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  1. Ability to install packages from NuGet/PackageManagement/PowerShellGet feed

    Ability to install packages from NuGet/PackageManagement/PowerShellGet feed. This will allow managing on-premise/cloud based infra using a NuGet feed like myget.org, TeamCity, OctopusDeploy and a DevOps type workflow.

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  2. Fix 'CI Version Info Timed Out' error

    My applications are successfully installing on client devices however the Console is showing an error for the deployment in the monitoring section. The only description of the error is 'CI Version Info Timed Out'. I have tried all the workarounds found online.
    - Deleting and recreating a package to reset the revision number
    - Deleting deployment and recreating deployment
    - Updating collection and redistributing content

    Nothing works permanently the errors come right back

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  3. Allow "Applications" to run under alternate account other than "SYSTEM"

    Allow "Applications" to run under alternate account other than "SYSTEM". Some applications will not run under a s SYSTEM account and have to run with a domain account. It is only possible when using a task sequence to accomplish this now and it can only be done with packages.

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  4. Active Setup Integration - Wizard / GUI

    Some (MSI) applications (e.g. usually CAD software) will be configured via HKCU Registry hive, files in %appdata% or another files in user paths.
    It would be nice if a new user logs on (e.g. after OSD), these settings takes place automatically.
    This can already be done rudimentary via Active Setup, but not really comfortable (e.g. you have to do logging by yourself, no out of the box feedback in case of success / errors, etc).
    Please integrate Active Setup or a new fully solution for that cases as a GUI / Wizard in Application Management.

    38 votes
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  5. Have the ability to pre-deploy an available application on a user’s primary device.

    Today in the application model you can only pre-deploy a required deployment of an application on the users’ primary device but this has 2 drawbacks:
    • Required means that the user doesn’t have the means to uninstall the application and potentially repair the application (uninstall+install).
    • Required means also that when the user logs on to another machine, maybe just to consult a web page, the required applications also get installed unless the global condition primary device equals true was set.
    This is all about provisioning a new machine for a user. Of course there are always common applications, like…

    35 votes
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  6. sccm catalog store fully integratedin windows store

    sccm catalog store fully integrated in windows business store directly.

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  7. Allow to skip maintenance window for superseded appliciations made available to user collections

    Currently when a superseding application is deployed to a user collection I can enable the option "Automatically upgrade any superseded versions of this application". With this option set I'm able to specify a scheduling for the deployment. But the option to allow the installation or maybe the system restart outside the maintenance windows is greyed out.

    Would be nice to have the option to skip the maintenance windows for this type of deployment as well.

    34 votes
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  8. App-V 5 Deployment Type publishing option

    App-V 5 Deployment Type should have the option per-deployment type of how the App-V 5 package is installed (per-machine, per-user or determined by target)

    Allow for this would offer;
    1. Consistency of options between deployment types (same as for MSI..)
    2. Ensuring a consistent application deployment which will ease admin management (decrease management overhead when removing the application as a sample)
    3. Allow to control deployment type based on end-point, not target collection.
    4. By allowing admins to set per-machine publishing a fully functional application can be ensured, which would leverage all integration points (not possible when using per-user publishing).

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  9. Create folders under "Deployments"

    Allow the creation of folders under "Deployments"

    33 votes
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  10. Integrate a References tab on Application objects

    Application objects should have a References tab that is identical in functionality to the References tab on Task Sequence objects.

    The current References tab in an Application object's properties is very limited (Shows App dependencies, App Supersedence, and Virtual Environments).

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  11. Control the order of software dependencies in app model

    if i have multiple dependencies for an application(all different apps), there is no way to control the order in which they should be installed unless you create dependency group name with priority. In this example,i have no way to control the order of installation since they are all different category apps and cannot use dependency group.

    30 votes
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  12. Package ID in Application list

    Everytime I have an error in the "Distribution Point Configuration Status" I have to search for the "failed" application with the Package ID in the "Content Status". This works very slow! Please show the "Package ID" in the Appliaction List of the Console.

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  13. Trigger Hardware Inventory After Installing Applications

    Many ConfigMgr administrators set aggressive hardware inventory cycles for their client citing the need to keep an up-to-date inventory for the applications installed on their company's assets. Aggressive inventory cycles can obviously have a negative impact on site performance, and very often is unnecessary as there are frequently no changes to the inventory. Administrators can perform a work around by using wrappers or run additional programs to initiate a hardware inventory post install, however this causes an administrative overhead to installing applications.

    I propose adding an option to application/package deployments that would trigger a hardware inventory after a successful installation.…

    26 votes
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  14. Allow MSI Source locations to use DP's configured for HTTPS

    I recently ran into an issue with an MSI that we have deployed which required access to its installation source during a patching operation, and discovered these two problems. We worked around the issue by pinning the content in the ccmcache.

    On the application deployment properties, SCCM can automatically update the source location windows installer uses for a detected MSI product code. However, it appears that windows installer is unable to use https source locations, only http.

    Another issue I have seen is that the windows installer source list gets appended (not replaced). As a client roams between content boundaries,…

    26 votes
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  15. Add option "File/folder/registry item DOES NOT exist" to application detection rules

    Sometimes you just need to have an app that is detected successfull when something is not existing. Delete files or registry keys etc. It would be nice if there was a logical operator in app detection to select a file and then mark a box "NOT" or "DOES not exist" to tell the detedetection system that we are done when thi thing does not exist anymore.
    Now we need to use ps-scripts (to return something when file is not detected and nothing when it is detected) to achieve this, like:

    $strFileName="c:\temp\test.txt"
    If (Test-Path $strFileName){

    }Else{return $true}

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  16. Retiring Applications

    Allow 'Retiring' applications that in fact stop being deployed, without having to remove the 'Deployments' that contain tracking data about their previous installations.

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  17. BITS Priorities for User Initiated Deployments

    Test in 1606: For User launched Application deployments (i.e Software Center) , the BITS job is created as FOREGROUND priority which can hog all of the available bandwidth on the machine.

    Package/Programs downloads are launched with a BITS priority of LOW – please can we standardize on this for all user initiated content downloads.

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  18. Application Catalog Requirements

    It would be extremely useful for the application catalog to display the reason why the application cannot be installed in terms of requirements. The generic requirement failure message is confusing to users and overall is not meaningful. If the hard drive doesn't have enough space it should say there is not enough space. Not having a meaningful failure message generates extra help-desk tickets.

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  19. Add "uninstall application" as an dependency option when creating applications

    An example could be when users want to install 'Office 365 x64' on a machine which has 'Office 365 x86' installed. For the 1. to be installed the other should be uninstalled.

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  20. Add support for Status MIF reporting with Application Model

    Packages/Programs in ConfigMgr support use of Status MIF reporting while the Application Model does not. Status MIFs can provide for more accurate and detailed status reporting, particularly for deployment execution failures. For this reason, some customers have been reluctant to transition to the Application Model.

    The Application Model relies on exit codes for determine success/failure of deployments.
    Disadvantages of depending on exit codes:

    Success exit codes (0, 3010, etc.) do not always indicate successful installation; failure exit codes do not always indicate failure

    Exit code 0 does not always indicate that the installation succeeded, but rather only that the installer…

    23 votes
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