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  1. User Device Affinity - Restrict One machine per User

    Hi,

    I am using Application catalog for making the applications available for the users to install as and when they are in need of. By default, user can set more than one device as his primary device and any approved application can be installed on any/all of those machines.

    While checking the available option to automatically install an app to users primary device (In case of OS reinstallation or Hardware refresh) using appcatalog, it gets installed on all primary devices.

    It becomes difficult to manage this scenario since there are many licensed applications which will get installed on multiple machines.

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  2. 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.

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  3. 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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  4. 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.

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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.

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  6. Allow retire or delete of an application that has deployment types that reference eachother

    We have a number of applications that contain deployment types that depend on each other. It is annoying that in order to retire or delete the application, each deployment type has to be deleted first

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  7. 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.

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  8. application groups reverse/control uninstall order

    In Configuration Manager 1910 a user can uninstall an "app group" in Software Center if it is deployed as available. This is great! However the uninstall order is the same as the install order. we need the following in the uninstall space:
    -Reverse order of uninstall
    -Control if a application should be left instead of removed, could be needed in other app group.
    -Control the order if necessary

    23 votes
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  9. Allow obscuring of all or portions of the SCCM installation command-line

    I would like to see an option added to SCCM to allow obscuring portions of the installation command-line. This functionality would be particular useful for application installations like Microsoft SQL Server Express which accept an argument to the setup.exe specifying a clear text password.

    The benefit of obscuring the password would be that the SCCM logs (i.e. appenforce.log) would not have a clear text version of the password which could be opened and read by any user having access to the c:\windows\ccm\logs folder.

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  10. import multiple applications at one time

    I always have three version of Flash to import. Flash for Active-X, Firefox, and Chrome. I'm just using Flash as an example.

    All of the installers are .msi I'd like to create a folder called "sources" place all of my .msi files in the "sources" folder then click import. The import wizard would import all of the .msi applications and place the source .msi in a target folder automatically for deployment. Maybe include a template in the import wizard. The template would be the same for all imported .msi applications. Example install for Device, Only Show notifications for restarts, Silent/Hiddenā€¦

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  11. Schedule Phased Deployments

    When setting up a normal (non-phased) deployment, you can schedule a date and time for the deployment to start.

    Having the same ability for phased deployments would be very handy!

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  12. Phased Deplyments for Available applications with supersedence

    Phased deployments are great, but we have lots of users, with lots of applications that are nor required, but are superseded.

    Say we have 100,000 users, 50'000 have an application installed that has an update. We don't want a required deployment as not everyone has the application, and we don't just want to deploy the update to the application to 50,000 in one go. so this feature would be nice.

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  13. Source list URL path not relative to the MSI that was run

    Currently if you run an MSI using a wrapper, and the MSI is located in a subfolder, the source list reg keys get set differently.

    The path in HKEYCLASSESROOT\Installer\Products<product code>\SourceList\Net gets set to the relative path of the MSI at run time.

    The path in HKEYCLASSESROOT\Installer\Products<product code>\SourceList\URL gets set to the root content URL on the DP.

    This causes issues if the local cache has been removed or purged. The user can no longer perform a repair as the source path is invalid.

    Normally I'd say just uninstall and reinstall, but in the case of someā€¦

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  14. 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.

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  15. Pre-Cache all Available deployments (not just task sequences)

    Provide an option to pre-cache ALL available deployments, not just OS deployment task sequences.

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  16. We need an Event based deployment versus Time based deployment

    Please put in Event based deployment versus Time based deployment based on file/registry/Event log change. The deployment date should be used as the absolute earliest the event could take place. The expiration date should still hold true.

    The action could possibly happen on a single device, but need to occur to devices within a boundary/collection.

    The usage scenario is when a computer device is being used in a 24 hour retail setting, and the maintenance window is dependent on when the retail location determines a time in which it can take such action. The retail store may only have aā€¦

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  17. Make Application Deployment Status more consistent

    Since 2012 RTM, ConfigMgr has inconsistent experience for application deployment monitoring described in these blog entries:

    @Michael Wray: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Configuration-Manager-Archive/Troubleshooting-In-Console-Monitoring-for-Deployments-in-System/ba-p/273015
    @Umair Khan: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/umairkhan/2014/10/02/the-case-of-the-unexplained-application-deployment-monitoring-reports-which-one-to-rely/

    Basically, we count Application Infrastructure errors in all pie charts both in Monitoring\Deployments Console node and application reports, but we don't have any pre-created way to find failing clients except "Application infrastructure Errors" report.

    It would be good idea to list the assets affected by infra errors in separate deployment monitoring tab, or together with failing DTs in the console. Also it would be nice to modify pre-defined reports to be more consistent and list also affected assetsā€¦

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  18. Export and Import Global Conditions

    Please allow us to export and import global conditions. The code exists somewhere since this can be done when exporting and importing applications. Bonus points for Powershell cmdlets.

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  19. Allow priority ( order) between applications without dependancies

    For example, application with priority 100 will be install before application with priority 500.
    There is some case were dependencie is not sufficient / too strict.

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  20. 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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