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  1. Different detection methods for install and uninstall

    We need to be able to have different detection methods for install and uninstall. For large software we need to know that files x, y & z need to exist, shortcuts in the start menu and uninstall entry in the registry. That will be the install detection. All of this needs to be true. But for uninstall we need to know if any of those are still there. The differens is "and" (for install) and "or" (for uninstall).

    Detection should also be possible by a ps1-file in the source folder.

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  2. requirement not met user experience

    We are working with requirement which makes sense in a lot of scenarios. But the user experience when a requirement is not met is very bad - there is only a hardcoded text "the software is not applicable to your device" displayed in the software center for the user.
    So the users are for sure opening tickets at the service desk because they have no further information and we are not able to give them more information.

    It would make sense to have a textbox within the requirement creation wizard to set up a custom text which is shown to…

    5 votes
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  3. Add an additional Maintenance Windows type specifically for Application Deployments only

    Add an additional Maintenance Window type specifically for Application Deployments only. Software Updates and Task sequences have their own and there is an "All Deployments" type. There needs to be one on for Apps to better segregate the nature of the changes occurring in the environment.

    93 votes
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  4. Volume Activation should be built into SCCM

    Rather than having added tools like the Volume Activation Management Tool this should be built into SCCM.

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  5. User notification for running executions

    To increase the user experience it would be great to show a notification during an application execution.
    So when we do required deployments or user installs/uninstalls/etc an application via IFX Appstore there should be an additional notification shown e.g as balloon tip.
    Users want to see if something happens on their clients and additionally have this information in place that they are aware not to shutdown/reboot the client or unplug network cable etc..

    8 votes
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  6. Supersede application - show if other application depends on it

    If you supersede an application, there should be any kind of wizard which shows you which application depends on it:
    The problem in this scenario is, that if you supersede an application which is set as dependency for others, all those applications do not show up in softwarecenter anymore.
    So the "sccm admin" should be aware and get a warning when superseding applications which are set as dependencies.

    9 votes
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  7. Add .exe installers to the list of application templates

    Instead of using script install for a .exe file make a separate one that can read the exe file just like it does the MSI file. Also when you click on the script installer have it look for Powershell or VBS or HTA scripts and not .exe files.

    4 votes
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  8. 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 have…

    16 votes
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  9. Enable ‘Copy the content in this package to a package share on distribution points’ for the Application model

    Using HTTP sources is currently broken for Windows (See MS case REG:117102316533973 - When an application requires a feature/needs to self heal Windows installer brings up the
    Error 123. The filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect.) and a work around would be to use package shares however the application model does not have this.

    The best solution would be a new distribution point feature that makes virtual package shares for each application not requiring extra space on the server. Otherwise enabling the same tickbox that is used for packages could be a quick win.

    Reasoning:
    HTTPS MSI…

    15 votes
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  10. Schedule Content to be Updated

    Have the ability to schedule an update of content. This way, if we change the source of content, we can schedule the update to happen late at night rather than during the day when it will affect business.

    5 votes
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  11. Office Click-to-run should be able to stream installation from Distribution Point

    When deploying Office 365 via SCCM, the client downloads the entire package to its local drive, then streams the installation from the downloaded source. In our organisation we have one master source including all languages (~8GB) and the client streams only the languages it requires (as specified in the configuration.xml), SCCM should allow the clients to stream the installation directly from the Distribution Points and therefore only download the languages they need, not the entire 8GB source.

    18 votes
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  12. 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.

    14 votes
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  13. 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.

    12 votes
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  14. 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 horror…

    22 votes
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  15. 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".

    55 votes
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  16. 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 there…

    342 votes
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  17. 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 GB’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.…

    4 votes
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  18. 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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  19. 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 installs…

    42 votes
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  20. 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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