Add a button in Software Center to allow the users to refresh the Machine/User Policy
Add a button in Software Center so the user can update the MAchine and User Policy. Would be a great feature for the end-user when waiting for an application to be available!
This is completed and available in our 1602 release https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/configmgrteam/2016/03/11/now-available-update-1602-for-system-center-configuration-manager/
Yes, that is true, but unfortunately well hidden, a simple user would never find where he is.
The suggestion in the uservoice shows it much more comfortable fro the end user --> https://configurationmanager.uservoice.com/forums/300492-ideas/suggestions/19687222-scan-for-new-software-in-software-center
This item is in preview in 1602 TP. https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/configmgrteam/2016/02/18/update-1602-for-technical-preview-available-now/
AdminMark Silvey - ConfigMgr Product Team (Engineering Manager, ConfigMgr, System Center Configuration Manager) commented
@Renate - Please file a new suggestion for the application deployment evaluation cycle so others can chime in on this idea.
Renate Rapberger commented
Application Deplyoment Evaluation Cycle would also be nice, for all the users that uninstall software out of SCCM.
Other than that: GREAT!
Roth, Chase commented
Oh that is Great News!
Jörgen Nilsson commented
Chad Simmons commented
@Anonymous on 22-Dec - you missed the entire point of the request. On some occasions it is very helpful to have the user initiate a Machine and/or User policy update. Other policy updates can also be useful. Getting feedback as to when the policy was updated can be quite helpful.
This is already built in with client notification in ConfigMgr 2012 R2. Select a collection and use client notification to update user or computer policy.
Well one way to prevent users from overclicking would be a status or "last completed" date.
Personally I find the lack of feedback on what the client is doing at any given time to be frustrating.
Update machine policy... wait some random amount of time... if nothing try again... again wait... still if nothing reboot and try the whole cycle again.
There could be a twirling icon or "running" status when running and last completed date/time when not.
Showing object revisions on the client would be nice too.
Jörgen Nilsson commented
Most likely but that could handled in the code aswell so it only updates the first time and even if you click it the next 5-10 minutes it doesn't do anything and perhaps also tells the user to show som patience.
Steve Whitcher commented
I'm out of votes, but this idea sounds like a good one. Although, I have to wonder how many users would be mashing the button over and over when impatiently waiting for an application to show up...