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  1. Software center shortcut language

    It's not really a high priority suggestion, but it needs to be revised. The software center shortcut is in english when Windows 10 system is in FR-CA. ("Software Center" instead of "Centre Logiciel"). The configuration manager properties in the control panel is also in english, but the Software Center main panel language is in french as it should. We don't have this trouble when we are in a FR-FR Windows 10. Actually, our workaround is to create a new shortcut for the users (with softwarecenter:).

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  2. Make Software Center faster

    (New) Software Center is way too slow with say 100+ software and it loads software in batches of 60. If "Sort by:" is used or another tab is visited then loading begins again. And again in the batches of 60.
    Implement some kind of a cache (and maybe poll wmi in the background) to speed things up and make UI usable.

    67 votes
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  3. Pending Reboot Indicator in Software Center

    It would be helpful, particularly for installing large batches of updates or multiple applications, if Software Center could indicate if Windows has a Pending Reboot. Perhaps an 'indicator light' or something like that in the top right corner. Many times I have been trying to install things via Software Center only to watch the items wait at 'Waiting to Install.' At least one reboot is needed to kick those waiting items into motion.

    38 votes
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  4. Software: Protocol Handler for Chrome Firefox etc

    Most of us have web portals where users log tickets, issues, etc. While the application catalog was available we always had a url that we could add to our portal allowing users to browse software.

    While the development team for ConfigMgr have allowed direct linking to software using a url, it seems that browsers like chrome and firefox do not know that software: should be the default protocol handler to open Software Center. So this forces them to have to select it as the default manually.

    We would like these to be registered for all users.

    This would be meanā€¦

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  5. Select all Apps in a Category in Software Center

    Add a "Select All" when you filter apps by category. This would allow our Accounting users to install ALL of the accounting apps without have to check dozens of boxes.

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  6. Software Center Share URL (Deployment Property)

    Please can we display the software center share url in the deployment properties of the deployment. This way if we would like to share the URL of a deployment to a user which us as the admins are not part of

    We can go to the deployment tab and copy and paste the share url to the user with out having to add our computers to the deployment collection, update the collection, update policy's then get the shared url, then we email the url, then we have to remember to remove our computers from the collection.

    3 votes
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  7. Direct Rule or Query Rule based on user device affinity

    I deploy apps through SCCM. To deploy a required app to a user that has user device affinity. This eliminates multiple installs when that user logs onto another device. I would like to be able to cerate a query rule or direct query for a collection based on a AD Group that allows me to select a user/computer and have that attached to user device affinity. Deploying applications to only those systems that the user is the primary user. This way users don't get unintended applications installed on lets say a conference room.

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  8. Software Center Required Deployment Default User Options

    Allow the ability to change the default radio button on the Software Center Dialog Box that is notifying users about "Critical Software Maintenance must be..."
    I'd like to change this per deployment. Example, I'd like Software Updates to keep the default it has now "Right now"
    but change some Applications or a TS to "Outside my Business Hours". I'm going to have users launch that popup when they see the toast notification, and click "OK" to get rid of the window, then the Upgrade TS will start and make for an unhappy user experience.

    I'd like to keep the toastā€¦

    101 votes
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  9. Enable Forced Reboots After A Certain Period of Time Despite User Control

    I would like an option where we can set a window of availability where the end users can postpone a reboot after an update but then is forced to reboot anyway after a certain period of time.

    What I mean is that yes, the users get the Software Update Center window that allows them to customize their options but if they don't reboot within a certain period of time, it'll reboot anyway.

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  10. Make the request text box a required field for applications that require approval in Software Center

    For applications that require an approval in Software Center, make the text box on the request screen a required field, preventing the user from submitting the request until a reason is given. Also maybe make the text box title "Reason for request" - or better yet make the title customizable per application. As it is now, we get most requests with a "blank" text box requiring us to circle back with the user to get this information prior to approving the application.

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  11. Fix problem with Task Sequences not showing Software Center with Multiple Users logged in

    When you have multiple users logged in on a Machine. Task Sequences only show for the user that first logged in.

    When calling Task Sequences from PowerShell, the same behaviour is observable, only the first user can call the TSs.

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  12. Do something with Operating System tab

    When deploying a custom task sequence that only contains applications and no operating system it confuses our users.

    Suggest to rename Operating System tab with something else like Package Bundles. Or (after you add icon support for task sequences) have custom task sequences in the Applications tab instead of Operating Systems.

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  13. Software center Support Remote Connection

    Allow Software Center to accept remote connections so support technician can see exactly what the user is seeing and allow for remote operations.
    -Assist user with why patches failed to install, be able to view error codes
    -Assist user with why an application failed to install, be able to view error codes
    -Be able to initiate Application installs,, Patch Installs, Task sequences

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  14. Software Center Command Line Switch Addition

    Software Center Command Line Switch Addition

    It is not currently possible to choose between the All and Upcoming views on the Installation status page in Software Center via command line.

    We would love to have a programmatic call the Upcoming view for end users on their maintenance window day. This way, we can (forcibly but kindly) inform people of what's about to happen to their device(s).

    This is what it might look like: "C:\WINDOWS\CCM\ClientUX\SCClient.exe" softwarecenter:Page=InstallationStatus FilterType=0 SortType=6 View=Upcoming" <-- The "View" switch is the addition.

    P.S. Long live Banco de Gaia!

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  15. Have the "Unable to make changes to your software" window show more information by default

    A simple change that would save a lot of time and back and forth with tickets. Just have the "Unable to make changes to your software" window show the "more information" details by default. I can't count the number of times I get this as a screenshot and then have to say "click open the more information drop down and tell me what it says there". Better yet? Just put it directly under the "Status: Failed" on the details screen, and save everyone some clicking.

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  16. Feature request - Customize INSTALL button in Software center.

    Provide an option to customize the ā€œINSTALLā€ button in the Software Center operating system deployment pop up.

    3 votes
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  17. Suppress "New software is available" for hidden tabs

    In newer versions of SCCM CB, we've had the option of hiding certain tabs in Software Center, which has been immensely useful in allowing us to present a cleaner, focused interface to end-users. Among other tabs, we choose to hide the "Operating Systems" tab, since we administer task sequence deployments end-to-end.

    However, when we make a task sequence available to those clients, the "New software is available" notification is still displayed for those deployments, and visiting the Software Center obviously won't allow the user to see the deployment. Needless to say, this makes for a confusing UX. Setting "Show notificationsā€¦

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  18. Allow the Deployment of a Task Sequence to have a "Available" date and a "Deadline Date" .

    I'm deploying a Task Sequence to update our company's machines Bios to mitigate the Meltdown/Spectre. It would be helpful for the enduser, that SCCM would be able to deploy the Task Sequence with a "Available" time/date and a "Deadline" time date, this way the end user is not surprised by the TS being deployed as "Required" and the auto reboot catch's them by surprise.

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  19. Improve Software Center Machine Policy Eval (Push Notifications)

    I can't tell you how many time I have changed content on actively deployed app and told the client to pull new policy and just waited. In JAMF it's instant, but software center is slow and I mean hours some times. Please for the sanity of your users massively improve Software Center... Consider something like push notifications, a button to force all new policy, something!

    12 votes
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  20. End user help in Software Center

    My customer is managing more than 300.000 clients with SCCM. End user requests around application deployment, and OS & app updates can quickly sum up to a lot of effort in 1st and 2nd level.
    Even recent changes to Software Center already led to hundreds of internal support tickets from business users.

    Therefore we are asking to provide a MS maintained end user help (maybe a button or section) for how to use the software center.
    The content could be similar to https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/core/understand/software-center, but more end-user friendly with screen shots, walk throughs, ergonomics, etc.
    If changes to the endā€¦

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