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  1. Ability to deploy multiple applications to same collection easily

    Ability to deploy multiple applications to single collection at once, like with this application http://www.vanhatalo.eu/projects/tva_SMAD/v13/ I have made.

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  2. creation date and created by For all SCCM components

    It is very hard for a Admin to identify who has created the package\collection\Application etc and when, to make sure SCCM environment is efficient wee need to perform regular maintenance which will save troubleshooting time and cost in saving data in DB and actual content on DP's.
    currently I guess we have past 3 months data for collections, we are unable to identify who has created the package and when for old entries.
    if we have such information for all components of SCCM it will help us to identify the owner and take appropriate action and ensure SCCM wont haveā€¦

    13 votes
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  3. Add Install Behavior to Uninstallations

    As stated above, the Uninstall command should be forced to check if an executable is running via the Install Behavior tab, same as installations. I could see some cases where you'd want it to uninstall anyway, so maybe a checkbox could be added on how to handle this.

    Right now if a user clicks "uninstall" or if Supersedence is set to run an uninstall, the application will just begin the uninstall. This isn't ideal, as If the old version of software is uninstalled, it will typically crash the application, and then the new version would begin installing to the horrorā€¦

    22 votes
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  4. Display this as a featured app and highlight in *Software Center*

    Now we have the lovely shiny new Software Center with beautiful 500x500 icons, it would be excellent if we could pin\highlight featured applications to the top row in the available applications list. Even better if it were to be configurable like the Windows 10 Start Menu, and have the size you want it to be (i.e how many spaces to take up).

    Would be great if the current "Display this as a featured app and highlight in company portal" tick box could be rejuvenated with this.

    11 votes
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  5. Prevent Cache Limit from Causing Application Deployment Failure

    Once the cache has been filled all subsequent application deployments fail until the cache self-cleans. In CAS.log you see that the client is refusing to download the content because the cache, not the actual disk, is full.

    This strikes me as a non-optimal design choice if the goal is to successfully install applications. If I want to install an application I do not want it to fail because of an artificial limit that until very recently was set at the time of client install. Most of the time the cache clears in 24 hours and there's no problem but thereā€¦

    316 votes
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  6. Multiple deployment types, allow easier configuration to define requirements. Target to Collection.

    When you have an application with multiple deployment types you have the option to configure and deploy in two ways. Either work through and configure complex requirements to control which deployment type is installed on a device or create multiple application. This second can end up taking considerable space on a client if each deployment is a couple of GBā€™s and the device required multiple configurations.

    As an example: In the case of deploying multiple configurations of Office, (we have 36 different install configurations) it would be good to be able to easily configure a deployment types to a collection.ā€¦

    4 votes
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  7. Fix (!) Task Sequence "Rerun if failed previous attempt" behaviour when deploying as Required

    When deploying a task sequence as required it doesn't retry until you deploy it again. Why doesn't it try again at next cycle, like a required application does?
    We have several TS's that install large applications, autocad etc, and sometimes they fail on clients. If I correct the TS or correct the issue on the client there is no possible way to rerun it without re-deploying it, making the "Rerun if failed previous attempt" absolutely pointless and to be more like "Do nothing and stay failed forever".

    48 votes
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  8. maintenance window

    When one or more maintenance windows are added or modified on a collection, the SCCM clients in that collection seems to flush all their existing maintenance windows. In the very same second the client sets the new maintenance windows - So it looks like when looking in ServiceWindowManager.log. For applications deployments this "flush" seems to be without problems, but if applications are deployed within a task sequence there is a good chance the deployment will start to roll immediately.

    5 votes
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  9. Add all application information to a sql view

    We use in applications the field "Administrator comments" in General Information. I like to create a report with this information but cannot find a view. Please add this to a view or better create a view for all application informations. For packages there is already one also with the comment information.

    7 votes
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  10. Approval Request Archive

    It would be nice to see an option to archive approval/denied requests so that admins can stay focused on current requests. An automated option would also be great to auto-clear after 14 days.

    3 votes
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  11. Add grace period to delay detection method for installers that exit too quickly

    Many application installers spawn child processed and then exit before actually finishing, causing Detection Method to fail. The solution widely used right now is to wrap the installer in a script and use some kind of "sleep" function. It would useful to have an optional parameter on the "detection method" tab to delay the detection check for up to 'x' seconds/minutes after the installer exits.

    Note: we can sort of do this now by forcing a reboot after the installer exits; the computer will restart and run detection check afterwards, but this just leads to a lot of longer installsā€¦

    29 votes
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  12. Ability to Rename Programs within Packages

    In Software Library > Packages...

    When you create a new package or import an MSI there are predetermined "Programs" that are labeled "Per-system unattended" or "Per-user unattended" it would be great to have the ability to rename these existing programs. The only option currently is to delete the program and recreate it.

    77 votes
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  13. Installation Priority

    I would love to be able to assign priority to items that are being or have been deployed. Similar to the idea of distribution priority. This would ideally be an option for anything deployable, such as software updates, task sequences, and/or applications.

    I do a lot of testing. We have various things deployed to collections that computers will always be a part of. It's very frustrating to get stuck behind a string of security updates when I am rebuilding a machine to test it fresh. It would be nice to attach a higher priority to an item so it willā€¦

    25 votes
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  14. Set Default "Select Collection" In Deploy Software Wizard To Device Collection

    It would be great to see the default listed collection to Device Collections in the pull down menu in the "Select Collection" step within the Deploy Software Wizard. Currently, when deploying applications, the default selected collection is User Collections, however when applications are deployed to devices instead of users, this is an added tedious step. Thanks.

    31 votes
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  15. Office 365 Installer Wizard Change

    Office 365 Installer Wizard needs to add Uninstall Previous Office Versions feature for deployment option in XML file creation.

    7 votes
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  16. Add Column in Package\Program\Deployments Tab to show assigned date and time

    Add Column in Package\Program\Deployments Tab to show assigned date and time, in order of time newest to latest if multiple schedules are shown.

    17 votes
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  17. High Risk Deployment Configuration for applications

    It would great to see the feature where collections above a certain number of members are hidden made available to the application deployment wizard, rather than just task sequences.

    While applixation deployment may not be as high a risk, I'm sure it would provide a lot more reassurance for users new to SCCM and the application deployment process.

    20 votes
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  18. Application Deployment Evaluation cycle (Automatically re-evaluate on required reboot)

    When staging an upgrade of a product using supersedence where an uninstall of the previous product is required, followed by a reboot (3010), before initiating the install of the new product I have found that the Application Model is not evaluating quick enough.

    I have observed that the superseded product's uninstallation has occurred, signaled a 3010 exit code, and the client's Restart Behavior schedules a reboot as expected. Even though a 3010 is indicated in Software Center, the Superseding deployment type attempts to run and fails due to a pending reboot. Once the pending reboot is satisfied by the Clientā€¦

    13 votes
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  19. Enable use of collection and computer variables in application model

    For the same reasons that computer and collection variables are useful and strategic for OSD, they would also be with the application model. Examples:
    + Customizing command-line parameters for installation
    + Leveraging in scripts for the protection of secret/sensitive data like passwords or product keys

    67 votes
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  20. PowerShell script package deployment

    There should be an option for PS script in both Package and Application deployment so I don't have to create a batch file to execute an PS script with Bypass, Unrestricted etc. In the same way there's an option in OSD Task Sequence.

    11 votes
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