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  1. Icon or a column to know when an ADR is running

    It would be nice to have an different icon or a column to know when an ADR is running, otherwise we have the check in the Ruleengine.log logfile...

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      0 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add the certificate used to sign the PS module during install

      Add the certificate used to sign the PowerShell module to trusted publisher during installation. It is cumbersome to script around and the certificate itself should be trusted anyway.

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        Noted  ·  0 comments  ·  Powershell  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • SCCM 2012 CU 5 - urgent requirements

        Requirements:
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        1. Collection:

        -You are creating a collection with a Query based rule
        -The query statement is about adding 2000+ machines to the collection
        -But in the show Query design window, if we copy the query which is containing 2000+ systems, its unable to accommodate that
        -You are able to add around 1800 systems in CM 2007, in the same way, but not in CM 2012


        2. Program:

        -In CM 2007, you create a package
        -Create couple of programs a.Disable b. Enable
        -In Advertisement, you first select the Disable program
        -After your QA team validates it, they will just…

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        • software update search addition

          it would be very nice to have the ability to add a search column to show the software update groups a given update is a member of. Working in an environment where there is role based security deployed, you may have an update that might be deployed to either area. If you are returning just those updates that are deployed, the second area might miss an update that is needed in the second area.

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          • Maximize import driver window when selecting drivers

            When importing drivers to catalog, I get a window to select/tick drivers which the CM has read from inf files and import them. That window has very poor capability to scroll and view full paths and other info of drivers. It would be better, if I can set/fix/maximize the size of that window and drag columns how ever I like to. Now selectind and seeking between x86 and x64 folders, or OS folders is pain.

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              0 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Exclude workgroup computers from Automatic Client Upgrade

              When using ACU computers in workgroups cannot upgrade because they are not able to query Active Directory when "ccmsetup /upgrade" is executed. We have seen some scenarios where the installed client on workgroup machines crashed after each failing installation trial. It would be great if an option was implemented to either exclude workgroup computers or provide a list of domains that should be considered during ACU.

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                0 comments  ·  Client Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Second Scan

                During a quick or full scan, the user can not perform a scan (for example, files on a USB drive).

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                  0 comments  ·  Endpoint Protection  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Provide some Reporting of some kind to ascertain which clients are "Currently Internet"

                  Currently there is no reporting or way of creating a collection that targets IBCM Clients. It would be really nice if we could do reporting on how many users are connected via Internet.

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                    1 comment  ·  Collections  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • fix monitoring distribuition point configuration status error

                    I've just upgraded to sccm 1702. From now on, each time I've added a new distribution point an error is shown in monitoring distribution point configuration status. What is really strange is that logs, detail messages and content library seems to be OK. I suppose it's a bug. Could it be fixed with a new patch, please

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                      0 comments  ·  Troubleshooting & Support  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Display which distribution point is used in software center when downloading/installing software

                      Display which distribution point is used in software center when downloading software.
                      Show something like downloading from sccmdp01.corp.com when you start an installation. This helps troubleshooting problems with DP's

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                        0 comments  ·  Software Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • extended criteria for ADR's and more than one product when doing manual searches

                        I would love to have more criteria options for ADRs. It would be nice to be able to pick from a date range. Or have a yes or no option to is it deployed as well as all the other options when you do a manual search. Also when you do a manual search, it would be nice to be able to select more than one product at a time.

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                          0 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • DCM to check for audit settings

                          Configuration Management needs the ability to check for Audit settings on a folder, much like it checks security settings.

                          I know it can be done in powershell, but thats a very long and nasty road.

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                            Noted  ·  0 comments  ·  Compliance Settings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • We are a large company that does not target software updates to "All Systems" but to smaller collections based upon operating company and Op

                            We are a large company that does not target software updates to "All Systems" but to smaller collections based upon operating company and Operating system. As such, when trying to deploy a task sequence we cannot get any updates to deploy because the computer is not yet part of a targeted collection. I would like to see 2 changes to address this:
                            1. Be able to target software update groups/updates in task sequence.

                            2. Add the ability to put computer into specific collections as part of the task sequence.

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                            • Stop clearing the clipboard after pasting into CM Remote Control address field.

                              I have noticed that the clipboard is cleared after pasting the computer name\IP into the address field. I know its a small issue but it gets tiresome to have to go back and copy the computer name every time I use the remote viewer.

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                              • AD System, User, Group Discovery - Discovery 'description' attribute by default

                                The 'description' field very regularly used to note important contextual information about AD objects and their purpose. The description information should be discovered from Active Directory by default so it is available to both help understand objects in ConfigMgr and for use with building collection membership queries.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Client Discovery  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • PXE Limitation

                                  In heirachy if there are multiple primary site when we try to reimage a PC where the DP is attached to primary site different from the one the PC is attached, PXE fail to start we need to delete the computer record so that it would be regonised has unknow computer post that image build goes through fine

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                                    1 comment  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    Noted  ·  sangeevsangeev responded

                                    Thanks for the feedback

                                    What’s happening here is the policies are not visible across different sites. So, if a client is already assigned to site A, the Management Point/Distribution Point on site B won’t be able to access those policies and boot the client.

                                    The guidance is to delete the record – same as what you’ve been using

                                    We filed a documentation update to add the same information to https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/mt627940.aspx

                                  • Add Richer Configuration Settings for Pull DPs into the console

                                    Currently when you wish to adjust Pull DP settings you need to do this through Webmtest, Powershell or VB script. Example adjusting the retry times or retry interval.

                                    It would be nice to take the most commonly used settings that are adjusted from review of the ConfigMgr cases and place those settings into the ConfigMgr console to make the Pull DPs more robust, manageable and a richer experience.

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                                    • Documentation about the CCMLOGLEVEL parameter seems to be incorrect

                                      The documentation about the CCMLOGLEVEL parameter seems to be incorrect. Where is value 3 documented?
                                      In the SDK there is only the following:
                                      0 Verbose logging
                                      1 Normal logging
                                      2 No logging

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                                      • Make it easier to get Hardware and Software Inventory

                                        It should be much easier for getting inventory of hardware and software. There are so many good inventory tools out there and SCCM just fail on that part.

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                                          1 comment  ·  Asset Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Decouple Site System Installation from Distribution Manager & Site Component Manager

                                          I think the installation/uninstallation, monitoring, & availability of site system roles / components should be handed off to a "Site System Installation Manager" component. This would free up the Distribution Manager & Site Component Manager from handling similar duties and allow Distribution Manager to be more content-centric rather than handling the installation of DPs through it as well. This could also potentially allow a role or site system to be flagged as in maintenance, not ready, etc., so content or data wasn't distributed or communicated to that component.

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                                            0 comments  ·  Setup and Server Infrastructure  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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