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  1. Independend deployment type

    Currently, when creating Application and ApplicationĀ“s deployment types, they are mandatory linked to each other.

    In production, we need 2 different deployment types. 1st deployment type would be used on-field computers which require complex uninstall script and 2nd would be independend native setup.exe /silent

    Currently, the issue is, that we cannot use independend deployment types in Application model.

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  2. Add options to define "on fail" actions for package and application install

    Similar to what is introduced in SP1 for patches, allow us to for example define "reboot and retry upon fail" for package and application installation.

    This catches a lot of issues with installations already, as often a reboot is enough to then let the installation succeed.

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  3. Cannot setup Application Model withouth detection logic

    We cannot setup a application without detection logic. We have some script/package which has to be deployed on daily basis irrelevant whether application is installed or not and it doesn't require any detection logic. Can we request Microsoft to update Application model i.e we can setup application without detection logic

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  4. Make Dynamically Installed Application CIs Show Up in Compliance Reports

    Applications installed via task sequence using dynamic variables are never compliant because there is no associated Policy (unless you also deploy the application seperately).

    This means that compliance reports are useless if you install applications dynamically as part of your task sequence.

    This is a great shame because it means we have to go back to using hardware or software inventory to reliably detect installed software. In some cases, inventory has to be extended to find certain applications. And since there is no native way to associate an inventory item with an application, that data has to be stored elsewhere,ā€¦

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  5. SMART download on Software Uninstallation

    Application Chains currently download EVERY application before evaluating if "uninstallation" of older version in the chain are necessary.

    Instead.. only download the Final Installation source. then evaluate if older versions "need" to be uninstalled.. (by looking at the detection methods.. and the "uninstall" preferences..

    If needed.. download the entire chain of software uninstallation sources.. (...the current behavior)... else.. you just install it and skip this whole download chain

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  6. Give the users control to schedule application installation on "Application Catalog"

    When a user select an application to install, there are no way to permit them to control the best schedule to an application be installed (like their lunch time).

    Some users tell me that could to be much better for the productivity and practicity.

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  7. uninstall software remotely

    Ability to list software installed on a computer and remotely and silently uninstall it if a silent un-install switch is listed / supported.

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  8. List all policy and deployment for single machine

    I would like to see all the policies and deployment listed when i search for single machine, I see this in Altiris for example if i search for "pc-abcd" i should be able to tell how many applications are pushed to the machine or user.

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  9. Asset Intelligence on applications

    Asset Intelligente and Applikation Management should to Married.
    Is it possible to Combine an Applikation with an Asset int. Information so we can get real license Information? and push the cycle on Client to send all Information ( cycle fort Asset Information)

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  10. Real time Graphical Icon Machine Status & Application Installation

    It would be good if we have Graphical Icon status indication of Machines present on SCCM console i.e user login icon on machine which will turns green if a user is login & will display the login user name also , turns grey if machine is shutdown .
    Also we should be able to deploy application on single machine also by drag & drop rather to do this by adding machine in collection & it should show the live status i.e In progress , Failed , Completed on that screen only rather to go to Monitoring tab & check statusā€¦

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  11. Application entries in console should be uniquely identified by more than just name

    Currently, applications in the admin console are uniquely identified by the Name field only, forcing the use of custom names for each version of an application.

    I propose that an application entry should be uniquely identified by multiple fields (Manufacturer, Name, and Version). This way, I can present the end user with a consistent name for an application without having to constantly revise support documentation.

    Example: Adobe Flash Player
    I cannot have multiple entries for something called 'Flash Player', so I've been adding some versioning information to the Name field so it becomes unique as I deploy different versions throughā€¦

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  12. Installation Progress Bar

    Application Model doesn't provide native Installation progress bar similar to Task Sequence progress bar so that we don't need to create custom progress bar interface this is will help user have better end user experience

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  13. Pause download software center

    you just started to install an app (manual install and not required/deadline) (ie. Visual Studio that is 6GB) and you need that bandwidth for something else (copy files from client to server, etc). it would be interesting to have a pause button that you can resume when that bandwidth is not needed anymore

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  14. Add Options to Deployment Type (Application Model) or Deployment to Allow Filtering

    When deploying an application to a user based collection (or computer for that matter), it would be nice to be able to filter the deployment based on criteria such as operating system WITHOUT the need to create a second application. Similar to how the requirements section of the application model works but deployment specific.

    Proposed Solution 1
    Create a requirements or filter for deployments similar to how filters work on group policy objects. Essentially you would be given the option during a deployment to filter the installation ā€“ so if those requirements arenā€™t met the deployment doesnā€™t take place.

    Theā€¦

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  15. Automate packaging, integrate package management/oneget

    It would be nice if you could automate packaging process with selected software. Maybe you could use package management/oneget as source and create example newest Adobe flash package in one command. There could be community based recipes where you could download packaging process.

    Autopkg and munki on OS X uses this kind of technique and it have helped me with Basic packages. Https://github.com/autopkg/autopkg

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  16. Better application control (like in Novell ZENworks)

    Are there plans to add better application control, like in Novell ZENworks? At education customers it's sometimes hard to advise ConfigMgr above off ZENworks because of this. They want to control applications for exams and related stuff. For example: Make available on <date/time> and withdraw on <date/time>. In that scenario they want to publish shortcuts on devices only.

    Also an integrated User Environment Management solution would be great! (like Group Policy Preferences)

    /Henk

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  17. Move all (or selected) deployments from one application to another

    It would be nice to have the ability to move all deployments (or selectively chosen ones [CTRL + Click]) from one application to another using a menu accessible by right clicking any of the selected deployments and choosing the new application to move the deployments to and automatically removing the deployments from the original application.

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  18. clone deployments

    Allow cloning of deployments from one application to another (e.g. complicated set of deployments on application A, copy and paste them to application B to reduce the amount of clicks required to perform the task)

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  19. Application catalog - select multiple applications to be installed as a queue

    It would be extremly usefull if an user can select multiple applications in the application catalog that he/she wants and then hit the Install button once.

    Hereby the applications are installed in one batch (queue). This wil save the user lots of time and clicking in the application catalog when the user wants to install a couple of applications.

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  20. List all applications and packages by criteria

    Many customers are using packages and (!) applications. There's no way in the console to list all "software items" in one view to get a list of all applications and packages. That would be extremely handy when you need to answer the question "is that piece of software an app or a package" when deploying it. Please add such a view e.g. to the folder "Application Management".

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