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  1. collection deny direct membership

    Give the ability to designate a collection to have NO direct membership rules.

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    • Give us the option of integrating active directory and and sccm console capabilities.

      In many environments there are very few tech staff members involved in managing everything. I would like to see us have the ability to create a custom mmc or utilize a single console which can manage AD users and computers and SCCM. We should be able to then move objects about the directory or access SCCM data and actions within the AD console. I would like to be able to right-click a computer object in the AD console and get SCCM options such as resource explorer, inventory, reporting, remote control, add to collection, what collections is this machine a member…

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        • pending reboot

          can you implement a way to schedule restarts

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            1 comment  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Enable Code Integrity Policy with ConfigMgr managed installer during Task Sequence

            Enable Code Integrity Policy with ConfigMgr managed installer during Task Sequence

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              0 comments  ·  Endpoint Protection  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Computer Restart and patch installation notification before a Window hits.

              It would be nice to have a client setting that would allow for a notification before a maintenance window hits. So if I have a Window from 6PM - 5AM, and computer restart is set for 90 minute notification instead of it notifying me of a restart that will happen in 90 minutes at 6PM, it would notify a user at 4:30 that patches are going to apply and the computer will be restarting in 90 minutes.

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              • SCCM Upgrades or Installs that set recommended SQL Express settings

                Currently upgrades or installs of a Secondary Site set undesired settings. Foe example every time we upgrade a secondary site Auto-Close is enabled on the SQL DB for that server

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                • When Creating a Deployment, Allow the Collection Search to Include Site-Wide, not Just the Root

                  Currently when we create a deployment it asks for the collection. When we browse for the collection defaults to the root. I would like it to do a site-wide search for the collection as we start to type. This will save a lot of time rather than searching through all folders.

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                    • Simple Cortana Voice Command Support to install images.

                      So one could choose image with voice command -"Computers, install main image"

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                        0 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Drill down on Missing Update by Category Dashboard

                        Under Monitoring, Software Updates, there is a Dashboard "Missing Update by Category Dashboard"

                        It would be great if I could double click on the "Critical Updates" and the machines would appear in my detail screen and the "Critical Update" branch would open up in the navigator.

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                          0 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • So, where the **** is it?

                          Simply adding the location of the download site to the press release would go along way to making this usable. It's not really ready, if you have not told anyone where to find!!!

                          Why doesn't searching in the search bar provide an answer? (I knew it wouldn't, before I even tried. It's just way you roll....)

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                          • Custom Client setting allows creating shared folder on a device, like SCCM Client log folder

                            Enterprise security policy may block C$ share. File collection targeted to a collection may be also prohibited due to network traffic concern. It is troublesome to analyze sccm client log file for troubleshooting remotely even the support has local administrative right on the PC, as it requires to re-create the C$ share first, and unshare it later. It would be nice to also have an option to copy certain OS files to this share, for example, windowsupdate.log. RBAC should govern who can create the share and who can control the file copy list. This should make supporting SCCM environment easier…

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                            • Cluster virtual name should not appear as a device in discovered inventory - at least there should be an way to exclude them from Collection

                              Exclude Virtual Microsoft Cluster name from device discovery or at least include an easy way to exclude from device collections

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                              • Make Configuration Item SETTINGS searchable from within the console

                                If you leverage the Microsoft Security Compliance Manager to import CI's based on GPO's, you end up with a lot of CI's labeled like:

                                Win10 Computer Security - Remote Access
                                Win10 Computer Security - Network Protection
                                Win10 Computer Security - Event Logging

                                Inside that are the actual settings that have been grouped together. It would be nice to make those settings themselves searchable (maybe the Name and Description fields?).

                                This would allow you to possibly search for and see where the same setting is being applied in multiple CI's. Or at a minimum, try and find the CI where you…

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                                • Add "source IP" filed in SCEP alert to indicate malware infection source for worms

                                  I suggest to add the “source IP” field to indicate where the worm like malware comes from, especially for Ransomware WannaCrypt.

                                  We know that Wannacrypt exploits vulnerability in SMBv1 to spread as worm, so in such scenarios, if the detection alert can have an attribute about which source computer exploits the vulnerability and drops the malware payload, that would be great help to customer locating the source computer. This applies to other worms.

                                  Expected detection from 3rd party AM product
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                                  === Event Details ===
                                  Event ID: 147613895128
                                  Start Time: 21 Sep 2017 10:25:47 CST
                                  End Time: 21 Sep 2017…

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                                  • Download Updates from Microsoft Update Server directly to Secondary Site administrated by Primary Site

                                    A download from Microsoft Update Server directly to the Secondary Site Server which is located in an other Country as the Primary Site Server, could be faster than using the slow bandwidth of VPN tunnel between the two Locations.

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                                    • In Monitoring, distribution status, client data sources, need to be able to select the appropriate boundary group

                                      In Monitoring, distribution status, client data sources, need to be able to select any boundary group. This is currently limited to 25. The greatest amount of data transfered

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                                      • Streamline SCCM Agent installation/upgrade for workgroup or another-AD-domain device

                                        Include wizard so that it is easier to upgrade SCCM client running on workgroup devices since this usually includes hosts file IP/FQDN update. SCCM 2012 seems to promote side-by-side SCCM Server upgrade instead of in-place SCCM Server upgrade. This makes it more frequent to update hosts file on workgroup devices. This issue is also applicable to devices running on another AD domain but joining the same SCCM 2012 Server.

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                                        • Add an "All Items" category to Software Center

                                          Please add an "All Items" category to Software Center and have this displayed by default whenever a user clicks on a notification/toast. This would eliminate the dozens of calls we get from the end-users who ask "where's the update I was just asked to apply"?

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