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  1. Process elevation in User Context

    "Run as Administrator" will elevate using the System Context.
    Elevation of an installation or whatnot should be allowed to be elevated within User Context, even though User would not have Administrator rights on the computer. There are 3rd party tools available to fix this for elevation. Microsoft should be able to fix this in SCCM.

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  2. Role Based Control : Enhance the Ability to Add SuperSedence using RBA

    Currently under the Role Base Access, if you have full control to an application, and wish to add SuperSedence to an application the User only has read access to, you are unable to do that. The ability to do this is currently available when adding a dependency on an existing app the user only has read rights to.

    16 votes
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  3. sccm catalog store fully integratedin windows store

    sccm catalog store fully integrated in windows business store directly.

    35 votes
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  4. Reboot Behavior for Application Deployment

    I experienced strange reboot behavior for application deployment.

    I wrote detailed information on TechNet Forums post: https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/fc7e6886-8d24-439f-a8d8-3f68b633f528/reboot-behavior?forum=configmanagerapps.

    3 votes
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  5. Independend deployment type

    Currently, when creating Application and ApplicationĀ“s deployment types, they are mandatory linked to each other.

    In production, we need 2 different deployment types. 1st deployment type would be used on-field computers which require complex uninstall script and 2nd would be independend native setup.exe /silent

    Currently, the issue is, that we cannot use independend deployment types in Application model.

    3 votes
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  6. Application priority not respected

    When you define the deployments in the application you can define several and SCCM would use them by priority but when you define with option "only when a user is logged on' and another with option "whether or not a user is logged on'. This deployment can't be selected in the task sequence! To work arround this bug we have to create the same application 2 times, 1 for the task sequence and 1 for normal deployment.

    2 votes
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  7. Automate packaging, integrate package management/oneget

    It would be nice if you could automate packaging process with selected software. Maybe you could use package management/oneget as source and create example newest Adobe flash package in one command. There could be community based recipes where you could download packaging process.

    Autopkg and munki on OS X uses this kind of technique and it have helped me with Basic packages. Https://github.com/autopkg/autopkg

    3 votes
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  8. Give the users control to schedule application installation on "Application Catalog"

    When a user select an application to install, there are no way to permit them to control the best schedule to an application be installed (like their lunch time).

    Some users tell me that could to be much better for the productivity and practicity.

    4 votes
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  9. SMART download on Software Uninstallation

    Application Chains currently download EVERY application before evaluating if "uninstallation" of older version in the chain are necessary.

    Instead.. only download the Final Installation source. then evaluate if older versions "need" to be uninstalled.. (by looking at the detection methods.. and the "uninstall" preferences..

    If needed.. download the entire chain of software uninstallation sources.. (...the current behavior)... else.. you just install it and skip this whole download chain

    4 votes
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  10. Network access account password is visible

    Hi,

    The below link mention that Network access account is visible with a few line of codes:

    http://myitforum.com/myitforumwp/2015/05/11/network-access-accounts-are-evil/

    Wondering if this is true ?

    Is there a better way to deploy software application to non-domain workgroup computer without using network access account ?

    Or let the user of non-domain workgroup computer login using their domain account and make the software application available to them upon login.

    Some users might be using home edition Windows OS or overseas and cannot join to internal domain server.

    2 votes
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  11. Include ability to turn off Application Revisions

    Not everyone has a use case for Application revisions. For those not needing it, application revisions just add complexity and unnecessary additional operational processes and workload.

    It would be nice if this could be enabled / disabled either in general via a setting in the product; or on a per application basis.

    11 votes
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  12. Install limits for applications deployed to Users

    Software licensing for certain programs prevents us from deploying these programs to Users since SCCM cannot control how many times a user may actually install an application on other computers or devices. It would be nice to set an install limit for applications deployed to Users if needed.

    6 votes
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  13. Make Dynamically Installed Application CIs Show Up in Compliance Reports

    Applications installed via task sequence using dynamic variables are never compliant because there is no associated Policy (unless you also deploy the application seperately).

    This means that compliance reports are useless if you install applications dynamically as part of your task sequence.

    This is a great shame because it means we have to go back to using hardware or software inventory to reliably detect installed software. In some cases, inventory has to be extended to find certain applications. And since there is no native way to associate an inventory item with an application, that data has to be stored elsewhere,ā€¦

    4 votes
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  14. Package and application templates

    It would be nice with an option where you can define package and application templates.
    An application can require a lot of input; with a template, many of the options can be pre-filled. This will make it easier to create new applications, and they will be created the same way each time.

    It should be possible to add/edit and delete the templates.

    Coretech have a similar tool for software update.
    http://blog.coretech.dk/kea/the-coretech-software-update-management-tool/

    2 votes
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  15. Automatic refresh/update after you do "Update distribution point"

    When updating a package over "Update distribution point" we always have to click outside of the section/folder in order to get an updated status of the package we are updating. It would be nice to have it automatically refreshed only for that particular software.

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  16. Enable option to run a Program as 64-bit process

    Currently programs can only run as 32-bit process, so you need to use workarounds (such as sysnative) to run as 64-bit. I would like the ability to run a program as 64-bit, just like you can do with a task sequence 'run command' and application.

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  17. Available of software download to users of Workgroup computers with Application Catalog sign-in

    Currently, workgroup client cannot download software if the application is deployed to user collection. Hope the subsequent release support workgroup client to download/install software based on user collection membership through Application Catalog sign-in or Software Center.

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  18. Detection rule logic change in Application module

    Dear All,

    we are using more than one detection rule for all our applications(script installer) that are created in our environment.

    During installation, the detection rule (AND condition) works fine and we face no issues.

    But there are cases when the uninstallation fails in the middle of the script, we get the message as REMOVAL FAILED in the software center, and out of 3 detection rule one or two get removed (partly uninstalled) , but not the whole application is uninstalled from the machine. And when we run the RETRY for removing the application, SCCM check for installation status basedā€¦

    20 votes
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  19. 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

    10 votes
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  20. Pause download software center

    you just started to install an app (manual install and not required/deadline) (ie. Visual Studio that is 6GB) and you need that bandwidth for something else (copy files from client to server, etc). it would be interesting to have a pause button that you can resume when that bandwidth is not needed anymore

    3 votes
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