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  1. 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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  2. Increase Security: Suspend BitLocker PIN entry on restart

    SCCM 1610 (current branch)
    Windows 10

    Suspend BitLocker PIN entry on restart
    Used Setting: Always
    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/core/clients/deploy/about-client-settings

    Repro Steps:
    1. 06:00 AM: User is logged on to his Windows 10 Client and is working
    2. 07:00 AM: SCCM install Software on Windows 10 Client, which requires a reboot
    3. 07:00 AM and later: User does not click on "reboot now" on shown SCCM restard dialogs

    Note: Reboot deadline is configered to: 4 hours

    Current behaviour:
    a) 07:00 AM: Bitlocker PIN is suspended
    b) 11:00 AM: Reboot is initiated by SCCM, as deadline is passed

    Desired behaviour:
    a) 11:00 AM: Bitlocker PINā€¦

    14 votes
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  3. Export/Archive Apps with all Informations on Filesystem

    An option to Export Apps/Packages to Filesystem would be perfect. If i remove an SCCM App i can copy the Sources to my Archive on the Filesystem, but I loose the Information like Deployment Types, Description, Detection methods ans more.

    We have hundreds of Apps which need to be Archived manually.

    6 votes
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  4. 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.

    10 votes
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  5. Application Task Sequence

    For complex software deployments, we regularly use Task Sequences to sequence reboots and installation orders, as well as containing logic on the various steps to only run when certain conditions are met. This allows for much more complex and flexible deployments.

    The problem is, if a reboot step is initiated, no Task Sequence progress is displayed to the user to let them know that installations are taking place behind the scenes. To them, the reboot occurs and then they return to the CTRL+AT+DEL screen.

    It would be great if a new class of Task Sequence could be created that wouldā€¦

    66 votes
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  6. Variable for the package cache path

    It would be great to have a variable you can use in the Installation/Uninstallation Program, for use with installations that need a full path for an answer file. Like an InstallShield iss file.
    I have a great deal of other installers that have their own answer files and most need a full path for the file.
    So instead of having a full path for a network share it would be great to be able to use a variable that have the path for the local cache for the application. E.g. C:\Windows\ccmcache\2n
    I have tried %CD%, which works in the commandā€¦

    60 votes
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  7. Application Lifecycle Management options in Console

    One of the big struggles at many companies is not putting application IN SCCM, but having a proper process to retire old applications and do regular cleanup. So it would be good to have some options to automate the process when retiring applications.


    • having the content for retired applications automatically removed from all distribution points

    • having the files/folders removed from the content source location

    • having the retired applications deleted from SCCM after the cleanup completed.

    I know there are some PowerShell scripts out there and console extensions but it would be nice to have this as a fully supported outā€¦

    19 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.

    7 votes
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  9. SCCM Company Portal App: Correct installation status for applications requiring approval

    When an application is requested for approval and then installed using the SCCM Comopany Portal App, the status stays on "Install" but it would be nice if it changed to "Installing" and then "Installed" accordingly.

    More Details:


    1. An application is deployed to users as Ā«Install / AvailableĀ» with the flag Ā«Require administrator approval if users request this applicationĀ»


    2. The SCCM Company Portal App can be successfully used to request approval for the application from the client.


    3. The approval request appears in SCCM and is approved from the SCCM console.


    4. After approving the request in SCCM, the status of the applicationā€¦

    6 votes
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  10. Retiring Applications

    Allow 'Retiring' applications that in fact stop being deployed, without having to remove the 'Deployments' that contain tracking data about their previous installations.

    28 votes
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  11. MAM (Mobile Application Management) policy for Windows platform

    Currently MAM only supports IOS/Android platform.

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  12. Software Transfer from old computer to new computer

    Have a way to copy or move installed applications from old computer to a new computer .

    3 votes
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  13. Use a standard file browse dialog for the file detection method

    When creating a file detection type, it would be lovely if it were possible to use a standard file type dialog as opposed to the current dialog.

    15 votes
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  14. "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.

    54 votes
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  15. Provide the ability to set an "expiration date" on a DEPLOYMENT

    Even thought Applications are state based there are still use cases when a deployment could be expired so that no future deployments of that application will occur. Either an expiration or the use of automatically disabling the deployment, since Software Updates could be disabled so should Software Application Deployments. The reason to keep the deployment would be for reporting so a way to disable or expire would be ideal if state based is not needed.

    The sms_applicationassignment WMI class exposes an ExpirationTime property which actually removes deployments from App Catalog but it does not work with software center.

    108 votes
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  16. 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.

    18 votes
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  17. As soon as possible behavior for existing deployments

    When you update a deployment and change the 'Schedule the application to be available at', if 'As soon as possible after the available time' is ticked this should automatically update the installation deadline to be the same. I have had deployments go out as the schedule is earlier than the available time.

    1 vote
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  18. Evaluate App Requirements at App Uninstall

    Consider an app with multiple deployment types using different requirement rules filtering on items such as platform (x86, x64, APP-V, etc). When the app is configured the requirement logic is evaluated and the proper deployment type executed.

    Suppose that the deployment type selected was specific for x64 systems and also that the deployment type is the third deployment type in the list. Assume also that each of the three deployment types supports an uninstall command.

    If the user goes into software center and manually selects to uninstall everything works as expected and the specific deployment type is removed. If, instead,ā€¦

    15 votes
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  19. Enable creating a working copy of an application to check in and out

    We need the ability to test edits to an application before putting them into production. Making a copy breaks dependency and supercedence relationships.

    I would like to ask for the ability to check out an application to make edits. Once the edits are tested, we would be able to check back in the changes.

    1 vote
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  20. 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.

    21 votes
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