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  1. User Environment Management solution

    In the Microsoft portfolio a complete User Environment Management (UEM) solution is missing. Yes, there is Group Policy + Preferences and User Environment Virtualization (UE-V), but a solution like RES One Workspace or AppSense is missing. Why's that? Lot's off customers like to have a Microsoft-only or Microsoft-unless policy, which can't be using Microsoft solutions alone.

    Think about a solution which combining user settings like start menu, desktop, folder redirection, taskbar, application control, application security, license management, drive mappings and printer offering. Where delegating of control is possible. With integration in Configuration Manager, and what else you can think of.…

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      0 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 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 have…

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        Noted  ·  2 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Application Lifecycle Management options in Console

        One of the big struggles at many companies is not putting application IN SCCM, but having a proper process to retire old applications and do regular cleanup. So it would be good to have some options to automate the process when retiring applications.

        - having the content for retired applications automatically removed from all distribution points
        - having the files/folders removed from the content source location
        - having the retired applications deleted from SCCM after the cleanup completed.

        I know there are some PowerShell scripts out there and console extensions but it would be nice to have this as a…

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          Noted  ·  1 comment  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • 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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            Noted  ·  2 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Control the order of software dependencies in app model

            if i have multiple dependencies for an application(all different apps), there is no way to control the order in which they should be installed unless you create dependency group name with priority. In this example,i have no way to control the order of installation since they are all different category apps and cannot use dependency group.

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              Noted  ·  2 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Detection rule logic change in Application module

              Dear All,

              we are using more than one detection rule for all our applications(script installer) that are created in our environment.

              During installation, the detection rule (AND condition) works fine and we face no issues.

              But there are cases when the uninstallation fails in the middle of the script, we get the message as REMOVAL FAILED in the software center, and out of 3 detection rule one or two get removed (partly uninstalled) , but not the whole application is uninstalled from the machine. And when we run the RETRY for removing the application, SCCM check for installation status based…

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                Noted  ·  0 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Unicorn emoji support in the console 🦄

                I think it’s time we all agreed that there aren’t enough unicorns in the console. I’d like to see support for unicorn emojis when I’m clicking around. The good unicorns for when things are going well and the evil ones for when I messed up something and it’s bad.

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                  4 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Pre-Cache all Available deployments (not just task sequences)

                  Provide an option to pre-cache ALL available deployments, not just OS deployment task sequences.

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                    0 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Increase max length of Package/Program Command Line

                    The max is currently 260 characters for a package/program command line. This means a lot of things that could be a single powershell or cmd.exe line end up needing content for a .ps1 or .cmd file. Please increase the max to 2048-ish characters so more can get done in one line without content.

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                      7 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Execute Program with least privilege

                      Please incorporate the option to execute a Program without elevation (least amount of privileges).

                      Background:
                      We sometimes receive requests to automate some process via Configuration Manager. This is frequently done by creating a Package with a Program that executes a script.

                      Use case:
                      When automating the OneDrive sync client (or various other commands / programs), a simple script works well.

                      Problem:
                      When the same script is executed with elevation, it doesn't work as expected.
                      Configuration Manager elevates the session when the currently logged on user has admin privileges on the machine.
                      Some troubleshooting is required to find the root cause.…

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                        0 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Application/Package install at shutdown or startup

                        We can now update at shutdown/startup but we need to be able to do the same for Application/Package Deployment.

                        Some of our deployments require browsers or mail clients to be closed and getting the users to do this voluntarily is almost impossible.

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

                            18 votes
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                            • Allow retire or delete of an application that has deployment types that reference eachother

                              We have a number of applications that contain deployment types that depend on each other. It is annoying that in order to retire or delete the application, each deployment type has to be deleted first

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                              • Office Click-to-run should be able to stream installation from Distribution Point

                                When deploying Office 365 via SCCM, the client downloads the entire package to its local drive, then streams the installation from the downloaded source. In our organisation we have one master source including all languages (~8GB) and the client streams only the languages it requires (as specified in the configuration.xml), SCCM should allow the clients to stream the installation directly from the Distribution Points and therefore only download the languages they need, not the entire 8GB source.

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                                • 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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                                    Noted  ·  1 comment  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Mac Script Installer deployment type

                                    Today the only deployment type for Mac is to use the ".cmmac" packages.
                                    These packages are far from on par with what is available for Windows.
                                    The most basic option to uninstall the app is not present.

                                    It would be very usfull to have the "Mac Script Installer" deployment type where we can simply add a .pkg file or bash script with media and execute install and uninstall with custom commands. Some of the packages require more then just the .pkg file and will therefor be incomplete.
                                    Having a uninstall command will also allow for propper supersedence where now application…

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                                    • allow custom message pop-up's for application model

                                      now that we can kill applications with the app model, can we implement displaying custom messages\pop-up windows before the application install action, this pop-up would ask to either continue, cancel(defer the deployment), or continue on timeout. its just such a pain to wrap an application in a powershell script to achieve this. thank you.

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                                      • Set Default "Select Collection" In Deploy Software Wizard To Device Collection

                                        It would be great to see the default listed collection to Device Collections in the pull down menu in the "Select Collection" step within the Deploy Software Wizard. Currently, when deploying applications, the default selected collection is User Collections, however when applications are deployed to devices instead of users, this is an added tedious step. Thanks.

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                                        • Allow setting of default icons in software center

                                          Split this item from a bigger umbrella item.
                                          This is to allow the changing of the default icons for all task sequences, or all package / programs in software center.

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