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  1. Ability to group Software Center applications into folders

    Add ability to define a category for applications and programs in Config Mgr and have them appear in Software Center under that category. We have several hundred programs in our system and users have a hard time finding what they need.

    81 votes
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  2. Add a Right-Click option "Sync Policies" to Software Center Start menu icon

    The Company Portal app you can right-click on the Start Menu shortcut and select "Sync this Device". Can we please get that option for Software Center as well, it would make ServiceDesks life easier instead of navigating them to the icon within Software Center

    27 votes
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  3. Make "install" action available through softwarecenter: protocol link

    The feature was basically already requested back in 2016 but wasn't implemented to date.
    The old request can be found @ https://configurationmanager.uservoice.com/forums/300492-ideas/suggestions/13617639-software-center-add-support-for-direct-link-to-ap

    Mark Silvey wanted me to share our use-case so that others can chime in, so here I am.

    (skip to TL;DR for the actual feature request)

    Following scenario is currently happening at my workplace: We have over 4000 clients and about 1500 of them have "Cisco AnyConnect" installed as VPN client. That includes notebooks and regular computers used for homeoffice.

    Now we need to update "Cisco AnyConnect" to a new version. Sadly the update (.msi file) will basicallyā€¦

    7 votes
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  4. Application Detection - Add Return Code Option - Clear Install History

    Add a custom Return for applications. "Clears Install History"

    I'm currently deploying office 365, which when launched, prompts users to close apps and continue, however they can click cancel. If they click Cancel, it returns a code to CM which is then logged as a failure. I would like to have a Return Code option in the App DT that says, it the App returns code "123456", then exit out as if it never ran, no failure, no success. So in the software center, the icon says "Install" instead of "Retry", and not show a previous failure. It makes ourā€¦

    34 votes
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  5. Show downloading Software Updates in SW Center

    Earlier Versions of ConfigMgr showed the download process of Software Updates in the SW Center. It seems that this is not working anymore. Updates are displayed once they downloaded completely

    3 votes
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  6. 1 vote
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  7. Software center links for launching a Task sequence

    Current this is only available for applications but not for task sequence.

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  8. Open Company Portal for required deployment notifications

    When receiving notifications for required deployments such as software updates, the link to view more information still opens in Software Center even though the default portal is set to Company Portal. With the merging of SW Center and Company Portal, this would continue to help things be unified. Thanks!

    2 votes
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  9. Software Center - Allow custom icon for scclient.exe

    Would be great to set a custom icon for the scclient.exe file to allow custom branded icons for the Software Center (like how Jamf allows customizing the Self Service.app).

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  10. Allow users to plan any deployment with a time picker

    Available, required, doesn't matter.
    Give users a "Plan" button, like we have with required deployments, and allow them to pick a time, and allow them to reboot after the install is done.
    Right now, the "Plan" button is only present on Required deployments with a deadline.
    Right now, the "Restart automatically my computer if needed" checkbox is only present if you choose "Outside my business hours".

    Yes, this is a three-for-one. Inspired by Brian Dam's tweet https://twitter.com/bdam555/status/1220469791284219904

    Use case 1: User has been instructed to install an available application, but is busy working. User plans the install for 11:30, whereā€¦

    23 votes
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  11. Would be good to be able to categorise software into different use groups

    1/Would be good to be able to categorise software into different groups to make it easier for the user to find what they require (For example Analysing Software, Browsers, etc)
    2/Have a field to explain what the software does (save the user having to web search products)

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  12. Drive Selection

    Allow users to select the installation drive of an application.

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  13. Fully Cache Content before being made Available in Software Center

    Have an option on a Deployment (For any Content) to not show in Software Center until it's been fully cached.

    It can take a VERY long time for an deployment to download, Office, Win10, Visual Studio, etc. Ideally, we don't want a user having to wait HOURS when they go to software center and click "INSTALL". We want it to Install, not say "Downloading". If we could check a box on the deployment to Pre-Cache, then Make Available in Software Center, that would be great.

    Similar UVs:
    https://configurationmanager.uservoice.com/forums/300492-ideas/suggestions/31536130-pre-cache-of-task-sequence-content-files-cached
    https://configurationmanager.uservoice.com/forums/300492-ideas/suggestions/36754720-suppress-operating-system-in-place-upgrade-icon-in
    https://configurationmanager.uservoice.com/forums/300492-ideas/suggestions/33268255-show-download-status-of-pre-download-content-enb
    https://configurationmanager.uservoice.com/forums/300492-ideas/suggestions/8467771-have-the-ability-to-pre-deploy-an-available-applic

    9 votes
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  14. New Application Install Notifications

    I'd like to see some more dynamic notifications in the way Software Center communicates to users.

    For example, a device pending a restart seems to just sit with a status of waiting to install - could this be changed so that if a device is pending a restart either through ConfigMgr or the reboot flag on the device a user message is displayed advising users to reboot and retry.

    There are occasions in application installs, inplace upgrades where ConfigMgr is doing exactly what it should do but presents the user with a failure message rather than a more appropriate userā€¦

    1 vote
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  15. Import and Export within Exclusion Settings for Antimalware Policies

    Import and Export within Exclusion Settings for Antimalware Policies for people moving over from other vendors would be so helpful. The option to sort alphabetically also would be a good option. Cut and paste option is poor currently due to size limitations.

    25 votes
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  16. Device is not applicable (Human readable error)

    When adding dependencies to an application in ConfigMgr, there is no way of giving the user an informational error message if requirements are not met. The user will simply see ā€œThis software is not applicable to your device.ā€

    We need to use dependencies on an application that require Adobe Acrobat Pro / Reader to be installed. The problem is that the customer has multiple versions of Acrobat Pro/Reader, so we cannot automatically install it.

    If we could display a more informational error message to the customer: ā€œPlease install the appropriate Adobe Acrobat Pro / Reader first from Software Center toā€¦

    3 votes
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  17. Change Configuration Manager restarts computer TO Configuration Manager controls restart AND support the Site Control List return codes

    Currently, when a Program option is set to 'Configuration Manager restarts computer', the return code is evaluated for 0 or non-zero only. A return of 0 restarts the computer whereas a non-zero is considered a failure and does not reboot the computer. The Site Control List already has Success, SuccessRebootRequired and FailureNonRetry return codes defined. I'm guessing they are used for Applications but they should also be used for Programs.

    Please change the 'After running' option from 'Configuration Manager restarts computer' to 'Configuration Manager controls restart' and support the Site Control List return codes.

    ** Maybe change Configuration Manager logsā€¦

    3 votes
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  18. Software Center Default Update filter

    There is a Client setting for Software Center Customization where the "Default application filter" can be set to All or Required.

    I think the same option should be available for the Updates tab in Software Center.

    Having the ability to configure the "Default update filter" to Required would eliminate the accidental installation of updates deployed as available.

    There have been more than a few occasions when users have clicked the Install All button not realizing that they were installing an available update. It is kind of a thing when they realize one of them was a feature update.

    5 votes
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  19. Software Center Error - Display Error Code Details

    When a deployment fails in Software Center, and you click the "Failed" link, it will then show an error code. Ten, we have to Google (excuse me, I mean Bing) the error code or look in CMTrace to find out what it means. Could Software Center do the same thing that CMTrace does, and look up the error and display what it means there in the Software Center window?

    137 votes
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  20. Default expansion of 'More information' section in 'Required software changesā€¦' dialog

    By default, the 'More information' section in the 'Required software changesā€¦' dialog, that details what software specifically will be changed, is obstructed from the userā€™s view because it is collapsed. To see details of the affected software, the user must manually click the caret which is not apparent to many.

    Provide a client policy setting that enables the expansion of the 'More information' section in the 'Required software changesā€¦' dialog as a default.

    20 votes
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