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  1. Allow customer icons in software center for Package/Programs

    Split this item from a bigger umbrella item.
    This is to specify an icon per legacy package/program in the Software Center.

    112 votes
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      11 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  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

      111 votes
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        1 comment  ·  Asset Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
      • add a powershell possibility to add requirements to a deploymenttype of an application

        At the moment it is not easy to add requirements to an application deploymenttype with PowerShell. I think many of us would benefit if this would be simplified.

        111 votes
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          9 comments  ·  PowerShell  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  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 withoutā€¦

          108 votes
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            Noted  ·  7 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
          • Allow deployments using application model to be installed from DP rather than downloaded to ccmcache folder

            I have to create several very large (10GB and up) software deployments each year and install them for two thirds of the user base. Preferred method of delivery is install directly from the DP rather than download the installation files to C:\windows\ccmcache. It would be nice to do this using the application model so I can make use of the extended feature set it provides over the package model. I have to work around the limitations using convoluted wrapper scripts to get everything working properly.

            107 votes
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              Noted  ·  12 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
            • smart card pass-through support for remote control

              Please provide smart card pass through for RDP/Remote Control sessions.

              103 votes
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                14 comments  ·  Remote Control  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
              • 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)

                102 votes
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                  Noted  ·  3 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
                • Pre distribute content to clients before deadline.

                  I work in a quite big Environment, 30k clients and my network team isnā€™t that happy when we pull the trigger to update our critical LOB apps due to the fact that every computer downloads the content almost at the same time. That puts a lot of pressure on the network infrastructure.
                  There for it would be great to be able to preload the clients with content for applications in a slow and steady way before the deadline falls for the application.

                  99 votes
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                    Noted  ·  4 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  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.

                    98 votes
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                      Noted  ·  7 comments  ·  Content  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
                    • Add Reboot Count functionality to the Disable BitLocker TS Step

                      Newer versions of the BitLocker management tools (specifically manage-bde) now support the ability to suspend the BitLocker protection for defined number of reboots. The current Disable BitLocker TS step only suspends BitLocker for 1 reboot. There are cases that having a defined number of reboots (or indefinitely until re-enabled at the end of a TS) can come in handy (flashing the BIOS, MBR2GPT, In-place Upgrade with PINs, etc.).

                      Please add this functionality to the Disable BitLocker TS step for the operating systems that support it.

                      97 votes
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                        2 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
                      • Install Servicing Stack Updates Before Other Updates

                        Currently, when servicing stack updates and regular updates are deployed in the same software update group, the patches do not apply in a determinant order. This leads to cases where a cumulative update that requires a new servicing stack is installed before the servicing stack itself.

                        While this can be worked around by separately deploying the servicing stack update before updates that require said servicing stack, it would be much more convenient if the update installation process checked if there are any servicing stack updates to be deployed and automatically installed them first

                        96 votes
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                          3 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
                        • Virtual environment management

                          We cannot have AppV connection groups be successfully managed by current branch SCCM Virtual Environments.
                          It looks like:
                          - an application cannot be part of more than one virtual environment
                          AND
                          - an application cannot have more than one deployment type in a virtual environment

                          According to what can be found in the documentation, it should be possible to achieve what we want.
                          - Old whitepaper (not anymore officially available, but we still have it): http://www.getonict.nl/docs/app-v-5-configuration-manager-2012-sp1-integration.pdf ā€œApplications are allowed to be in multiple virtual environments to allow a single package to communicate with multiple, separate applications.ā€
                          - SCCM Current Branchā€¦

                          95 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  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

                            94 votes
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                              Noted  ·  1 comment  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
                            • Create collections based on boundary group

                              With more and more AD admins being directed to "flatten" their sites and services, the ability to create query collections based on an AD site has become moot since boundaries are now having to be manually created by subnet or range. When a new subnet comes online or is taken off, not only does it have to be changed as a boundary and to subsequent groups but now any collections needing that range must also be updated. I'd rather one change to a group dynamically change all other collections tied to the group.

                              92 votes
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                                4 comments  ·  Collections  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
                              • 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 configureā€¦

                                91 votes
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                                  Noted  ·  4 comments  ·  Client Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
                                • Force clients to download updates from Microsoft update site.

                                  With more and more people working from home these days, having the ability to specify in a Software Update Group deployment to force download from MS update site would be terrific. I'd still like those clients to download content for applications from the internal DP over VPN, but downloading monthly updates would be much quicker if you could force them to use internet instead of VPN.

                                  91 votes
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                                    5 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
                                  • Built-in Web Service for OSD tasks

                                    Maik Koster has created an excellent Web Service for performing tasks e.g. during OSD, like removing a device from a collection. I think it would be a great idea to have a Site System Role for OSD where you have a built-in step in the TS to choose various tasks to perform during OSD.

                                    90 votes
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                                      Noted  ·  3 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
                                    • 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

                                      89 votes
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                                        6 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
                                      • Change Skin color

                                        Would like the ability to change the color/theme/skin of the Console in order to differentiate when working in Test/Dev/Different User consoles.

                                        89 votes
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                                          Noted  ·  9 comments  ·  Admin Console  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
                                        • Eliminate need for clients at Secondary Sites to ever contact Primary Site's MP

                                          Clients can use the Proxy MP at Secondary Sites for most communication. However some communications must fall back to the primary site's MP. For example - client registration.

                                          89 votes
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                                            5 comments  ·  Multi-Tenant/ISP  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
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