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  1. Allow an application to install interacively IF a user is logged on; otherwise install without interaction

    Currently, in order to allow an application to have interaction, you need to select the option to install "Only when a user is logged on". It would be better if it allowed interaction if the user is logged on, but install without interaction if NO user is logged on. When running an MSI with /qb, you want interaction because the installer may need to prompt the user to close an application. However, if no user is logged on then it doesn't matter and interaction is not necessary.

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      Noted  ·  0 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Hightlight the currently installing package/application in Software Center

      When a user chooses to install a package from software center, the UI changes focus to the "Installation Status" tab, but currently installing package is often not the highlighted item. This has been very confusing for users as they think the highlighted item is the one being installed. Only after looking closer do they notice the status column.

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      • Allow changing an application's scheduled time and available or required

        With the application model we are no longer able to change the availability schedule or deadline after the application is created - or even expire it. The only way to stop a required application is to delete it, which purges the reporting data. We would like to see this changed so you are able change the deadline/avail time/or if the deployment is required or available.

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        • SCCM Task Sequence Lock

          Enable the ability to Lock a Task Sequence once it has been released, similar to the effect when a TS is locked out to a user when editing it. In a large environment with multiple SCCM admins using OSD is you be a nice feature to prevent accidental editing of production Task Sequences.

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            1 comment  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Custom Error Codes for Chained Programs

            Instead of "failing" and stop running on all non-zero return codes, allow acceptable return codes to determine if the install sequence fails or continues. Example, uninstall an MSI to be sure it's not there but if it's not, generates a 1605 return, yet this is really a soft error which we currently have to use a BAT or VB script so we don't get a "failure". It should be up to the engineer to determine what is and is not a "failure". Of course, out of the box any non-zero should continue to be a failure.

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            • Have a Deployement Type Requirement for an Application Installed\Not Installed without creating a Global Condtion

              Instead of creating a Custom Condition of an Application's Existence on specific machines before deploying an app, we could have a drop down that contains the list of already created applications in CM and select the existence or non existence of an application before deployment of said application. Constantly creating Global Conditions is a little strange to me. Thanks.

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              • An improved console that merged ADUC, GPMC, and SCCM deployments/queries/collections

                Imagine a console like ADUC that let you view GPOs and AD objects alongside each other, with contextual color-tinted overlays that help you visualize where items are applied. It should also display SCCM collections, queries, and deployments.

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                • Application installs user profile

                  To have the ability to install an application that requires admin rights but also requires to install data to the logged on user profile

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                  • Drivergroup001

                    Or a better implementation of Ben Hunter's script.

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                      2 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      Noted  ·  sangeev responded

                      Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

                    • OSD - MDT like single instance drivers

                      SCCM started in the right direction with driver categories. This implementation has limited uses however.

                      I would like to see a driver management setup more like what is available in MDT. Specifically on deployment media.

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                        0 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        Noted  ·  sangeev responded

                        Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

                      • Extensions for Windows Intune

                        It should be possible that extensions for Windows Intune can be installed without adminrights while opening the Admin Console after the Extension is activated.

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                        • Control Log Settings from Client Settings

                          Set Custom Client Logging settings like Levels, History, Size and possibly Directory via Client Settings.

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                          • Add options to define "on fail" actions for package and application install

                            Similar to what is introduced in SP1 for patches, allow us to for example define "reboot and retry upon fail" for package and application installation.

                            This catches a lot of issues with installations already, as often a reboot is enough to then let the installation succeed.

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                            • Result screen for Collection & Machine variables

                              At most of my customers, we are working with collection- or machine variables to be flexible during OS deployment with languages, application installations or something else.
                              In some cases, there are so much collections with different variables, that it is very hard to find where a variable is coming from.
                              Perhaps, you can use a dialog in context menu of a device like 'client settings' - 'Resultant Client Settings'.
                              In this dialog, collect every variable with it's source like
                              Variable 1 - Collection x
                              Variable 33 - Collection Z
                              Variable 232- Machine Variable

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                                0 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                Noted  ·  sangeev responded

                                Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

                              • Add Retry Count and Delay between to Task Sequence

                                Add a retry count and delay between retry properties to at least the most critical task sequence steps, if not all, so that we can make task sequences more resilient when there are hiccups to servers or network.

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                                  2 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                  There’s also:
                                  SMSTSMPListRequestTimeout – Specify how many milliseconds a task sequence waits before it retries to install an application after it fails to retrieve the management point list from location services. By default, the task sequence waits 60 seconds before it retries the step 3 times

                                  SMSTSDownloadRetryCount – Controls the number of times that Configuration Manager attempts to download content from a distribution point. By default, the client retries 2 times.

                                  SMSTSDownloadRetryDelay – Controls the number of seconds that Configuration Manager waits before it retries to download content from a distribution point. By default, the client waits 15 seconds before retrying.

                                  SMSTSWaitForSecondReboot –
                                  https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/2894518/task-sequence-fails-in-

                                  I’ll close this item out once our 1902 release is completed.

                                • Integrate App-V into the SCCM Client.

                                  Much like how SCEP is installed by the CM client when the option is enabled. Give an option to enable App-V in the client settings and the client installs App-V and any prerequisites.

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                                  • Add resources dialog not accepting 'Enter'

                                    If you like to add a resource to a collection by right clicking on it and starting the 'Add Resource'-Dialog, you have to click the search button by mouse or using tab after enter a search string. Perhaps it will be better to enable pressing the enter button to search for clients.

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                                    • objects

                                      Built in SCCM tools to show what collections a machine is in, connect to the root of C:\ etc. Basically like the 3rd party tools that are out there.

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                                      • List all policy and deployment for single machine

                                        I would like to see all the policies and deployment listed when i search for single machine, I see this in Altiris for example if i search for "pc-abcd" i should be able to tell how many applications are pushed to the machine or user.

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                                        • Asset Intelligence on applications

                                          Asset Intelligente and Applikation Management should to Married.
                                          Is it possible to Combine an Applikation with an Asset int. Information so we can get real license Information? and push the cycle on Client to send all Information ( cycle fort Asset Information)

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