use/implement this. And so are our customers...!

          When you try to set this up from the ConfigMgr console, a prerequisite is the Azure Management Certificate, which can't be configured as CSP-tenant because this needs the Classic Azure Portal (ASM). This is unacceptable for us, as CSP, as we would have to instruct our customers to get an Azure Subscription separately.

          https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/cie/2016/11/28/azure-management-certificates-and-publishing-setting-file-with-csp-subscriptions/

          124 votes
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            10 comments  ·  Setup and Server Infrastructure  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Stop unnecessary "New software is available" pop-up on each logon after a user has uninstalled an available application.

            After a user installs an application that was deployed as "Available", but later uninstalls the application, the user gets a balloon pop-up every time they logon saying "New software is available".

            There is NO way to prevent this from happening apart from removing the user from the collection where the application was deployed, and adding them back. This has been the case since CM12 was released but this is not a desirable behavior especially when there's no "valid" way of preventing this.

            123 votes
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              Noted  ·  8 comments  ·  Software Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Client Push Alternative

              Integrate an alternative for the client push account within SCCM. Rather than having an account which requires administrator access across all workstations and servers, allow alternatives such as LAPS (Local Administrator Password Solution).

              You could specify the account named used by LAPS (i.e. localadmin) and have SCCM obtain and then authenticate using the LAPS password for each individual machine.

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                6 comments  ·  Client Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Maintenance window relative to patch Tuesday

                Maintenance window relative to patch Tuesday

                It would be very helpful to be able to set maintenance windows to be relative to Patch Tuesday. For example, apply patches on the 1st Saturday after patch Tuesday, or the second Sunday after patch Tuesday. Since patch Tuesday changes each month, the current "second Saturday of the month" type options are not useful when Patch Tuesday could fall before or after that depending on the calendar.

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                  Noted  ·  9 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Speed up OSD by having ConfigMgr set High Performance power settings in WinPE and Running OS during TS

                  When you run a task sequence, both WinPE and the target OS by default run with a Balanced power plan. Changing this in both WinPE and the target OS can significantly speed up the task sequence. For example, when applying a large WIM file, we've seen laptops go from taking 15 minutes to apply to less than 8 minutes by adding some Run Command Line steps to change the power to High Performance.

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                    8 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Windows 10 Servicing Customization

                    It would be great to be able to customize the Windows 10 image or allow a "clean up script" to run post install. I like the concept of the Windows 10 Servicing part of the SCCM console. I think it will become important as upgrades start rolling out 1-2 times a year and majority of companies have Windows 10 clients that need servicing. Being able to create Servicing plans will help keep IT on top of the upgrade process through different updates.

                    The current model just doesn't work for a lot of companies. Not many places allow games such as…

                    121 votes
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                      9 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add OSD Variable to not send Status Messages

                      Now that TS support installing applications list, it would be good to have a TS Variable such as SMSTSSendStatusMessage that would allow us to not send status messages like offline media. Or in some cases to send status messages when using Offline media.

                      When installing a TS that has all content cached and the machine is offline the TS tries to send status messages and when it fails it retries a number of times increasing the overall time of the TS deployment, however it will complete successfully.

                      121 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 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

                        117 votes
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                          Noted  ·  0 comments  ·  Content  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Software Center User Notification options for Task Sequence deployments

                          Give Task Sequence deployments options for Software Center User Notifications like those available for other Feature Types. We would like the ability to set the user notification experience on the task sequence deployment like that on an application deployment. Either Display in Software Center and show all notifications, Display in Software Center, and only show notification for computer restarts, or Hide in Software Center and all notifications.

                          116 votes
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                            16 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • 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 a…

                            116 votes
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                              Noted  ·  1 comment  ·  Setup and Server Infrastructure  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Active Admin Consoles

                              I would like to send a message to all users who have the admin console open. Just a pop-up that warns them of a reboot, or if I need to send out a custom message to all active sessions.

                              I would like to also be able to see on the Administrations overview page how many Admin Consoles are opened up and connected to the site, and the user name. At the CAS level see all sessions if their are multiple primary servers.

                              113 votes
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                                5 comments  ·  Admin Console  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Integrate LEDBAT into ConfigMgr

                                LEDBAT is a Congestion Control Mechanism that's coming to Windows Server 2016/Windows 10. Successfully used by BitTorrent/Apple Software Update to reduce Bandwidth Saturation during content downloads. This would make WAN transfers of content by BITS (or any other mechanism) 'give way' to other business traffic. Would also improve Software Update scans and HW/Inv Uploads to the MP. LEDBAT makes sure that only unused bandwidth is used for the transfer.

                                111 votes
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                                  1 comment  ·  Content  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • 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.

                                  110 votes
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                                    Noted  ·  1 comment  ·  Setup and Server Infrastructure  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • 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.

                                    106 votes
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                                      Noted  ·  9 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Remote tools - client setting to change client service to Automatic startup

                                      One of the biggest issues I hear with the Remote Tools is that when you restart a machine it takes a couple of minutes before you can remote control it again. This is due to the delayed start of the service. I assume that this cannot be changed per default but give us the option using a client setting to change it to Automatic instead of using a GPO would be really sweet!
                                      This is very similar to the following feedback item. https://configurationmanager.uservoice.com/forums/300492-ideas/suggestions/8471107-fix-remote-control-bug-after-client-reboot#comments

                                      104 votes
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                                        2 comments  ·  Remote Control  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Improve Android Hardware Inventory to include "Android Security Patch Level" in SCCM / Intune Hybrid

                                        Current "Intune Company Portal" do not report "Android Security Patch Level" as part of the Android Hardware Inventory to SCCM in a Hybrid environment.

                                        This is important as our security policy requires that the device must be up-to-date on Android Security Patch inorder to be "In Compliance"

                                        From an administrative point of view it should be possible to have an overview of your Android devices to verify whom devices that has been upgraded with the latest security updates from Android.

                                        Security Vulnerabilities are rapidly increasing for mobile devices, e.g. the previous KRACK Vulnerability. Hence it would great to see that…

                                        103 votes
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                                          2 comments  ·  Mobile Device Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Improve PC lifecycle management feature

                                          ConfigMgr should have better PC lifecycle management.

                                          E.g. following features:
                                          - Recognize potential devices that are removed from the network e.g. devices that are removed/disabled from AD, not active within ConfigMgr
                                          - When removing a device from ConfigMgr, the device should be removed also from AD/Intune/CMDB. There should be a way to provide a custom command to remove the device from 3rd party CMDB
                                          - Create a workflow with multiple conditions and steps with optional approval

                                          100 votes
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                                            1 comment  ·  Asset Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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