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  1. List all applications and packages by criteria

    Many customers are using packages and (!) applications. There's no way in the console to list all "software items" in one view to get a list of all applications and packages. That would be extremely handy when you need to answer the question "is that piece of software an app or a package" when deploying it. Please add such a view e.g. to the folder "Application Management".

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  2. 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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  3. Fix 'CI Version Info Timed Out' error

    My applications are successfully installing on client devices however the Console is showing an error for the deployment in the monitoring section. The only description of the error is 'CI Version Info Timed Out'. I have tried all the workarounds found online.
    - Deleting and recreating a package to reset the revision number
    - Deleting deployment and recreating deployment
    - Updating collection and redistributing content

    Nothing works permanently the errors come right back

    38 votes
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  4. Add an "All Items" category to Software Center

    Please add an "All Items" category to Software Center and have this displayed by default whenever a user clicks on a notification/toast. This would eliminate the dozens of calls we get from the end-users who ask "where's the update I was just asked to apply"?

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  5. collection deployment

    Collections have a Tab named "Deployments", both when selected in admin console and in properties of a certain collection. It would be nice to see inherited deployments (As you do with a device) in the tab in properties.

    6 votes
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  6. User Based Package Deployments failing after upgrade of clients to SCCM 1606 (Version 5.00.8412.1007)

    After upgrade to SCCM 1606 and the 2 latest hotfixes, if we upgrade the SCCM Clients to the latest version (5.00.8412.1007), all user based Package Deployments fail with the below error and we see the same both in Software Center and Application Catalog as below:

    Application Installation not started
    You have limited permission to request and install applications on this computer. This can occur with one of the following conditions:
    1.You do not have administrative permissions for this computer.
    2.You are working on a Remote Desktop Connection session and you are not the default user for that Remote Desktop Connectionā€¦

    8 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. 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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  9. Add the new "Software Updates deployment re-eval behavior upon restart" feature to Application deployments

    With CM1606, we get a great new feature on Deployments of Software Update Group that can trigger a software update scan after the reboot. This makes it quicker to fully patch machines since Update A might get installed and now Update B becomes applicable. Previously, you'd have to wait for the next update scan (which at shortest is 24 hours, even if you schedule it for more often) before Update B would show up as required.

    Well, this functionality would be incredibly useful on Deployments of Applications. If I deploy Office 2016, I'd want the device to do a softwareā€¦

    13 votes
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  10. Required Application Deployment download settings as part of the deployment

    When a required application deployment is deployed, clients start downloading the content as soon as they get the deployment in policy.

    Need the ability to control a deployments download of content. Ie have a required deployment, but allow the client to start downloading the content after hours. allow a schedule to be placed on the deployment for download of the content. This would allow you to defer the content download to say night time hours or off peak network load times.

    9 votes
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  11. 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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  12. Application catalog - select multiple applications to be installed as a queue

    It would be extremly usefull if an user can select multiple applications in the application catalog that he/she wants and then hit the Install button once.

    Hereby the applications are installed in one batch (queue). This wil save the user lots of time and clicking in the application catalog when the user wants to install a couple of applications.

    3 votes
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  13. uninstall software remotely

    Ability to list software installed on a computer and remotely and silently uninstall it if a silent un-install switch is listed / supported.

    4 votes
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  14. 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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  15. Further Customize Web Application Deployment Types

    Web Application deployment types in their current incarnation are not very usable. The main issues with using them are that:

    1. There is no control over where the shortcut to the Web App gets placed; they always go to the start menu. We would like the option to put the shortcut on the desktop or in the user's favorites menu. To do this currently we have to write a script and cannot use this deployment type.

    2. The icon for the Web Application should use the icon imported into the software center. Nondescript icons make finding the application you wantā€¦

    16 votes
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  16. Ability to specify a Software Update as a dependency

    I'd like the ability to choose a Software Update as a dependency for applications. Instead of creating .NET 4.6.1 as an Application, specify the Software Update for it that is already in place.

    3 votes
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  17. Move all (or selected) deployments from one application to another

    It would be nice to have the ability to move all deployments (or selectively chosen ones [CTRL + Click]) from one application to another using a menu accessible by right clicking any of the selected deployments and choosing the new application to move the deployments to and automatically removing the deployments from the original application.

    3 votes
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  18. Option to specify maximum number of primary devices can be associated in a UDA relationship

    We can face issues with licensing if we utilize UDA deployments and allow the end user to specify the relationship or have it based on usage. We need to ensure that there is a 1:1 relationship between user and primary device for this reason. I'd like to specify the maximum allowed primary devices per user if possible.

    9 votes
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  19. Add data access/distribution settings options to app/package creation

    It would be great to have the ability to check the appropriate data access/distribution setting options from the get-go rather than having to go into the properties of each app/package and checking the appropriate boxes. Just having the options available when you create the app/package would save time.

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  20. When creating a package program, add the checkbox "Allow this program to be installed from the Install Package task sequence",

    When you go through the wizard to create a new program for a package, it would be great to have the option to check the box "Allow this program to be installed from the Install Package task sequence without being deployed" in the wizard, rather than having to go back into the package/program properties and check the box.

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