Increase Application Dependency Chain limit from 5-10
Currently the supported limit for dependent applications is five.
I would like to propose an increase of that limit from 5 to 10. Generally speaking a Task Sequence would be ok for handling large numbers of order specific applications, however there are limitations to using a TS for deployment in a large scale environment.
We often find that we are pushing close to the limit of 5 in applications that require things like ".net,odbc, VS debugging,C++ redist, MS DB engine" and so on. When multiple core techs are required at a specific version having a limit of 5 makes our package teams build 'master' applications where they bundle them together.
Bundling applications together can mask aged technologies and make it difficult to manage life cycle of those technologies over time. We would like to see the limit increased so we can add additional flexibility in building reliable and supportable application scenarios.