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  1. Include Summarization time for assets in Application Deployments for Monitoring

    For package deployments the summarization filter heading is very useful for checking timings on assets for completed deployment. If this was the same for app deployments in monitoring it would be great as most companies have a combination of app and package deployments

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  2. allow manually configured phases for applications

    There seems no logical reason why it isn't possible to manually configure phases for application deployments the way they can be for updates - changing the way maintenance windows are handled for example, or setting phases to be manually moved on to.

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  3. Install Package

    I would like to see an option to "Install Package" like there is an "Install Application" option in the admin console.

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  4. Available Uninstall

    When creating an applicaiton, we currently have the option to specify an uninstall ONLY when an install is already defined. It would be helpful to make an uninstall deployment without specifying any install content.

    At the moment, yes this can be done by leaving uninstall blank and specifying the unintsall as the install. However this causes a LOT of confusion since the button in software center reads Install.
    Alternativly, if we have the ability to just change what the text says for the install\uninstall buttons that would satisfy as well.

    Currently when we need similar behavior we essentially have aā€¦

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  5. Allow Install Application feature to work with all "Available" deployments

    In the endpoint management portal (intune) there is now the ability to select a device and instantly install applications flagged for approval and applications that are just deployed as available. Please bring the ConfigMgr console to feature parity by allowing the adhoc install of Available applications via the console.

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  6. Application Group user deployment

    Deployments of Application Groups to Users does not appear to provide any deployment status, only when we deploy to device collections are we able to see the status of the deployment of an Application Group. This is in 2010 with the

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  7. Make the detection method for applications detect missing applications

    It is not uncommon for us to use a SCCM application deployment to remove an application from our environment. The detection method can verify an executable is there but there is no reverse logic to detect it missing. If the uninstall is clean and there is nothing left over to detect we are forced to use a create a .log or .txt file with PowerShell for the detection method. While this provides basic functionality, it does not allow the deployment to detect when software is reinstalled so it can rerun and remove it again. If there was reverse logic toā€¦

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  8. Rating and Installation Count in Software Center

    It would be nice to add a star rating system to applications in Software Center, and to have the option to display the software installation count on the software center application view. This mirrors the experience users are accustomed to with other app stores and it helps them to select the correct tool when there are multiple, similar options.

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  9. Add BAT/CMD/PS1 to 'Executable files' filter on 'Deployment Type' installation and uninstall programs

    Every site I've ever worked at has used batch files as the installation/uninstall source. It's a nuisance to have to click that drop-down Every.Single.Time in order to select them. The simple addition of '.BAT; .CMD; *.PS1' to the filter would fix that frustration.

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  10. Application supersedence for user deployments

    At the moment application supersedence is only working with machine deployments. Please make this work for user deployments.

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  11. Application supersedence for user deployments

    At the moment application supersedence is only working with machine deployments. Please make this work for user deployments.

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  12. Detection method for MSIX Apps should have version 'Greater than or Equal' option

    Current detection method for MSIX native Deployment Type only allows us to check version equals to 1.x.y.z.

    If that application is set to auto install updates afterwards the software center application status turns to failed. I experienced this after deploying Microsoft Whiteboard application, when I deployed to my user base app deployment was successful for over 5000 machines and deployment success status was almost 99%. After 2 weeks users complained they see Failed status in Software Center next to Whiteboard application. After troubleshooting the issue I came to know whiteboard application was set to install automatic updates and the versionā€¦

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  13. Add cleanup of deprecated Application Catalog roles as a Management Insight

    Management Insights are great! As a consultant, I often train customers to check these on a regular basis and act on them to improve Site performance and to have a supported configuration.

    Application Catalog roles have been deprecated. It would be a nice-to-have addition to the Insights panel, in my opinion, to instruct on removing the application catalog website and application catalog web service roles, and to review the default and any custom client settings to ensure Default Application Catalog website point is set to (none).

    (taken from https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/mem/configmgr/apps/plan-design/plan-for-and-configure-application-management#bkmk_remove-appcat)

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  14. windows source management

    Allow multiple "Product Code" separated by a comma, in the "Windows Source management" under Deployment Type - Program tab.

    This would be helpful for such MSI with sub storage streamed in. Those MSI change their Product Code on the fly during installation depending on language detected.

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  15. windows source management

    Allow multiple "Product Code" separated by a comma, in the "Windows Source management" under Deployment Type - Program tab.

    This would be helpful for such MSI with sub storage streamed in. Those MSI change their Product Code on the fly during installation depending on language detected.

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  16. Deployment option for CMG available/required apps

    It would be useful to us for an option, similar to allowing application to run via task sequence, that would let us select which applications we would want users to see/install via the CMG. Currently most apps we use are deployed as available to all users but only a select few have the content distributed to our CMG and so causes problems when users try to install and ConfigMgr waits to download content.

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  17. Prioritize application installation/removal and hold reboots until all deployments are complete.

    I worked with Radia for many years. Two things from Radia we miss are the ability to set priority and holding reboots until the end of all deployments. For priority, we could set a value of 1 to 99 on an application. Anytime there were multiple deployments to a device they would be performed in low to high number priority order for install and reverse for uninstall. Uninstalls would occur first. We could also set reboot=reallysuppress in any msiexec command line and set a flag on the application to reboot on install, uninstall, update, etc. Radia would then wait untilā€¦

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  18. Add the "Version" data type to registry key detection methods

    Most modern applications e.g. Microsoft 365 Apps, store their version with a period in the value(e.g. 13127.20408) which makes the key a string and not an integer. When deploying updates to applications I would like the ability to say the version is greater than or equal to a number which is only possible with integers. In Global Conditions there is extra Data Type options and one is "Version", this allows the periods in version values to be treated as decimal points and manipulated like an integer.

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  19. Wait for second reboot in custom tasksequence

    The docs say that SMSTSWaitForSecondReboot variable does not apply to custom task sequences. That is true, unfortunately.
    A few customers use custom tasksequences to update application bundles and the variable could help here.
    The problem: Software Updates (Cumulative W10 etc) have been installed during the day, reboot is pending until next maintenance window. Maintenance window opens at night and starts task sequence for application updates. Task sequence has a reboot step or app install forces a cm hard reboot by exit code 1641. Now when the system reboots, the task sequence may fail on startup because of a second rebootā€¦

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  20. Application Approvals - Add support for webhooks

    I would love to see support for sending Application Approvals via webhooks, whether by specifying specific apps (Teams, Slack, Discord), or being able to define a JSON schema so that folks who live in Teams/Slack/etc all day can more easily see App Requests come into a channel and be able to click Approve.

    For Teams, at least, this should allow for the use of an AdaptiveCard payload, too, which could potentially capture the response from ConfigMgr and update the card in the Channel to show that it's already been Approved/Denied.

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