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  1. Fix Supercedence behavior

    This is definitely in the catagory of a bug or design change.

    Consider this scenario:
    * app A deployed to a number of machines via required deployment
    * app a Version 2.0 comes out, we create a supersedence for the old app
    * deploy Version 2.0 to a small collection with an 'Available' Deployment
    * witness in horror as machines automatically begin applying the updated version
    * check the deployment after the fact and discover that a check box of ''Automatically upgrade any superceded versions of this application' has now appeared in the deployment, and is forced checked.

    No where…

    408 votes
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      Noted  ·  16 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Option to uninstall an application when a user or device falls out of scope of the collection

      This is a buggy, Would we like the option to have ' Uninstall Application when Resource falls out of scope of this collection' when an application is deployed to a collection, this would save us having to create 2 collections ( install and uninstall) and to deployments. This would save SO much time and reduce the complicity of application management.

      388 votes
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        11 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Force Reinstall of Application

        Many customers want to be able to force a reinstallation of an application. this deployment should ignore all detection rules and just install the application again.
        At the moment this is not possible.

        240 votes
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        • Allow interaction with the user when installing applications as System

          Many places like to give users custom UIs when an application is being installed. It would be nice to be able to prompt the user for input or give them information without losing the ability to add that application to a task sequence.

          180 votes
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            Noted  ·  5 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • A Customizable Reboot/Postpone Prompt for Application and Software Updates Deployments

            Basically would like something similar to the Windows Updates Reboot/Postpone nag prompt except with the ability to customize the notification text as applicable to the deployment.

            For example:, as a sub-setting of the deployment type for the application you have the option to enable the reboot/postpone prompt and customize the notification text of the dialog box.

            If the user that receives the prompt, postpones they will be re-prompted at the end of the postponement period until they either reboot or shutdown the system. (basically exactly the same behavior as the Windows Updates reboot/postpone prompt).

            109 votes
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              Noted  ·  8 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • add possibility to logoff user for Software Installation and prevent login during installation.

              It would be great to have a possibility to create a deployment where the User would be logged off during the installation of Software. Useful for Software like Java Runtime or Adobe Pro where a running application can prevent the installation.
              The User should be informed that an installation will be started and he will be logged off. The User should be not able to login during the installation.

              104 votes
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                Noted  ·  8 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Email Application approval requests

                Would be nice if the application approval request feature had built-in support for emailing.

                101 votes
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                  Noted  ·  10 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • compliance settings like config items or baselines can run as a pre or post on an application deploymenttype.

                  compliance settings like config items or baselines can run as a pre or post on an application deploymenttype. In this case you can pre and/or post configure software with a deployment on a application. That makes packaging without msi and transforms easier to configure without installing a SW with a script.

                  86 votes
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                    Noted  ·  2 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Implement a repair functionality for reqired applications

                    A functionality for repair of an application (uninstall followed by an install) of a required application out of the software center would be highly appreciated and would take of load from the helpdesk.

                    62 votes
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                      Noted  ·  4 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Overhaul the AppCatalog (no more SilverLight and add some SAML)

                      Get rid of Silverlight from the Application Catalog. We can all say it's Google's fault but the bottom line is the #1 browser now doesn't render the application catalog properly by default. This is pretty annoying.

                      While we're at it ... let's clean up the same/single sign-in experience as well. Having to have the website in the trusted zone and only the short NetBIOS name work for same sign-on ... it's clunky. I know I can set GPOs to add the FQDN and do other things as well ... but the bottom line is it's a lot of "special things"…

                      51 votes
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                        Noted  ·  3 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Allow applications to have both "Whether or not a user is logged on" and "Allow users to view and interact with the program installation"

                        Currently with applications it is not possible to "allow users to view and interact with the program installation" when the logon requirement is set to "Whether or not a user is logged on".
                        In our application deployment scenarios we want to show a popup to the end user, if somebody is logged on and if nobody is logged on we want to continue without popup window. Currently with applications this cannot be done: you can only have user interaction when the option "Only when a user is logged on" is selected.
                        With packages it is possible to have both "Whether…

                        49 votes
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                          Noted  ·  4 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • App Model Optional User deployment behavior

                          App Model - Optional User Deployment - When user policy is recieved, perform app eval to check if app is installed, if so show as installed in Software Center. (Currently it doesn't evaluate and shows option to install even if already present. When you click the install button... it then performs the evaluation and changes to installed and provides the uninstall button. This is confusing to our end users)

                          46 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • SCCM client ScriptExecutionTimeout

                            Please make the SCCM client's ScriptExecutionTimeout attribute a parameter that can be configured within Client Settings policy. This would be the best way to help address the "In-line script execution time-out... DiscoverApp failed (0x87d00321)

                            46 votes
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                            • Allow uninstall of applications with dependencies

                              When you deploy an application with dependencies, you loose the option to uninstall it from software center. It would be nice to be able to uninstall the main app and be able to choose if the dependencies would uninstall or not.

                              45 votes
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                                Noted  ·  2 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Ring based deployment model in Application Deployment? It would be helpful if we have a similar to Windows 10

                                It would be good if we are able to have a ring based model for Application Deployment and management as we have for Windows 10 CB rollout with early adopters ring, Pilot ring, Production ring . This will help a lot as we are seeing the benefit of the ring model in Windows 10 Deployment.

                                42 votes
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                                  4 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Pre distribute content to clients before deadline.

                                  I work in a quite big Environment, 30k clients and my network team isn’t that happy when we pull the trigger to update our critical LOB apps due to the fact that every computer downloads the content almost at the same time. That puts a lot of pressure on the network infrastructure.
                                  There for it would be great to be able to preload the clients with content for applications in a slow and steady way before the deadline falls for the application.

                                  39 votes
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                                    Noted  ·  4 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Active Setup Integration - Wizard / GUI

                                    Some (MSI) applications (e.g. usually CAD software) will be configured via HKCU Registry hive, files in %appdata% or another files in user paths.
                                    It would be nice if a new user logs on (e.g. after OSD), these settings takes place automatically.
                                    This can already be done rudimentary via Active Setup, but not really comfortable (e.g. you have to do logging by yourself, no out of the box feedback in case of success / errors, etc).
                                    Please integrate Active Setup or a new fully solution for that cases as a GUI / Wizard in Application Management.

                                    32 votes
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                                    • Application Dependency Management

                                      Managing applications and understanding their dependencies is a significant challenge. Having the ability to understand what applications depend on system components, such as .NET or other, would be a significant benefit to ensure minimal production impact when working to upgrade an operating system or an application version. A recent example in a customers infrastructure was legacy software with dependencies on a specific version of .NET. Being able to see what these dependencies are ahead of time across the enterprise and manage them proactively would have been a huge win.

                                      30 votes
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                                        4 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Deploy Package to Multiple Collections at one time

                                        Allow packages to be deployed to multiple collections at one time. For instance I need AppX to go to Lab 1, Lab 2 and Lab4. Instead of going into AppX 3 different times to deploy, it would be nice to deploy it to all 3 labs at one time.

                                        30 votes
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                                        • sccm catalog store fully integratedin windows store

                                          sccm catalog store fully integrated in windows business store directly.

                                          29 votes
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