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  1. Remove the need for App Catalog, by providing all functionality in Software Center

    Currently, some functionality is only available in the application catalog, and not in software center. Make it so everything can be done in software center, so we can remove application catalog... and Silverlight... and local site security configurations.

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      7 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 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.

      119 votes
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        12 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • 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

        26 votes
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          0 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • 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 →
          • Application Installation Program

            Currently when we want to run PowerShell commands in an ConfigMgr Application we need to wrap them in a script or run them with powershell.exe -command and make it a oneliner. This is because it's always triggered from cmd.exe.
            Would be nice to be able to choose to directly start PowerShell.exe and just run the PowerShell command.
            An example of what I'd like to achieve is to simply add that command in the "installation program" field.
            Add-WindowsCapability -Online -LimitAccess -Name Tools.Graphics.DirectX~~~~0.0.1.0 -Source .
            Currently we have to use this oneliner instead which is far more complex.
            Powershell.exe -NoLogo -NoProfile -NonInteractive…

            12 votes
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            • Phased Deployments - Reusable template

              Provide a way for a template of settings to be stored and invoked for new phased deployments, so the same collections/settings do not have to be specified for new phased deployments.

              4 votes
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              • Schedule Phased Deployments

                When setting up a normal (non-phased) deployment, you can schedule a date and time for the deployment to start.

                Having the same ability for phased deployments would be very handy!

                13 votes
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                  1 comment  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • App Approval - Include User “comments” in Email

                  The new App Approval feature in 1810 is looking great. So we can build on integration with other services and service desk software it would be handy to include the users “comment” in the email body.
                  Expanding on this and having the ability to add a “cost” and “billing code” field to the app request will enable the app procurement lifecycle to more streamlined.

                  6 votes
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                  • Software License Management - The ability to block application launches via SCCM

                    A feature that allows for limiting launches of desired installed applications. This feature would assist in license management for software titles with concurrent usage limitations which do not have license management solutions.

                    8 votes
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                      1 comment  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • SCCM How to MIGRATE Applications from one VMware SCCM 2012 R2 Server that is dying to a New VM ConfigMan 2012 R2 Server

                      I need to Move Applications or Migrate them from a dying VMware Server 2012 R2 to a newly built SCCM 2012 R2 VMware Server. Plain and simple, but no documentation is found.

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                        2 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Depend

                        Choose package for application Dependencies

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                        • Report Task Sequence Reference in Application Model

                          Add a line item in relationship type for Task Sequence references

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                          • SCCM Console: Add PackageID column in applications item view

                            Get-CMApplication shows me a PackageID for my applications. In the SCCM Console in the application item view it is not selectable.

                            10 votes
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                            • Message notification

                              You must consider allowing us customize message notification to users before installing or Uninstalling Application, Package. today we are use on this idea using VBS or PS which is no so convenience

                              6 votes
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                              • Right-Click a single device or collection and Install Application/Package without additional configurations

                                The ability to right-click a single device, or a device collection and select an option saying "Install Application or Package". This would then allow you to deploy an application or package without having to use a collection, especially if just for one device. It would also allow you to deploy the application or package without needing to build out a deployment for that application. It will just install the selected application or package without any additional configurations needed.

                                How often do we need to deploy an application to just one machine that is outside of a collection, or deploy to…

                                4 votes
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                                  1 comment  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Make it possible to choose "Client Local Time" on all deployment types.

                                  1. When deploying an application as available, it will by default be set to UTC time in the scheduling section without the ability to change it to "Client Local Time"
                                  2. When deploying an application as required, it will by default be set to UTC time, unless I check the "installation deadline" then I get the abillity to choose "Client Local Time"

                                  Here in Denmark and other places in Europe UTC is a bit confusing, we always have to be aware of this when deploying applications eg. I want to deploy an application for the end users at 08:00AM then…

                                  10 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Require an approval process to deploy a new Application.

                                    We use a lot of contractor resources as surge resources for application packaging. Could you implement an approval process (similar to that of Run Scripts) that would require approval before someone could Deploy a newly created Application? This would greatly improve quality and ensure all new Applications have been reviewed to reduce the risk of an ooops.

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                                    • Allow Email Approval Requests to go to Manager / Owner / Support Contact

                                      First off - Thank-you very much for the Email approval in CM 1810.
                                      For the first improvement request, I'd like to request it be able to be sent to Manager or Application / Support owner already identified in the application.

                                      These 3 options would cover nearly every workflow possibility instead of a hardcoded email address.

                                      Usually you require permission from a BA or Business owner of the application, a Technical resource (Helpdesk, etc), or your Supervisor for an application. 2 of these items are already tracked in the application, and the third is (should) populated in AD for the requesting…

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                                      • Let Software Version Become a Variable (For Detection Methods)

                                        I always enter the software version number for each application I am patching (Adobe Reader/Acrobat, Chrome, Firefox, Java, etc).

                                        I also use detection methods to determine that the new update has been installed. Is there any way the "Software Version" field I manually populate with the correct version can be a variable that can be used in the detection method MSI/File version field?

                                        It would be great to let the detection method use %SOFTVERSION%, for instance, which points to the software version I am defining every time.

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                                        • Deployment Types - Installation Program Arguments

                                          Keep the current single box for 'Installation Program' and ' Uninstall Program' under the 'Programs' tab in a deployment type... however allow admins to select 'granular' switches or arguments.

                                          So in this option, the admin would have:
                                          A 'pre-program install' argument field.
                                          A 'program' field.
                                          And a 'post-program install' argument field.

                                          The same for un-installations.

                                          Additionally to this, I imagine the granular options will have a new window.
                                          This windows should also have a 'explore program' button, which when clicked brings up the potential switches or arguments for EXE / MSI / MSIX / etc. Allowing users to select the…

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