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  1. dsd

    It appears that if you choose to not define maintenance windows, and then deploy updates without checking the box 'when the installation deadline.... (Software Updates Installation), then deployments fail with an 0x87d00667 error. System should recognize no MW applies then ignore the checkbox state.

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      0 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Reporting

      instead of SCO require Feature in SCCM once image complete/fails should get report on email with list of apps,System,Name,Ipaddress,OU etc.

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

        Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

      • RDP Or Multiple Users logged In

        A user should not be able to reboot n Remote Desktop server. That should require and Administrator.

        Administrators should be able to disable the 'restart now' option

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          0 comments  ·  Endpoint Protection  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • When deploying a task sequence you should be able to deploy to multiple device collections

          When you are deploying a task sequence in the Deploy Software Wizard, you should have the ability of selecting multiple device collections to deploy to (much like the 1702 feature of selecting multiple applications to add to the Install Application step in a task sequence.

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          • Replace the "Number of Exired Updates" column

            With SCCM CB expired updates are automatically removed from SUGs. This means that the column "Number of Expired Updates" in the Software Updates Group view is redundant, the number will always be zero. I would like to see it replaced by a "Number of Superseded Updates" column instead.

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            • Mainteanace Graph display computers

              Show computers when you click on any of the colors in the graphs, these are found in the Windows 10 Maintenance folder. It will make it simpler to find witch computers has what version installed.

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              • SMSEXEC Service threads gets hung in "Starting" Phase after a restart

                If we have a Named Instance and Intune Connector is installed, SQL connectivity is broken and most of the threads for SMSEXEC gets stuck in starting state until we modify the below registry
                Go to “HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\SMS\Components\SMS_DMP_UPLOADER”

                Original Values for the below keys will be as below:
                Database Name = CM_PR1
                SQL Server Name = PR1.contoso.com\SCCM

                Change the values as below: (Remove write permissions to this key only, and keep only Read permissions for all or alternatively make a copy of the original before doing so)
                Database Name = SCCM\CM_PR1
                SQL Server Name = PR1.contoso.com

                Where,
                SCCM = Named Instance
                CM_PR1…

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                • Create a new Task that has all media on a USB but still talks to SCCM for Task list and running Tasks, offline media only!

                  This Task Type is no different from any other task except the media is offline, on a USB. The available Tasks and running Tasks still need to talk to SCCM and are essentially the same, ONLY media is offline. Call this a "Thin Task" but one where no changes to a valid TS is required EXCEPT to "make media available offline" for that specific task. Connecting would only show tasks that have the removable media option available, which could be used for slow WAN, branch offices, etc but would allow running the same Tasks used for all other PC's...

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

                    Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

                  • Let the TSAgent consume enough RAM in VMs configured with Dynamic Memory for OSD compatibility checks to succeed

                    Setup: Hyper-V Gen2 VM configured with 1GB startup RAM, Min 512MB, Max 4GB.

                    I was testing servicing Windows 10 1511 to Windows 10 1607 on my VM and the compatibility check failed because the VM was only consuming 1560MB at the time of the compatibility check. I'd think that it would be able to tell if the VM's maximum RAM value was higher than the minimum RAM requirement for Windows 10.

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                      0 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • SCCM Domain Functional Level prereq check

                      Both SCCM v1610 and the new v1611 include a domain functional level check that is referring to a minimum level of Windows Server 2003. Is this a change to the prereqs, an error in the documentation which states 2008 as the minimum level, or just an error in the new versions? This is quite a hot topic as the DFL has prevented many customers from moving to SCCM CB.

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                      • more granular control over client settings

                        Would it be possible to add more granular control over client settings, for example by incorporating a GPO style Enabled, Disabled, Not Configured function. I particularly find multiple deployments of Computer Agent settings fiddly. Its not the end of the world, its just a bit clunky.

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                          0 comments  ·  Asset Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Enable Migration of Client Settings

                          I've been migrating our SCCM 1606 infrastructure across servers, and while it's been fairly smooth sailing so far, I just discovered that I'm not offered the option to migrate my (10-12) custom Client Settings.

                          The official documentation on this - https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/core/migration/determine-whether-to-migrate-data#Cannot_migrate - doesn't list Client Settings that can *or* cannot be migrated. Am I missing something, or was it just forgotten about in the design of the migration wizard?

                          Thanks!

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                          • AD forest discovery fails with "unexpected exception"

                            AD forest discovery fails and does not continue parse through the other forests after and "Discovery is being aborted due to an unexpected exception".

                            We would like to see where the discovery sees that it cannot contact or reach any given forest but is able to continue with the other forests to collect the data.

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                            • What happened to the SCCM Blog

                              Is everything ok with JC Hornbeck? There hasn't been a blog posting in over a month at "Server & Tools Blogs > Server & Management Blogs > System Center: Configuration Manager"

                              Those were incredibly useful and I checked them daily.

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                              • Content Replication

                                it would be great if we have an option to redistribute content from Monitoring tab in Distribution point configuration status tab. then it will be so easy to check all failed content and select all and redistribute, rather than go to each content and redistribute.

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                                • Next Run Windows Servicing

                                  In the Windows Servicing Rules window, it would be helpful to see the next scheduled time the Windows Service is supposed to run. If it doesn't have one, then the cell would be blank.

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                                  • Cloud DP Preference

                                    Allow administrators to set preference in environments with multiple Cloud DPs based on Client Settings as opposed to being non-deterministic. This would increase Cloud DP adoption in distributed environments and allow for additional Cloud DP instances in multiple Azure regions.

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                                    • An option to prevent collections from being accidently deleted, like AD ou's.

                                      An option to prevent collections from being accidently deleted, like AD ou's. It is still to easy to remove a collection. (yes, i am experienced.)

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                                      • Add pre-cache support for Required deployments

                                        Excited to see pre-cache support as some of my customers now have more laptops than desktops, and this will be crucial for the success of WaaS task sequences (it is not realistic to decouple application, driver, and maintenance steps from feature updates yet). However, why is it not supported for Required deployments? That is absolutely the scenario we wish to leverage it for - set a deadline and ensure that the content is there in the client cache before execution,.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Add custom alerts to Software Center installs

                                          We have some software that is rather larger, like the Adobe Suite, and it would be nice to display a message to the user depending on the program they try and install. Some users might try and install the whole suite when they are in a location with poor wireless coverage. If we could create a notification that said "Adobe Creative Suite is a large installer. Please dock your computer before performing this install."

                                          That would be awesome. Another example is some programs (Adobe Acrobat DC) sometimes report as installed correctly, but really failed because PowerPoint is running. The failure…

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