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  1. Application Controling

    Ability to create a Rules for allowing Or denying applications to be Run or installed/ Ability to create a List of Approved software's for Usage and Deny the Rest "Same Idea Like App Locker but applied through SCCM"

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  2. SCCM client ScriptExecutionTimeout

    Please make the SCCM client's ScriptExecutionTimeout attribute a parameter that can be configured within Client Settings policy. This would be the best way to help address the "In-line script execution time-out... DiscoverApp failed (0x87d00321)

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  3. Include friendly names for content IDs, Application IDs, etc. in log files

    Having only the internal IDs of objects in the logs causes a lot of extra work when tracing through a log file going back and forth to find out what an Id is in "human terms".

    It would be great if there was a friendly description included alongside the Id e.g. "Application not discovered. [AppDT Id: ScopeId_A0857DD4-CD56-4262-B209-7DC212F0E26B/DeploymentType_1e8b52ad-60df-49f7-8d33-e18cefa2134d, (My Friendly App Name/My Friendly Deployment Name), Revision: 2]

    While I realize that the names are really metadata and subject to change, having them in the logs would greatly speed up troubleshooting at times.

    7 votes
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  4. Allow Application Detection to use SHA-1 HASH of a file.

    Allow Application Detection to use SHA-1 HASH of a file to determine if its installed.

    Baseline Configs can test if a file has a particular HASH, but won't let you remediate it (That would be the IDEAL scenario)

    So, we deploy an app that puts the CORRECT file into the location. Using Application Detection, there is no way (other than a VBSCRIPT) to detect if the CORRECT file was moved into place so that the deployment doesn't occur over and over.

    We can natively get the SHA-1 HASH (see baselines) so it shouldn't be THAT hard to integrate into applicationā€¦

    5 votes
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  5. Maintenance Windows vNext

    Please do not force us to use UTC for maintenance Windows in vNext. This will overcomplicate MW's across multiple time zones.

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  6. Have deployment types linked to deployments

    I would like to see the ability to easily link a deployment type to a deployment. here is why with the deployments you can point them to a collection. it would be nice to be able to say, "hey i want this deployment type to go to this production collection. However, i want to test this update for this application and have the target collection be the pilot group." i know there are probably global conditions you can make to query collection membership but it seems like it would be a small task to have that simple feature to haveā€¦

    18 votes
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  7. Revoke approvals in Application Catalog. Disable "optional software" for new software notifications

    Allow us to revoke an approval request. If an uninstall command is provided in the deployment type, it should optionally run the uninstall command. Also possibly integrate this with software metering.

    Give us the ability to disable "optional software" for new software notifications. If a user requests some software, then uninstalls it, it will show up as available optional software. The problem is that it will pop up a notification every time the user logs in. This is annoying our users especially since they uninstalled it for a reason. So either make it intelligent enough to remove the notification afterā€¦

    4 votes
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  8. New Businessstore.microsoft.com integration

    is it possible to integrate the New Businessstore.microsoft.com in the CM Console to manage the Store apps in one Console, otherwise you have to go to some additional azure Portal and manage it there, that would be difficult to have too many Consoles and stuff to manage your apps.

    Thank you

    12 votes
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  9. VDI - Support fast channel even when non fast channel DTā€™s exist in the App-V application

    This article (http://blogs.technet.com/b/configmgrteam/archive/2015/08/20/faster-virtual-app-publishing-at-first-logon-for-np-vdi-environment-in-configmgr-sp2-and-r2sp1.aspx) makes it clear that if I want to download and execute an app to a laptop, but also stream to a VDI, that to get fast channel to work, I need 2 apps instead of one app with 2 DTs. That doubles our work and doubles our chance of making mistakes.

    12 votes
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  10. Pass parameters to detection method script

    Creating a functional detection method is by far the most important, and potentially challenging thing people have to do when they start out with the application model, when the app is not an msi.

    Most of our customers do use a consistent way of registering their sccm-based installations, whether that be in registry, wmi or just in the file system.

    Passing parameters like the app name, dt name, and their respective guids to the script based option in a dection method would allow one to create a uniform detection method that just "always works".

    11 votes
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  11. Allow obscuring of all or portions of the SCCM installation command-line

    I would like to see an option added to SCCM to allow obscuring portions of the installation command-line. This functionality would be particular useful for application installations like Microsoft SQL Server Express which accept an argument to the setup.exe specifying a clear text password.

    The benefit of obscuring the password would be that the SCCM logs (i.e. appenforce.log) would not have a clear text version of the password which could be opened and read by any user having access to the c:\windows\ccm\logs folder.

    23 votes
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  12. Package ID in Application list

    Everytime I have an error in the "Distribution Point Configuration Status" I have to search for the "failed" application with the Package ID in the "Content Status". This works very slow! Please show the "Package ID" in the Appliaction List of the Console.

    26 votes
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  13. User Device Affinity - Restrict One machine per User

    Hi,

    I am using Application catalog for making the applications available for the users to install as and when they are in need of. By default, user can set more than one device as his primary device and any approved application can be installed on any/all of those machines.

    While checking the available option to automatically install an app to users primary device (In case of OS reinstallation or Hardware refresh) using appcatalog, it gets installed on all primary devices.

    It becomes difficult to manage this scenario since there are many licensed applications which will get installed on multiple machines.

    ā€¦

    20 votes
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  14. Place the client Version and Client status (Active or Inactive) in Software Center

    Placing the clients version and status in Software center would help to see if the client is having issues (Active or Inactive) and also see if the version needs updating instead of going into the applet in control panel.

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  15. Right click a package and goto the deployment report.

    It would be great if we could right click a deployment in a package and it could take us to the monitoring > deployments report, instead of having to manually navigate to it by going to Monitoring > Deployments.

    5 votes
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  16. Add predefined action (to task sequence or application/package) to copy files/folders to user workstation (as user OR as system)

    Often whole software config is a single file. It is a pain to keep creating batch files for a simple copy action

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  17. More robust control of system restart

    Now we have only two parameters for Restart behavior: time to show the first warning and time to show the 'always on top' notification. It would be better if we can configure some user-controllable options. E.g. possibility to postpone a reboot.

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  18. Enable/Disable Feature for Application Deployments

    Enable/Disable Feature for Application Deployments
    When a Deployment is created, it is Enabled by default and there is no way to Disable it. In the current state, a Deployment could get created incorrectly, resulting in a large number of computers in the company getting rebooted, unwanted software or blue screens (if its something incompatible for that platform). In SCCM 2007 we got around this by creating a "Disabled" program for each Package, then after an Advertisement was QA'd, we would associate the "Enable" Program with the Advertisement. This option is not available in 2012. Seems like a pretty simple featureā€¦

    15 votes
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  19. Allow MSI Source locations to use DP's configured for HTTPS

    I recently ran into an issue with an MSI that we have deployed which required access to its installation source during a patching operation, and discovered these two problems. We worked around the issue by pinning the content in the ccmcache.

    On the application deployment properties, SCCM can automatically update the source location windows installer uses for a detected MSI product code. However, it appears that windows installer is unable to use https source locations, only http.

    Another issue I have seen is that the windows installer source list gets appended (not replaced). As a client roams between content boundaries,ā€¦

    26 votes
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  20. Allow deployments using application model to be installed from DP rather than downloaded to ccmcache folder

    I have to create several very large (10GB and up) software deployments each year and install them for two thirds of the user base. Preferred method of delivery is install directly from the DP rather than download the installation files to C:\windows\ccmcache. It would be nice to do this using the application model so I can make use of the extended feature set it provides over the package model. I have to work around the limitations using convoluted wrapper scripts to get everything working properly.

    180 votes
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