Allow interaction with the user when installing applications as System
Many places like to give users custom UIs when an application is being installed. It would be nice to be able to prompt the user for input or give them information without losing the ability to add that application to a task sequence.
This is now available in the 1802 release documented here https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/core/plan-design/changes/whats-new-in-version-1802. Thanks for the feedback.
Topaz Paul commented
SCCM now has this functionality but spells out a warning because its not safe to allow user interaction when running a process as system.
www.sccmtspsi.com | SCCM Task Sequence UI.
FYI: this is in PSADT but not documented.
Helmut Kyncl commented
This is one of the most important setting we need. Our customers don´t want to deploy during the night and so for every application which is in use we have troubles without this possibility. Come on Microsoft - make the admins happy.
Why is this still an issue and not fixed!?
you can actually accomplish this already in a task sequence using serviceui.exe available in mdt. i use it to interact with message boxes and installers in task sequences.
Dan Klinger commented
Mieszko Ślusarczyk commented
@Qasim -please read what Ryan wrote. That doesn't work in Task Sequences. You also can't select "Allow user interaction" when you have NOT set "Only when a user is logged on" condition. With packages you could set to allow interaction, whether or not logged on (i.e. in a task sequence). I'd like to set an application that lets user interact when he's logged on, but also let it run when a user is NOT logged on (would be very helpful when using Powershell App Deployment Toolkit.
we have the same problem, it could be really nice with this option....
Marco Cibis (MS) commented
In CM 2007 this was an valid option and customers were using this this to be able to display wrapper information to a user if there was someone logged on. Today it needs to be create a additional deployment type to be able to achieve this.
James Mymryk commented
Basically would like the ability that program/package allowed the install to run in system account (Required in locked down environments where users do not have the right to install software on their system) and allow interaction because they may have to enter information such as a license key or office address location.
Patrik Holmqvist commented
Erik DK commented
Indeed, this would be very useful !
Johan Raeymaeckers commented
Currently with applications it is not possible to "allow users to view and interact with the program installation" when the logon requirement is set to "Whether or not a user is logged on".
In our application deployment scenarios we want to show a popup to the end user, if somebody is logged on and if nobody is logged on we want to continue without popup window. Currently with applications this cannot be done: you can only have user interaction when the option "Only when a user is logged on" is selected.
With packages it is possible to have both "Whether or not a user is logged on" and "Allow users to view and interact with the program installation" options selected.
We would like to be able to do the same with applications.