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  1. Maintenance window relative to patch Tuesday

    Maintenance window relative to patch Tuesday

    It would be very helpful to be able to set maintenance windows to be relative to Patch Tuesday. For example, apply patches on the 1st Saturday after patch Tuesday, or the second Sunday after patch Tuesday. Since patch Tuesday changes each month, the current "second Saturday of the month" type options are not useful when Patch Tuesday could fall before or after that depending on the calendar.

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      Noted  ·  7 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Icons and cosmetics for applications

      During the Create Application Wizard on Application Catalog step there is possibility to add some beautiful icon. BUT! The icon (*.ico) size is limited to 250x250. Could you make it possible to add an icon file with picture size at least 256x256 (which is quite common size for pictures in *.ico files)? Another thing as well, the icons in SCCM Applications/Packages list (Software Library-Overview-Application Management-Applications). They look all the same! Could you make them more attractive, say, the way they look in Application Catalog? Otherwise, whats the point in Icon column (which appears, by the way, as a default columns…

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        2 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.

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          Noted  ·  2 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  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…

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            Noted  ·  3 comments  ·  Client Deployment  ·  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.

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              0 comments  ·  Setup and Server Infrastructure  ·  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…

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                1 comment  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Start ProgressUI after reboot in Task Sequence at logon screen (non OS TS)

                When you use Task Sequences (TS) to deploy software (non OS TS) and there is a reboot inside of the TS there will be no ProgressUI at the logon Screen after the reboot. So you can't see the Progress of the running TS or there is a TS running.
                If You logon, after a short time the ProgressUI will start.
                We started a MS Case (REG:116092814729429): This is a expected behavior because it's not planned for out of WinPE stage.

                Please implement the start of the ProgressUI after the reboot inside of the TS, so we can see the Progress…

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                  3 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  ·  2 comments  ·  Mobile Device 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…

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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.

                    • 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…

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                        Noted  ·  1 comment  ·  Collections  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 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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                          6 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  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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                            2 comments  ·  Remote Control  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • smart card pass-through support for remote control

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

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                              7 comments  ·  Remote Control  ·  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

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                                Noted  ·  6 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  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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                                  6 comments  ·  Powershell  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                  (correction: this change was too late for 1704, it will be in 1705)

                                  For 1705 TP we have added an initial ability to add detection method clauses to a MSI, Script, or Mac deployment type.

                                  For more details see: https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/ameltzer/2017/04/20/powershell-how-to-add-enhanced-detection-methods-to-deployment-types-1704-tp/

                                  Please try it out and let us know what you think. We don’t have full UI parity yet but this is something we are working toward.

                                • Improve Content Replication

                                  Content Replication from Site to DPs should be a frustration free Process or SCCM Admins. Unfortunately, I know no customer without smaller or bigger issues in this area.
                                  Here is an uncomplete list of some issues I´ve noticed:
                                  • Content Eval - Scheduled Task lost
                                  o SCCM does not check if the schedule task got lost/deleted
                                  o Suggested Solution: SCCM should verify the Scheduled Task on Service Startup
                                  • Content Eval - Hash mismatch/Eval fails for package
                                  o When content Eval fails for a package, the admin must manually redistribute it / take care of the error
                                  o There should…

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                                    0 comments  ·  Content  ·  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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                                      4 comments  ·  Mobile Device Management  ·  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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                                        5 comments  ·  SDK and Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • List DP jobs for secondary sites in DP Job Queue Manager

                                        Please provide a solution in DP Job Queue Manager to view the job status in secondary sites.

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                                          Noted  ·  2 comments  ·  Content  ·  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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                                            6 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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