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  1. 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 →
  2. SCCM Console, save your prefered defaults.

    Can be frustrating, SCCM console, keeps resetting to default, every time you exit. The odd occasion it will retain settings. IE: folder options, and settings. Would be nice if we could save these to a personal default, so it retains settings.

    123 votes
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    14 comments  ·  Admin Console  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Change target computer mapping for state migrations (USMT)

    Please make it possible to change the target computer when using state migration points as a means of transferring user data to one pc to another.
    The scenario would allow the backup (scanstate) of the old pc data, utilizing all positive aspects of SMP (centralized, encrypted, storage based on boundaries). IT could then later set target computer, which may not be known at the time the data gets saved.
    Ideally this should be possible in the admin console by “editing” the state item to map to a new computer, just after it has already been created. “Late mapping” so to…

    121 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Client Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. 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…

    121 votes
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    Noted  ·  8 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. Mark easy way to query Driver Versions of all drivers on a system.

    Please make an easy way to query Driver Versions of all drivers on a system from SCCM Hardware inventory without creating a custom MOF or looking at registry files? I found a forum thread on TechNet a few years old that said Microsoft said that using WMI class win32_pnpsigneddriver was unreliable and is why it was not available in SCCM hardware inventory and they were considering removing the class entirely. However the class remains in win 10 and is still the only way to query driver version using a script. It would be really useful to be able to have…

    120 votes
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    6 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Noted  ·  sangeev responded

    Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

  6. Have updates automatically handle MP replicas

    It's a real pain to have to tear down and rebuild the MP replicas every time I want to install a servicing update. It would be great to have the update process automatically save the replica state, point the MPs at the primary DB, tear down the MP replicas, do the update and then put it all back.

    120 votes
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    Noted  ·  1 comment  ·  Setup and Server Infrastructure  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. Include the serviceui.exe functionality in task sequence environment by default

    Many organizations create their own front-ends for ConfigMgr Task Sequences (or leverage popular third-party ones like OSD++, Pretty Good Front End, etc.). However, these only are able to be used when the task sequence is in WinPE.

    Please add the serviceui.exe functionality into the default task sequence environment so it is possible to display Light Touch prompts when starting the task sequence from an existing operating system. Including serviceui.exe would be enough, or the functionality to launch interactive UI could be added to the environment natively.

    119 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. 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

    117 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Asset Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. Enable DA without the need of SCCM

    The pro of Windows Analytics was that you can configure it in every environment without the need to have SCCM or Intune configured.
    Please re enable this way of deployment, also if it's limited to Read-only insights or some features.

    116 votes
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    4 comments  ·  Desktop Analytics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. Software Center Dark Mode

    Make a dark mode that switches with the Windows 10 dark mode system setting. Also add fluent design system to Software Center. Make its appearance more co-herent with the Windows 10 settings app GUI.

    116 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Software Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. Allow Changing In-use Global Conditions

    Currently, a Global Condition cannot be changed or deleted if it is in use in any existing revision of an application. This makes testing a new global condition or fixing an existing global condition extremely cumbersome, either resulting in many duplicates being created or many revisions of the application being deleted every time the global condition must be changed.

    While it is beneficial to make it difficult to break an existing application by preventing the global condition from changing, ultimately, SCCM users need the freedom to determine when it is appropriate to change an existing Global Condition on their own.

    115 votes
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    4 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. Allow admins to change the default in Software Deployment from “UTC” to “Client Local"

    It would be extremely helpful if administrators could change the default “Time based on:” option used in Software Deployment from “UTC” to “Client Local Time”. This setting is highly subjective and only companies that are based in multiple time zones AND want software to deploy simultaneously across all time zones want UTC as the default. Forcing the UTC default upon all customers needlessly increases the chance of human error. Allowing administrators to change the default would satisfy all customer’s needs rather than just those that leverage UTC.

    113 votes
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    10 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. criteria in software updates filtering for Title

    During the software update filter section ,I want to exclude updates with title malicious,itanium and security only but for this ,if i choose title does not contain ,it doesnt have option to change AND instead of OR .
    OR will work only if the title contain but if i choose does not contain ,i left with undesired results. This is same for other filter sections .
    Attached the image for your reference.

    Can this be improved to customize based on the requirement.

    111 votes
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    8 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. 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.

    110 votes
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    6 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. 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.

    108 votes
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    5 comments  ·  Collections  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. 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.

    108 votes
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    Noted  ·  4 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  17. 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…

    106 votes
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    Noted  ·  9 comments  ·  Client Settings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  18. 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…

    105 votes
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    4 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  19. Task Sequence Version Control

    Please create a function to enable task sequence versioning. This feature would be very helpful for reverting back to a previous task sequence as well as accountability for the last user that modified the task sequence.

    We write a lot of WMI queries as well as set various task sequence variables. These settings change over time and it would be a great feature to look back on a previous version to view the changes as well as the last user modification.

    We currently make copies of our task sequences for this archival purpose. This process works for us now, but…

    104 votes
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    4 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  20. Allow copy to clipboard for any fields in Resource Explorer (Ctrl-C)

    Please add functionality to use the clipboard in the Device -> Resource Explorer tool.
    This would enable us to quickly grab some information for one of the systems, like copy a MAC-address or MSI install code.
    At the moment, we either have to export the whole table to .txt and filter using a text-editor or manually write out the information which is error-prone.

    Functionality should look like:
    - Double click in a field in the table.
    - Press Ctrl-C to copy to clipboard.

    104 votes
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    4 comments  ·  Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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