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  1. Deploy Software after initiate Shutdown

    It would be nice if an Software Package is required in the Future to set a specific Time when a Software CAN be automatically installed ! E.g. : Deployment availability: NOW
    Requirement Date of a Software Install: 5 Weeks
    Recommended Date of a Software Install: 2 Weeks

    If a Client Shutdown after the Date of Recommend Date of Software Deployment is reached SCCM have to install the Application/Update.

    Lot of Customers doesn't like to reboot the PC if there is an important security issue or Preparing for a new Software Upgrade.

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  2. Use a standard file browse dialog for the file detection method

    When creating a file detection type, it would be lovely if it were possible to use a standard file type dialog as opposed to the current dialog.

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  3. Add URL Markup for Localized Description Text in an Application

    Please allow URL links within the text field for localized description. This way you can include a link to contact the helpdesk or a URL for internal documentation. Particularly, the "mailto" and "href" markup.

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  4. Evaluate App Requirements at App Uninstall

    Consider an app with multiple deployment types using different requirement rules filtering on items such as platform (x86, x64, APP-V, etc). When the app is configured the requirement logic is evaluated and the proper deployment type executed.

    Suppose that the deployment type selected was specific for x64 systems and also that the deployment type is the third deployment type in the list. Assume also that each of the three deployment types supports an uninstall command.

    If the user goes into software center and manually selects to uninstall everything works as expected and the specific deployment type is removed. If, instead,ā€¦

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  5. Show Dependent Task Sequences when trying to delete an application

    Instead of just showing the number of dependent task sequences when trying to delete an application list them out. Give more information such as the task sequence name it is assigned.

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  6. SCCM Console: Add PackageID column in applications item view

    Get-CMApplication shows me a PackageID for my applications. In the SCCM Console in the application item view it is not selectable.

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  7. Add clietn settings option to disable software distribution (apps and packages)

    We can turn off software updates, hw inventory, sw inventory, and even the ability to remote control with the client, but there isn't a way to easily disable software deployments (application and packages). In healthcare, we have machines that we cannot patch so we turn off the update component as an added layer of protection. We also have systems we do not want software deployed to as well and there are ways to try and prevent targeting, just turning off that component on the client would be much easier with a client setting option.

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  8. Update dependencies / Update all dependent applications

    If you have e.g. Oracle as dependency set for ~50 applications and a new version is available, you have to manually update all 50 deployment types with this new dependency version.

    If you only supersede it, the main applications which are using this as a dependency do not show up in softwarecenter anymore.

    There must be a possibility to have an overview of dependent applications and update all of them with one click or exclude some for certain reasons.

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  9. Keep App Catalog running with Site Database server down & replica MP's in place

    To improve HA options - this was previously filed on Connect (https://connect.microsoft.com/ConfigurationManagervnext/feedback/details/1413501/keep-app-catalog-running-with-site-database-server-down-replica-mps-in-place)

    When running replica MP's policy is available on the replica MP's DB and Software Center is available and applications are able to installed even if the site server and DB is down. Great for device targeted deployments.

    However for user centric deployments that are available via the App Catalog, the users ability to install these is none existent since when the site database is down the App Catalog cannot load as it tries to connect to it and fails.

    It might be handy if the databaseā€¦

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  10. 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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  11. Ability to schedule the deletion of applications in Retired State

    I would like the ability to change the default 60 day time limit that deletes applications that are in a retired state. Would be great to have the ability to change that setting added under maintenance tasks.

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  12. Remove New Software is available prompt for Packages deployed as Available

    It would be great if Packages deployed as Available would not prompt the user with 'New software is available' in the system tray upon login and persist until the user installs the package. We want to utilize the 'Show notifications for new deployments' setting for Windows OS/Microsoft Office updates to give the users more control of installation options, but we cannot since we have Packages available to all users for various fixes which makes this tray icon is persistent and an reported as an annoyance.

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  13. Make Application Deployment Status more consistent

    Since 2012 RTM, ConfigMgr has inconsistent experience for application deployment monitoring described in these blog entries:

    @Michael Wray: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Configuration-Manager-Archive/Troubleshooting-In-Console-Monitoring-for-Deployments-in-System/ba-p/273015
    @Umair Khan: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/umairkhan/2014/10/02/the-case-of-the-unexplained-application-deployment-monitoring-reports-which-one-to-rely/

    Basically, we count Application Infrastructure errors in all pie charts both in Monitoring\Deployments Console node and application reports, but we don't have any pre-created way to find failing clients except "Application infrastructure Errors" report.

    It would be good idea to list the assets affected by infra errors in separate deployment monitoring tab, or together with failing DTs in the console. Also it would be nice to modify pre-defined reports to be more consistent and list also affected assetsā€¦

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  14. Display this as a featured app and highlight in *Software Center*

    Now we have the lovely shiny new Software Center with beautiful 500x500 icons, it would be excellent if we could pin\highlight featured applications to the top row in the available applications list. Even better if it were to be configurable like the Windows 10 Start Menu, and have the size you want it to be (i.e how many spaces to take up).

    Would be great if the current "Display this as a featured app and highlight in company portal" tick box could be rejuvenated with this.

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  15. Increase Application Dependency Chain limit from 5-10

    Currently the supported limit for dependent applications is five.

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/apps/deploy-use/create-applications#bkmk_dt-depend

    I would like to propose an increase of that limit from 5 to 10. Generally speaking a Task Sequence would be ok for handling large numbers of order specific applications, however there are limitations to using a TS for deployment in a large scale environment.
    We often find that we are pushing close to the limit of 5 in applications that require things like ".net,odbc, VS debugging,C++ redist, MS DB engine" and so on. When multiple core techs are required at a specific version having a limit of 5 makesā€¦

    13 votes
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  16. Application Deployment Evaluation cycle (Automatically re-evaluate on required reboot)

    When staging an upgrade of a product using supersedence where an uninstall of the previous product is required, followed by a reboot (3010), before initiating the install of the new product I have found that the Application Model is not evaluating quick enough.

    I have observed that the superseded product's uninstallation has occurred, signaled a 3010 exit code, and the client's Restart Behavior schedules a reboot as expected. Even though a 3010 is indicated in Software Center, the Superseding deployment type attempts to run and fails due to a pending reboot. Once the pending reboot is satisfied by the Clientā€¦

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  17. 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/

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  18. Add the new "Software Updates deployment re-eval behavior upon restart" feature to Application deployments

    With CM1606, we get a great new feature on Deployments of Software Update Group that can trigger a software update scan after the reboot. This makes it quicker to fully patch machines since Update A might get installed and now Update B becomes applicable. Previously, you'd have to wait for the next update scan (which at shortest is 24 hours, even if you schedule it for more often) before Update B would show up as required.

    Well, this functionality would be incredibly useful on Deployments of Applications. If I deploy Office 2016, I'd want the device to do a softwareā€¦

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  19. Allow all applications packages and TS deployments to be in the Application Catalog and or Software center

    Allow us to choose where to publish applications for the users. Alot of applications are still installed in Task sequences and it would be great to be able to deploy these and present them in the application catalog.

    The users are getting confused when some applications are in software center and some in application catalog. Please let us have a one stop shop for this.

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  20. local cache validation

    Before executing cached application sources from sccm, there is no further validation of the hash against server etc.

    The problem is, that everyone who is familiar with sccm or does only minor research in where to find cached files, could change the setup files to whatever he wants
    And those files are afterwards executed in system context.

    Some users already do their testing to install services etc in system context executed by SCCM!

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