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  1. Wait for second reboot in custom tasksequence

    The docs say that SMSTSWaitForSecondReboot variable does not apply to custom task sequences. That is true, unfortunately.
    A few customers use custom tasksequences to update application bundles and the variable could help here.
    The problem: Software Updates (Cumulative W10 etc) have been installed during the day, reboot is pending until next maintenance window. Maintenance window opens at night and starts task sequence for application updates. Task sequence has a reboot step or app install forces a cm hard reboot by exit code 1641. Now when the system reboots, the task sequence may fail on startup because of a second rebootā€¦

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  2. disable user interaction during installation of a task sequence

    While installing Software using a Tasksequence on a FatClient (f.e. because one or more necessary Reboots) the according user must not log on to the system. Currently there is no option in Task Sequence Editor to disable/re-enable Logon.

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  3. Include a column "Size" in the applications

    Simply add a column "Size" to see the size of each application

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  4. Allow the option to set maintenance windows against application & software update deployments

    Would be nice if we were able to create maintenance windows against software application and update deployments.

    This could be really useful for large planned deployments such as Win 10 feature updates without affecting current patching update deployments.

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  5. TLS 1.2

    How about the average Joe who just wants to use TLS 1.2 and download whatever is needed? A link to what is a simple fix would be nice.

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  6. Icon database - Once icon is added to application the first time, make it available for further use

    Having all the icons within internal database would make the process of creating applications and specifically newer versions of applications smoother if we had the option to choose icon we have already imported previously rather than go browsing from some corner of your drive.

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  7. Detection method scripts should run with -File

    Currently, application detection method scripts are ran in such a way that it causes issues with certain levels of PowerShell Constrained Language Mode. An example of how scripts are run is below.

    "C:\WINDOWS\system32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\PowerShell.exe" -NoLogo -Noninteractive -NoProfile -ExecutionPolicy Bypass "& 'C:\WINDOWS\CCM\SystemTemp\11a53fac-8144-438e-aa01-6d2378be848b.ps1'"

    To better allow detection method scripts to be ran under Constrained Language mode, the script should be ran with -File instead of with the call operator &.

    With the current configuration it is not possible to use PowerShell based detection methods in some scenarios, reducing their usefulness.

    See this idea for more info. https://ideas.patchmypc.com/ideas/PATCHMYPC-I-440

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  8. MS Edge Extension Management

    It would be great if Microsoft allowed for the management of Edge extensions in the SCCM console. It would be great to (1) collect information about the extensions in use, (2) designate certain extensions as allowed, (3) block known extensions.

    This is already possible in Chrome by using Google's cloud management solution and we'd really like to be able to more granularly manage Edge without another management silo.

    31 votes
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  9. Add "Repair" as possible action in the Application Deploy software Wizard

    When deploying an application as required it is only possible to install/uninstall the application. It would be an idea to add the "Repair" action in this wizard. Why, you could use the repair action to do tasks you previously did with a legacy package on a scheduled base. We have this script that installs the application but also contains a part that changes user files. That part needs to be done on a scheduled base. This would be beneficial because then one script can contain all actions and can be made required by the deployment withou reinstalling the application.

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  10. Add support for MSP

    Please add support for creating an application installation for MSP files so I don't have to write custom batch files anymore

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  11. Make Application Groups being more talkative

    We created an application group containing about 10 application.
    These application all have an powershell script as detection method.
    When installing the application group using software center, it takes up to one minute to calculate the needed application. I guess this is caused by the application group to check each detection method for all application. This is actually fine.
    But software center does not show this. if you click anywhere the "Install" button is usable again.
    So there should be a status like checking status and not waiting for install.

    Technically this works perfect, but the usability is not optimal.

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  12. A better way of detecting programs installed in AppData

    recently Microsoft have been using AppData to install applications like OneDrive and Teams, the issue is we can not use the following as a detection method (%userprofile%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Teams) as the way SCCM works is it will convert %userprofile% as the service account and not the currently logged in user.

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  13. Option to run Packages as 64 bit

    Packages need to be able to run in 64 bit mode. This is critical for reading/updating registry values or when running powershell script.

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  14. Uninstall behaviour for application installs

    There should be possible to have Uninstall behaviour on applications the same way there is Install behaviour.
    Installing Zoom and Zoom outlook plugin via task sequence app model, I put Outlook.exe into the Install behaviour and it tells me to close Outlook before installing. When I try to run uninstall it does not tell the user to close Outlook.
    There is a lot of times, it would be very helpful to close an application before uninstall.

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  15. Deployment Enforcement after grace period expires

    We have discovered an issue with the current grace period feature (and got this bug confirmed with a case) not enforcing the deployment after expiration (Software Updates & Application).

    This results in multiple things:
    - the selected duration of the grace period is irrelevant for the deployment enforcement
    - as long as the client is only online during configured business hours an enforcement never occurs (so the documented "...reverts to normal behavior for overdue deployments." does not occur)

    As a result an enforcement is not assured and renders this feature unusable if you have the requirement to enforce e.g. softwareā€¦

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  16. Edge Deployment wizard add new option "Remove Desktop Icon"

    Add an option to the builtin Edge deployment Wizard in the console so we can choose to create the desktop icon or not.

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  17. Edge Chromium - Create Microsoft Edge Application - enable MSI logging

    Dear PG,

    we deploy all our software with MSI verbose logging to allow us proper troubleshooting for any type of installations errors. This way MECM Task Sequence or Application error handling codes it not the only way. We end up in a lot of cases where an in place upgrade happens without a proper way to troubleshoot.

    There is zero way in SCCM to enable logging for Edge Chromium installations/updatest at all. There is no parameter which works or is supported. We would like to get to the MSI a way to enable verbose logging with changing the path andā€¦

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  18. Add Support For VB in Scripts

    Hello,
    Would it possible to add support for Visual Basic in the Scripts area of the Software Library? Currently, the only option is Powershell and there's a drop-down menu for that only option (?). I understand Visual Basic is practically pre-historic in these modern times we live in, but i work in an old organization with lots of VB support scripts that could very handily be deployed on-the-fly from the Scripts function....

    Thanks,
    Chuck Olson

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  19. Creating Online Store App from WSfB - Region=ALL does not apply with SCCM

    The Native Store Application creation from the 'License Information for Store Apps' has no ability to set the REGION of a Store App (AppX).

    There are applications that require the Region switch applied when adding the AppX application via DISM. But the native application creation for the OFFLINE Store Apps has no ability to add additional parameters.

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/troubleshoot/windows-client/shell-experience/pre-installed-microsoft-store-app-removed-logon

    I have had a Support Ticket with Premier Support to confirm the behaviour, and provide a workaround. Which is not desirable because the Native Console functionality should be able to provide this - REG:120061124002653

    I would like the "Create Application" dialogs forā€¦

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  20. Application Deployment with option free disk space

    SCCM 1906: application deployment with global option disk space

    i added a requirement of free disk space of 47GB for a deployment type and i wonder why its not working this way: show application in software center even with less than 47Gb but mention that its not installable because of too less free space...

    Now i dont see it in software center at all if less than 47GB free space and even if its already installed i cant uninstall it if less than 47GB are free after installation because i cant see it.

    Wouldnt make it much more sense ifā€¦

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