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  1. 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 →
    • 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  ·  7 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  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…

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          Noted  ·  1 comment  ·  Collections  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Cloud Management Gateway (as CSP)

          With 1610, the Cloud Management Gateway feature arrived. Although it's a Pre-Release feature, as Cloud Solution Provider we're UNABLE to use/implement this. And so are our customers...!

          When you try to set this up from the ConfigMgr console, a prerequisite is the Azure Management Certificate, which can't be configured as CSP-tenant because this needs the Classic Azure Portal (ASM). This is unacceptable for us, as CSP, as we would have to instruct our customers to get an Azure Subscription separately.

          https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/cie/2016/11/28/azure-management-certificates-and-publishing-setting-file-with-csp-subscriptions/

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            7 comments  ·  Setup and Server Infrastructure  ·  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.

              • 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  ·  2 comments  ·  Client Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 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 →
                  • 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 →
                    • 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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                        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…

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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.

                          72 votes
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                            Noted  ·  2 comments  ·  Content  ·  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 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.

                              71 votes
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                                Noted  ·  10 comments  ·  Remote Control  ·  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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                                  2 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  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 →
                                  • Please fix the CmRCViewer does not correctly map mouse cursor to screen when Win 8.1/10 DPI scaling is enabled

                                    Please fix the "CmRCViewer does not correctly map mouse cursor to screen" when Win 8.1/10 DPI scaling is enabled bug, as this currently makes the feature completely useless for us. We have no idea where we're clicking. This issue will be more prevalent as more and more high-DPI screens come on the market.

                                    Bug ID: 433170 in SMS Bug Database
                                    PSS case ID: 116053014223835

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                                      8 comments  ·  Remote Control  ·  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 →
                                      • 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  ·  1 comment  ·  Application Management  ·  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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                                            3 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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