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  1. subnets

    When syncing the IP address range during Discovery, could you also check that the Description in Sites and Services has or has not changed? At least the description isn't in sync for me.

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      0 comments  ·  Setup and Server Infrastructure  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Export functionality for user data/profile, remote connection profile, and company resource access features

      This is a DCR from one of our MVPs. The ask is for the same export feature that exists for configuration baselines and configuration items be available for:
      * User data/profiles
      * Remote connection profiles
      * Company resource access profiles, such as:
      - * VPN profiles
      - * Wi-Fi profiles
      - * Email profiles
      - * Certificate profiles

      The MVP also states that, "the history is important for auditing purposes as well as rollback in case of non-authorized changes.

      If this is important to you, please vote this up!

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        0 comments  ·  Mobile Device Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Client platform filtering on custom global condition

        Would be nice to filter OSD Task sequences with custom global condition (Run only on the specified platforms).

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          1 comment  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • OSD - task sequence media

          when creating a stand alone media, a option to update an existing ISO would be great. also, would be great if you could create an iso and an extract of the iso (like on MDT) so when you copy the files using a slow link connection you only need to copy the changed files and not all files.

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            0 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Allow the Linux CM (Configuration Manager) agent to connect to Secondary Sites

            While deploying Configuration Manager current branch to our Linux servers, we discovered (and confirmed with MSFT) that the Linux CM agent will not communicate with Secondary Sites, only the Primary site. This causes us unexpected WAN network traffic. This is also different behavior from the Windows CM agent which makes optimal site design impossible.

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              0 comments  ·  Linux/Unix  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Replace the HTA Installer

              Replace the HTA installer with something like EXE or MSI

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                0 comments  ·  Setup and Server Infrastructure  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Console Typo - Windows Update for business Profiles

                In both the CM CB 1606UR1 and the CM TP 1609 admin consoles, the Windows Update for Business Profiles node needs the "B" in Business capitalized.

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                  1 comment  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • More than one ProductCode in Application Source Management

                  For each Deployment Type, you can set one MSI ProductCode to give Source Management in hand of SCCM. If there is more than one MSI inside my installation (if i use a wrapperscript oder something else) I cannot manage my installationsource of the second msi.

                  Perhabs, you can add a grid like dependencies to add more than one msi product code into a application or package

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                    Noted  ·  0 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Package conversion manager

                    Please release a new version of Package Conversion Manager that is compatible with Configuration Manager Current Branch. Current Branch appears to break this application.

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                      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Ex

                      Expose -SoftDeadlineEnable to Set-CMSoftwareUpdateDeployment -SoftDeadlineEnabled

                      Its on Get-CMSoftwareUpdateDeployment not Set.

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                        0 comments  ·  Powershell  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Allow postponing windows updates

                        Allow the end user to postpone windows updates and show in the console user/computer name of the postponed computer. Currently the console has vague reasons for software failure.

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                          0 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • DCR: OSD Task Sequence - Create Baseline of existing TS and allow Remediation

                          From my field experience I have seen many times OS Deployments which did not really succeed, because of Continue on error conditions. In most cases the reason was to not end up with systems staying in Provisioning Mode. I know some guys just "re-deploy" the TS with checks if everything was done properly. This brought up the idea - why not using Compliance Settings for this purpose? At least to check if the system meets the Desired Baseline. Everything needed should be stored in the Task Sequence anyway and it would allow a "Report" summary client side after Deployment.

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                            Noted  ·  0 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Allow Automatic Deployment Rules to create a new package each time it runs

                            Allow an ADR to create a new deployment package each time it runs to prevent packages from becoming too large.

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                              1 comment  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Included canned powershell scripts

                              Include canned scripts for creating collections applications and deployments with the ability to create a template from selections.

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                                Noted  ·  2 comments  ·  Powershell  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Refresh Search New Collection

                                when creating a new collection from a search result (ie. user/device). once the collection is created, the search should not be refreshed. as today, the search is cleared. if you have a custom search, you need to apply all filters or load the search again, and it can take time on large environments

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                                  Noted  ·  0 comments  ·  Admin Console  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • incremental collection

                                  allow the incremental updates for this collection have a time that can be configured.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Collections  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Prevent people from creating programs/deployments from the build-in Configuration Manager Client (xxx00003) package

                                    When you do an upgrade from CM12 SPx , prevent people to have programs/deployments from the build-in Configuration Manager Client (xxx00003) package . When you do not look / validate closely - your clients all get updated in no-time when your 1511 site servers go's online - even when you disable site-wide upgrade .

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                                      0 comments  ·  Client Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • view status

                                      the view status option (ie deployment, content status, etc). only allow 1 option each time, so if you click view status and need to go back to the list it will refresh and you may need to filter it back and view status on the other one that you want. it would be good if the view status could be done on selected items, so you click view status (maybe right click the select and view status) and it would create the node for all selected items

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                                        Noted  ·  0 comments  ·  Admin Console  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Separate content removal and distribution

                                        Currently removing packages etc from an distribution point jams the distribution threads stopping new content going out to distribution points
                                        With 1000s of dp this can be troublesome
                                        Separating this into its own thread will allow content to be sent and removed at the same time

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                                          0 comments  ·  Content  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Universal Application Upgrade Deployment

                                          Current universal apps require older version app should not be running on client computer when you deployed upgrade package to clients.

                                          When you deploy upgrade to clients old version running deployments failing with error "Resource already in use".

                                          Customers trying to use wrapper programs to terminate running process. Instead of wrapper program Configuration Manager should be handle the process termination.

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                                            0 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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