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  1. 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.

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  2. 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"

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  3. 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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  4. New Businessstore.microsoft.com integration

    is it possible to integrate the New Businessstore.microsoft.com in the CM Console to manage the Store apps in one Console, otherwise you have to go to some additional azure Portal and manage it there, that would be difficult to have too many Consoles and stuff to manage your apps.

    Thank you

    12 votes
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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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 afterā€¦

    4 votes
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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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 throughā€¦

    3 votes
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  12. 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 statusā€¦

    3 votes
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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. Create ā€œmaster-applicationsā€ 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 ā€œMSPā€, containing user customizations and license information, downloaded based on OU-Membership or some other variable.

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  18. 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 externalā€¦

    7 votes
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  19. Application Catalog - Self Service Windows 10 Upgrade via Application Catalog.

    We are testing the ability to add a Win 10 upgrade to the Application Catalog with success.

    We are able to successfully publish the Win 10 upgrade as a standard Package and simply run Setup.Exe. This has worked and we have successfully updated systems in our Lab from Win 7 to Win 10 with this method. The user clicks "Install" from the App Cat and they are presented with the standard Win 10 setup screens.

    We want to offer this as an option to our Engineers and Application developers that want to jump on to Win 10 for testing onā€¦

    5 votes
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    Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

  20. Keep App Catalog running with Site Database server down & replica MP's in place

    To improve HA options - this was previously filed on Connect (https://connect.microsoft.com/ConfigurationManagervnext/feedback/details/1413501/keep-app-catalog-running-with-site-database-server-down-replica-mps-in-place)

    When running replica MP's policy is available on the replica MP's DB and Software Center is available and applications are able to installed even if the site server and DB is down. Great for device targeted deployments.

    However for user centric deployments that are available via the App Catalog, the users ability to install these is none existent since when the site database is down the App Catalog cannot load as it tries to connect to it and fails.

    It might be handy if the databaseā€¦

    14 votes
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