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  1. 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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  2. Installation Progress Bar

    Application Model doesn't provide native Installation progress bar similar to Task Sequence progress bar so that we don't need to create custom progress bar interface this is will help user have better end user experience

    3 votes
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  3. Restart Option during the deployment

    Restarting the PC during the deployment only prompt with Count down we would ideally need a prompt similar to WSUS Updates installation so that user has the option to post pone the restart or restart the PC immediately

    5 votes
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  4. 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…

    18 votes
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  5. 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.

    26 votes
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  6. 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?

    30 votes
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  7. 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…

    27 votes
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  8. 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.

    22 votes
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  9. 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.

    14 votes
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  10. VDI - Support fast channel even when non fast channel DT’s exist in the App-V application

    This article (http://blogs.technet.com/b/configmgrteam/archive/2015/08/20/faster-virtual-app-publishing-at-first-logon-for-np-vdi-environment-in-configmgr-sp2-and-r2sp1.aspx) makes it clear that if I want to download and execute an app to a laptop, but also stream to a VDI, that to get fast channel to work, I need 2 apps instead of one app with 2 DTs. That doubles our work and doubles our chance of making mistakes.

    12 votes
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  11. 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.

    13 votes
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  12. 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.

    13 votes
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  13. Allow Application Detection to use SHA-1 HASH of a file.

    Allow Application Detection to use SHA-1 HASH of a file to determine if its installed.

    Baseline Configs can test if a file has a particular HASH, but won't let you remediate it (That would be the IDEAL scenario)

    So, we deploy an app that puts the CORRECT file into the location. Using Application Detection, there is no way (other than a VBSCRIPT) to detect if the CORRECT file was moved into place so that the deployment doesn't occur over and over.

    We can natively get the SHA-1 HASH (see baselines) so it shouldn't be THAT hard to integrate into application…

    5 votes
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  14. Right click a package and goto the deployment report.

    It would be great if we could right click a deployment in a package and it could take us to the monitoring > deployments report, instead of having to manually navigate to it by going to Monitoring > Deployments.

    5 votes
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  15. Approval Requests Overhaul

    The ability to add a note, and send a notification to the user if more information for their approval is required. Rather than denying it, and requiring them to re-submit, why not keep a single chain open?

    Would also be nice if Approval instructions could be given for individual applications, informing the user the steps required for approval to be given. like submitting a ticket to a specific group, supplying approval from a manager.

    12 votes
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  16. 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 database…

    10 votes
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  17. Allow changing an application's scheduled time and available or required

    With the application model we are no longer able to change the availability schedule or deadline after the application is created - or even expire it. The only way to stop a required application is to delete it, which purges the reporting data. We would like to see this changed so you are able change the deadline/avail time/or if the deployment is required or available.

    7 votes
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  18. Application Details

    It would be good to have the following options in Application Tab on SCCM console:

    1) The "Size" tab as we have now for PACKAGES to check the actual size of it.
    2) The “Application ID” as we have for PACKAGES (packageID). Although we do see it under deployment tab but only if we deploy application to any collection. In case we only need to check the distribution status with any deployment being done, we have to go to content status tab and search with application name. This could be made handy as is done for Packages section.

    2 votes
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  19. Application deployment is available/required depending if a user is logged on or not

    I'd like to create an application deployment that is available when a user is logged on and it would be automatically required if a user is not logged on.

    This is needed when application deployment can happen only if some process is not running. In 1702 you can close some running process, which helps the problem. However, there are situations when you cannot close the conflicting processes, because the user might lose some data. In these scenarios, you need a way to initiate the deployment immediately, when the user logs off or if there are no user logged on.

    8 votes
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  20. Deployment Type with version when auto creating DT

    There are multiple places where a reference to an application is only with GUID and DT name. E.g. logs.
    If the DT name had version number in the name, it would easy to see what application is referenced when you have more than one version of a product and thereby more applications.

    When creating an application for a Windows Installer, it would be great to have the automatic DT creation process to include the version, if provided, in the DT name.

    In addition, if the creation of a script installer DT could include the names and versions from the application…

    1 vote
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