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  1. Let Software Version Become a Variable (For Detection Methods)

    I always enter the software version number for each application I am patching (Adobe Reader/Acrobat, Chrome, Firefox, Java, etc).

    I also use detection methods to determine that the new update has been installed. Is there any way the "Software Version" field I manually populate with the correct version can be a variable that can be used in the detection method MSI/File version field?

    It would be great to let the detection method use %SOFTVERSION%, for instance, which points to the software version I am defining every time.

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  2. Allow Email Approval Requests to go to Manager / Owner / Support Contact

    First off - Thank-you very much for the Email approval in CM 1810.
    For the first improvement request, I'd like to request it be able to be sent to Manager or Application / Support owner already identified in the application.

    These 3 options would cover nearly every workflow possibility instead of a hardcoded email address.

    Usually you require permission from a BA or Business owner of the application, a Technical resource (Helpdesk, etc), or your Supervisor for an application. 2 of these items are already tracked in the application, and the third is (should) populated in AD for the requestingā€¦

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  3. Run a GPUPDATE after Application Install Option

    In some instances, it would be valuable to have an application to silently run a "gpupdate /force" once the application installation has completed (and potentially before it hands off for the detection method). In the past if I've had a need for this I've had SCCM trigger a reboot on completion of the installation, but I'd rather not have this as it impacts the user.

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  4. Message notification

    You must consider allowing us customize message notification to users before installing or Uninstalling Application, Package. today we are use on this idea using VBS or PS which is no so convenience

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  5. Deployment Style Templates

    Ability to save templates of deployment settings (required / hidden / asap ect. ).
    When deploying new software
    select software -> select collection -> select deployment style template -> done

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  6. Application Catalog - Self Service Windows 10 Upgrade via Application Catalog.

    We are testing the ability to add a Win 10 upgrade to the Application Catalog with success.

    We are able to successfully publish the Win 10 upgrade as a standard Package and simply run Setup.Exe. This has worked and we have successfully updated systems in our Lab from Win 7 to Win 10 with this method. The user clicks "Install" from the App Cat and they are presented with the standard Win 10 setup screens.

    We want to offer this as an option to our Engineers and Application developers that want to jump on to Win 10 for testing onā€¦

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    Noted  ·  sangeev responded

    Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

  7. Auto-Uninstall application after specifed period

    sometimes we recieve request to install a software for only period of time and we will have to remeber to remove it and it's quite diffilcult especially when period is great. so we need to remove an application at specific time where we ca specify the date during the installation and once the due date is about to end the user gets pop up message to request an extision of the period which require an approval from the console if he applied for it otherwise to be removed.

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  8. Add Source Path column to Application Deployment Types

    It would be useful to be able to view the source path of each Application Deployment type in the console by allowing the addition of a Source Path column.

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  9. 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.

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  10. 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.

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  11. Schedule Content to be Updated

    Have the ability to schedule an update of content. This way, if we change the source of content, we can schedule the update to happen late at night rather than during the day when it will affect business.

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  12. Application installs user profile

    To have the ability to install an application that requires admin rights but also requires to install data to the logged on user profile

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  13. ccmsetup

    Dont allow to start application installation if CCMSetup.exe is in progress.
    Example:
    1. PC is waiting on Maintenance window at Monday 4:00.
    2. Monday 4:00 starts ccmsetup tu upgrade ccmclient (MSIInstaller is in use)
    3. Monday 4:00 starts also SCCM Application to install (Installation fails with 1601 because MSIInstaller is in use by ccmsetup->client.msi)

    Step 2 and 3 should not happend asynchronous.

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  14. maintenance window

    When one or more maintenance windows are added or modified on a collection, the SCCM clients in that collection seems to flush all their existing maintenance windows. In the very same second the client sets the new maintenance windows - So it looks like when looking in ServiceWindowManager.log. For applications deployments this "flush" seems to be without problems, but if applications are deployed within a task sequence there is a good chance the deployment will start to roll immediately.

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  15. Seperate Windows 10 by build for Operating Systems Requirements

    When selecting Window 10 as an Operating Systems Requirement it should be separated by the build i.e, 1507, 1511, 1607, 1703. Specifically in the task sequence requirements for OS.

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  16. check for running exe is missing in appx tab

    The check for running exe is a great feature, but its missing for appx/appxbundle packages. is this by design? I understand its pre-release and maybe on the way but having it (sccm) check for appx apps running would be really useful

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  17. 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€¦

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  18. Cleanup of MSfB Apps staled versions download by CM

    Right now when you setup the Microsoft Store for Business connector and when you approve apps in MSfB. CM downloads all new updates of this apps.

    After a while, the storage used by staled versions is quite huge.
    For example, if you approve 10 apps (especially Office Apps : Word, Excel, PowerPoint). If there are lots of updates on it, you can reach up to 40 GB of storage content after 2 years. Around 38GB are not used anymore and takes space on the site server.

    You should include an automatic cleanup process to delete old versions.

    Thanks

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  19. It would be really good if customers could define there own

    Global Condition Clauses/Operators.

    It would be beneficial if customers could create there own custom clauses/operators in the same way the 'Operating System' clause works. Effectively being able to select a number of check boxes in which to define the item as meeting the condition.

    This saves it being wrapped in a script.

    I see many examples of this and a common one would be Location which is not AD related. This could be paired with an identifier on the machine (perhaps a reg key)

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  20. Make Dynamically Installed Application CIs Show Up in Compliance Reports

    Applications installed via task sequence using dynamic variables are never compliant because there is no associated Policy (unless you also deploy the application seperately).

    This means that compliance reports are useless if you install applications dynamically as part of your task sequence.

    This is a great shame because it means we have to go back to using hardware or software inventory to reliably detect installed software. In some cases, inventory has to be extended to find certain applications. And since there is no native way to associate an inventory item with an application, that data has to be stored elsewhere,ā€¦

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