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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 – please can we standardize on this for all user initiated content downloads.

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  2. 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.

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  3. Trigger Hardware Inventory After Installing Applications

    Many ConfigMgr administrators set aggressive hardware inventory cycles for their client citing the need to keep an up-to-date inventory for the applications installed on their company's assets. Aggressive inventory cycles can obviously have a negative impact on site performance, and very often is unnecessary as there are frequently no changes to the inventory. Administrators can perform a work around by using wrappers or run additional programs to initiate a hardware inventory post install, however this causes an administrative overhead to installing applications.

    I propose adding an option to application/package deployments that would trigger a hardware inventory after a successful installation.…

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  4. MS Edge Extension Management

    It would be great if Microsoft allowed for the management of Edge extensions in the SCCM console. It would be great to (1) collect information about the extensions in use, (2) designate certain extensions as allowed, (3) block known extensions.

    This is already possible in Chrome by using Google's cloud management solution and we'd really like to be able to more granularly manage Edge without another management silo.

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  5. Create folders under "Deployments"

    Allow the creation of folders under "Deployments"

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  6. Prevent Cache Limit from Causing Application Deployment Failure

    Once the cache has been filled all subsequent application deployments fail until the cache self-cleans. In CAS.log you see that the client is refusing to download the content because the cache, not the actual disk, is full.
    This strikes me as a non-optimal design choice if the goal is to successfully install applications. If I want to install an application, I do not want it to fail because of an artificial limit that until very recently was set at the time of client install. Most of the time the cache clears based on the ‘Minimum duration before cached content can…

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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. Schedule Phased Deployments

    When setting up a normal (non-phased) deployment, you can schedule a date and time for the deployment to start.

    Having the same ability for phased deployments would be very handy!

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  10. Dynamic Cache

    Allow the option of changing the client cache size on a per application basis.
    Large applications can then be installed and if set to not persist in client cache, the cache is then resized to the global site default

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  11. Wake on LAN by maintenance window start time not deployment time

    WOL packets are sent when a required deployment's time to install is hit. It would be nice if we could also set this to wake up machines by maintenance windows, or have a maintenance window that wakes up computers. What is the use of waking up a computer at the deployment start time of 7PM if the computer's maintenance window doesn't start until 10PM?

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  12. 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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  13. A standalone app for "Install Application" feature

    ConfigMgr 1906 has a great new feature to initiate immediate application installation with "Install Application" feature.

    It would be really helpful if there were a standalone app just for "Install Application" feature. Then helpdesk persons could approve/deny the application installations with much simpler tool than full ConfigMgr console.

    28 votes
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  14. Show Dependent Applications

    In SCCM, it is possible to show Software Depedencies for an application. However, it is not possible to show applications which depend on a specific application (i.e. which applications depend on Oracle Client, Java Runtime, Microsoft .NET etc.). This would be valuable to decide whether the application can be retired.

    Peter van der Woude provided a PowerShell based solution in 2013 which could be used as a starting point:
    https://www.petervanderwoude.nl/post/showing-dependent-applications-in-configmgr-2012-via-powershell/

    28 votes
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  15. Make it possible to choose "Client Local Time" on all deployment types.


    1. When deploying an application as available, it will by default be set to UTC time in the scheduling section without the ability to change it to "Client Local Time"

    2. When deploying an application as required, it will by default be set to UTC time, unless I check the "installation deadline" then I get the abillity to choose "Client Local Time"

    Here in Denmark and other places in Europe UTC is a bit confusing, we always have to be aware of this when deploying applications eg. I want to deploy an application for the end users at 08:00AM then I have…

    28 votes
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  16. 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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  17. Deployment Enforcement after grace period expires

    We have discovered an issue with the current grace period feature (and got this bug confirmed with a case) not enforcing the deployment after expiration (Software Updates & Application).

    This results in multiple things:
    - the selected duration of the grace period is irrelevant for the deployment enforcement
    - as long as the client is only online during configured business hours an enforcement never occurs (so the documented "...reverts to normal behavior for overdue deployments." does not occur)

    As a result an enforcement is not assured and renders this feature unusable if you have the requirement to enforce e.g. software…

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  18. Deployment Evaluation Cycle detects manually installed applications (AppDiscovery.log) but does not reflect this status in Software Center

    Think about a KeePass application including a working detection method. Click "install" in Software Center, it installs and gets detected correctly.
    Now think about a user who manually installed the same KeePass version. The application is deployed to "any machine" as "available". So, this user get's it as well. But it never shows up as installed in Software Center unless I click one time on "install". Even running the "Application Deployment Evaluation Cycle" does not change the button to "uninstall" or list it as installed in "Installation Status". AppDiscovery.log shows the DeploymentType_blabla as "discovered".

    We're using SCCM 1802 with all…

    27 votes
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  19. 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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  20. Add support for Status MIF reporting with Application Model

    Packages/Programs in ConfigMgr support use of Status MIF reporting while the Application Model does not. Status MIFs can provide for more accurate and detailed status reporting, particularly for deployment execution failures. For this reason, some customers have been reluctant to transition to the Application Model.

    The Application Model relies on exit codes for determine success/failure of deployments.
    Disadvantages of depending on exit codes:

    Success exit codes (0, 3010, etc.) do not always indicate successful installation; failure exit codes do not always indicate failure

    Exit code 0 does not always indicate that the installation succeeded, but rather only that the installer…

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