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  1. Have the Content Status link for a given application or package jump directly to that package's status

    Currently when viewing an Application or Package and selecting the "Content Status" link the console redirects to a list of all content, which an admin user must then navigate to find the package they just came from and finding it, click the "View Status" link for the highlighted content.
    Just skip the middle step and go directly to the specified content's status.

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  2. Pass Return Code Across Dependent Applications

    When installing an Application with dependencies, the ability to capture the dependent Apps return code and then perform a set of actions (run a custom script, additional child dependency, etc.) or have a series of extra settings that can be configured (wait until reboot/logon/additional action complete), would be very helpful.

    For example: AppA has a dependency that will require a reboot but it must be initiated by the user. The ability for the primary App to get that return code and then "Hold until reboot" would be very helpful.

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  3. Run detection without downloading application

    When using dependencies and superseedence it seems that the client downloads applications to be able to run the detection method.

    My scenario is that i have Application A which from today is dependent of Application B. i added Application B as a dependency and now Software Center shows that it wants to download 11 components. This would be every single superseeded application back to the first version of Application A in our environment.

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  4. Application Uninstall Evaluation Delay

    Using some native application uninstallers they appear to complete, i.e. successful execution, before the uninstall process actually completes (typically a secondary uninstall process has been launched). This then triggers the Application evaluation which sees the Application is still present, i.e. files or registry settings still present, and so fails the uninstall. However at the next Application evaluation the uninstall has completed and the Application is successfully evaluated as uninstalled. This could be prevented if a delay could be configured between the uninstall "completing" and the Application evaluation running. This can be done with scripts of course but you basically windā€¦

    2 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. 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

    44 votes
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  7. Performing Uninstall of depended applications when necessary

    Sometimes it happens that you have 3 or 4 different application depended one on another. In current application model is capable install these dependencies. Which works perfect.

    But uninstall... When it comes to uninstall, the dependencies of the application, are left back. It is for sure that we do not want to uninstall .Net FW or C++ runtime because we just removed one application. But how about in a dependencies just specific to that application. These depended applications are not user by any other application. So why not we cannot remove them. When we use application model, the information toā€¦

    3 votes
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  8. Allow Changing In-use Global Conditions

    Currently, a Global Condition cannot be changed or deleted if it is in use in any existing revision of an application. This makes testing a new global condition or fixing an existing global condition extremely cumbersome, either resulting in many duplicates being created or many revisions of the application being deleted every time the global condition must be changed.

    While it is beneficial to make it difficult to break an existing application by preventing the global condition from changing, ultimately, SCCM users need the freedom to determine when it is appropriate to change an existing Global Condition on their own.

    115 votes
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  9. Universal Application Upgrade Deployment

    Current universal apps require older version app should not be running on client computer when you deployed upgrade package to clients.

    When you deploy upgrade to clients old version running deployments failing with error "Resource already in use".

    Customers trying to use wrapper programs to terminate running process. Instead of wrapper program Configuration Manager should be handle the process termination.

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  10. Allow to skip maintenance window for superseded appliciations made available to user collections

    Currently when a superseding application is deployed to a user collection I can enable the option "Automatically upgrade any superseded versions of this application". With this option set I'm able to specify a scheduling for the deployment. But the option to allow the installation or maybe the system restart outside the maintenance windows is greyed out.

    Would be nice to have the option to skip the maintenance windows for this type of deployment as well.

    34 votes
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  11. Automatically extract app icons from content (MSI etc.)

    Current behavior is that application icons need to be specified in Application Properties. Wouldn't it be great to pull the app icon from the app content if it is available? This would save a lot of time for environments where application icons are a requirement.

    19 votes
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  12. 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.

    52 votes
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  13. Trigger Hardware Inventory After Installing Applications

    Many ConfigMgr administrators set aggressive hardware inventory cycles for their client citing the need to keep an up-to-date inventory for the applications installed on their company's assets. Aggressive inventory cycles can obviously have a negative impact on site performance, and very often is unnecessary as there are frequently no changes to the inventory. Administrators can perform a work around by using wrappers or run additional programs to initiate a hardware inventory post install, however this causes an administrative overhead to installing applications.

    I propose adding an option to application/package deployments that would trigger a hardware inventory after a successful installation.ā€¦

    26 votes
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  14. We need an Event based deployment versus Time based deployment

    Please put in Event based deployment versus Time based deployment based on file/registry/Event log change. The deployment date should be used as the absolute earliest the event could take place. The expiration date should still hold true.

    The action could possibly happen on a single device, but need to occur to devices within a boundary/collection.

    The usage scenario is when a computer device is being used in a 24 hour retail setting, and the maintenance window is dependent on when the retail location determines a time in which it can take such action. The retail store may only have aā€¦

    22 votes
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  15. Reboot Behavior for Application Deployment

    I experienced strange reboot behavior for application deployment.

    I wrote detailed information on TechNet Forums post: https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/fc7e6886-8d24-439f-a8d8-3f68b633f528/reboot-behavior?forum=configmanagerapps.

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  16. Create folders under "Deployments"

    Allow the creation of folders under "Deployments"

    33 votes
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  17. Add clietn settings option to disable software distribution (apps and packages)

    We can turn off software updates, hw inventory, sw inventory, and even the ability to remote control with the client, but there isn't a way to easily disable software deployments (application and packages). In healthcare, we have machines that we cannot patch so we turn off the update component as an added layer of protection. We also have systems we do not want software deployed to as well and there are ways to try and prevent targeting, just turning off that component on the client would be much easier with a client setting option.

    14 votes
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  18. Combine all portals into one universal portal

    There is so many different portals.

    1- Company portal app for Config manager.
    2- Software Center
    3- New software center
    4- Apple catalog

    Reason: it is way to complicated for users to decide which one to use

    Ask: create one universal portal that does all 4 is capable of doing

    4 votes
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  19. Process elevation in User Context

    "Run as Administrator" will elevate using the System Context.
    Elevation of an installation or whatnot should be allowed to be elevated within User Context, even though User would not have Administrator rights on the computer. There are 3rd party tools available to fix this for elevation. Microsoft should be able to fix this in SCCM.

    5 votes
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  20. Add "Run As" to Applications

    Similar to the Task Sequence "Run this step as the following account". Please add this to application installations as well. We have some "difficult to package" applications that require a user profile in order to install successfully. These applications fail to install as an application because when running as the system there is no user profile path. As a result, we have to resort to task sequences to install these which results in a worse end user experience.

    9 votes
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