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  1. 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

    106 votes
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      Noted  ·  0 comments  ·  Content  ·  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.

      104 votes
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        5 comments  ·  Client Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • 104 votes
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          Noted  ·  4 comments  ·  Documentation  ·  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.

          100 votes
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            Noted  ·  8 comments  ·  Setup and Server Infrastructure  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Windows 10 Servicing Dashboard: Make it clickable

            When I go to the Windows 10 Servicing Dashboard, I got a nice PieChart of the Windows 10 Clients and their Version.
            But when I click on the PieChart, nothing happens. It would be great to have the same experience on this Dashboard like on the SCEP Dashboards.
            That means, if I click on the PieChart one of the Windows 10 Version, a new collection would be opened, with the corresponding Devices.

            95 votes
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              5 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  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 →
              • 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.

                91 votes
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                  Noted  ·  3 comments  ·  Software Center  ·  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

                  90 votes
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                    Noted  ·  1 comment  ·  Software Updates  ·  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.

                    89 votes
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                      5 comments  ·  Admin Console  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • More persistent Software Update restart notification

                      Currently behavior is that if Software Updates have installed and a restart is required, initial notification will pop up and then disappear. User may not have seen notification and often will not see any further notifications unless they happen to be in front of the system at just the right time or see the final no-dismiss dialog.

                      Would be great to have the initial restart dialog remain on screen until user dismisses (or initiates restart) to ensure dialog is seen by user. Dialog should include time remaining to restart deadline.

                      85 votes
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                        6 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  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.

                        84 votes
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                          Noted  ·  6 comments  ·  Software Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • 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.

                          83 votes
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                            Noted  ·  8 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  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 →
                            • 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.

                              80 votes
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                                3 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                Noted  ·  sangeevsangeev responded

                                Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

                              • Exclude virtual cluster and OU from discovery

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

                                79 votes
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                                  9 comments  ·  Client Discovery  ·  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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                                  • 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.

                                    77 votes
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                                      Noted  ·  5 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Distribution Points are by default NOT assigned the same priority

                                      CURRENT FUNCTIONALITY

                                      When a new Distribution Point (DP) whether it is a normal DP or a Pull DP is installed to a ConfigMgr 2012 R2 site, the priority assigned to this new DP is always the same by default.

                                      REQUEST FOR CHANGE

                                      It is often desired that Pull DPs are by default assigned lower priority than the normal DPs.

                                      MORE INFORMATION

                                      When operating a site with many (hundreds of) DPs installed, the normal DPs serve as source distribution points for the Pull DPs. It is therefore desired, that those normal DPs will have the new package files copied over before…

                                      77 votes
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                                        3 comments  ·  Content  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                        We do have some intelligence for Pull DPs. For example, if the content is not available on any of the source DPs yet, we don’t send out the instructions to Pull DP.

                                        Let us know if you have any additional comments OR see this behave differently.

                                      • More Intelligent Client Cache

                                        With SCCM 2012 we got the single instance store on the back end which reduces the need for storage significantly on the server side but on the client side there's no optimization whatsoever.
                                        If you for example have 2 applications or deployment types which are using the same or almost the same content they are downloaded both separately. This has a negatively impact on the disk space you need to reserve for the client cache but also on the bandwidth used to download almost twice the same content. I believe this can be done better.
                                        Many folks had to configure…

                                        77 votes
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                                          Noted  ·  2 comments  ·  Client Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Better Driver and Driver Package Management

                                          Driver Management within the console is unacceptably slow (still). We manage 60+ unique Models across Windows 7 all the way up through Windows 10. As a result there are a LOT of drivers to maintain and manage. With SCCM 2007, we had the ability to at least break these down in folders. With sccm 2012 you removed the ability to import directly to a folder. The trade-off was "categories" however, it is still incredibly slow to search for drivers.

                                          In addition, with SCCM 2007, we could just fill a folder with inf's and create a driver package from that without…

                                          76 votes
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