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  1. Allow already deployed applications to be modified for email approval

    Allow already deployed applications to be modified for email approval.

    With 1810 you can now select to have emails sent when an application approval request is generated. That's great! However, you can only do it for applications that are deployed after the upgrade to 1810

    It would be great if this functionality could be added to applications that are already deployed.,

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  2. Applications should evaluate Requirements before detection

    It makes no sense that application detection is evaluated when requirement are not met. Result is application that cannot comply when detection fails due to ie missing features

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  3. Configure application deployment retry

    When applications fail to deploy, you need to wait for the next application deployment reevaluation cycle before the next attempt is made to install it (unless the user manually retries via software center).

    In the most part, when applications fail generally it's because of something that is going on at the endpoint at that specific time. E.g. reboot pending/a file in use etc etc. Therefore on a second retry (normally after a reboot) the application will install.

    It would be good if there was a "Retry Failed Install" option where you could configure if you wanted the application to automaticallyā€¦

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  4. localized description - html

    it would be very helpful for the overall user experience if it would be possible to use html or any kind of formatting in the localized description.
    currently the description is not shown very pleasant...

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  5. Auto-Uninstall application after specifed period

    sometimes we recieve request to install a software for only period of time and we will have to remeber to remove it and it's quite diffilcult especially when period is great. so we need to remove an application at specific time where we ca specify the date during the installation and once the due date is about to end the user gets pop up message to request an extision of the period which require an approval from the console if he applied for it otherwise to be removed.

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  6. Improve app model logging

    Make it easier to troubleshoot application deployment with:
    - Consolidated log file
    - Make logging easier to understand and find the reason for failures.
    For a new SCCM Admin/Tech troubleshooting appdeployment is hard, have to understand the different log files and know which one to read.

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  7. Ability to deploy an Applications "Incremental Test" version to certain test computers

    Scenario :
    I have an application that is deployed to all computers in my environment. The live version of that application is 1.2
    I then want to be able to create a new version (1.3) of THAT same application and only deploy those changes to a certain set of testcomputers.
    When all testing is done I want to change the "LIVE" version of the application to 1.3 and this will automatically deploy version 1.3 to all my computers.

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  8. Distribute content faster with torrent technology

    Content will be broken up into many small fragments, these fragments will be distributed on all distribution points, all distribution points share these fragments among each other until all distribution points have the complete content. At the end, the content is checked for completeness by means of a checksum. This significantly increases the performance!

    3 votes
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  9. Implementing a return code to reboot with fast retry

    When an application is checking for pending reboot there is no way to create a reboot with fast retry. In my scripts, I am just doing a fast retry but if the user is out of the office the script may loop for a long time. If the session is logout why not rebooting with fast retry?

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  10. Deployment specific maintenance windows

    Add an option on the User Experience tab for all deployments to specify a maintenance window that overrides all other windows and only applies to that particular deployment. The deployment should not run during any other maintenance windows available to the system if you configure this option either. This maintenance window should only be available for this deployment and not any other deployments targeted to the system.

    This would be a good option if you're generally loose with your maintenance windows to allow deployments more chances to run, but if you need to restrict a particular deployment to only runā€¦

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  11. 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.ā€¦

    19 votes
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  12. System reboot before an Applicaiton install

    If your system has a pending reboot it can cause some programs/application issues with installation up to the point of failing the install. It would be great if there was a checkbox to reboot (or at least notify the user that the system has a pending reboot) before the install starts but after the detection that the program isn't installed already.

    4 votes
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  13. Virtual environment management

    We cannot have AppV connection groups be successfully managed by current branch SCCM Virtual Environments.
    It looks like:
    - an application cannot be part of more than one virtual environment
    AND
    - an application cannot have more than one deployment type in a virtual environment

    According to what can be found in the documentation, it should be possible to achieve what we want.
    - Old whitepaper (not anymore officially available, but we still have it): http://www.getonict.nl/docs/app-v-5-configuration-manager-2012-sp1-integration.pdf ā€œApplications are allowed to be in multiple virtual environments to allow a single package to communicate with multiple, separate applications.ā€
    - SCCM Current Branchā€¦

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  14. Please add Package ID as a default column to 'applications' node under Software Library

    Application models have package ID's just like Packages have package ID's. Package ID is a default column for packages but not for Applications. Adding this column to the defaults makes it easier to use to correctly identify Applications when multiple names are similar or mistyped etc...

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  15. Add User Categories to application list (column and search)

    Would really great addition, if we can have ability to sort and search application based on User Categories. In large organizations where thousands applications exists, using filters in Software Center is only way to make user life easier. However managing categories is really difficult, since we need to actually enter app properties to see what categories are assigned. making exact copy in admin categories is one way to do it, but I don't think admin categories were created to be a shadow copy of user categories.

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  16. Automate creation of Office 365 Application for new versions

    Go 1 step further with the new Office Customisation Service shown a Ignite. Currently the service allows admins to create a new application installer for x version of Office. Automate this!

    A common annoyance currently is that we have Office 365 packaged as an application in ConfigMgr. This application is apart of a Task Sequence to install Windows 10. At time of creation, the Office application is up to date. However, once the latest version of Office is released, this will result in the machine installing the old version during the TS, and then installing updates post build via whateverā€¦

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  17. Different detection methods for install and uninstall

    We need to be able to have different detection methods for install and uninstall. For large software we need to know that files x, y & z need to exist, shortcuts in the start menu and uninstall entry in the registry. That will be the install detection. All of this needs to be true. But for uninstall we need to know if any of those are still there. The differens is "and" (for install) and "or" (for uninstall).

    Detection should also be possible by a ps1-file in the source folder.

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  18. Store a "root" path for Application Content Source

    It would be really useful for SCCM to be able to store a root or starting point for application content sources or Software Update Packages etc

    Its frustrating having to type out or cut and paste a path every time you create a new application to find the content source data.

    For example, you could set a default location for these that SCCM would list for you to select when creating an application i.e.

    Application Package Sources \\server\app-packages\
    Package Source Files \\server\package-store\
    Software Updates \\server\updates\

    etc.

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  19. Volume Activation should be built into SCCM

    Rather than having added tools like the Volume Activation Management Tool this should be built into SCCM.

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  20. requirement not met user experience

    We are working with requirement which makes sense in a lot of scenarios. But the user experience when a requirement is not met is very bad - there is only a hardcoded text "the software is not applicable to your device" displayed in the software center for the user.
    So the users are for sure opening tickets at the service desk because they have no further information and we are not able to give them more information.

    It would make sense to have a textbox within the requirement creation wizard to set up a custom text which is shown toā€¦

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