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  1. ADR engine improvements

    - when naming ADR, it would be good to have an option to create a name convention when creating the update group. not just <ADRName>+DateTime, but could use some variables like %MM% %YYYY%, etc.

    - it would be good to have some exclusions options on the search, like exclude when text does not contain, maybe restrict by platform, etc. like the filter we can create on the console but adding options for a more complex with and's and or's

    - multiple collection/template based on time as well as ability to exclude updates based on update group. scenario is when you…

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      0 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Set Security Scopes for MAM Policy

      Application Management Policies can't be scoped by Security Scopes in RBA. There's multiple team that manage MAM policies and we don't want to show all MAM policies to both teams. Having the ability to set security scopes will restrict the chance of major consequences and security issue.
      Thanks

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        0 comments  ·  RBA  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Re-think task sequence policy download in OS

        Currently deployed task sequences create a lot of policy download and slow down the initialisation of a workstation. If they worked like in bootable media, or another way - I don't know if say downloading the TS policies as a zip would help?

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          1 comment  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • package remote control viewer in a msi natively

          Provide the remote control viewer tool in MSI format "out of the box".
          This will permit to distribute this tool to people who don't require the full console ( i.e devs, Help desk, ....).
          Moreover, packaging it as a standalone tool will prevent from deploying binaries manually forgetting registry keys that are mandatory to log remote control events.

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              1 comment  ·  Client Settings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Ability to run a command or a task before and after patching using the automatic deployment tool

              Would be nice if the Automatic deployment would allow me to have a task or command run before and after patching takes place. there are some applications like McAfee encryption where I need to run a command to have the PC temporarily turn off a process so that it can patch or restart properly.

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              • Uninstall-/Install-Deployments of one Application simultaneously assigned

                Uninstall-Deployment should overwrite/win if according Install-Deployment is also assigned

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                  0 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Check for updates - interact with software update/evaluation cycle

                  The regular "check for updates" button should Trigger a Software update scan and Evaluation cycle if updates are managed with SCCM. In comination with standalone WSUS this works but with SCCM this has not effect at all. Even missleading to "your device up to date"

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                  • Linked Reports from within other reports - folder reference

                    Microsoft reports that have other reports linked, don’t work anymore with our modified folder structure. So we applied changes to those MS reports. In this case we didn’t create our own report but modified the MS reports. -> links should be added like this: ..\subfolder\reportname, not using the complete hardcoded folder structure. That way – since the linked reports are always in the same folder or in the subfolder like in the default structure – all links will work no matter in which folder the report actually sits.

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                        0 comments  ·  Collections  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Distribution package with no sources

                        The scenario which I am able to duplicate is:
                        Create package with sources, distribute it and wait for successful distribution. Uncheck option that the package has sources and then we can see that DP is still trying to distribute the package.
                        Properties of package can be changed by mistake but if the product is not working like there should not be possible to change the package properties - uncheck the option that package has sources should be not possible.

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                        • Business Hours options in separate Collections tab or in client settings

                          Allow the client side Software Center Options for Work Information as to the Business Hours and days of the week options to be configured either via a separate collection tab or via the client settings

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                            0 comments  ·  Collections  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Locked TS Variables

                            Allow locked TS Variables to have "overides" ..

                            I understand that many of these variables are locked for a reason.. "so people dont shoot themselves in the foot".. BUT please allow advanced users the option to Create Override variables.. which will be used instead of these locked variables.

                            Example: _SMSTSOrgName
                            --Set as a variable directly on a collection.. this is used to display the Org in the TS modal window during the entire TS process.

                            If I were to set this variable during the Pre-execution hook event.. to another value (using currently unsupported methods). It then allows me to set…

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                              0 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Set or remove scheduled full update time to a selected group of collections

                              When creating multiple collections, unchecking the schedule full update time, is sometimes overlooked. It would be nice to be able to select several collections and either set or remove scheduled update settings. Or add a column option to show the scheduled update times to avoid having to go into properties for each collection. TY!

                              > Collection Properties/Membership Rules/Schedule a full update on this collection

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                              • Enable install of Office 365 with Intune Hybrid using the Office CSP

                                Can you allow add the ability to deploy Office 365 using the Office configuration service provider: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/client-management/mdm/office-csp

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                                • Ability to test settings for deployment notifications

                                  It would be very helpful to be able to test the configuration for end-user notifications when putting together a software update package or other application deployment. Since there are several configuration settings which can affect what the end-user will see, it would be great if we could visually demo/test the current configuration so we know what the end-user will actually see.

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                                  • Manage the reports Subscription

                                    When you have many users and also many subscriptions on reports, you have an anarchy view of reports subscription .

                                    Does it possible to add the feature )> create folders for manage the reports on server ?
                                    Like this for exemple

                                    http:\\servername\reports\ (Subscriptions Folder)

                                    We must open each reports with the same function (same title) to do some modifications.

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                                    • SCCM 1702

                                      Let us see the discovery timeframes as an optional column under Administration - Discovery Methods. It'll save the admin time drilling into each discovery method to get the frequency etc. which can be very helpful during troubleshooting.

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                                      • ConfigMgr Intune administration from a mobile device designed application.

                                        So some of my mobile device admins came to me today and asked if with CM integrated Intune they could have a mobile version of the CM2012 console so that they could do basic MDM administration when on call. So locking/unlocking phones, adding a user to the Intune enrolment collection, adding enrolled devices to collections for various device policies, wipe/retire, switching a device from personal to company owned etc. While generally Intune in CM2012 is a pretty good option, having to always RDP in to do something is not always practical for admins that are outside office hours or away…

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                                        • Task sequences that are run should be able to find out if the task sequence is run on a laptop, desktop or surface and run the job accordin

                                          Task sequences that are run should be able to find out if the task sequence is run on a laptop, desktop or surface and run the job accordingly. The power states might be different on them.

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