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  1. Countdown timer before closing executable

    For the new feature in 1702 ("Check for running executable files before installing an application"), add a countdown timer pop-up above the system tray, like the countdown for restart, but in this case to allow the user to save any unsaved work before the specified executables get automatically closed.

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  2. 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    Phased deployments are great, but we have lots of users, with lots of applications that are nor required, but are superseded.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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  3. 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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  4. Auto uninstall application based on Software Metering useage

    Please add an option in the Application Model to auto uninstall the application after xx number of days. This could be linked to Software Metering. This would be extremely beneficial to manage applications for license reclamation as well as removing vulnerable applications from the environment.

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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. Detection method scripts should run with -File

    Currently, application detection method scripts are ran in such a way that it causes issues with certain levels of PowerShell Constrained Language Mode. An example of how scripts are run is below.

    "C:\WINDOWS\system32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\PowerShell.exe" -NoLogo -Noninteractive -NoProfile -ExecutionPolicy Bypass "& 'C:\WINDOWS\CCM\SystemTemp\11a53fac-8144-438e-aa01-6d2378be848b.ps1'"

    To better allow detection method scripts to be ran under Constrained Language mode, the script should be ran with -File instead of with the call operator &.

    With the current configuration it is not possible to use PowerShell based detection methods in some scenarios, reducing their usefulness.

    See this idea for more info. https://ideas.patchmypc.com/ideas/PATCHMYPC-I-440

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  9. 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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  10. Add Column in Package\Program\Deployments Tab to show assigned date and time

    Add Column in Package\Program\Deployments Tab to show assigned date and time, in order of time newest to latest if multiple schedules are shown.

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  11. 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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  12. Make it possible to choose "Client Local Time" on all deployment types.


    1. When deploying an application as available, it will by default be set to UTC time in the scheduling section without the ability to change it to "Client Local Time"

    2. When deploying an application as required, it will by default be set to UTC time, unless I check the "installation deadline" then I get the abillity to choose "Client Local Time"

    Here in Denmark and other places in Europe UTC is a bit confusing, we always have to be aware of this when deploying applications eg. I want to deploy an application for the end users at 08:00AM then I haveā€¦

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  13. High Risk Deployment Configuration for applications

    It would great to see the feature where collections above a certain number of members are hidden made available to the application deployment wizard, rather than just task sequences.

    While applixation deployment may not be as high a risk, I'm sure it would provide a lot more reassurance for users new to SCCM and the application deployment process.

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  14. Add URL Markup for Localized Description Text in an Application

    Please allow URL links within the text field for localized description. This way you can include a link to contact the helpdesk or a URL for internal documentation. Particularly, the "mailto" and "href" markup.

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  15. Detection rule logic change in Application module

    Dear All,

    we are using more than one detection rule for all our applications(script installer) that are created in our environment.

    During installation, the detection rule (AND condition) works fine and we face no issues.

    But there are cases when the uninstallation fails in the middle of the script, we get the message as REMOVAL FAILED in the software center, and out of 3 detection rule one or two get removed (partly uninstalled) , but not the whole application is uninstalled from the machine. And when we run the RETRY for removing the application, SCCM check for installation status basedā€¦

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  16. 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.

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  17. Application Group Reference

    We need the ability to easily see which application is included in which application group.

    This could be done similar to dependency references in the "References" tab of the application.

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  18. Unicorn emoji support in the console šŸ¦„

    I think itā€™s time we all agreed that there arenā€™t enough unicorns in the console. Iā€™d like to see support for unicorn emojis when Iā€™m clicking around. The good unicorns for when things are going well and the evil ones for when I messed up something and itā€™s bad.

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  19. User Environment Management solution

    In the Microsoft portfolio a complete User Environment Management (UEM) solution is missing. Yes, there is Group Policy + Preferences and User Environment Virtualization (UE-V), but a solution like RES One Workspace or AppSense is missing. Why's that? Lot's off customers like to have a Microsoft-only or Microsoft-unless policy, which can't be using Microsoft solutions alone.

    Think about a solution which combining user settings like start menu, desktop, folder redirection, taskbar, application control, application security, license management, drive mappings and printer offering. Where delegating of control is possible. With integration in Configuration Manager, and what else you can think of.ā€¦

    19 votes
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  20. Allow for more granular OS selection in Application Requirements

    Right now there is no way to distinguish between flavors of Windows 10 when configuring OS-based Application requirements. Please split it up into different OS flavors such as 1507, 1511, 1607, 1703...etc.

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