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  1. Evaluate App Requirements at App Uninstall

    Consider an app with multiple deployment types using different requirement rules filtering on items such as platform (x86, x64, APP-V, etc). When the app is configured the requirement logic is evaluated and the proper deployment type executed.

    Suppose that the deployment type selected was specific for x64 systems and also that the deployment type is the third deployment type in the list. Assume also that each of the three deployment types supports an uninstall command.

    If the user goes into software center and manually selects to uninstall everything works as expected and the specific deployment type is removed. If, instead,…

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      Noted  ·  3 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Enable use of collection and computer variables in application model

      For the same reasons that computer and collection variables are useful and strategic for OSD, they would also be with the application model. Examples:
      + Customizing command-line parameters for installation
      + Leveraging in scripts for the protection of secret/sensitive data like passwords or product keys

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        Noted  ·  4 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • 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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        • Keep App Catalog running with Site Database server down & replica MP's in place

          To improve HA options - this was previously filed on Connect (https://connect.microsoft.com/ConfigurationManagervnext/feedback/details/1413501/keep-app-catalog-running-with-site-database-server-down-replica-mps-in-place)

          When running replica MP's policy is available on the replica MP's DB and Software Center is available and applications are able to installed even if the site server and DB is down. Great for device targeted deployments.

          However for user centric deployments that are available via the App Catalog, the users ability to install these is none existent since when the site database is down the App Catalog cannot load as it tries to connect to it and fails.

          It might be handy if the database…

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          • Ability to schedule the deletion of applications in Retired State

            I would like the ability to change the default 60 day time limit that deletes applications that are in a retired state. Would be great to have the ability to change that setting added under maintenance tasks.

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            • Add the new "Software Updates deployment re-eval behavior upon restart" feature to Application deployments

              With CM1606, we get a great new feature on Deployments of Software Update Group that can trigger a software update scan after the reboot. This makes it quicker to fully patch machines since Update A might get installed and now Update B becomes applicable. Previously, you'd have to wait for the next update scan (which at shortest is 24 hours, even if you schedule it for more often) before Update B would show up as required.

              Well, this functionality would be incredibly useful on Deployments of Applications. If I deploy Office 2016, I'd want the device to do a software…

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              • Add clietn settings option to disable software distribution (apps and packages)

                We can turn off software updates, hw inventory, sw inventory, and even the ability to remote control with the client, but there isn't a way to easily disable software deployments (application and packages). In healthcare, we have machines that we cannot patch so we turn off the update component as an added layer of protection. We also have systems we do not want software deployed to as well and there are ways to try and prevent targeting, just turning off that component on the client would be much easier with a client setting option.

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                • VDI - Support fast channel even when non fast channel DT’s exist in the App-V application

                  This article (http://blogs.technet.com/b/configmgrteam/archive/2015/08/20/faster-virtual-app-publishing-at-first-logon-for-np-vdi-environment-in-configmgr-sp2-and-r2sp1.aspx) makes it clear that if I want to download and execute an app to a laptop, but also stream to a VDI, that to get fast channel to work, I need 2 apps instead of one app with 2 DTs. That doubles our work and doubles our chance of making mistakes.

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                    1 comment  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • New Businessstore.microsoft.com integration

                    is it possible to integrate the New Businessstore.microsoft.com in the CM Console to manage the Store apps in one Console, otherwise you have to go to some additional azure Portal and manage it there, that would be difficult to have too many Consoles and stuff to manage your apps.

                    Thank you

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                    • Add 'Content Source Location' link to the summary for packages and application

                      I very, very commonly have to just into a particular package's source files to adjust scripts, add new files, etc. Just today for instance.

                      My work flow today is to go to Software Library\packages\Find the package\Right-click\choose 'Properties' and then I get the Package Source Location from there.

                      Today, the summary page for packages and applications is pretty barren. Let's put a link to the package source location right here!

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                        Noted  ·  0 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • "Test Detection method" button.

                        Basically, configure your detection method, then have a "Test Detection method" button which has a prompt to enter a device name for testing the detection method on.

                        would be useful in particular for the vbscript/powershell type detection methods.

                        Just needs to return an "Application detected" or "Application not detected" result.

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                        • Build in preprovisioning for Windows UWP apps allowing the apps to be available to all users that login

                          Build in pre-provisioning of Windows UWP apps. This can be done via a package that calls the PS command Add-AppxProvisionedPackage or DISM /online /add-provisionedappxpackage, but it would ease admin burden and be more scriptable to have this option built into the app deployment interfaces.

                          This would make the app available to all users that login to the device, without having to target each user (via collection).

                          Pre-provisioning the app is useful for a device that will be used by multiple users; for example, airlines using Surface devices for the flight crew and gate workers.

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                          • Approval Requests Overhaul

                            The ability to add a note, and send a notification to the user if more information for their approval is required. Rather than denying it, and requiring them to re-submit, why not keep a single chain open?

                            Would also be nice if Approval instructions could be given for individual applications, informing the user the steps required for approval to be given. like submitting a ticket to a specific group, supplying approval from a manager.

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                            • Web Application - add icon from application catalog to icon on start menu

                              When you deploy a Web App, the link created on the start menu appears with the standard IE icon. Could the icon that is displayed with the Web app in the application also be applied to the shortcut on the start menu?

                              currently I have six webapps in my start menu all with the IE icon.

                              as per the end of this post - http://wmug.co.uk/wmug/b/r0b/archive/2013/10/21/system-center-2012-configuration-manager-r2-web-applications

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                              • Remove New Software is available prompt for Packages deployed as Available

                                It would be great if Packages deployed as Available would not prompt the user with 'New software is available' in the system tray upon login and persist until the user installs the package. We want to utilize the 'Show notifications for new deployments' setting for Windows OS/Microsoft Office updates to give the users more control of installation options, but we cannot since we have Packages available to all users for various fixes which makes this tray icon is persistent and an reported as an annoyance.

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                                • Enable/Disable Feature for Application Deployments

                                  Enable/Disable Feature for Application Deployments
                                  When a Deployment is created, it is Enabled by default and there is no way to Disable it. In the current state, a Deployment could get created incorrectly, resulting in a large number of computers in the company getting rebooted, unwanted software or blue screens (if its something incompatible for that platform). In SCCM 2007 we got around this by creating a "Disabled" program for each Package, then after an Advertisement was QA'd, we would associate the "Enable" Program with the Advertisement. This option is not available in 2012. Seems like a pretty simple feature…

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                                  • Ability to change the collection for a deployment

                                    Would like the ability to change the collection for a deployment instead of having to create a new deployment.

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                                    • Pass parameters to detection method script

                                      Creating a functional detection method is by far the most important, and potentially challenging thing people have to do when they start out with the application model, when the app is not an msi.

                                      Most of our customers do use a consistent way of registering their sccm-based installations, whether that be in registry, wmi or just in the file system.

                                      Passing parameters like the app name, dt name, and their respective guids to the script based option in a dection method would allow one to create a uniform detection method that just "always works".

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                                      • Include ability to turn off Application Revisions

                                        Not everyone has a use case for Application revisions. For those not needing it, application revisions just add complexity and unnecessary additional operational processes and workload.

                                        It would be nice if this could be enabled / disabled either in general via a setting in the product; or on a per application basis.

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                                        • Installation behavior: install for user with admin-privileg

                                          The must users in our company working without admin-privileg.

                                          We install the software all the time with SYSTEM-Option on the "installation behavior"-field.

                                          Some software (Plugins for Office, Dynamics, Certificate) have after the installation a shortcut-icon with admin privileg.

                                          I need a option to install the software as a user with admin-privileg.

                                          For example: installation behavior - install for user with admin-privileg

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