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  1. 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

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      Noted  ·  4 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • An option to install only on Corporate owned devices

      Just as we can choose to only install applications on user's Primary devices, it would be great with the same option for Corporate Owned devices. Then we can deploy certificates, wifi, email, apps and so on to the User and if the user uses a Corporate owned device he will get it installed. It would save time, speed and preserve the User first concept!

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        2 comments  ·  Mobile Device 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

        72 votes
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          1 comment  ·  Remote Control  ·  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…

          71 votes
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            4 comments  ·  SDK and Extensibility  ·  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.

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              Noted  ·  8 comments  ·  Setup and Server Infrastructure  ·  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.

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                5 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  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.

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                  Noted  ·  1 comment  ·  Software Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Exclude virtual cluster and OU from discovery

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

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                    6 comments  ·  Client Discovery  ·  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.

                    68 votes
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                      Noted  ·  2 comments  ·  Software Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add TFPBlockSize and TFTPWindowsSize to the DP configuration page in the Admin Console

                      It would great to be able to configure TFTPBlocksize and TFTPWindowsSize on PXE-enabled DPs from the Configuraiton Manager console, and not having to edit the registry or to use Configuration Item/Baseline to do this. An option on the PXE tab in the Distribution Point properties please?!

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                        2 comments  ·  Content  ·  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…

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                          Noted  ·  4 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Add more features to Remote Control

                          Implement
                          - Buttons like Open the Windows 8/10 charms bar.
                          - Windows Shortcuts.
                          - allow x sessions to one Client.
                          - usable Multi-Montior Support
                          - Data Transfer Features

                          Teamviewer functions should be the baseline.

                          67 votes
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                            Noted  ·  10 comments  ·  Remote Control  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Support to image mounted vhd drives

                            With this ability you can expand the capabilities of your task sequence in so many ways, ie using VHD's to create a Kiosk/steady state solution.

                            Please add support to be able to apply operating system images to mounted VHD drives.

                            Currently a permission issue prevents this.

                            65 votes
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                              6 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                1 comment  ·  Software Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                Noted  ·  sangeevsangeev responded

                                Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

                              • 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…

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

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                                    Noted  ·  2 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Remote Control of Mobile devices using SCCM/Intune

                                    SCCM/Intune is lacking one very important feature for MDM - Remote Control of Mobile devices(Windows Phone, IOS, Android platform) which is crucial for enterprises which have big departments whose employees are remote workers and uses tablets or/and phones as primary business tool and often require remote support on this devices. This feature is already implemented in almost any serious MDM solution on market for a while.

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                                      Noted  ·  1 comment  ·  Mobile Device Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Allow defining custom OMA-URI settings for Windows 10 clients with ConfigMgr client

                                      Currently you cannot define custom OMA-URI settings for Windows 10 clients with ConfigMgr client. You can only define quite limited set of settings. Unfortunately, there are some important OMA-URI settings that should be set on all Windows 10 clients (DataProtection/AllowDirectMemoryAccess), which are not part of limited available settings.

                                      This is now one example, but there will be other examples in the future.

                                      Currently, there is not good way to deploy the setting easily to all clients in the environment.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Compliance Settings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Status Messages in the SCCM Console

                                        Status messages are amazingly helpful in the SCCM console, but difficult to get to. For instance, whoever wrote the status messages for Task Sequence deployments did an amazing job, yet I cannot access these without making a custom query! This is an amazing troubleshooting tool that is hidden from the average user.

                                        I'd like to get access to status messages from the object that makes the status message. For instance, if I right click on a task sequence deployment, I want to be able to view all status messages associated with that object. If I right click on a distribution…

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                                          Noted  ·  6 comments  ·  Admin Console  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Add the ability to deploy and manage drivers post OS deployment

                                          what would be great to see is a mechanism which would allow for the deployment of drivers to client computers post the OSD. ideally it would be fantastic if it can use the same driver package as is used in the OS Deployment to save the administrative overhead needing to have 2 different ways to deploy updated drivers like we need to today where we package the drivers for OS deployment, while to deploy to the existing hardware we need to depend upon the vendors installation package which in some cases don't allow silent installation so requires a large amount…

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