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  1. 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.

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  2. 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 want to launchā€¦

    17 votes
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  3. 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.

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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. Better application control (like in Novell ZENworks)

    Are there plans to add better application control, like in Novell ZENworks? At education customers it's sometimes hard to advise ConfigMgr above off ZENworks because of this. They want to control applications for exams and related stuff. For example: Make available on <date/time> and withdraw on <date/time>. In that scenario they want to publish shortcuts on devices only.

    Also an integrated User Environment Management solution would be great! (like Group Policy Preferences)

    /Henk

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  9. add application catalogue install report

    It would be useful to be able to have a default report created which shows the total number of software installed through the catalogue method. This would be useful when reporting back to management the amount of time saved through end users installing themselves, rather than time spent pushing out, amending collections, or manually installing.

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  10. Remember list of Application Catalog installed apps

    Add a new view to Application Catalog that would display the list of applications that the user has previously installed from the Application Catalog regardless of what machine that application has been installed to.

    Scenario here is that the user has been using her workstation for 3 years and during that time she installed 6 different applications from the Application Catalog. Then the user gets a new workstation with the default set of application. She could go to the Application Catalog and see all Apps that She has installed previously on his/her old workstation and install the same ones toā€¦

    7 votes
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  11. Build in preprovisioning for Windows UWP apps allowing the apps to be available to all users that login

    Build in pre-provisioning of Windows UWP apps. This can be done via a package that calls the PS command Add-AppxProvisionedPackage or DISM /online /add-provisionedappxpackage, but it would ease admin burden and be more scriptable to have this option built into the app deployment interfaces.

    This would make the app available to all users that login to the device, without having to target each user (via collection).

    Pre-provisioning the app is useful for a device that will be used by multiple users; for example, airlines using Surface devices for the flight crew and gate workers.

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  12. Introduce a new checkbox under package properties: "Don't store this package in content library if content is copied to package share".

    Introduce a new checkbox under package properties: "Don't store this package in content library if content is copied to package share".

    That is to avoid using twice the package size in Distribution Points for the environments where content availability in package shares is crucial.

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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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€¦

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  17. 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.

    64 votes
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  18. 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

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  19. 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€¦

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  20. 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.

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