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  1. 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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      0 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 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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      • Deployment Types - Templates

        So the deployment template will sit at the 'top' of deployment types of an application.

        Admins could then choose which deployment types would use the template in a new tab called, let's say 'deployment types applied to'.

        Admins would use tick box options on each tab, to choose what they want to be active in the deployment type template.

        So as an example. You could have x86 and x64 deployment types where all the tabs, bar the 'Programs' tab, as set by the template.

        This way you set the template once, add the x86 and x64 deployment types and you…

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        • Make it possible to disable device guard

          Make it possible for the owners of a PC with Windows 10 Pro to disable device guard

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          • Application uninstall with multiple deployment types

            Application uninstall should work for the applications created with multiple deployment types as well.

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            • Task Sequence Deployments

              Task Sequence Deployments - Immediate Push Failure - Computer Policy initialization from Console.

              Forcing a computer policy against a deployment of a Task sequence (any) to run via Software Center, results in failure of downloading of the deployment policy the first time and goes in retry until the agent on the endpoint initiates a polling itself. While SCCM CB is supposed to be user centric and based on Pull methodology, sometimes a deployment needs to be pushed to users immediately and the current behavior causes lot of inconveniences and delays in deploying Task sequence based installations via Software Center (Immediate…

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              • Have an option under Repair Application to run the uninstall and then install commands

                in addition to being able to specify a separate command for application repair, it would be nice to be able to just have it run the already specified uninstall command followed by the install command.

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                • Depend

                  Choose package for application Dependencies

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                  • Include the ability to add partner IDs, volume licensing IDs, etc, so you can download ISOs available to your license directly into SCCM.

                    Include the ability to add partner IDs, volume licensing IDs, etc, so you can download ISOs available to your license directly into SCCM. For Office/Visio/etc, the ability to customize the install in a manner similar to the Office Deployment Toolkit would also be necessary.

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                    • 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…

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                      • Migrate approval requests between applications

                        Problem: When an application has "require approval" enabled we get a long list of users or devices where this application is approved for. But when I add a new application and delete the old, I loose all approvals! And the users need to request again.

                        This is a problem in multiple cases:
                        1) Example 1: We have an application in version 1.0.1 that and get a new version 1.0.2 I want to make a new application and test this. When it is tested I want to turn on "superceede" and then remove the old application. The license is still valid…

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                        • Cleanup of MSfB Apps staled versions download by CM

                          Right now when you setup the Microsoft Store for Business connector and when you approve apps in MSfB. CM downloads all new updates of this apps.

                          After a while, the storage used by staled versions is quite huge.
                          For example, if you approve 10 apps (especially Office Apps : Word, Excel, PowerPoint). If there are lots of updates on it, you can reach up to 40 GB of storage content after 2 years. Around 38GB are not used anymore and takes space on the site server.

                          You should include an automatic cleanup process to delete old versions.

                          Thanks

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                          • 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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                            • Scripting app Install to System with User Interaction works OnlyWhenAUserIsLoggedOn

                              In Powershell, scripting the User Experience for application deployment Install to System currently only allows you to use User Interaction if the logon requirement is set to "OnlyWhenAUserIsLoggedOn". This makes it a pain when trying to automate application updates. You can change this manually in SCCM (with a warning). If it can be changed in the UI then we should be able to do it with Powershell.

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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

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                                • When deleting an application, have the process be similar to deleting a package where it shows exactly what is referencing the application.

                                  When deleting an application, have the process be similar to deleting a package where it shows exactly what is referencing the application such as which task sequences or application dependencies.

                                  Hunting for the task sequence references is a pain. :(

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                                  • Defer application download until maintenance period

                                    When deploying software to device collections that have a maintenance period the software downloads then waits for the maintenance period to begin installing. It would be great to have the option to defer the downloading process until either the maintenance period or a set amount of time before the maintenance period. This would allow IT departments to defer large software deployments to a time when network traffic is low.

                                    Optionally, provide a new option in the maintenance period settings for when application downloads are allowed to happen.

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                                    • 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.

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                                      • Be able to see if the deployment group is a user group or a computer group in the deployment tab

                                        As we can see the information Grouping name, Mandatory or not ..., would it be possible to see if the group on which we are deploying is a user or a computer?

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                                        • 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

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