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  1. 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…

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

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          Noted  ·  8 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • 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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            6 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            Noted  ·  sangeev responded

            Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

          • 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.

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              Noted  ·  10 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  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.

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                6 comments  ·  Admin Console  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • 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…

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                  6 comments  ·  SDK and Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 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.)

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                    Noted  ·  5 comments  ·  Setup and Server Infrastructure  ·  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.

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                      5 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add the complete progression status in the progress bar

                      Add the complete progression status in the progress bar in order to see the current step and remaining steps.

                      Like in this post http://www.systanddeploy.com/2018/02/add-complete-progression-sta

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                        3 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • ADR New Search Criteria, Deployed = yes/no

                        I propose a new search criteria for ADR, to avoid multiple deployments for a single update. This is a pain to clean up afterwards.

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                          9 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…

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                            6 comments  ·  Collections  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • 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.

                            123 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Software Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • 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 comments  ·  Remote Control  ·  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

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                                  Noted  ·  0 comments  ·  Content  ·  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…

                                  118 votes
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                                    Noted  ·  1 comment  ·  Setup and Server Infrastructure  ·  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.

                                    115 votes
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                                      Noted  ·  1 comment  ·  Setup and Server Infrastructure  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Console device view should allow search/filter by MAC address

                                      We find ourselves trying to go from MAC address to device in the console fairly regularly, especially when troubleshooting things like PXE from the logs (which only shows MAC address) and needing to kill off failed OSD records (which may be named "Unknown" or have a random computer name in ConfigMgr, but you're now in WinPE ready to kick off the TS again, but only have the MAC from ipconfig /all to ID the old record).

                                      The MAC addresses are already being pulled by Heartbeat inventory, but you can't search/filter of part/all of the MAC address.

                                      Thank you for making…

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                                        8 comments  ·  Asset 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

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                                        • Run Scripts: Ability to Edit Scripts

                                          In 1706, once you create a script and approve it (or deny it) there is no way to alter the script except but to create a new one. Would be great to have the ability to set the script back to waiting for approval, which would unlock the code to be edited.

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                                            1 comment  ·  PowerShell  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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