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  1. 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.

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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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,…

    4 votes
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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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.

    1 vote
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  8. 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.

    7 votes
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  9. 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 based…

    20 votes
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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. Cannot setup Application Model withouth detection logic

    We cannot setup a application without detection logic. We have some script/package which has to be deployed on daily basis irrelevant whether application is installed or not and it doesn't require any detection logic. Can we request Microsoft to update Application model i.e we can setup application without detection logic

    4 votes
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  13. Allow Superseding / Upgrade of app or program not installed via SCCM

    It would be great if an supersedence could be created for programs not deployed via SCCM (or previously deployed via packages). I find myself creating "dummy" applications just for a detection, so that we can automatically upgrade applications that are "Available". In other words, often times we don't care that you installed a specific program, but we do care that if it is installed it's up to date. Maybe when selecting the Application and Deployment type to supersede an additional option to supersede base on a detection rule set could be added?

    16 votes
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  14. Unable to target a User with an App-V 5.x App and have the middleware installed Globally so I can use plugins to IE

    I think we have a strong business case around the Application model in CM12 SP1 and using App-V 5.0 to do user-based software targeting. As Kaido and I are doing a workshop for learning more on App-V and the possibilities , we ran into some challenges I believe are critical and needs to be solved in a certain way . What the correct way is , I leave that up to the smart engineering guy’s in Redmond .

    One of the great promises of application virtualization is dynamic delivery of software to end-users; however delivering plugins or add-ons to installed…

    2 votes
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  15. Decide whether application approvals are user-centric or machine-centric

    I thought application requests were a user-centric concept.... whereby a user requests an application from the catalog and then installs it wherever he likes once it has been approved? If so, why are there triggers on the UserMachineRelation table in SQL to delete requests associated with aged UDA records?

    I can understand why you might want to delete aged cancelled or denied requests, but why delete requests based on (constantly) changing UDA information? This makes no sense, as long as the user is still active in SCCM.

    By indiscriminately deleting requests based on UDA, we often lose request history for…

    3 votes
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  16. Grant end user more flexibility to manage execution of required deployments (“postpone required deployments”)

    It would be great to be able to allow user to manage even deployments where software (applications, software updates …) has to be installed as “required” (mandatory) in a more flexible way.
    In many cases software should be installed as soon as possible, but needn’t be installed necessarily till a specific date. Therefore, it would be great to give the user limited control when to install the software allowing him to choose a time which is most appropriate for him.
    E.g. instead of forcing a user who was on vacation for two weeks to install the software when he logs…

    6 votes
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  17. Application model to have more default reports just like we have for packages along with capability to disable the application deployments.

    Application model to have more default reports just like we have for packages along with capability to disable the application deployments.

    2 votes
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  18. Include friendly names for content IDs, Application IDs, etc. in log files

    Having only the internal IDs of objects in the logs causes a lot of extra work when tracing through a log file going back and forth to find out what an Id is in "human terms".

    It would be great if there was a friendly description included alongside the Id e.g. "Application not discovered. [AppDT Id: ScopeId_A0857DD4-CD56-4262-B209-7DC212F0E26B/DeploymentType_1e8b52ad-60df-49f7-8d33-e18cefa2134d, (My Friendly App Name/My Friendly Deployment Name), Revision: 2]

    While I realize that the names are really metadata and subject to change, having them in the logs would greatly speed up troubleshooting at times.

    7 votes
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  19. Application Controling

    Ability to create a Rules for allowing Or denying applications to be Run or installed/ Ability to create a List of Approved software's for Usage and Deny the Rest "Same Idea Like App Locker but applied through SCCM"

    1 vote
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  20. Allow obscuring of all or portions of the SCCM installation command-line

    I would like to see an option added to SCCM to allow obscuring portions of the installation command-line. This functionality would be particular useful for application installations like Microsoft SQL Server Express which accept an argument to the setup.exe specifying a clear text password.

    The benefit of obscuring the password would be that the SCCM logs (i.e. appenforce.log) would not have a clear text version of the password which could be opened and read by any user having access to the c:\windows\ccm\logs folder.

    23 votes
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