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  1. A standalone app for "Install Application" feature

    ConfigMgr 1906 has a great new feature to initiate immediate application installation with "Install Application" feature.

    It would be really helpful if there were a standalone app just for "Install Application" feature. Then helpdesk persons could approve/deny the application installations with much simpler tool than full ConfigMgr console.

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  2. Support User-Space Application Configuration for All Users of Device

    When installing an application there is frequently a system-space component (the main install) requiring admin/system level access and a user-space component (usually configuration or licensing). Less frequently but frequent enough is that all existing users and any new users that log into the device need those user-space components. Currently there is no good, supported, method for doing so. Admins are forced to use either Active Setup (unsupported and recently broken by Win 10 IPUs), Group Policy Preferences (messy, poor targeting, and very non-obvious separation of app logic), or roll their own (login script that does a bunch of custom stuff).

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    13 votes
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  3. Allow customer icons in software center for Package/Programs

    Split this item from a bigger umbrella item.
    This is to specify an icon per legacy package/program in the Software Center.

    139 votes
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  4. 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.

    15 votes
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  5. Real time application repair

    Support real-time application repair along side Install. Let's make it easy for our service desks to trigger a repair option. Oh and uninstall would be neat as well I guess.

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  6. Make "hidden" UX option for Application Deployment Types actually hide everything

    The installation program visibility in the User Experience tab on Application Deployment Types allows the selection "Hidden" which is defined as "Hidden: The deployment type runs hidden on client devices. Users see no installation activity." (https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/apps/deploy-use/create-applications#bkmk_dt-ux)
    However, this only applies to the FIRST process being spawned by the execution of the defined install/uninstall/repair commandline. All other processes are spawned *interactively* on the logged on user's desktop even if the option "Allow users to view and interact with the program installation" is NOT checked.

    Right now this behavior prevents us from using Applications instead of Packages as exposing theā€¦

    13 votes
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  7. 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€¦

    14 votes
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  8. 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.

    18 votes
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  9. 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.

    23 votes
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  10. Make deleting applications easier when it has dependencies

    Currently, when trying to delete an application and it has dependencies like task sequences, virtual environments and settings, we have to try and track down where these dependencies are. This can be difficult if you have dozens of these, so it would be great instead of just telling us the number of dependent objects, we could see which ones they were in order to remove the dependency and delete the application.

    4 votes
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  11. Uninstall Microsoft Office previous versions in mixed environmet during new version installation

    When we have different version of microsoft office on client, whole of these are uninstalled during upgrade.

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  12. Enhance Phased Deployment for Applications

    TL;DR: Make Phased Deployments for Applications the same as Phased Deployments for Task Sequences where you can create up to 10 phases and manually initiate the second phase of deployment.

    Explanation:
    Currently in 1806 although you can create a phased deployment for an Application, you're limited in two key areas:

    1) You cannot manually create phases for an application
    2) You cannot manually begin the second phase of deployment for an application
    3) You are limited to 2 phases for an application

    In our environment we follow a controlled graceful deployment process where an Application Model application is deployed office-by-officeā€¦

    58 votes
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  13. Install application per device but without having to first deploy applications to collection

    I really like the new feature (1906) to be able to install application from 1 device. But this only works when you deployed the applications available to a collection where the device is included.

    Why not enable the option and than show all your created applications that you want to deploy?

    We sometimes would like to be able to install an application for 1 device but we don't want to have to deploy it first to a device collection. We also don't want to have the application request about it.

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  14. Automatically Close

    Thank you for the Auto close of the executable specified on the install behavior, the problem I have is chrome.exe, aftre the application closes, it starts the install, if the user just starts it up again, it continues to run again, leaving 2 versions installed, chrome.exe, and new_chrome.exe, with the request to admin credentials to update, corrupting the installation

    Can we add to the Automatically close, keep closed until installation returns a Zero

    27 votes
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  15. Modify dependent deployment types in References tab of Applications Properties Window

    When you are in the references tab of an application and you select 'Applications that depend on this application', it lists the applications and the referring deployment types. There are hyperlinks to take you to the applications and deployment types.

    I expected to be able to click on these links and be able to modify the applications/deployment type. Instead the links open the objects in read-only mode.

    I expected to be able to copy this table data to put it into excel. This functionality isn't here.

    This makes the work flow more busy for replacing say a VC++ 2017 redistributableā€¦

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  16. The ability to replace an application in all task sequences at one time.

    The ability to replace an application in all task sequences at one time.

    (Scenario: I have many task sequences for multiple regions, and have the same application in all of them. Then an updated version of the application is released, and I'd like to update all of the task sequences with the updated version instead of doing it individually in each task sequence. I'm not ready to remove the old app from SCCM yet in case some of our techs need it. I usually keep the outdated app for 3 months before removing from SCCM.

    ****Plus a bonus would beā€¦

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  17. Microsoft Application Package

    **NOTE: I'm new(ish) to SCCM. So if the below request is something already offered and I'm overlooking it, please let me know.**

    Think Microsoft needs to supply an Application Package that encompasses most; if not all, Microsoft owned products for easy integration into SCCM. For example, instead of me having to download PowerBI Desktop and creating a package in SCCM to deploy it to users computers and servers. The SCCM team should already have that application available in SCCM and I can either authorize it for deployment to certain collections based off a generic package/template you all create, or Iā€¦

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  18. Package comment in Package Properties view

    Please add the Comment field to the Package Properties pane.
    Added graphics for clarification.

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  19. Run Application Deployment Evaluation Cycle from Software Center

    User or support should not need to go to Configuration Manager control panel to run this cycle. I voted for other suggestions to run on forced reboot or logoff. It would also be great to have a user-friendly button in Software Center to run the evaluation.

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  20. Allow additional settings on phased deployments.

    I would really like to be able to change the settings for a phased deployment. I mostly manage servers and I would love to use phased deployments to push to servers say when I have to push out a new agent. The problem is there isnā€™t the ability to say ignore maintenance window nor can I set the deployment to not be visible in software center.

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