Microsoft

System Center Configuration Manager Feedback

Suggestion box powered by UserVoice

Ideas

What features would you like to see?

All of the feedback that you share in these forums will be monitored and reviewed by the Microsoft engineering teams responsible for building System Center Configuration Manager, though we canā€™t promise to reply to all posts.

Please do not use UserVoice to report product bugs or for assisted support.
If you believe you have found a product bug, please send us a bug report through the Configuration Manager Console (1806 and newer). To do this, press the šŸ™‚ button in the top right corner and choose ā€œSend a Frownā€. For more details, seeĀ https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/core/understand/find-help.

If you require assisted support, please see https://aka.ms/cmcbsupport for more details.

Standard Disclaimer ā€“ our lawyers made us put this here ;-)
We have partnered with UserVoice, a third-party service, so you can give us feedback. Please note that the System Center Configuration Manager feedback site is moderated and is a voluntary participation-based project. Please send only feature suggestions and ideas to improve Microsoft Configuration Manager. Do not send any novel or patentable ideas, copyrighted materials, samples or demos. Your use of the portal and your submission is subject to the UserVoice Terms of Service & Privacy Policy, including the license terms.

  • Hot ideas
  • Top ideas
  • New ideas
  • My feedback
  1. Hide Task Sequence deployments

    When deploying an application or program via a task sequence, there is no way to hide it in software center.

    7 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinkingā€¦)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinkingā€¦)
    Noted  ·  1 comment  ·  Software Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  2. Allow Multiple Custom Tabs in Software Center and define it as a custom home tab

    I understand that you have already made this request here, but reinforce that the vast majority of organizations undergoing digital transformation need a friendly Software Center with a more refined usability and this includes a deeper personalization than just a custom tab.

    We believe that if you allow the customization of multiple tabs and allow us to define one of them as home, we can customize and centralize the use of the software center avoiding people asking for the service desk.

    6 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinkingā€¦)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinkingā€¦)
    0 comments  ·  Software Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  3. Allow user to block full day for business hour

    Allow option for user to set 12am to 12am for a day in the business hour setting, currently the option available for users must include at least 4 hours system maintenance tasks per day

    6 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinkingā€¦)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinkingā€¦)
    Noted  ·  0 comments  ·  Software Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  4. Application Catalog add remote connect to Agent/computer to install App remotely.

    Add Remote support for Web Software Catalog. Right now When opening the Web catalog and run an install it will install on the client where the web page was open from. I would like to see that you can connect to remotely to a computer, then run the install for that device. This will take care of install software to one computer, For help desk this will be use full with out access to the console. Just add the software available to the user who logs into the web catalog. Remote connect to the computer on the page and clickā€¦

    6 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinkingā€¦)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinkingā€¦)
    0 comments  ·  Software Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  5. Add a refresh button or icon in the Software Center to refresh ConfigMgr client policies and software center panel

    Add a refresh button or icon in the Software Center to refresh ConfigMgr client policies and software center panel.

    This icon could, be for instance, be located in the sidebar or somewhere else.

    Once the user click on the refresh button, this will:
    - Run configmgr client actions like "Machine Policy Retrieval & Evaluation Cycle" or some others.
    - Refresh the Software Center panel

    6 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinkingā€¦)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinkingā€¦)
    0 comments  ·  Software Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  6. Add an Application Version column to Software Center

    Add an application version column to Software Center. Now people can get confused if more versions of an application are available. The version is mentioned under in the window but this is only visible if you click an application in the software center. You can add the version to the name but that gives double version messages at the end of an installation. And it would be nice if it was possible to organize the colums by use of client settings in the admin console.

    6 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinkingā€¦)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinkingā€¦)
    Noted  ·  0 comments  ·  Software Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  7. translate configmgr related popups on non english windows clients properly, or make it possible to customize popups and notifications

    software center notifications are not translated properly, if u use a non english windows client. it would be great to correct this or give our customers the possibility to customize these popup messages.

    6 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinkingā€¦)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinkingā€¦)
    1 comment  ·  Software Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  8. Show PercentComplete in Software Center when installing updates

    When installing updates (especially CUĀ“s for Win10/Server2016) it can take a long time until they finished installing.
    To show the user that the installation is not frozen or something the ā€œPercentCompleteā€ that you can see in the UpdateDeployment.log should be visible in the Software Center

    6 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinkingā€¦)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinkingā€¦)
    Noted  ·  1 comment  ·  Software Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  9. Add "Approval" column to the new Software Center

    While I do like the new Software Center, I'd like to see "Approval Yes/No" directly in the application list again, like with the old one.
    With the new one, users can only determine if an approval might be required by actually selecting an entry, that's a setback to before.

    6 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinkingā€¦)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinkingā€¦)
    Noted  ·  0 comments  ·  Software Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  10. Allow localisation of "Software Center" link

    Allow the start menu link for "Software Center" to be localised to the spelling "Software Centre"

    6 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinkingā€¦)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinkingā€¦)
    0 comments  ·  Software Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  11. SCCM 1702 Required Software Dialog has no details link to Software Center

    Before 1702 the user could click "Details" to see what software was required. That option is now gone and the user is presented only with options to install "Right now" or later. They can click the "X" to exit without installing anything but the default is to install "Right now" and the "OK" button is prominently displayed so that users will tend to click that even if they don't have a good opportunity to actually install software at that time. Users want to know what is being installed and decide accordingly.

    6 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinkingā€¦)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinkingā€¦)
    2 comments  ·  Software Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  12. Allow System Restart on VDI clients like Amazon Workspaces

    Please add some kind of registry setting that will override default behavior of Software Center.

    Users can't remove/suppress the reboot notification or perform the restart by clicking the "Restart" button. The users just get an error about "Insufficient Permission for System Restart".

    The users can just Go to "Start"-> Click "Shutdown" instead. It seems weird that this cannot be suppress somehow.

    /Peter Selch Dahl
    Azure MVP

    6 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinkingā€¦)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinkingā€¦)
    0 comments  ·  Software Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  13. Allow icon size of 256x256 instead of 250x250. seems like an oversight, since 256x256 is the most common size.

    Allow icon size of 256x256 instead of 250x250 in software center for applications.

    Seems like an oversight, since 256x256 is the most common size.

    5 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinkingā€¦)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinkingā€¦)
    1 comment  ·  Software Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  14. Install applications on startup or shutdown

    we just search for the option to install oder uninstall applications and packages at shutdown /logoff.
    when we upgraded from office2013 to 2016 the users got crazy because office 2013 was uninstalled and than 2016 installed. in the time between uninstall and install nobody was able to work with office.

    this is our greateat wish for sccm

    5 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinkingā€¦)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinkingā€¦)
    0 comments  ·  Software Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  15. Allow Software Center Link to open in other browsers

    Currently the "softwarecenter:" links to apps in Software Center only open in Internet Explorer.
    Ideally this should work in all browsers, but at least Edge.

    5 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinkingā€¦)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinkingā€¦)
    2 comments  ·  Software Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  16. Change behaviour for Software center icon with transparent background

    For some reason the transparent icons in SWC turns out grey, instead of blending in with the background of the SWC.
    Would be nice if they matched the background instead.

    5 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinkingā€¦)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinkingā€¦)
    1 comment  ·  Software Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  17. Show update installation progress percentage

    Show the installation progress percentage for installing Microsoft Updates in Software Center, as is being shown in the native Windows Update App starting Windows 10 1709.

    Especially for bigger Cumulative Updates, it's hard to guess when it will be done without a progress indicator.
    If you install the .msu files from the Update Catalog, you'll see a progress bar in the GUI - that should be translated to installation percentage.

    5 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinkingā€¦)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinkingā€¦)
    0 comments  ·  Software Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  18. Re-evaluate requirements when "retry"ing an application install.

    The new software center seems to cache requirement evaluation results. Primary User is a big offender for us.

    A user fails to install a piece of software with a requirement failure, no primary user set for example.

    The technician adds primary user, updates workstation policies etc and the object in the Software Center continues to give the same error when clicking "retry" from the software center.

    If the technician goes to the web catalog and initiates the same application, it will reevaluate requirements and installation will proceed.

    5 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinkingā€¦)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinkingā€¦)
    0 comments  ·  Software Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  19. Add a 'Check for Updates' button in Software Center updates tab

    Add a 'Check for updates' button to Software Center.
    It will let users have more control over their client through a familiar interface, and allow local service desks an easy way to have an end user check for updates that does not include opening a control panel icon.

    5 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinkingā€¦)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinkingā€¦)
    1 comment  ·  Software Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  20. Add an 'admin' feature to Software Center.

    This could be a hidden option which would simple reveal an admin tab that provided vastly greater detail to what is going on. Provide all available stats, last action Date/time an was performed, import error codes for failed App/TS/Package installs, Windows Updates, Compliance, etc. etc. basically a where tech would want to go to first in diagnosing a problem with 'X' through Software Center. This should be strong information yet simple to discern so the tech does not need to be an SCCM admin to interpret yet hidden from the average user.

    5 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinkingā€¦)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinkingā€¦)
    2 comments  ·  Software Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →
  • Don't see your idea?

Feedback and Knowledge Base