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  1. Allow "Applications" to run under alternate account other than "SYSTEM"

    Allow "Applications" to run under alternate account other than "SYSTEM". Some applications will not run under a s SYSTEM account and have to run with a domain account. It is only possible when using a task sequence to accomplish this now and it can only be done with packages.

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      Noted  ·  1 comment  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Create folders under "Deployments"

      Allow the creation of folders under "Deployments"

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        Noted  ·  2 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Add BITS Priority settings for Package ans Application

        BITS job is creates as LOW priority when deploy package or application, but Software Updates download are launched with a BITS priority NORMAL and software updates download prior to package or applications.

        If it take a long time to download QU/FU and user want to deploy package or app immediately during client download QU/FU, users cannot do it as far as downloading QU/FU due to the difference of BITS priority.

        Add BITS Priority settings for Package ans Application in this scenario.

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        • Add grace period to delay detection method for installers that exit too quickly

          Many application installers spawn child processed and then exit before actually finishing, causing Detection Method to fail. The solution widely used right now is to wrap the installer in a script and use some kind of "sleep" function. It would useful to have an optional parameter on the "detection method" tab to delay the detection check for up to 'x' seconds/minutes after the installer exits.

          Note: we can sort of do this now by forcing a reboot after the installer exits; the computer will restart and run detection check afterwards, but this just leads to a lot of longer installs…

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          • Integrate a References tab on Application objects

            Application objects should have a References tab that is identical in functionality to the References tab on Task Sequence objects.

            The current References tab in an Application object's properties is very limited (Shows App dependencies, App Supersedence, and Virtual Environments).

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            • Automatically Close

              Thank you for the Auto close of the executable specified on the install behavior, the problem I have is chrome.exe, aftre the application closes, it starts the install, if the user just starts it up again, it continues to run again, leaving 2 versions installed, chrome.exe, and new_chrome.exe, with the request to admin credentials to update, corrupting the installation

              Can we add to the Automatically close, keep closed until installation returns a Zero

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              • Add Install Behavior to Uninstallations

                As stated above, the Uninstall command should be forced to check if an executable is running via the Install Behavior tab, same as installations. I could see some cases where you'd want it to uninstall anyway, so maybe a checkbox could be added on how to handle this.

                Right now if a user clicks "uninstall" or if Supersedence is set to run an uninstall, the application will just begin the uninstall. This isn't ideal, as If the old version of software is uninstalled, it will typically crash the application, and then the new version would begin installing to the horror…

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                  2 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 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,…

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                  • 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.

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                      Noted  ·  2 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • 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.

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                        Noted  ·  2 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 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 – please can we standardize on this for all user initiated content downloads.

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                        • 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.

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                          • Add support for MSU files in Application Catalog

                            From time to time msu quick engineering hotfixes need to be deployed to machines. It would be helpful if you could import the msu files just like an MSI then deploy using the application catalog. Another option would be to add support to software upgrades.

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                            • Applocker Management

                              Fully integrate AppLocker into SCCM similar to how you do for SCEP. Would be great to be able to create AppLocker rules and monitor what get allowed and disallowed.

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                              • Add "uninstall application" as an dependency option when creating applications

                                An example could be when users want to install 'Office 365 x64' on a machine which has 'Office 365 x86' installed. For the 1. to be installed the other should be uninstalled.

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                                • Source list URL path not relative to the MSI that was run

                                  Currently if you run an MSI using a wrapper, and the MSI is located in a subfolder, the source list reg keys get set differently.

                                  The path in HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Installer\Products\<product code>\SourceList\Net gets set to the relative path of the MSI at run time.

                                  The path in HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Installer\Products\<product code>\SourceList\URL gets set to the root content URL on the DP.

                                  This causes issues if the local cache has been removed or purged. The user can no longer perform a repair as the source path is invalid.

                                  Normally I'd say just uninstall and reinstall, but in the case of some CAD systems that can…

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                                  • Application Catalog Requirements

                                    It would be extremely useful for the application catalog to display the reason why the application cannot be installed in terms of requirements. The generic requirement failure message is confusing to users and overall is not meaningful. If the hard drive doesn't have enough space it should say there is not enough space. Not having a meaningful failure message generates extra help-desk tickets.

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                                    • 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 a…

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                                      • Allow priority ( order) between applications without dependancies

                                        For example, application with priority 100 will be install before application with priority 500.
                                        There is some case were dependencie is not sufficient / too strict.

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                                        • Office 365 Installer - Detection Method

                                          Office 365 Installer - Detection Method
                                          When creating an application for Office 365 using the built-in "Office 365 Installer" feature, the application gets created with a default detection method that only uses the version.
                                          So, if you create 3 separate applications (Office, Project, and Visio), or if you create Applications with different languages, they all have the same detection methods.
                                          So, if you install Office first, you can't Visio or Project.
                                          The detection method should include a product and language:

                                          Examples:
                                          SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\VisioProRetail - da-dk
                                          SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\ProjectProRetail - da-dk
                                          SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\O365ProPlusRetail - da-dk

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