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  1. 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!

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    • Software License Management - The ability to block application launches via SCCM

      A feature that allows for limiting launches of desired installed applications. This feature would assist in license management for software titles with concurrent usage limitations which do not have license management solutions.

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      • In the Office 365 Client Management console it would be very helpful if it would report which devices had a 32-bit versus a 64-bit install.

        In the Office 365 Client Management console it would be very helpful if it would report which devices had a 32-bit versus a 64-bit install.

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        • Software Center - Group Name of Applications

          Having the ability to make applications available under Applications Group Name and visually seeing the group name with the list of applications. Handy for departmental applications.

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          • Require an approval process to deploy a new Application.

            We use a lot of contractor resources as surge resources for application packaging. Could you implement an approval process (similar to that of Run Scripts) that would require approval before someone could Deploy a newly created Application? This would greatly improve quality and ensure all new Applications have been reviewed to reduce the risk of an ooops.

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            • 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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              • Allowing the windows installer file to be elsewhere in the sources subdirectory

                Actually the MSI is located in the root of the source file then SCCM will be able to detect it only at the root of the source file. But if the msi is Under another directory why not be able to set that localtion?

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                  1 comment  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 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 run…

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                  • 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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                    • 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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                        0 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • ccmsetup

                        Dont allow to start application installation if CCMSetup.exe is in progress.
                        Example:
                        1. PC is waiting on Maintenance window at Monday 4:00.
                        2. Monday 4:00 starts ccmsetup tu upgrade ccmclient (MSIInstaller is in use)
                        3. Monday 4:00 starts also SCCM Application to install (Installation fails with 1601 because MSIInstaller is in use by ccmsetup->client.msi)

                        Step 2 and 3 should not happend asynchronous.

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                        • Add option to wait for all child processes when installing new application

                          Add an option to wait for all child processes of the Installation program when creating an Application Deployment Type. This should function similarly to the -Wait option in PowerShell's Start-Process function.

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                          • Ccmcache automatically deletes application install cache on detection of successful install

                            Update the application installers so that we can opt to delete the install from ccmcache when it has been successfully installed.

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                            • 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 automatically…

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                              • 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. …

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                                • Multiple Application uninstall

                                  We are seeing that an application can be uninstalled only once by the same deployment. We use to install and uninstall the same application multiple times adding and removing the computer from the install and ininstall collections. For apps unfortunately we do not have the choice to say "Always allow".
                                  When targeted to install an App reinstalls by default at each detection cycle. The uninstall runs only once (no detection method).

                                  In order to avoid to create additional deployments, it would be great if the installation of an app though SCCM could remove the client status message of the successful…

                                  3 votes
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                                  • Allow setting of default icons in software center

                                    Split this item from a bigger umbrella item.
                                    This is to allow the changing of the default icons for all task sequences, or all package / programs in software center.

                                    18 votes
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                                    • Allow customer icons in software center for Package/Programs

                                      Split this item from a bigger umbrella item.
                                      This is to specify an icon per legacy package/program in the Software Center.

                                      123 votes
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                                        13 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Report Task Sequence Reference in Application Model

                                        Add a line item in relationship type for Task Sequence references

                                        9 votes
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                                          3 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Unique Software IDs (SCCM-ID)

                                          In our SCCM environment we use unique Software IDs (SCCM-ID) for Applications and Packages.
                                          At the moment the field "Adminstrator comments" is being used.
                                          An optional field for Software IDs under "General Information" would be very helpful.

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