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  1. Application deployment and "Maintenance window" settings cause the application to kill

    -Problem overview
    If you deploy the application under the following conditions, the running application will be killed immediately after the download phase.
    The customer has set "Maintenance Windows", and the problem is that the application is killed at a timing outside the "Maintenance Windows" range.

    This behavior is reproducible. (Confirmed with MECM 2002) I want to confirm whether this behavior is a by design or a known issue.

    -Repro step
    1. Set "Maintenance Windows" to the device collection. The next step is to set the installation deadline before entering "Maintenance Windows".

    1. In the application's Deployment Type properties, on the Installā€¦

    46 votes
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  2. Prevent Cache Limit from Causing Application Deployment Failure

    Once the cache has been filled all subsequent application deployments fail until the cache self-cleans. In CAS.log you see that the client is refusing to download the content because the cache, not the actual disk, is full.
    This strikes me as a non-optimal design choice if the goal is to successfully install applications. If I want to install an application, I do not want it to fail because of an artificial limit that until very recently was set at the time of client install. Most of the time the cache clears based on the ā€˜Minimum duration before cached content canā€¦

    31 votes
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  3. Required Software notification

    We would like to be able to remove the "Outside my business hours" option on the required software changes notification added in 1902. This option requires users to understand the difference between maintenance windows and business hours which can be confusing. This is even more confusing if you disable the options tab in Software Center so that the "Configure Business hours" option doesn't work.

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  4. Windows Application Packager (WinGet) Integration

    I would like configmgr to integrate with winget.

    https://devblogs.microsoft.com/commandline/windows-package-manager-preview/

    Please allow me to simply tell winget to install/uninstall an application and allow sccm to monitor the result codes. Provide winget as a part of the sccm client install. Reduce my work effort to deploy applications!

    This should be a native deployment type as well. Let sccm ingest all the possible applications winget supports!

    Allow application content to be stored via Microsoft Connected Cache!

    109 votes
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  5. Deployment Enforcement after grace period expires

    We have discovered an issue with the current grace period feature (and got this bug confirmed with a case) not enforcing the deployment after expiration (Software Updates & Application).

    This results in multiple things:
    - the selected duration of the grace period is irrelevant for the deployment enforcement
    - as long as the client is only online during configured business hours an enforcement never occurs (so the documented "...reverts to normal behavior for overdue deployments." does not occur)

    As a result an enforcement is not assured and renders this feature unusable if you have the requirement to enforce e.g. softwareā€¦

    28 votes
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  6. Application Group user deployment

    Deployments of Application Groups to Users does not appear to provide any deployment status, only when we deploy to device collections are we able to see the status of the deployment of an Application Group. This is in 2010 with the

    6 votes
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  7. Application supersedence for user deployments

    At the moment application supersedence is only working with machine deployments. Please make this work for user deployments.

    9 votes
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  8. Install Behaviour, add processpath (as optional)

    For some applications, we have severals instances (like Production, Formation, Test). These instances share the same image name (like program.exe) but are in differents folders (like C:\Program Files\Compagny\Product\Instance). So when it come time to deploy new version for a single instance, without the full process path (like C:\Program Files\Compagny\Product\Instance\program.exe), The SCCM Client Install behaviour feature "ask" or "automatic closing" all instance of program1.exe instead of targeting the specific one updated by the deployment type.

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  9. Add the AppDT Id (modelname) to the console

    Sometimes all you have as an Application identifier in a log is the AppDT Id.

    For example in the AppDiscovery.log in the form of "AppDT Id: ScopeIdxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxx/DeploymentTypexxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxx.
    At the moment you need an SQL Query to find the Deployment Type and the Application (via modelname).

    There is already a "Model name" column for the Deployment in the console. It would be nice to have "Model name" for the Deployment Type also, so we can identify it inside the console.

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  10. Improve Application groups to show progress

    When running an application group there is no progress showing the individual apps (like the task-sequence) or even a % - it just says "Installing...". Provide more detailed progress and a log file to troubleshoot which one failed.

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  11. Include custom notifications to deploy apps, packages and scripts

    Before start to install apps, packages or scripts, pop-up a custom notification to user.

    Example 1: When we need to upgrade some application and we have to notify end-user to save and close all documents or files from that application in question.
    Example 2: Notify user that specific application must be closed to upgrade and all work could be lost.

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  12. Add count down timer to install behavior on required application deployments

    Currently you can add a requirement to close an application(s) prior to launching an install, such as Outlook. User is prompted but if the user takes no action and leaves the prompt, the deployment will fail. Add an option to set a count down timer to this to force it to close if the user never responds.

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  13. Enhance documentation & setting to control deployment available time randomization

    We have discovered, that the available time of a application deployment is randomized per client (we have discovered a range of 0 - 120 minutes).

    This behaviour is not documented and caused some headaches.
    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/mem/configmgr/apps/deploy-use/deploy-applications

    Additional to the documentation of this beviour (including the maximum randomization time) we would love to see a client setting to control this behaviour, similar to the "Disable deadline randomization" setting for the deployment deadline.

    21 votes
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  14. Requirement Server 2016 should be able

    While Deploying an Application to Server 2016 you can only choose 'Windows Server 2016 and higher'. In Fact this means that Server 2019 Systems will get these applications even too.

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  15. Configuration Manager Restarts computer if needed after running Program

    When deploying a program (not application) there are a couple of choices for handling restarts after finishing:
    1. Configuration Manager restarts computer
    This forces a restart of the computer with a countdown configured through Client Settings. This is all good but it does it no matter if it's needed or not.
    2. Program handles restart
    This allows the computer to be restarted by an installation program without the program is reported as failed.
    Restarts triggered by the program will not show a countdown. At least not the one configured through Client Settings.

    There's room for improvement here and I thinkā€¦

    3 votes
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  16. Pre-deploy software to user primary device on application groups

    Actually there is no way to Flag application groups to pre-deploy on user primary device

    It would be great to have like on application deployment the capability to flag the groups to install on primary user device

    15 votes
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  17. Rating and Installation Count in Software Center

    It would be nice to add a star rating system to applications in Software Center, and to have the option to display the software installation count on the software center application view. This mirrors the experience users are accustomed to with other app stores and it helps them to select the correct tool when there are multiple, similar options.

    4 votes
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  18. Include Summarization time for assets in Application Deployments for Monitoring

    For package deployments the summarization filter heading is very useful for checking timings on assets for completed deployment. If this was the same for app deployments in monitoring it would be great as most companies have a combination of app and package deployments

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  19. Let available applications automatically upgrade like in required mode

    Some of our customers work in the application model with available deployments. They would like to let the employees choose which application they want to install, but the update should be installed automatically if the user has already installed an application himself via the software center.

    Let's assume that with the help of Supersedence we update Application with name "Av1.0" with a second Application named "Av1.1" via available deployment. Then the supersedence should recognize whether the product assigned with the help of the available deployments was installed on a client and if so, the update should take placeā€¦

    25 votes
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  20. Application Group reboot behaviour

    Given a scenario of an application group which contains more than one application: if any application in that group requires a reboot the whole application group is terminated with an error (AppGroupHandler - InternalProcessAppRules failed with error 0x87d0032e) even though the application which demanded the reboot was installed correctly.

    The expected behaviour is to perform the reboot and then continue with the next application in line in the application group after the reboot.

    It would be beneficial if any reboot request in the application group process were internally remembered and only one reboot request would be sent to the userā€¦

    50 votes
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