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  1. Pass parameters to detection method script

    Creating a functional detection method is by far the most important, and potentially challenging thing people have to do when they start out with the application model, when the app is not an msi.

    Most of our customers do use a consistent way of registering their sccm-based installations, whether that be in registry, wmi or just in the file system.

    Passing parameters like the app name, dt name, and their respective guids to the script based option in a dection method would allow one to create a uniform detection method that just "always works".

    11 votes
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  2. VDI - Support fast channel even when non fast channel DT’s exist in the App-V application

    This article (http://blogs.technet.com/b/configmgrteam/archive/2015/08/20/faster-virtual-app-publishing-at-first-logon-for-np-vdi-environment-in-configmgr-sp2-and-r2sp1.aspx) makes it clear that if I want to download and execute an app to a laptop, but also stream to a VDI, that to get fast channel to work, I need 2 apps instead of one app with 2 DTs. That doubles our work and doubles our chance of making mistakes.

    13 votes
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  3. Maintenance Windows vNext

    Please do not force us to use UTC for maintenance Windows in vNext. This will overcomplicate MW's across multiple time zones.

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  4. Revoke approvals in Application Catalog. Disable "optional software" for new software notifications

    Allow us to revoke an approval request. If an uninstall command is provided in the deployment type, it should optionally run the uninstall command. Also possibly integrate this with software metering.

    Give us the ability to disable "optional software" for new software notifications. If a user requests some software, then uninstalls it, it will show up as available optional software. The problem is that it will pop up a notification every time the user logs in. This is annoying our users especially since they uninstalled it for a reason. So either make it intelligent enough to remove the notification after…

    4 votes
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  5. Allow MSI Source locations to use DP's configured for HTTPS

    I recently ran into an issue with an MSI that we have deployed which required access to its installation source during a patching operation, and discovered these two problems. We worked around the issue by pinning the content in the ccmcache.

    On the application deployment properties, SCCM can automatically update the source location windows installer uses for a detected MSI product code. However, it appears that windows installer is unable to use https source locations, only http.

    Another issue I have seen is that the windows installer source list gets appended (not replaced). As a client roams between content boundaries,…

    23 votes
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  6. Place the client Version and Client status (Active or Inactive) in Software Center

    Placing the clients version and status in Software center would help to see if the client is having issues (Active or Inactive) and also see if the version needs updating instead of going into the applet in control panel.

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  7. Add predefined action (to task sequence or application/package) to copy files/folders to user workstation (as user OR as system)

    Often whole software config is a single file. It is a pain to keep creating batch files for a simple copy action

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  8. More robust control of system restart

    Now we have only two parameters for Restart behavior: time to show the first warning and time to show the 'always on top' notification. It would be better if we can configure some user-controllable options. E.g. possibility to postpone a reboot.

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  9. Application entries in console should be uniquely identified by more than just name

    Currently, applications in the admin console are uniquely identified by the Name field only, forcing the use of custom names for each version of an application.

    I propose that an application entry should be uniquely identified by multiple fields (Manufacturer, Name, and Version). This way, I can present the end user with a consistent name for an application without having to constantly revise support documentation.

    Example: Adobe Flash Player
    I cannot have multiple entries for something called 'Flash Player', so I've been adding some versioning information to the Name field so it becomes unique as I deploy different versions through…

    3 votes
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  10. Real time Graphical Icon Machine Status & Application Installation

    It would be good if we have Graphical Icon status indication of Machines present on SCCM console i.e user login icon on machine which will turns green if a user is login & will display the login user name also , turns grey if machine is shutdown .
    Also we should be able to deploy application on single machine also by drag & drop rather to do this by adding machine in collection & it should show the live status i.e In progress , Failed , Completed on that screen only rather to go to Monitoring tab & check status…

    3 votes
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  11. Integrate Application Catalog Management Into Web Interface (Including approval automation options)

    Yes we do this today with SCOrch and other tools, however, the self service aspect of the catalog has so much untapped potential in the product. Putting the management and automation into the web interface for administrators would make this so much easier/beneficial for the masses.

    6 votes
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  12. Control the order of software dependencies in app model

    if i have multiple dependencies for an application(all different apps), there is no way to control the order in which they should be installed unless you create dependency group name with priority. In this example,i have no way to control the order of installation since they are all different category apps and cannot use dependency group.

    20 votes
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  13. Program

    A workflow system (tab) for handling application/package errors (i.e non-zero return codes) for example; I should be able to config a setting of if the package/program gets an exit code of 1025 then handle it particular way or reboot try again 1 more time.

    Suggested options could be
    - Reboot device, try again 1 more time (great for 1025 errors)
    - E-mail support team X on X failure
    - Execute package 'PackageID/ProgramID' then attempt 1 more time (great for clean up scripts)
    - Add to collection X on Y error.

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  14. 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.

    37 votes
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  15. Application Details

    It would be good to have the following options in Application Tab on SCCM console:

    1) The "Size" tab as we have now for PACKAGES to check the actual size of it.
    2) The “Application ID” as we have for PACKAGES (packageID). Although we do see it under deployment tab but only if we deploy application to any collection. In case we only need to check the distribution status with any deployment being done, we have to go to content status tab and search with application name. This could be made handy as is done for Packages section.

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  16. Deploy Software after initiate Shutdown

    It would be nice if an Software Package is required in the Future to set a specific Time when a Software CAN be automatically installed ! E.g. : Deployment availability: NOW
    Requirement Date of a Software Install: 5 Weeks
    Recommended Date of a Software Install: 2 Weeks

    If a Client Shutdown after the Date of Recommend Date of Software Deployment is reached SCCM have to install the Application/Update.

    Lot of Customers doesn't like to reboot the PC if there is an important security issue or Preparing for a new Software Upgrade.

    16 votes
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  17. Ability to change the collection for a deployment

    Would like the ability to change the collection for a deployment instead of having to create a new deployment.

    11 votes
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  18. Allow all applications packages and TS deployments to be in the Application Catalog and or Software center

    Allow us to choose where to publish applications for the users. Alot of applications are still installed in Task sequences and it would be great to be able to deploy these and present them in the application catalog.

    The users are getting confused when some applications are in software center and some in application catalog. Please let us have a one stop shop for this.

    15 votes
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  19. Create “master-applications” and download user specific settings as a deployment type.

    I would like to see the option to have one deployment type as a base for all our customers and then add customer specific settings an other deployment type.

    Example 1:
    Adobe Acrobat XI Pro would be the default deployment type and the MST-transform file, containing user customizations and license information, downloaded based on OU-Membership or some other variable and applied during the installation.
    Example 2:
    Office 2013 ProPlus as the default deployment type and the “MSP”, containing user customizations and license information, downloaded based on OU-Membership or some other variable.

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  20. Allow API integration for application approval requests

    We would like to see a feature whereby the approvals workflow for applications can be handed off to an external system. For applications which require an approval or license acquisition workflow, capture the userID of the requestor and allow for some user-defined form fields to be shown to the end user.

    For example, let's say my end users wants Visio but this requires a puchase of an individual license before they can install it. The app portal should allow capture of some user-defined fields (office location, fiscal approver, etc.) and we should be able to pass this to an external…

    7 votes
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