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  1. Increase Comment Length

    The comment boxes ('Administrator Comment' for Applications, 'Comment' for Packages, 'Description' for other things like Task Sequences) are way too short to be useful. For instance, the Comment box for a Package looks like you'll be able to type an essay, but no, 128 characters max. A comment/description should be descriptive and 128 characters is too short to get much of a description at all. I'd like to see it get increased to somewhere in the 512 characters range.

    4 votes
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  2. Enable configuration of deadline randomization per-deployment

    Currently, deadline randomization is a client setting that applies to all deployments targeted to systems; however, there are many cases where selectively enabling or disabling deadline randomization would be ideal. For example, many customers disable deadline randomization because it affects application deployments (which are often deployed to a subset of systems and impacts user communications/expectations/predictability about deployment timing), even though they see benefits of enabling it particularly for software updates (which are often deployed to most systems). Deadline randomization can significantly reduce the resource demand on the ConfigMgr infrastructure when deploying several software updates to many systems. Having deadline randomizationā€¦

    42 votes
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  3. Initiate Application Deployment Evaluation Cycle when the user logs off

    In TP1702 you can block installation of a required deployment type if some applications are running or you can automatically close those applications.

    However, you might not dare to automatically close those blocking apps. Then it would be very useful, if ConfigMgr would initiate application deployment evaluation cycle wehn the user logs off (and is not shutting down or restarting). When the user is logged off, ConfigMgr could easily install the required DT.

    You could achieve the same thing by decreasing the default deployment re-evaluation cycle from 7 days to e.g. 8 h, but it is stupid decrease the scheduleā€¦

    3 votes
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  4. Mac Script Installer deployment type

    Today the only deployment type for Mac is to use the ".cmmac" packages.
    These packages are far from on par with what is available for Windows.
    The most basic option to uninstall the app is not present.

    It would be very usfull to have the "Mac Script Installer" deployment type where we can simply add a .pkg file or bash script with media and execute install and uninstall with custom commands. Some of the packages require more then just the .pkg file and will therefor be incomplete.
    Having a uninstall command will also allow for propper supersedence where now applicationā€¦

    16 votes
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  5. Application Dependency Management

    Managing applications and understanding their dependencies is a significant challenge. Having the ability to understand what applications depend on system components, such as .NET or other, would be a significant benefit to ensure minimal production impact when working to upgrade an operating system or an application version. A recent example in a customers infrastructure was legacy software with dependencies on a specific version of .NET. Being able to see what these dependencies are ahead of time across the enterprise and manage them proactively would have been a huge win.

    62 votes
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  6. Add a link to 'Deployment Status'

    Add a link to 'Deployment Status' in the applications 'Deployments' tab, so that admins can review the deployment status without needing to search within the 'Monitoring > Deployments' node.

    9 votes
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  7. Application deletation without Task Sequence link depency

    I would love to be able to delete Application, without first have to remove it from Task Sequence. You can do this with packages and with driver packages, but not with Applications, why?

    The practical challenge here is, that we keep saving our old TS as backup, and this way same App is added to multiple Tasks. ItĀ“s hard to go all them through and delete one app.

    34 votes
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  8. When retiring an App, have the process remove from DP and check if application is in a Task Sequence

    When we retire an application, we need it to check to verify that it is not in a TS. Currently you have to go through an exercise of Delete to verify that the Application is not in a Task Sequence and not everyone remembers to do this step. So we end up with a broken Task Sequence and learn about it later.

    3 votes
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  9. Allow for inter-dependencies among Applications, Packages, and Software Updates

    For example, add a Package and Software Update as a Dependency for an Application.

    4 votes
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  10. BITS Priorities for User Initiated Deployments

    Test in 1606: For User launched Application deployments (i.e Software Center) , the BITS job is created as FOREGROUND priority which can hog all of the available bandwidth on the machine.

    Package/Programs downloads are launched with a BITS priority of LOW ā€“ please can we standardize on this for all user initiated content downloads.

    26 votes
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  11. "Test Detection method" button.

    Basically, configure your detection method, then have a "Test Detection method" button which has a prompt to enter a device name for testing the detection method on.

    would be useful in particular for the vbscript/powershell type detection methods.

    Just needs to return an "Application detected" or "Application not detected" result.

    12 votes
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  12. Remove New Software is available prompt for Packages deployed as Available

    It would be great if Packages deployed as Available would not prompt the user with 'New software is available' in the system tray upon login and persist until the user installs the package. We want to utilize the 'Show notifications for new deployments' setting for Windows OS/Microsoft Office updates to give the users more control of installation options, but we cannot since we have Packages available to all users for various fixes which makes this tray icon is persistent and an reported as an annoyance.

    14 votes
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  13. Allow application install only on logon/logoff screen

    Hi

    A great thing would be install an application on logon screen or after a User logged off.
    So every application is closed.

    4 votes
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  14. Add "uninstall application" as an dependency option when creating applications

    An example could be when users want to install 'Office 365 x64' on a machine which has 'Office 365 x86' installed. For the 1. to be installed the other should be uninstalled.

    24 votes
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  15. Export and Import Global Conditions

    Please allow us to export and import global conditions. The code exists somewhere since this can be done when exporting and importing applications. Bonus points for Powershell cmdlets.

    19 votes
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  16. User Environment Management solution

    In the Microsoft portfolio a complete User Environment Management (UEM) solution is missing. Yes, there is Group Policy + Preferences and User Environment Virtualization (UE-V), but a solution like RES One Workspace or AppSense is missing. Why's that? Lot's off customers like to have a Microsoft-only or Microsoft-unless policy, which can't be using Microsoft solutions alone.

    Think about a solution which combining user settings like start menu, desktop, folder redirection, taskbar, application control, application security, license management, drive mappings and printer offering. Where delegating of control is possible. With integration in Configuration Manager, and what else you can think of.ā€¦

    19 votes
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  17. Delete multiple Application Revision History

    Make it possible to delete multiple previous Application Revisions in one-click using the Configuration Manager Console. This would simplify the task of cleaning up before putting it in prod and reduce time spent removing one revision at a time.

    90 votes
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  18. Option to uninstall an application when a user or device falls out of scope of the collection

    This is a buggy, Would we like the option to have ' Uninstall Application when Resource falls out of scope of this collection' when an application is deployed to a collection, this would save us having to create 2 collections ( install and uninstall) and to deployments. This would save SO much time and reduce the complicity of application management.

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  19. Application Model - Fast Retry interval

    By default Fast rety interval is 2 hours. There is no option to change this setting. We would like have option to change this internval.

    Note in Pacakage model we have option to change this setting through site control file

    38 votes
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  20. Show icon set for an application in admin console

    Applications can have a custom icon set for them. Applications listed in the SCCM Admin Console have an "icon", but it's the same generic one for every application. Would love to see the icon I set in admin console next to each app for easy identification.

    43 votes
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