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  1. Application Catalog - get rid of the web frame

    The GUI of the Application Catalog shows scroll bars when the display is scaled to 150% or 200%. Use a scalable HTML 5 web page. Especially when this page is used on a Surface Pro 4 (which is scaled by default to 200%) it works very bad, the user has to scroll to see the whole page.

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    • Option to specify maximum number of primary devices can be associated in a UDA relationship

      We can face issues with licensing if we utilize UDA deployments and allow the end user to specify the relationship or have it based on usage. We need to ensure that there is a 1:1 relationship between user and primary device for this reason. I'd like to specify the maximum allowed primary devices per user if possible.

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      • More than one ProductCode in Application Source Management

        For each Deployment Type, you can set one MSI ProductCode to give Source Management in hand of SCCM. If there is more than one MSI inside my installation (if i use a wrapperscript oder something else) I cannot manage my installationsource of the second msi.

        Perhabs, you can add a grid like dependencies to add more than one msi product code into a application or package

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        • Allow an application to install interacively IF a user is logged on; otherwise install without interaction

          Currently, in order to allow an application to have interaction, you need to select the option to install "Only when a user is logged on". It would be better if it allowed interaction if the user is logged on, but install without interaction if NO user is logged on. When running an MSI with /qb, you want interaction because the installer may need to prompt the user to close an application. However, if no user is logged on then it doesn't matter and interaction is not necessary.

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          • Defer options for Applications

            Often, there is a need to wait with an installation.
            Such as when user is having a long presentation or workshop.

            To be able to let them defer the installation, even if it is being pushed and mandatory would be a big help.

            There are some decen 3rd party tools making this possible, but I'd really rather deal with this as an setting for the package or application.

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            • chained installation of Applications

              We have certain applications which needs to be installed together. Like 30 to 40 MSi files related to same application. One of the MSI files is main application and rest of them have to be installed in a sequence. Currently we can do this sequence installation by creating dependencies of application to another application and thus creating a chain. But if anyone application fails to install in the chain,remaiinign applications fail to install. It also not possible to see in the GUI of software center to check which application failed. We have to go to log files to know this.

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              • 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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                • Add "Run As" to Applications

                  Similar to the Task Sequence "Run this step as the following account". Please add this to application installations as well. We have some "difficult to package" applications that require a user profile in order to install successfully. These applications fail to install as an application because when running as the system there is no user profile path. As a result, we have to resort to task sequences to install these which results in a worse end user experience.

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                  • Application deployment is available/required depending if a user is logged on or not

                    I'd like to create an application deployment that is available when a user is logged on and it would be automatically required if a user is not logged on.

                    This is needed when application deployment can happen only if some process is not running. In 1702 you can close some running process, which helps the problem. However, there are situations when you cannot close the conflicting processes, because the user might lose some data. In these scenarios, you need a way to initiate the deployment immediately, when the user logs off or if there are no user logged on.

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                    • Available of software download to users of Workgroup computers with Application Catalog sign-in

                      Currently, workgroup client cannot download software if the application is deployed to user collection. Hope the subsequent release support workgroup client to download/install software based on user collection membership through Application Catalog sign-in or Software Center.

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                      • Include friendly names for content IDs, Application IDs, etc. in log files

                        Having only the internal IDs of objects in the logs causes a lot of extra work when tracing through a log file going back and forth to find out what an Id is in "human terms".

                        It would be great if there was a friendly description included alongside the Id e.g. "Application not discovered. [AppDT Id: ScopeId_A0857DD4-CD56-4262-B209-7DC212F0E26B/DeploymentType_1e8b52ad-60df-49f7-8d33-e18cefa2134d, (My Friendly App Name/My Friendly Deployment Name), Revision: 2]

                        While I realize that the names are really metadata and subject to change, having them in the logs would greatly speed up troubleshooting at times.

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                        • Restart Option during the deployment

                          Restarting the PC during the deployment only prompt with Count down we would ideally need a prompt similar to WSUS Updates installation so that user has the option to post pone the restart or restart the PC immediately

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                          • Allow API integration for application approval requests

                            We would like to see a feature whereby the approvals workflow for applications can be handed off to an external system. For applications which require an approval or license acquisition workflow, capture the userID of the requestor and allow for some user-defined form fields to be shown to the end user.

                            For example, let's say my end users wants Visio but this requires a puchase of an individual license before they can install it. The app portal should allow capture of some user-defined fields (office location, fiscal approver, etc.) and we should be able to pass this to an external…

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                            • Remember list of Application Catalog installed apps

                              Add a new view to Application Catalog that would display the list of applications that the user has previously installed from the Application Catalog regardless of what machine that application has been installed to.

                              Scenario here is that the user has been using her workstation for 3 years and during that time she installed 6 different applications from the Application Catalog. Then the user gets a new workstation with the default set of application. She could go to the Application Catalog and see all Apps that She has installed previously on his/her old workstation and install the same ones to…

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                              • Add Application Catalog Website to Intranet Zone

                                Please add option in Client settings Computer Agent to also add Application Catalog Website to Intranet Zone. This will prevent IE from asking users to enter domain credentials to use the site. Currently, the site is only added to the Trusted Sites zone.

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                                • Option to deeplink to application in application catalog

                                  Would like the option to send a direct deep link into a specific application in the application catalog.

                                  Why?
                                  When the servicedesk want to inform a user of a specific app available from the catalog it would be a lot easier if they could send a link directly to the app instead of the startpage.

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                                  • Allow changing an application's scheduled time and available or required

                                    With the application model we are no longer able to change the availability schedule or deadline after the application is created - or even expire it. The only way to stop a required application is to delete it, which purges the reporting data. We would like to see this changed so you are able change the deadline/avail time/or if the deployment is required or available.

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                                    • Export/Archive Apps with all Informations on Filesystem

                                      An option to Export Apps/Packages to Filesystem would be perfect. If i remove an SCCM App i can copy the Sources to my Archive on the Filesystem, but I loose the Information like Deployment Types, Description, Detection methods ans more.

                                      We have hundreds of Apps which need to be Archived manually.

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                                      • Integrate Application Catalog Management Into Web Interface (Including approval automation options)

                                        Yes we do this today with SCOrch and other tools, however, the self service aspect of the catalog has so much untapped potential in the product. Putting the management and automation into the web interface for administrators would make this so much easier/beneficial for the masses.

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                                        • SCCM Company Portal App: Correct installation status for applications requiring approval

                                          When an application is requested for approval and then installed using the SCCM Comopany Portal App, the status stays on "Install" but it would be nice if it changed to "Installing" and then "Installed" accordingly.

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                                          1. An application is deployed to users as «Install / Available» with the flag «Require administrator approval if users request this application»

                                          2. The SCCM Company Portal App can be successfully used to request approval for the application from the client.

                                          3. The approval request appears in SCCM and is approved from the SCCM console.

                                          4. After approving the request in SCCM, the…

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