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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. Install Behaviour, add processpath (as optional)

    For some applications, we have severals instances (like Production, Formation, Test). These instances share the same image name (like program.exe) but are in differents folders (like C:\Program Files\Compagny\Product\Instance). So when it come time to deploy new version for a single instance, without the full process path (like C:\Program Files\Compagny\Product\Instance\program.exe), The SCCM Client Install behaviour feature "ask" or "automatic closing" all instance of program1.exe instead of targeting the specific one updated by the deployment type.

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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. Reuseable .exe list for closing running Application

    Would be nice to be able to create a default list of .exe's that can be selected for the detection of open apps feature. And/or have CM remember them and keep a running history to dynamically build those exclusions. That way, you don't have to type in the same exclusions over and over, or fat finger them or keep them in notepad to remember.

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  15. web application

    The current implementation of Web Applications is very limited. Quite frankly, I'm not sure why this was implemented so poorly: batch files are more flexible than this!

    I'd like to see this expanded in several ways: choices of where to put the icon (start menu, public desktop, user's desktop), appearance of the icon.

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  16. Add assigned time to Admin Console Deployment Display

    When lookin g at the Monitoring\Deployment Display it would be helpful to be able to add the assigned time of a package so that we could sort on that column and have a list of what is deploying and exactly when as a helpful reminder, and at a single glance instead of having to drill down on individual deployment attributes in a single package.

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  17. Windows Installer - Support PATCH property

    When created a MSI installer deployment type, when I specify the PATCH attribute SCCM should automatically pass in the CURRENTDIRECTORY to the MSP specified. Otherwise a 1635 error occurs as the installer cannot find the MSP. This forces everyone to use a "SCRIPT" installer type and put it in a batch file and use %~dp0.

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  18. Windows Installer - Provide GUI for installation

    Instead of providing a GUI to specify the MSIEXEC command line for the MSI installer type, please provide a GUI that allows the desired check boxes, a path for a log (and drop down for log level), and a tab for PATCH to specify patches, and a PROPERTIES table to add properties to a list. It is misleading to even put "MSIEXEC" in the installer, if you remove it, it just breaks the install.

    When importing a MSI file the default Deploment Type should include the /quiet /norestart switches on both the install/uninstall. It should also default the logs toā€¦

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  19. UDA & Approval Improvements

    I created a UV item for one component of this and supported others that involve some of these items but I think it makes sense to have one that encapsulates all items.

    1. Be able to specify the number of Primary Devices that can be associated with users. Being allowed to have more than one device associated with a user makes the deployment of licensed apps more precarious.

    2. Allow e-mails for Approval Requests and allow the flexibility for creating a workflow for multiple approvers.

    3. Be allowed to do Approvals for the User and the Device. I'd love to be able toā€¦

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  20. Maintenance Window Templates

    The concept of Maintenance Window Templates would allow an administrator to device pre-configured Maintenance Windows (The timeframes and recurrence schedules) which could then be chosen from when configuring Collection Maintenance Windows. In addition, these same pre-defined Maintenance Windows could be made available (via Software Center, if allowed by the admin) for end users to be able to change the individual system Maintenance Window on demand from that pre-defined list.

    This is essentially an expansion on the "Business Hours" feature however it allows the admin to specify maintenance windows which may align with Business Unit or IT Maintenance Window schedules.

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