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  1. Ability to change the collection for a deployment

    Would like the ability to change the collection for a deployment instead of having to create a new deployment.

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  2. Pass parameters to detection method script

    Creating a functional detection method is by far the most important, and potentially challenging thing people have to do when they start out with the application model, when the app is not an msi.

    Most of our customers do use a consistent way of registering their sccm-based installations, whether that be in registry, wmi or just in the file system.

    Passing parameters like the app name, dt name, and their respective guids to the script based option in a dection method would allow one to create a uniform detection method that just "always works".

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  3. Include ability to turn off Application Revisions

    Not everyone has a use case for Application revisions. For those not needing it, application revisions just add complexity and unnecessary additional operational processes and workload.

    It would be nice if this could be enabled / disabled either in general via a setting in the product; or on a per application basis.

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  4. 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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  5. 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€¦

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  6. Application Catalog - get rid of the web frame

    The GUI of the Application Catalog shows scroll bars when the display is scaled to 150% or 200%. Use a scalable HTML 5 web page. Especially when this page is used on a Surface Pro 4 (which is scaled by default to 200%) it works very bad, the user has to scroll to see the whole page.

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  7. 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 allā€¦

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  8. Add ability to deploy applications / packages with task sequence methodology

    Many times we have to deploy applications that are made up of various applications and post application changes. I want to have the ability to deploy applications in a task sequence style format. Basically PDQ Deploy.

    Building packages, scripts, applications would be much easier.

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  9. More than one ProductCode in Application Source Management

    For each Deployment Type, you can set one MSI ProductCode to give Source Management in hand of SCCM. If there is more than one MSI inside my installation (if i use a wrapperscript oder something else) I cannot manage my installationsource of the second msi.

    Perhabs, you can add a grid like dependencies to add more than one msi product code into a application or package

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  10. Installation Priority

    I would love to be able to assign priority to items that are being or have been deployed. Similar to the idea of distribution priority. This would ideally be an option for anything deployable, such as software updates, task sequences, and/or applications.

    I do a lot of testing. We have various things deployed to collections that computers will always be a part of. It's very frustrating to get stuck behind a string of security updates when I am rebuilding a machine to test it fresh. It would be nice to attach a higher priority to an item so it willā€¦

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  11. Allow an application to install interacively IF a user is logged on; otherwise install without interaction

    Currently, in order to allow an application to have interaction, you need to select the option to install "Only when a user is logged on". It would be better if it allowed interaction if the user is logged on, but install without interaction if NO user is logged on. When running an MSI with /qb, you want interaction because the installer may need to prompt the user to close an application. However, if no user is logged on then it doesn't matter and interaction is not necessary.

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  12. Add 'Content Source Location' link to the summary for packages and application

    I very, very commonly have to just into a particular package's source files to adjust scripts, add new files, etc. Just today for instance.

    My work flow today is to go to Software Library\packages\Find the package\Right-click\choose 'Properties' and then I get the Package Source Location from there.

    Today, the summary page for packages and applications is pretty barren. Let's put a link to the package source location right here!

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  13. Add Deployment Type Requirement for Windows 10 versions.

    We want to be able to differentiate the Windows 10 versions. Some Appliactions should only be available to a typical Windows 10 version for example Windows 10 1803. Now(SCCM 1810) we only have the option to add a requirement for All Windows 10 (x64) or All Windows 10 (x86).

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  14. Defer options for Applications

    Often, there is a need to wait with an installation.
    Such as when user is having a long presentation or workshop.

    To be able to let them defer the installation, even if it is being pushed and mandatory would be a big help.

    There are some decen 3rd party tools making this possible, but I'd really rather deal with this as an setting for the package or application.

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  15. Installation behavior: install for user with admin-privileg

    The must users in our company working without admin-privileg.

    We install the software all the time with SYSTEM-Option on the "installation behavior"-field.

    Some software (Plugins for Office, Dynamics, Certificate) have after the installation a shortcut-icon with admin privileg.

    I need a option to install the software as a user with admin-privileg.

    For example: installation behavior - install for user with admin-privileg

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  16. chained installation of Applications

    We have certain applications which needs to be installed together. Like 30 to 40 MSi files related to same application. One of the MSI files is main application and rest of them have to be installed in a sequence. Currently we can do this sequence installation by creating dependencies of application to another application and thus creating a chain. But if anyone application fails to install in the chain,remaiinign applications fail to install. It also not possible to see in the GUI of software center to check which application failed. We have to go to log files to know this.

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  17. Option to specify maximum number of primary devices can be associated in a UDA relationship

    We can face issues with licensing if we utilize UDA deployments and allow the end user to specify the relationship or have it based on usage. We need to ensure that there is a 1:1 relationship between user and primary device for this reason. I'd like to specify the maximum allowed primary devices per user if possible.

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  18. Generate a 'fast' deployment option

    The idea here is based on customer conversations recently. During the deployment of content (all types in theory) have a tick box in the deployment wizard to make this a 'fast' deployment. This in turn would generate an immediate client action on the target collection to go check for said content which would bypass the routine scheduled check that the client would make.
    I appreciate there would be processing time to take into account so the client didn't check before deployment was processed. But of that could be worked around this could be a great option to utilise fast channel. ā€¦

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  19. Report Task Sequence Reference in Application Model

    Add a line item in relationship type for Task Sequence references

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  20. Suggested update to Deployment Wizard

    As was indicated in the post to allow required application deployments to be uninstalled, it is often desirable to make a deployment required in order to eliminate the need for user intervention without wishing that deployment to be enforced. The current model interferes with management processes (particularly SAM) by not allowing software deployed as required to be removed, which creates a scenario where someone has to compromise their goals and can be a problem between teams in an organization.

    The suggestion is to update the deployment wizard to allow for radio buttons of Attended (formerly Available), Unattended (formerly Required), andā€¦

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