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  1. 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

    109 votes
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      1 comment  ·  Asset Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Allow us to pre-provision appx application types in the Task Sequence

      ConfigMgr supports .appx deployment, but sometimes we want these on every machine, so our preferred way would be to do this in the Task Sequence.

      Currently, the Add Application step in the Task Sequence doesn't let us browse for .appx packages.

      Please consider adding support these during OSD.

      108 votes
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        0 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Improve Android Hardware Inventory to include "Android Security Patch Level" in SCCM / Intune Hybrid

        Current "Intune Company Portal" do not report "Android Security Patch Level" as part of the Android Hardware Inventory to SCCM in a Hybrid environment.

        This is important as our security policy requires that the device must be up-to-date on Android Security Patch inorder to be "In Compliance"

        From an administrative point of view it should be possible to have an overview of your Android devices to verify whom devices that has been upgraded with the latest security updates from Android.

        Security Vulnerabilities are rapidly increasing for mobile devices, e.g. the previous KRACK Vulnerability. Hence it would great to see that…

        108 votes
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          2 comments  ·  Mobile Device Management  ·  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…

          104 votes
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            Noted  ·  7 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Software Center View Settings configurable in Client Settings

            Would love to see the ability to set list view or tile view for Software Center in the Client Settings. List view is much easier to read that tile view and having users change it manually is difficult. Not to mention the settings don't save.

            102 votes
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              12 comments  ·  Client Settings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  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.

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                9 comments  ·  PowerShell  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • smart card pass-through support for remote control

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

                99 votes
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                  13 comments  ·  Remote Control  ·  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.

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                    Noted  ·  7 comments  ·  Content  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Pre distribute content to clients before deadline.

                    I work in a quite big Environment, 30k clients and my network team isn’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.

                    98 votes
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                      Noted  ·  4 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  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.

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                        Noted  ·  11 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  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)

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                          Noted  ·  3 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Task Sequence Error Dialog Box Needs to Show Step Name

                          The error dialog box for the task sequence shows the error code, but does not show you what step threw the error.
                          - Show the step name on the default error dialog box.
                          - The modal dialog box for errors goes directly over the progress dialog box, so you can’t see the step from there without using the mouse.
                          - You may not have mouse support, especially when you are RDPing into a box with a VMware or Hyper-V console… which means this is REALLY frustrating

                          96 votes
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                            Noted  ·  7 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  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 “Applications are allowed to be in multiple virtual environments to allow a single package to communicate with multiple, separate applications.”
                            - SCCM Current Branch…

                            94 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  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.

                              93 votes
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                                2 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Maintenance window recurrence pattern offset from a base day

                                Allow the recurrence pattern for maintenance windows to be scheduled with an offset from a base day.

                                Meaning, if we want a maintenance window on the Wednesday following the Second Tuesday of every month, we could configure a maintenance window for the Second Tuesday with a +1 offset.

                                (This would be similar to the offset option added to ADRs in 1802.)

                                93 votes
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                                  2 comments  ·  Collections  ·  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

                                  93 votes
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                                    Noted  ·  1 comment  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  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 configure…

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

                                      91 votes
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                                        9 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  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 inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Temporarily suspend any SCCM client activity

                                          Many of our users (300000) need a feature to temporarily suspend any SCCM activity at least for a limited time per day.
                                          Activities that need to be suspended are:
                                          - Downloads
                                          - Installs
                                          - Reboots

                                          Business cases:
                                          Customers Skype sessions often get disturbed while a download is running in the background. We thought the setting "Suspend Software Center activities when in PowerPoint presentation mode" would help but from what our user reports it doesn't.

                                          Another scenario are users working on metered connections, e.g. as they are provided by Deutsche Bahn. Users working on such a connection quickly use up their…

                                          88 votes
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                                            5 comments  ·  Client Settings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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