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  1. windows source management

    Allow multiple "Product Code" separated by a comma, in the "Windows Source management" under Deployment Type - Program tab.

    This would be helpful for such MSI with sub storage streamed in. Those MSI change their Product Code on the fly during installation depending on language detected.

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  2. windows source management

    Allow multiple "Product Code" separated by a comma, in the "Windows Source management" under Deployment Type - Program tab.

    This would be helpful for such MSI with sub storage streamed in. Those MSI change their Product Code on the fly during installation depending on language detected.

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  3. Deployment option for CMG available/required apps

    It would be useful to us for an option, similar to allowing application to run via task sequence, that would let us select which applications we would want users to see/install via the CMG. Currently most apps we use are deployed as available to all users but only a select few have the content distributed to our CMG and so causes problems when users try to install and ConfigMgr waits to download content.

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  4. Prioritize application installation/removal and hold reboots until all deployments are complete.

    I worked with Radia for many years. Two things from Radia we miss are the ability to set priority and holding reboots until the end of all deployments. For priority, we could set a value of 1 to 99 on an application. Anytime there were multiple deployments to a device they would be performed in low to high number priority order for install and reverse for uninstall. Uninstalls would occur first. We could also set reboot=reallysuppress in any msiexec command line and set a flag on the application to reboot on install, uninstall, update, etc. Radia would then wait untilā€¦

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  5. Add the "Version" data type to registry key detection methods

    Most modern applications e.g. Microsoft 365 Apps, store their version with a period in the value(e.g. 13127.20408) which makes the key a string and not an integer. When deploying updates to applications I would like the ability to say the version is greater than or equal to a number which is only possible with integers. In Global Conditions there is extra Data Type options and one is "Version", this allows the periods in version values to be treated as decimal points and manipulated like an integer.

    3 votes
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  6. 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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  7. Pre-deploy software to user primary device on application groups

    Actually there is no way to Flag application groups to pre-deploy on user primary device

    It would be great to have like on application deployment the capability to flag the groups to install on primary user device

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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. Required Software notification

    We would like to be able to remove the "Outside my business hours" option on the required software changes notification added in 1902. This option requires users to understand the difference between maintenance windows and business hours which can be confusing. This is even more confusing if you disable the options tab in Software Center so that the "Configure Business hours" option doesn't work.

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  12. Include a time delay in the SCCM Application Dependencies Tab

    When adding dependencies to an appliaction is would be good to set a time delay between it and the application being installed.

    I have had an instancing in a current project that 2 applications need a time delay otherwise they do not recognise each other as being installed. The only way that this can then be resolved in to uninstall both then install one and then other while waiting for required time of 5 minutes.

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  13. Application deployment and "Maintenance window" settings cause the application to kill

    -Problem overview
    If you deploy the application under the following conditions, the running application will be killed immediately after the download phase.
    The customer has set "Maintenance Windows", and the problem is that the application is killed at a timing outside the "Maintenance Windows" range.

    This behavior is reproducible. (Confirmed with MECM 2002) I want to confirm whether this behavior is a by design or a known issue.

    -Repro step
    1. Set "Maintenance Windows" to the device collection. The next step is to set the installation deadline before entering "Maintenance Windows".

    1. In the application's Deployment Type properties, on the Installā€¦

    46 votes
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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. Approval for application groups

    Approvals are not available for application groups. It would be so much easier to approve one application group than multiple apps individually.

    Approvals should work with application groups the same way than with applications.

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  19. 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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  20. 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 based on the ā€˜Minimum duration before cached content canā€¦

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