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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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    10 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Updating status to started. Full explanation of each status can be found here – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/core/understand/find-help#send-a-suggestion

    We released our 1907 Technical Preview today. This release contains new search functionality for the task sequence editor. Try it out and let us know your thoughts.

    For more info:
    Doc: https://docs.microsoft.com/sccm/core/get-started/2019/technical-preview-1907
    Blog: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Configuration-Manager-Blog/Search-in-the-Task-Sequence-Editor-in-ConfigMgr-Technical/ba-p/748909

  2. 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 been…

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    under review  ·  8 comments  ·  Asset Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  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 be…

    156 votes
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    14 comments  ·  Admin Console  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. 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 machine…

    155 votes
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    8 comments  ·  SDK and Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. 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.

    154 votes
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    5 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. Improve automatic SQL configuration, tuning, and maintenance of the SCCM DB & SQL Server

    Current architecture around SCCM’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.)

    152 votes
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    Noted  ·  5 comments  ·  Setup and Server Infrastructure  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. 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

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    8 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. 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.

    151 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Software Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. Enhance Install Behavior for detecting open applications

    SCCM 1702 introduced the Install Behavior tab for deployment types which lets you specify executables for the application to monitor during deployment. Currently, if the deployment is "Available" or "Available but before the deadline" then the install fails and users receive a pop-up indicating which executables need to be closed prior to your application running.

    Enhancements:
    1. Modify the feature so that the pop-up appears before the application install fails. If the user clicks "OK" then the application will perform the check again. If the executables are still open then the pop-up appears again. The pop-up will continue to appear…

    143 votes
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    13 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. Remote Control: Improve Multi-Monitor Experience

    Business Case (I know how you PMs love these):
    The current CB 1902 implementation is going to make this conversation part of our helpdesk script:
    “What screen is the app on?”
    “Can you move that window to the monitor where X is showing?”
    “No, not that one.”
    “Nope, still don’t’ see it”
    “Ok let me reconnect in full screen, please accept the prompt again.”
    “No no no, don’t hang up the phone, that’s not how this works.”
    “Ok, you should see a prompt to allow me to connect.”
    “Nope it’s there, trust me.”
    “Got it, thanks. Ok, let me move…

    142 votes
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    10 comments  ·  Remote Control  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. Manage and Disable Business Hours via Client Settings

    Currently you cannot manage business hours within the console using Client Settings. We should be able to set defaults, prevent users from modifying them, and disable them altogether. Our servers do not need business hours and in a highly virtualized environment we can see a global CPU spike at 10 PM when the default Business Hours end.

    142 votes
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    8 comments  ·  Asset Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. Animated GIFs as icons in Software Center

    It would be pretty 🔥if software center supported animated GIFs for App icons

    141 votes
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    10 comments  ·  Software Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. 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)

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    Noted  ·  3 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. Add hardware inventory information to Devices view as selectable column

    Make information from hardware inventory a selectable column in the Devices overview list.
    IS-Situation:
    The selectable column list is limited and does not include some very useful information.
    SHOULD-Situation:
    We should be able to select all inventoried fiels as a selectable column.
    Use cases for us would be:
    - Show Operation System "pretty" value (at the moment, there is NT Workstation X.Y, but we want "Microsoft Windows 10 Enterprise 1709").
    - Show serial number of the OEM.
    - Show device model of OEM.
    - etc.

    129 votes
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    6 comments  ·  Asset Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. 130 votes
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    14 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Updating status to planned, see https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/core/understand/find-help#send-a-suggestion for an explanation of each status value.

    We’ve shipped fixes for a few scenarios that can cause this in 1902 but know there are some scenarios left.
    May we ask anyone still experiencing it on 1902 to gather verbose logs from the client and send a frown so we can troubleshoot additional scenarios that cause the error.

  16. Management Insights: Show Microsoft Products detected in your environment that are not enabled on the SUP

    Managing your SUP can be challenging in large environments where other teams may be implementing new Microsoft products and forgetting to notify the SCCM Admin that it might be a good idea to patch the product.
    With Management Insights now available in the Console it would be nice to show insights in what Microsoft products are detected in your environment as being installed, but are not enabled on the SUP hence creating a potential security risk.

    127 votes
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    4 comments  ·  Admin Console  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  17. 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…

    126 votes
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    Noted  ·  1 comment  ·  Setup and Server Infrastructure  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  18. Console UI function to invoke evaluation of baselines on clients

    Being able to invoke evaluation of baselines deployed to certain Client or device collection from the Console UI would be very helpful.

    One way to do it would be to add the option in to the Client Notification pane or also known as the "right click tools" see Attached file.

    I have an old blog post on how to invoke evaluation with the help of Powershell but adding it in to the Console UI would be very nice.

    https://timmyit.com/2016/07/26/sccm-and-powershell-trigger-baseline-evaluation-on-client/

    127 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Compliance Settings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  19. Emergency/Immediate halt or pause of a software deployment then resume a software deployment when needed.

    In SCCM, there should be a way to stop or discontinue a software deployment should there be an emergency or issue and then resume the deployment when desired. For example, if software has been deployed to the environment and in an event of an emergency or major issue, SCCM should allow the administrator to stop or pause the software deployment in real time, resolve the issue then restart the software deployment again. Ideally, this would accomplish in one push of a button. Unlike now, the administrator goes and deletes the deployment and recreates the deployment again leaving the inability to…

    127 votes
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  20. 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

    126 votes
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