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  1. Please fix CCM_Client and CCM_DiscoveryData Discovery on Microsoft.ConfigurationManagement.Messaging.dll

    We use Microsoft.ConfigurationManagement.Messaging.dll in Version 5.1706.1034.1000. The Discover() Method from "Microsoft.ConfigurationManagement.Messaging.Messages.ConfigMgrDataDiscoveryRecordMessage" return wrong results on CCM_Client (InstanceDataXml : <CCM_Client><ClientId>GUID:4D440652-FEC7-4709-B84C-1EC844F910FD</ClientId><ClientIdChangeDate>09/20/2017 14:50:30</ClientIdChangeDate><ClientVersion>5.00.8325.0000</ClientVersion><PreviousClientId>Unknown</PreviousClientId></CCM_Client>, We use current Version SCCM1702) and on CCM_DiscoveryData, the OS is Microsoft Windows NT Server 10.0 on a Windows 10 1703 Client (InstanceDataXml : <CCM_DiscoveryData><PlatformID>Microsoft Windows NT Server 10.0</PlatformID></CCM_DiscoveryData>)

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      0 comments  ·  SDK and Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Software Center: Include "Description" under Operating System menu

      Include "description" under Operations Systems menu in Software Center instead of Publisher as mostly we deploy Windows OS from Microsoft.

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        Noted  ·  0 comments  ·  Software Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Move inboxes

        inboxes\despoolr.box\receive
        Get full depending on the size of the deployments.

        Being able to move this to another drive so that the isntallation drive doesn't get filled up.

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          0 comments  ·  Content  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Order by Date - not always working (Enduser Experience)

          Hey, it would be great if ordering by date would actually order by date and not 'alphabetically'. (Software Center/Installed Apps,

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          • Package & Application Path in Hierarchy after searching for the packages

            Package & Application Path in Hierarchy after searching for the packages to know the location of the package/application instead of searching through all the folders/subfolders

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            • Improve monitoring in "Upgrades and Servicing"

              Improve the interface with SCCM administrators to allow better monitoring of the update stream (perhaps allowing the update to be launched from the console of the server that will be updated instead of only from the center console - which would allow greater interaction with the operating system in SCCM server to be updated - also making the process more flexible). Also experiencing greater confidence and visibility for administrators who perform it.

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              • Enable "Servicing Screen", similar to W7 Thin PC for large upgrades to prevent PC use...

                Enable a "Service Screen" (similar to W7 Thin PC) for Software Updates, OSD, large-chained deployments to prevent PC use. Make it optional for the Admin to select to use it and basically reboot into "maintenance mode", run all tasks/Adverts and re-enable the standard UI again on the last reboot of the sequence. Enable the OS to get around this mode in safe boot, if necessary...

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                  0 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  Noted  ·  sangeevsangeev responded

                  Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

                • Block reimage/ wipe when machine is flagged for eDiscovery

                  When machine (mobile or desktop) is marked for ediscovery, block a wipe or reimage. Online and offline image. This tag could be a special file on the un-encrypted partition, hard disk serial number or some other flag.

                  Task seq should notify user that reimage cannot be applied, console should notify if deployment is added to this machine. Same would happen if wipe is sent.

                  Override would require Yes/No only by eDiscovery user role.

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                  • Allow single systems to exclude single patches from an update group.

                    We would like the capability to exclude a single patch from a specific computer. Right now, we have to exclude a server from all patches, manually patch it, or create a totally new deployment because a 3rd party vendor requires patch exclusions for their product to function. It would be a whole lot easier if there was a way to exclude a group of specific patches from singular systems or collections.

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                      0 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • OSD - task sequence media - network

                      the task sequence media has been created for offline scenarios, so the data does not get copied to the sccm. it would be great to have a task sequence media that is online, so all information is also sent and the checks also happen, like a boot image does, the only difference would be instead of downloading the software from the DP it would use the local usb/dvd disk

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                      • Increase default Max run time for Cumulative updates

                        Default max runtime always set to 5 mins for Cumulative update, this should be increased to 30 like it is for Service Packs

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                          0 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Include all Pre-Reqs on Media Installtion Disk

                          Include all Pre-Req files needed for new install or upgrade from supported platforms
                          Many of us are on secure networks with no internet connectivity. Getting the pre-req files to the system is nearly if not impossible with the current installation method. Some customers such as myself are not allowed to transfer files from the secure network to an internet facing system, negating the setup downloader method

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                            0 comments  ·  Setup and Server Infrastructure  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Create “master-applications” and download user specific settings as a deployment type.

                            I would like to see the option to have one deployment type as a base for all our customers and then add customer specific settings an other deployment type.

                            Example 1:
                            Adobe Acrobat XI Pro would be the default deployment type and the MST-transform file, containing user customizations and license information, downloaded based on OU-Membership or some other variable and applied during the installation.
                            Example 2:
                            Office 2013 ProPlus as the default deployment type and the “MSP”, containing user customizations and license information, downloaded based on OU-Membership or some other variable.

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                              Noted  ·  1 comment  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Increase Technical Preview client limit from 10

                              Currently SCCM technical preview only has limited client support of 10. This is inadequate amount for any mid to large company. We cannot accurately ***** the new features on how they will respond to our network and OS configurations.

                              It should be 20+ for technical preview. Otherwise we cannot mimic our actual environment very well at all.

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                              • Have more than one post a year on the team blog.

                                One post in 2015.
                                2 posts in 2016.
                                None in 2017.
                                Last post over 12 months ago.
                                Not a Blog...

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                                  0 comments  ·  Endpoint Protection  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • User Voice Console Integration

                                  The ConfigMgr PG encourages users to share ideas and concerns via user voice. It would be helpful to have the user voice portal linked in the ConfigMgr console in a context sensitive way so that at any node a User Voice submission can be made and appropriate metadata from the console (location, details) shared (as an option) to help describe the particular submission (where applicable)

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                                  • Improve logging and control of automatic client upgrades

                                    Automatic client upgrade feature works but is painfully slow (on a 10,000 client site it's taken 3 weeks to get to 88% upgraded) and contains no consolidated logging on the server side, so progress is hard to track. It would be great if this process could address pre-req issues more easily (i.e. .Net requirement), although that's likely a ccmsetup.exe issue.

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                                    • Duplicate or Copy Report Subscriptions

                                      It would be a great feature to have the ability to copy or duplicate a report subscription. Often we have to create a new report subscription that matches an existing subscription (for updates compliance) before we are done using the existing subscription.

                                      Being able to copy a subscription will save a lot of work if the description, notes, schedule are all the same. All you have to do is change the update group in the parameters.

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                                      • Export all data option for key nodes

                                        I would like the ability to right-click various nodes, eg packages, applications, task sequences, etc and export the data for that node to a file, eg csv which could easily be read back in via powershell. This would allow test environments to be set up quickly and might even help provide an a way to restore a production environment if all else fails...

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                                        • Software Center : Tooltip with the description of the application

                                          Currently the message that appears when a cursor is positioned over an icon (tooltip), is the "application name" in Software Center
                                          Instead of that, i would like to see in the tooltip the "application description".

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