Software Center Error - Display Error Code Details
When a deployment fails in Software Center, and you click the "Failed" link, it will then show an error code. Ten, we have to Google (excuse me, I mean Bing) the error code or look in CMTrace to find out what it means. Could Software Center do the same thing that CMTrace does, and look up the error and display what it means there in the Software Center window?
This is especially useless when checking prerqus for Tasksequence (Feature Update): instead of saying "15GB free, but 20GB" needed you get just an error code...
Kasper Jensen commented
Let's get some momentum on this.
Take it one step further, and show the message to the user without having to press "More information".
It makes absolutely no sense that a tool to simplify the end-user experience cannot simply say 'Install failed, Outlook.exe is running'. If we define a sensitive process and even go as far as giving it a display name within the SCCM console, echoing the display name to the end user is an incredibly straight forward thing to do.
Can you fix this? It'd take all of about 8 minutes for a seasoned developer....
(For those interested: 1min to fix, 7mins to smoke)
Yeah its really silly when you could just say "detection method failed" instead of 298734092387409. This really confuses our helpdesk who are not SCCM experts.
Liam Flynn commented
It would be great if software center looked to SCCM for the error code information as it is shown in the monitoring -> Deployment -> *software deployement* -> Errors tab. This would include custom error messages added to the deployment for known issues such as install behaviour requiring Word to be closed etc.