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  1. 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-office…

    35 votes
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      1 comment  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 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 in 24 hours and there's no problem but there…

      252 votes
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        Noted  ·  8 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Option to use SYSTEM context for detection method for a user-based application deployment

        The application detection method only runs in the user context if it is deployed to a user collection. This would be reasonable if the Deployment Type user experience were set to "Install for User" (User context), however the detection method runs in the user context when this is set to "Install for system" installation behavior (SYSTEM context).

        21 votes
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          Noted  ·  2 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Provide the ability to set an "expiration date" on a DEPLOYMENT

          Even thought Applications are state based there are still use cases when a deployment could be expired so that no future deployments of that application will occur. Either an expiration or the use of automatically disabling the deployment, since Software Updates could be disabled so should Software Application Deployments. The reason to keep the deployment would be for reporting so a way to disable or expire would be ideal if state based is not needed.

          The sms_applicationassignment WMI class exposes an ExpirationTime property which actually removes deployments from App Catalog but it does not work with software center.

          57 votes
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            Noted  ·  5 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • App Model Optional User deployment behavior

            App Model - Optional User Deployment - When user policy is recieved, perform app eval to check if app is installed, if so show as installed in Software Center. (Currently it doesn't evaluate and shows option to install even if already present. When you click the install button... it then performs the evaluation and changes to installed and provides the uninstall button. This is confusing to our end users)

            49 votes
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              Noted  ·  1 comment  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Enable use of collection and computer variables in application model

              For the same reasons that computer and collection variables are useful and strategic for OSD, they would also be with the application model. Examples:
              + Customizing command-line parameters for installation
              + Leveraging in scripts for the protection of secret/sensitive data like passwords or product keys

              15 votes
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                Noted  ·  4 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Retiring Applications

                Allow 'Retiring' applications that in fact stop being deployed, without having to remove the 'Deployments' that contain tracking data about their previous installations.

                26 votes
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                  Noted  ·  3 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Ability to schedule the deletion of applications in Retired State

                  I would like the ability to change the default 60 day time limit that deletes applications that are in a retired state. Would be great to have the ability to change that setting added under maintenance tasks.

                  14 votes
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                    Noted  ·  1 comment  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Application Lifecycle Management options in Console

                    One of the big struggles at many companies is not putting application IN SCCM, but having a proper process to retire old applications and do regular cleanup. So it would be good to have some options to automate the process when retiring applications.

                    - having the content for retired applications automatically removed from all distribution points
                    - having the files/folders removed from the content source location
                    - having the retired applications deleted from SCCM after the cleanup completed.

                    I know there are some PowerShell scripts out there and console extensions but it would be nice to have this as a…

                    21 votes
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                      Noted  ·  1 comment  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Increase max length of Package/Program Command Line

                      The max is currently 260 characters for a package/program command line. This means a lot of things that could be a single powershell or cmd.exe line end up needing content for a .ps1 or .cmd file. Please increase the max to 2048-ish characters so more can get done in one line without content.

                      19 votes
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                        7 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Fix 'CI Version Info Timed Out' error

                        My applications are successfully installing on client devices however the Console is showing an error for the deployment in the monitoring section. The only description of the error is 'CI Version Info Timed Out'. I have tried all the workarounds found online.
                        - Deleting and recreating a package to reset the revision number
                        - Deleting deployment and recreating deployment
                        - Updating collection and redistributing content

                        Nothing works permanently the errors come right back

                        31 votes
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                          Noted  ·  4 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Evaluate App Requirements at App Uninstall

                          Consider an app with multiple deployment types using different requirement rules filtering on items such as platform (x86, x64, APP-V, etc). When the app is configured the requirement logic is evaluated and the proper deployment type executed.

                          Suppose that the deployment type selected was specific for x64 systems and also that the deployment type is the third deployment type in the list. Assume also that each of the three deployment types supports an uninstall command.

                          If the user goes into software center and manually selects to uninstall everything works as expected and the specific deployment type is removed. If, instead,…

                          15 votes
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                            Noted  ·  3 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Application Dependency Management

                            Managing applications and understanding their dependencies is a significant challenge. Having the ability to understand what applications depend on system components, such as .NET or other, would be a significant benefit to ensure minimal production impact when working to upgrade an operating system or an application version. A recent example in a customers infrastructure was legacy software with dependencies on a specific version of .NET. Being able to see what these dependencies are ahead of time across the enterprise and manage them proactively would have been a huge win.

                            61 votes
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                              Noted  ·  6 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Allow application install only on logon/logoff screen

                              Hi

                              A great thing would be install an application on logon screen or after a User logged off.
                              So every application is closed.

                              4 votes
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                                Noted  ·  2 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Add a link to 'Deployment Status'

                                Add a link to 'Deployment Status' in the applications 'Deployments' tab, so that admins can review the deployment status without needing to search within the 'Monitoring > Deployments' node.

                                6 votes
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                                  Noted  ·  0 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • "Test Detection method" button.

                                  Basically, configure your detection method, then have a "Test Detection method" button which has a prompt to enter a device name for testing the detection method on.

                                  would be useful in particular for the vbscript/powershell type detection methods.

                                  Just needs to return an "Application detected" or "Application not detected" result.

                                  11 votes
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                                    Noted  ·  0 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Add "uninstall application" as an dependency option when creating applications

                                    An example could be when users want to install 'Office 365 x64' on a machine which has 'Office 365 x86' installed. For the 1. to be installed the other should be uninstalled.

                                    23 votes
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                                      Noted  ·  2 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Delete multiple Application Revision History

                                      Make it possible to delete multiple previous Application Revisions in one-click using the Configuration Manager Console. This would simplify the task of cleaning up before putting it in prod and reduce time spent removing one revision at a time.

                                      87 votes
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                                        11 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Application Model - Fast Retry interval

                                        By default Fast rety interval is 2 hours. There is no option to change this setting. We would like have option to change this internval.

                                        Note in Pacakage model we have option to change this setting through site control file

                                        34 votes
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                                        • A Customizable Reboot/Postpone Prompt for Application and Software Updates Deployments

                                          Basically would like something similar to the Windows Updates Reboot/Postpone nag prompt except with the ability to customize the notification text as applicable to the deployment.

                                          For example:, as a sub-setting of the deployment type for the application you have the option to enable the reboot/postpone prompt and customize the notification text of the dialog box.

                                          If the user that receives the prompt, postpones they will be re-prompted at the end of the postponement period until they either reboot or shutdown the system. (basically exactly the same behavior as the Windows Updates reboot/postpone prompt).

                                          612 votes
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