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  1. add possibility to logoff user for Software Installation and prevent login during installation.

    It would be great to have a possibility to create a deployment where the User would be logged off during the installation of Software. Useful for Software like Java Runtime or Adobe Pro where a running application can prevent the installation.
    The User should be informed that an installation will be started and he will be logged off. The User should be not able to login during the installation.

    115 votes
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      Noted  ·  8 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • OSD - Deploy TS to User groups

      Would be nice to be able to advertise Task Sequences to specific users or groups. We have some operating system deployments that we would like only certain users to run, support staff for instance.

      112 votes
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        6 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • DSC to replace or compliment basline feature

        DSC is a wonderful framework for handling baseline configurations across Windows and Linux machines, but it's completely unsupported in SCCM directly. While a Pull server is certainly more simplistic than an SCCM hierarchy, it would still be very beneficial to have some integration in a couple of areas:

        Management Points can easily be configured to host mof configurations for clients, and a new client policy class for allowing the SCCM agent to configure the pull server settings on a host would be great. Alternatively a new role could be made ... not sure that would feel as elegant.

        The baseline…

        108 votes
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          under review  ·  2 comments  ·  Compliance Settings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • When a console crashes and you are editing a task sequence, allow sedo unlock if user name matches yours

          It happened to me yesterday with SCCM 1602 CB, I was editing two task sequences at the same time, trying to copy a section from one into the other when the console crashed. I needed the work done and this didn't help as as soon as I started the console again I got the familiar message shown below. The problem is you have to wait 30 minutes for the sedo lock to be removed or use PowerShell cmdlets to try and remove the lock.

          I don't think that is necessary at all as there is already a retry button on…

          107 votes
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            5 comments  ·  Admin Console  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Ability to move Distribution point from one secondary site server to another secondary site server

            when we need to remove secondary site server or when need to rebuild secondary site server with another site code. A full uninstall and re install required for all Distribution points associated with that secondary site.
            Also when we need to move a DP from one site code to another site code, it requires uninstall / re install....to avoid this it will be helpful to have ability to move DP's between secondaries.

            thanks

            105 votes
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              4 comments  ·  Content  ·  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

              104 votes
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              • 104 votes
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                  Noted  ·  4 comments  ·  Documentation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Software Center: Show only available Software (Hide already installed req. Software)

                  New Software Center: show only available Software which the user actually can install/uninstall (hide already installed req. Software, which is installed as System)

                  103 votes
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                    Noted  ·  10 comments  ·  Software Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Compliance Settings

                    When defining a Configuration Item with Powershell have the possibility to influence the behavior of the script (eg -noprofile, setting allowed time to run)

                    102 votes
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                      Noted  ·  5 comments  ·  Compliance Settings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • User friendly progress tracking when distributing content to distribution points.

                      User friendly progress tracking when distributing content to distribution points. At the moment when asked how long it will take to have content available one needs to track the logs and guess a time frame. If it would be possible to have a progress tracker i.e. speed at which the content is copying, queue tracking, and eta.

                      92 votes
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                        Noted  ·  7 comments  ·  Content  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • compliance settings like config items or baselines can run as a pre or post on an application deploymenttype.

                        compliance settings like config items or baselines can run as a pre or post on an application deploymenttype. In this case you can pre and/or post configure software with a deployment on a application. That makes packaging without msi and transforms easier to configure without installing a SW with a script.

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                          Noted  ·  2 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Software Updates - Need an Option to Control the Auto deployment of Revised updates

                          WSUS has an inbuilt option to control the approval /Auto Approval of revised updates.
                          However ConfigMgr is missing this feature. This is causing the revised updates to get auto installed on the clients if the deployment is active.
                          The latest example for this issue was KB3172605. This was revised by MS and caused auto install with reboot on clients

                          91 votes
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                            Noted  ·  1 comment  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Have the ability to remove a CAS when only one primary site is left

                            Beginning with 2012SP1, we have the ability to add a CAS to an autonomous primary site. It could be interesting to reverse the proposition by having the ability to remove a CAS above a Primary when a CAS is no longer needed or has been set for a wrong reason.
                            I know that it could be done through creating another hierarchy and using migration tasks by this is quite difficult for it requires additional hardware.

                            89 votes
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                              Noted  ·  8 comments  ·  Setup and Server Infrastructure  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Software Center "Sort by" default view

                              Change default "sort by" order from "Most recent" to Alphabetic list (Application name A-Z). Or remember the setting for the client. Or allow a SysAdmin setting for site-wide default setting. It always resets back to Most recent.

                              87 votes
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                                Noted  ·  3 comments  ·  Software Center  ·  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.

                                82 votes
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                                  5 comments  ·  Admin Console  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Perform AD discoveries from servers other than Site Server

                                  In flat SCCM infrastructure deployment across multiple domains it becomes troublesome to perform User/Group/Forest/System discoveries in domains other than Site Server domain, especially in DMZ, this is because Site Server has to be able to talk to other domains domain controllers and security requirements not always allow that.

                                  This could be improved upon if we could choose to perform AD related discoveries from Site Systems (for example MP or specialized role for that purpose) other than Site Server as illustrated in the picture attached.

                                  82 votes
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                                    0 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.

                                    80 votes
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                                      Noted  ·  6 comments  ·  Software Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Software Center: Add support for direct link to application and direct link to installation via protocol handler.

                                      The new Software Center supports the "Page" command line option, but I could not find a way to jump directly to an app details page (the one that shows the Install button).

                                      (I'd like to change my application catalog notification tool to open softwarecenter instead of iexplore with the app details page.)

                                      Additionally it would be nice if the tab/page changes respecting the new command line given when software center is already open.

                                      80 votes
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                                        3 comments  ·  Software Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Correct the "Add Selected Items" ribbon button functionality

                                        Currently when you select a collection(s) in the console, then utilize the "Add Selected Item" button you are able to functionally add the collection(s) selected to another collection as a member, however it does not actually add the member of the selected collection(s) to the target collection just the root collection itself.

                                        Example A:
                                        1. Open Console and navigate to Administration \ Assets and Compliance \ Device Collections \ Select a collection.
                                        2. Click the "Add Selected Items" button and then "Add selected items to existing device collection"
                                        3. Select the existing collection that is to be the target

                                        The…

                                        79 votes
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                                          Noted  ·  1 comment  ·  Collections  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Exclude virtual cluster and OU from discovery

                                          Please add the ability in discoveries to:
                                          - exclude OU's
                                          - exclude Virtual Cluster resource

                                          78 votes
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                                            6 comments  ·  Client Discovery  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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