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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    * check the deployment after the fact and discover that a check box of ''Automatically upgrade any superceded versions of this application' has now appeared in the deployment, and is forced checked.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…

    815 votes
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      planned  ·  43 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.

      601 votes
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        20 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.

        549 votes
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          Noted  ·  13 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).

          300 votes
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            Noted  ·  16 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 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.

            294 votes
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              planned  ·  12 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.

              227 votes
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                Noted  ·  17 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Applications - Provide a means to have other applications run after an application is installed.

                There is the ability to specify dependencies for Applications, however the ability to run another Application POST install would be awesome. Often when an application is installed there is a post configuration task that needs to run.

                151 votes
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                  Noted  ·  14 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.

                  123 votes
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                    Noted  ·  8 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.

                    104 votes
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                      Noted  ·  9 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Make the client report who’s logged on

                      Policy requests are made on computer level. When assigning an application to a computer we regularly trigger a machine policy request to speed up the installation. This is not possible when user assignment is used, as we don’t know which computer(s) the user is currently logged on to. We can guess by checking for example “Last logon User Name”, this is however not live data and thus not very accurate. If the client instead reported who’s logged on as part of the user policy request at log on, we would know. This would allow to trigger a User policy request…

                      92 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 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.

                        88 votes
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                          Noted  ·  6 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Icons and cosmetics for applications

                          During the Create Application Wizard on Application Catalog step there is possibility to add some beautiful icon. BUT! The icon (*.ico) size is limited to 250x250. Could you make it possible to add an icon file with picture size at least 256x256 (which is quite common size for pictures in *.ico files)? Another thing as well, the icons in SCCM Applications/Packages list (Software Library-Overview-Application Management-Applications). They look all the same! Could you make them more attractive, say, the way they look in Application Catalog? Otherwise, whats the point in Icon column (which appears, by the way, as a default columns…

                          84 votes
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                            2 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Virtual environment management

                            We cannot have AppV connection groups be successfully managed by current branch SCCM Virtual Environments.
                            It looks like:
                            - an application cannot be part of more than one virtual environment
                            AND
                            - an application cannot have more than one deployment type in a virtual environment

                            According to what can be found in the documentation, it should be possible to achieve what we want.
                            - Old whitepaper (not anymore officially available, but we still have it): http://www.getonict.nl/docs/app-v-5-configuration-manager-2012-sp1-integration.pdf “Applications are allowed to be in multiple virtual environments to allow a single package to communicate with multiple, separate applications.”
                            - SCCM Current Branch…

                            82 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)

                              69 votes
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                              • 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"…

                                62 votes
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                                  Noted  ·  5 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.

                                  62 votes
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                                    Noted  ·  4 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • 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.

                                    57 votes
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                                      Noted  ·  6 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Allow us to pre-provision appx application types in the Task Sequence

                                      ConfigMgr supports .appx deployment, but sometimes we want these on every machine, so our preferred way would be to do this in the Task Sequence.

                                      Currently, the Add Application step in the Task Sequence doesn't let us browse for .appx packages.

                                      Please consider adding support these during OSD.

                                      56 votes
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                                      • Ability to Rename Programs within Packages

                                        In Software Library > Packages...

                                        When you create a new package or import an MSI there are predetermined "Programs" that are labeled "Per-system unattended" or "Per-user unattended" it would be great to have the ability to rename these existing programs. The only option currently is to delete the program and recreate it.

                                        54 votes
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                                          1 comment  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Prevent Cache Limit from Causing Application Deployment Failure

                                          Once the cache has been filled all subsequent application deployments fail until the cache self-cleans. In CAS.log you see that the client is refusing to download the content because the cache, not the actual disk, is full.

                                          This strikes me as a non-optimal design choice if the goal is to successfully install applications. If I want to install an application I do not want it to fail because of an artificial limit that until very recently was set at the time of client install. Most of the time the cache clears in 24 hours and there's no problem but there…

                                          48 votes
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