Allow custom icons in software center for Task Sequences
Split this item from a bigger umbrella item.
This is to specify an icon per App Task Sequence in the Software Center.
Updating status to started.
The first iteration/slice of this is available in the 1905 Tech Preview.
This is definitely needed. We have some scripts that run to install important applications, and because of the way these install we have had little success with the application model. Packages seem much more consistent. The ONLY downside is that it's not easily distinguishable to end-users.
Scott Chivington commented
Yes, users are easily confused. Having fancy icons is actually very necessary, better overall user experience.
David Westbrook commented
In the education sector we are always dealing with poorly coded apps that need a variety of methods to install unattended; which leads us to use a combination of applications, packages and task sequences to roll out software.
The inability to add software center icons to packages and task sequences makes the app less intuitive to users, who wonder why some apps have icons and others don't. It creates doubt in there mind which although slight, is enough to make them feel unsure which spoils the user experience.
Adding the ability to add icons to packages and task sequences would be very useful for us; I'd also like the ability to put a more detailed packaged / TS description along with the deployment - but icons would be a great first step.
This is a feature that is needed.
No mater how you try, application do not replace all the functions of packages that are required.
They need icons to be identified easily in the Software Centre.
Niv Comilang commented
I never realised how much I need this function in my life.
Daniel Scott (Hallow Jack) commented
Andrew Martin commented
Users find it confusing as to why some applications in Software Center have nice new icons and others have a grey square with arrows. Please let us add shiny, new icons to old packages as it will make the user experience much better
Chris Martin commented
Since upgrading to 1710, we have been adding new icons since the size was expanded to 500 x 500. Perhaps they should be called tiles now. All the programs with default icons are so tiny and ugly. There are applications, utilities, and scripts that don't fit into Application Model. Task Sequences too. Please add the ability to have custom icons, tiles, or whatever you want to call them to the product. Or at least provide options for nicer looking defaults.
Would provide a much better end user experience. So, yes please.
Tom Stachowiak commented
Agreed that task sequence needs custom icon capability. If there are multiple especially if some are only used to install applications and not OS's it gets confusing. Also the default icon is tiny resize ti to at least look good at 256x256
I vote for Packages icons to be added.
Martin Tucker commented
Definitely should be added, making SCCM more accessible for the end user makes everyone's life easier.
Jonatas De Oliveira Coêlho commented
I'm needing this! Icon to Task Sequence, please!
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Jose Almeida commented
Yes please add it!
It's very important to have this feature available
Martin Bellett commented
yes please...icons for packages and TS
Do it please! No way to deploy a Task Sequence on Software Center without an icon.
AdminMark Silvey - ConfigMgr Product Team (Engineering Manager, ConfigMgr, System Center Configuration Manager) commented
To the "creation of the app manually" comment... are you saing you'd like to be able to point to an exe and have an application created using that exe and all the content in it?
Would like the ability to add icons to Packages, not just Applications. sometimes we have legacy apps using .exe or in house .exe that we add to Software Center and of course there is no option to add an associated icon. Yes, we could do an exe pkg in Applications but it has to be built manually.
Either having the ability to add icons to Packages or the ability to build Applications with .exe would make be awesome!