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  1. FIX: Viewing Application Deployment Types Takes a Long Time

    Viewing application deployment types takes a long time, up to a minute or more, due to inefficiently authored WQL in .\XmlStorage\ConsoleRoot\SoftwareLibraryNode.xml.

    When you find this WQL:

    SELECT dt.* FROM SMSDeploymentType AS dt JOIN SMSCIRelation AS rel ON dt.CIID=rel.ToCIID JOIN SMSApplication AS app ON app.CIID = rel.FromCIID WHERE app.CIUniqueID='##SUB:CI_UniqueID##' AND rel.relationtype=9 ORDER BY rel.Priority

    and replace it with this WQL:

    SELECT dt.* FROM SMSDeploymentType AS dt where dt.CIID in (Select rel.ToCIID from SMSCIRelation AS rel where rel.FromCIID in (Select app.CIID from SMSApplication AS app where app.CIUniqueID='##SUB:CI_UniqueID##') AND rel.relationtype=9)

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  2. Deployment Evaluation Cycle detects manually installed applications (AppDiscovery.log) but does not reflect this status in Software Center

    Think about a KeePass application including a working detection method. Click "install" in Software Center, it installs and gets detected correctly.
    Now think about a user who manually installed the same KeePass version. The application is deployed to "any machine" as "available". So, this user get's it as well. But it never shows up as installed in Software Center unless I click one time on "install". Even running the "Application Deployment Evaluation Cycle" does not change the button to "uninstall" or list it as installed in "Installation Status". AppDiscovery.log shows the DeploymentType_blabla as "discovered".

    We're using SCCM 1802 with allā€¦

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  3. Automatically Close

    Thank you for the Auto close of the executable specified on the install behavior, the problem I have is chrome.exe, aftre the application closes, it starts the install, if the user just starts it up again, it continues to run again, leaving 2 versions installed, chrome.exe, and new_chrome.exe, with the request to admin credentials to update, corrupting the installation

    Can we add to the Automatically close, keep closed until installation returns a Zero

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  4. 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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  5. Countdown timer before closing executable

    For the new feature in 1702 ("Check for running executable files before installing an application"), add a countdown timer pop-up above the system tray, like the countdown for restart, but in this case to allow the user to save any unsaved work before the specified executables get automatically closed.

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  6. Pre-Cache all Available deployments (not just task sequences)

    Provide an option to pre-cache ALL available deployments, not just OS deployment task sequences.

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  7. Update dependencies / Update all dependent applications

    If you have e.g. Oracle as dependency set for ~50 applications and a new version is available, you have to manually update all 50 deployment types with this new dependency version.

    If you only supersede it, the main applications which are using this as a dependency do not show up in softwarecenter anymore.

    There must be a possibility to have an overview of dependent applications and update all of them with one click or exclude some for certain reasons.

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  8. Let available applications automatically upgrade like in required mode

    Some of our customers work in the application model with available deployments. They would like to let the employees choose which application they want to install, but the update should be installed automatically if the user has already installed an application himself via the software center.

    Let's assume that with the help of Supersedence we update Application with name "Av1.0" with a second Application named "Av1.1" via available deployment. Then the supersedence should recognize whether the product assigned with the help of the available deployments was installed on a client and if so, the update should take placeā€¦

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  9. Required Software notification

    We would like to be able to remove the "Outside my business hours" option on the required software changes notification added in 1902. This option requires users to understand the difference between maintenance windows and business hours which can be confusing. This is even more confusing if you disable the options tab in Software Center so that the "Configure Business hours" option doesn't work.

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  10. Allow priority ( order) between applications without dependancies

    For example, application with priority 100 will be install before application with priority 500.
    There is some case were dependencie is not sufficient / too strict.

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  11. Allow retire or delete of an application that has deployment types that reference eachother

    We have a number of applications that contain deployment types that depend on each other. It is annoying that in order to retire or delete the application, each deployment type has to be deleted first

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  12. localized description - html

    it would be very helpful for the overall user experience if it would be possible to use html or any kind of formatting in the localized description.
    currently the description is not shown very pleasant...

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  13. Add URL Markup for Localized Description Text in an Application

    Please allow URL links within the text field for localized description. This way you can include a link to contact the helpdesk or a URL for internal documentation. Particularly, the "mailto" and "href" markup.

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  14. Allow obscuring of all or portions of the SCCM installation command-line

    I would like to see an option added to SCCM to allow obscuring portions of the installation command-line. This functionality would be particular useful for application installations like Microsoft SQL Server Express which accept an argument to the setup.exe specifying a clear text password.

    The benefit of obscuring the password would be that the SCCM logs (i.e. appenforce.log) would not have a clear text version of the password which could be opened and read by any user having access to the c:\windows\ccm\logs folder.

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  15. Phased Deplyments for Available applications with supersedence

    Phased deployments are great, but we have lots of users, with lots of applications that are nor required, but are superseded.

    Say we have 100,000 users, 50'000 have an application installed that has an update. We don't want a required deployment as not everyone has the application, and we don't just want to deploy the update to the application to 50,000 in one go. so this feature would be nice.

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  16. Add support for MSU files in Application Catalog

    From time to time msu quick engineering hotfixes need to be deployed to machines. It would be helpful if you could import the msu files just like an MSI then deploy using the application catalog. Another option would be to add support to software upgrades.

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  17. We need an Event based deployment versus Time based deployment

    Please put in Event based deployment versus Time based deployment based on file/registry/Event log change. The deployment date should be used as the absolute earliest the event could take place. The expiration date should still hold true.

    The action could possibly happen on a single device, but need to occur to devices within a boundary/collection.

    The usage scenario is when a computer device is being used in a 24 hour retail setting, and the maintenance window is dependent on when the retail location determines a time in which it can take such action. The retail store may only have aā€¦

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  18. Automatically extract app icons from content (MSI etc.)

    Current behavior is that application icons need to be specified in Application Properties. Wouldn't it be great to pull the app icon from the app content if it is available? This would save a lot of time for environments where application icons are a requirement.

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  19. import multiple applications at one time

    I always have three version of Flash to import. Flash for Active-X, Firefox, and Chrome. I'm just using Flash as an example.

    All of the installers are .msi I'd like to create a folder called "sources" place all of my .msi files in the "sources" folder then click import. The import wizard would import all of the .msi applications and place the source .msi in a target folder automatically for deployment. Maybe include a template in the import wizard. The template would be the same for all imported .msi applications. Example install for Device, Only Show notifications for restarts, Silent/Hiddenā€¦

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  20. Application/Package install at shutdown or startup

    We can now update at shutdown/startup but we need to be able to do the same for Application/Package Deployment.

    Some of our deployments require browsers or mail clients to be closed and getting the users to do this voluntarily is almost impossible.

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