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  1. 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!

    70 votes
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  2. Prioritize application deployments

    This an idea to add a functionality so we can set a priority from 1-10000 for multiple software deployments.

    Currently if one of the packages require a reboot and they get installed ahead of the others that will hold up the deployments until the machine is rebooted.

    21 votes
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  3. 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€¦

    37 votes
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  4. Available Applications that a user initiates in Software Center should ignore maintenance window for all dependencies and superseded apps

    When a user clicks on an application in Software Center while it is available (or pre-deadline) then all dependent and superseded applications should ignore the user's maintenance window. The current behavior is that if a reboot is needed in the chain then the user has to click install again in Software Center. This could be handled by a deployment option so that the current default behavior isn't impacted.

    Example:
    User Clicks on App1
    App1 has a dependency on App2
    App2 requires reboot
    When user clicks App1, App2 should install, then reboot, then App1 should complete installation and reboot if neededā€¦

    38 votes
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  5. Ability to add the application groups in Task Sequence

    Application groups can be deployed to a collection but cannot be added in a Task Sequence and then deployed. Please enable the Task Sequence deployment for Application Groups.

    62 votes
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  6. When you perform a search also include all subfolders

    When you perform a search also include all subfolders by default!

    67 votes
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  7. Detection method scripts should run with -File

    Currently, application detection method scripts are ran in such a way that it causes issues with certain levels of PowerShell Constrained Language Mode. An example of how scripts are run is below.

    "C:\WINDOWS\system32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\PowerShell.exe" -NoLogo -Noninteractive -NoProfile -ExecutionPolicy Bypass "& 'C:\WINDOWS\CCM\SystemTemp\11a53fac-8144-438e-aa01-6d2378be848b.ps1'"

    To better allow detection method scripts to be ran under Constrained Language mode, the script should be ran with -File instead of with the call operator &.

    With the current configuration it is not possible to use PowerShell based detection methods in some scenarios, reducing their usefulness.

    See this idea for more info. https://ideas.patchmypc.com/ideas/PATCHMYPC-I-440

    22 votes
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  8. Application Group Reference

    We need the ability to easily see which application is included in which application group.

    This could be done similar to dependency references in the "References" tab of the application.

    19 votes
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  9. Orchestration groups - extend with more deployment types

    Right now the OG feature only supports software Update deployments.
    Extend this feature to include application deployments, TS deployments and application group deployments.
    This will increase the value of OG.

    13 votes
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  10. Edge Deployment wizard add new option "Remove Desktop Icon"

    Add an option to the builtin Edge deployment Wizard in the console so we can choose to create the desktop icon or not.

    14 votes
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  11. Application Deployment with option free disk space

    SCCM 1906: application deployment with global option disk space

    i added a requirement of free disk space of 47GB for a deployment type and i wonder why its not working this way: show application in software center even with less than 47Gb but mention that its not installable because of too less free space...

    Now i dont see it in software center at all if less than 47GB free space and even if its already installed i cant uninstall it if less than 47GB are free after installation because i cant see it.

    Wouldnt make it much more sense ifā€¦

    3 votes
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  12. Deploy Application Groups to Users

    The 1906 application group feature only allows you to deploy application groups to devices. Please extend this feature to enable application groups for user deployments as well.

    54 votes
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  13. Add the ability to set an Error threshold for Phased Deployments

    I would like to be able to create a threshold on Phased Deployments so that the deployment would automatically stop if it hits that threshold. Ideally this could be either a count or a percentage selected. The behavior I would want is for the deployment to go into a paused state if the error limit is hit.

    14 votes
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  14. A better way of detecting programs installed in AppData

    recently Microsoft have been using AppData to install applications like OneDrive and Teams, the issue is we can not use the following as a detection method (%userprofile%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Teams) as the way SCCM works is it will convert %userprofile% as the service account and not the currently logged in user.

    49 votes
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  15. it would really help if symbolic links were supported in sccm apps or packages. that will cut the size of big bundles.

    Recently I have been working with Microsoft engineer to help us packaging big application bundles and turned out that SCCM does not support symbolic link. when we package apps with symbolic links all is good until we deploy it and check client cache on the client machine where the symbolic link does not show up / disappears. we use symbolic link to minimize package size specially for Autodesk suits where multiple apps packaged together each requiring same library files and tools.

    1 vote
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  16. Create MS Edge deployment without internet

    Actually, is it impossible to deploy MS Edge on management computer without internet: It doesnt't look like you're connected to the internet :

    Please close the wizard, check your connection and try again.
    Failed to create and establish connection to https://aka.ms/cmedgeapi

    Is it possible to add the feature with manual download or add remote download from sccm server like windows update ?

    8 votes
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  17. Have the client wait for Windows Installer to finish if another installation is in progress. To avoid the 1618 error.

    When the deployment type is of type Windows Installer, the client should check if Windows Installer is free and not running another installation.
    Just to avoid error 1618.

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  18. Application Name in Status of App Group Install

    When deploying an Application group, it would be nice in Software Center if the name of the individual app that was installing would show in the status.

    4 votes
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  19. Application quantity property

    It would be helpful to have the ability to assign a QTY to an Application property and to be able to report against it. Purchased vs deployed=Availability. I have been posting the purchase info in the admin comments for myself but management can't report from it.

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  20. Application deployment and "Maintenance Windows" setting kills the application when downloading

    -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€¦

    3 votes
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