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  1. Application Task Sequence

    For complex software deployments, we regularly use Task Sequences to sequence reboots and installation orders, as well as containing logic on the various steps to only run when certain conditions are met. This allows for much more complex and flexible deployments.

    The problem is, if a reboot step is initiated, no Task Sequence progress is displayed to the user to let them know that installations are taking place behind the scenes. To them, the reboot occurs and then they return to the CTRL+AT+DEL screen.

    It would be great if a new class of Task Sequence could be created that wouldā€¦

    61 votes
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  2. 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 aā€¦

    21 votes
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  3. SCCM Company Portal App: Correct installation status for applications requiring approval

    When an application is requested for approval and then installed using the SCCM Comopany Portal App, the status stays on "Install" but it would be nice if it changed to "Installing" and then "Installed" accordingly.

    More Details:

    1. An application is deployed to users as Ā«Install / AvailableĀ» with the flag Ā«Require administrator approval if users request this applicationĀ»

    2. The SCCM Company Portal App can be successfully used to request approval for the application from the client.

    3. The approval request appears in SCCM and is approved from the SCCM console.

    4. After approving the request in SCCM, theā€¦

    6 votes
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  4. Retiring Applications

    Allow 'Retiring' applications that in fact stop being deployed, without having to remove the 'Deployments' that contain tracking data about their previous installations.

    26 votes
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  5. Software Transfer from old computer to new computer

    Have a way to copy or move installed applications from old computer to a new computer .

    3 votes
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  6. 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.

    15 votes
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  7. "Test Detection method" button.

    Basically, configure your detection method, then have a "Test Detection method" button which has a prompt to enter a device name for testing the detection method on.

    would be useful in particular for the vbscript/powershell type detection methods.

    Just needs to return an "Application detected" or "Application not detected" result.

    12 votes
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  8. Provide the ability to set an "expiration date" on a DEPLOYMENT

    Even thought Applications are state based there are still use cases when a deployment could be expired so that no future deployments of that application will occur. Either an expiration or the use of automatically disabling the deployment, since Software Updates could be disabled so should Software Application Deployments. The reason to keep the deployment would be for reporting so a way to disable or expire would be ideal if state based is not needed.

    The sms_applicationassignment WMI class exposes an ExpirationTime property which actually removes deployments from App Catalog but it does not work with software center.

    83 votes
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  9. 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.

    14 votes
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  10. 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€¦

    15 votes
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  11. List all applications and packages by criteria

    Many customers are using packages and (!) applications. There's no way in the console to list all "software items" in one view to get a list of all applications and packages. That would be extremely handy when you need to answer the question "is that piece of software an app or a package" when deploying it. Please add such a view e.g. to the folder "Application Management".

    3 votes
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  12. Fix 'CI Version Info Timed Out' error

    My applications are successfully installing on client devices however the Console is showing an error for the deployment in the monitoring section. The only description of the error is 'CI Version Info Timed Out'. I have tried all the workarounds found online.
    - Deleting and recreating a package to reset the revision number
    - Deleting deployment and recreating deployment
    - Updating collection and redistributing content

    Nothing works permanently the errors come right back

    39 votes
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  13. Add an "All Items" category to Software Center

    Please add an "All Items" category to Software Center and have this displayed by default whenever a user clicks on a notification/toast. This would eliminate the dozens of calls we get from the end-users who ask "where's the update I was just asked to apply"?

    1 vote
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  14. Add "uninstall application" as an dependency option when creating applications

    An example could be when users want to install 'Office 365 x64' on a machine which has 'Office 365 x86' installed. For the 1. to be installed the other should be uninstalled.

    24 votes
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  15. 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€¦

    13 votes
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  16. Required Application Deployment download settings as part of the deployment

    When a required application deployment is deployed, clients start downloading the content as soon as they get the deployment in policy.

    Need the ability to control a deployments download of content. Ie have a required deployment, but allow the client to start downloading the content after hours. allow a schedule to be placed on the deployment for download of the content. This would allow you to defer the content download to say night time hours or off peak network load times.

    9 votes
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  17. Application catalog - select multiple applications to be installed as a queue

    It would be extremly usefull if an user can select multiple applications in the application catalog that he/she wants and then hit the Install button once.

    Hereby the applications are installed in one batch (queue). This wil save the user lots of time and clicking in the application catalog when the user wants to install a couple of applications.

    3 votes
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  18. uninstall software remotely

    Ability to list software installed on a computer and remotely and silently uninstall it if a silent un-install switch is listed / supported.

    4 votes
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  19. BITS Priorities for User Initiated Deployments

    Test in 1606: For User launched Application deployments (i.e Software Center) , the BITS job is created as FOREGROUND priority which can hog all of the available bandwidth on the machine.

    Package/Programs downloads are launched with a BITS priority of LOW ā€“ please can we standardize on this for all user initiated content downloads.

    26 votes
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  20. Further Customize Web Application Deployment Types

    Web Application deployment types in their current incarnation are not very usable. The main issues with using them are that:

    1. There is no control over where the shortcut to the Web App gets placed; they always go to the start menu. We would like the option to put the shortcut on the desktop or in the user's favorites menu. To do this currently we have to write a script and cannot use this deployment type.

    2. The icon for the Web Application should use the icon imported into the software center. Nondescript icons make finding the application you wantā€¦

    17 votes
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