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  1. TLS 1.2

    How about the average Joe who just wants to use TLS 1.2 and download whatever is needed? A link to what is a simple fix would be nice.

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  2. Allow the option to set maintenance windows against application & software update deployments

    Would be nice if we were able to create maintenance windows against software application and update deployments.

    This could be really useful for large planned deployments such as Win 10 feature updates without affecting current patching update deployments.

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  3. Wait for second reboot in custom tasksequence

    The docs say that SMSTSWaitForSecondReboot variable does not apply to custom task sequences. That is true, unfortunately.
    A few customers use custom tasksequences to update application bundles and the variable could help here.
    The problem: Software Updates (Cumulative W10 etc) have been installed during the day, reboot is pending until next maintenance window. Maintenance window opens at night and starts task sequence for application updates. Task sequence has a reboot step or app install forces a cm hard reboot by exit code 1641. Now when the system reboots, the task sequence may fail on startup because of a second rebootā€¦

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  4. Prioritize application installation/removal and hold reboots until all deployments are complete.

    I worked with Radia for many years. Two things from Radia we miss are the ability to set priority and holding reboots until the end of all deployments. For priority, we could set a value of 1 to 99 on an application. Anytime there were multiple deployments to a device they would be performed in low to high number priority order for install and reverse for uninstall. Uninstalls would occur first. We could also set reboot=reallysuppress in any msiexec command line and set a flag on the application to reboot on install, uninstall, update, etc. Radia would then wait untilā€¦

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  5. Detection method for MSIX Apps should have version 'Greater than or Equal' option

    Current detection method for MSIX native Deployment Type only allows us to check version equals to 1.x.y.z.

    If that application is set to auto install updates afterwards the software center application status turns to failed. I experienced this after deploying Microsoft Whiteboard application, when I deployed to my user base app deployment was successful for over 5000 machines and deployment success status was almost 99%. After 2 weeks users complained they see Failed status in Software Center next to Whiteboard application. After troubleshooting the issue I came to know whiteboard application was set to install automatic updates and the versionā€¦

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  6. Add BAT/CMD/PS1 to 'Executable files' filter on 'Deployment Type' installation and uninstall programs

    Every site I've ever worked at has used batch files as the installation/uninstall source. It's a nuisance to have to click that drop-down Every.Single.Time in order to select them. The simple addition of '*.BAT; *.CMD; *.PS1' to the filter would fix that frustration.

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  7. Make the detection method for applications detect missing applications

    It is not uncommon for us to use a SCCM application deployment to remove an application from our environment. The detection method can verify an executable is there but there is no reverse logic to detect it missing. If the uninstall is clean and there is nothing left over to detect we are forced to use a create a .log or .txt file with PowerShell for the detection method. While this provides basic functionality, it does not allow the deployment to detect when software is reinstalled so it can rerun and remove it again. If there was reverse logic toā€¦

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  8. Allow Install Application feature to work with all "Available" deployments

    In the endpoint management portal (intune) there is now the ability to select a device and instantly install applications flagged for approval and applications that are just deployed as available. Please bring the ConfigMgr console to feature parity by allowing the adhoc install of Available applications via the console.

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  9. Install Package

    I would like to see an option to "Install Package" like there is an "Install Application" option in the admin console.

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  10. Include Summarization time for assets in Application Deployments for Monitoring

    For package deployments the summarization filter heading is very useful for checking timings on assets for completed deployment. If this was the same for app deployments in monitoring it would be great as most companies have a combination of app and package deployments

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  11. Add count down timer to install behavior on required application deployments

    Currently you can add a requirement to close an application(s) prior to launching an install, such as Outlook. User is prompted but if the user takes no action and leaves the prompt, the deployment will fail. Add an option to set a count down timer to this to force it to close if the user never responds.

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  12. Include custom notifications to deploy apps, packages and scripts

    Before start to install apps, packages or scripts, pop-up a custom notification to user.

    Example 1: When we need to upgrade some application and we have to notify end-user to save and close all documents or files from that application in question.
    Example 2: Notify user that specific application must be closed to upgrade and all work could be lost.

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  13. Improve Application groups to show progress

    When running an application group there is no progress showing the individual apps (like the task-sequence) or even a % - it just says "Installing...". Provide more detailed progress and a log file to troubleshoot which one failed.

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  14. Default to and allow "Client local time" to be configured along with "As soon as possible" deadline

    Change the default from UTC to Client local time for all deployments. For required deployments, allow "Client local time" to be configured along with the Installation deadline setting "As soon as possible after the available time." Currently, UTC is the only option for this combination of settings.

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  15. Deploy Application to multiple collections at one time

    When deploying a application, we must go trough the process of deploying the app for each collection we want to have the app.
    Would be really nice if it was possible to select multiple collections (user or device) when deploying.

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  16. Hover over help, define and examples.

    In sections like Detection rule when using different operators like between, one of, none of. Provide formatting examples on hover for single and multiple entries.

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  17. Automatic refresh/update after you do "Update distribution point"

    When updating a package over "Update distribution point" we always have to click outside of the section/folder in order to get an updated status of the package we are updating. It would be nice to have it automatically refreshed only for that particular software.

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  18. Universal Application Upgrade Deployment

    Current universal apps require older version app should not be running on client computer when you deployed upgrade package to clients.

    When you deploy upgrade to clients old version running deployments failing with error "Resource already in use".

    Customers trying to use wrapper programs to terminate running process. Instead of wrapper program Configuration Manager should be handle the process termination.

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  19. Run detection without downloading application

    When using dependencies and superseedence it seems that the client downloads applications to be able to run the detection method.

    My scenario is that i have Application A which from today is dependent of Application B. i added Application B as a dependency and now Software Center shows that it wants to download 11 components. This would be every single superseeded application back to the first version of Application A in our environment.

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  20. Automatic selection of distribution point when only one is available

    When a site only has one distribution point, this point should be chosen automatically when distributing content.
    There is really no need for the manual selection process.

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