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  1. Software Center icon on desktop

    I would love the ability to put the Software Center icon on the desktop instead of burying it in the Start menu. That way my users have a quick and easy way to get to it. Maybe there's already a way to do it?

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  2. Copy Packages

    With the application model, I can right click an application and copy the settings. Under Packages, I cannot copy a package easily.

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  3. Search software center via keywords defined in application

    Keyword searches work in application catalog but not software center

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  4. Add a command line switch that can be ran remotely to set computer as primary for end user. The Web link works OK but a lot forget it

    Add a command line switch that can be ran remotely to set computer as primary for end user. The Web link works OK but a lot of techs and end users forget to set the machine.

    I've scripted opening the Web portal but if I'm not setting up the PC other techs forget.

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  5. Software Center should display when machine and user policy last updated

    It could be nice to have a possibility to se e.g. in Softwarecenter when computer and user polices were updates last time.

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  6. Allow user messaging

    It would be nice to have a ability to show custom messages to inform the user that a software installation is in progress and the computer must not be restarted or disconnect from the network.
    Something similar to outlook notifications.
    This should be specific for each package/application; and it should be available at least at begin/end of installation (or even in case of error)

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  7. Add/Remove Programs Report

    Add/Remove Programs Report across ALL PCs in collection

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  8. Make application approvals require user to enter managers email address

    In my organization we have multiple Business Units that all have different managers. When software approvals are needed, it would be beneficial for us to have the user's reporting manager cc'd on the approval list. This information is already in the user AD profile and should be able to be retrieved automatically.

    User A submits request.

    Pre-set approvals - Licensing@company.org
    Auto approver added - Software Center > AD > User Profile > Reporting Manager > Reporting Manager's AD Profile > Reporting Manager's Email Address > Send Approval

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  9. I would like the start menu shortcut for software center on POSReady 2009 to work. We have POSReady 2009, which I believe is supported, and

    I would like the start menu shortcut for software center on POSReady 2009 to work. We have POSReady 2009, which I believe is supported, and the start menu .lnk for the Software Center shortcut is not working due to "softwarecenter:" being the target in the shortcut. When you try to launch software center from the shortcut, we receive the following error: "Unable to open this Internet Shortcut. The protocol "softwarecenter" does not have a registered program." I don't believe there is a "softwarecenter" file type. :)

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  10. Allow end users to run "reuseable" scripts via software center

    Extend script functionality to allow an end user to run a script on-demand via the software center. This allows for admins to publish user driven maintenance tasks that can be used over and over. This functionality is available in other configuration management software such as JAMF for Mac management.

    Admin would deploy a script, script shows up in software center. User can run the script as many times as they need, any time. Restrictions could be configurable so admins can specify how often they can run the script. Once the script is ran, it remains available forever or until restricted…

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  11. Allow to defer installation / update / whatever for X hours / days from the time a user first sees a notification

    Sometimes it's useful to allow a user who has been away for some time to defer an installation for the same amount of time (in days) that other users had (e.g. Win10 Feature Updates) rather than defer until a hard deadline. It would be great to specify that an installation or update could be deferred by the user for X amount of time since the first time they were actually notified. Perhaps as a bonus also have the ability to still have a hard deadline furhter in the future.

    e.g. Users have 2 weeks to install the feature update from…

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  12. Labeling Software Center Buttons and Fields for Accessibility

    Currently, when using a screen reader (like JAWS or NVDA), Software Center is very difficult to use because the fields and controls lack labels. For example, searching for a title in the library, there are two radio buttons for changing views between a list and a grid, but the rest lack indication of their purpose. Example (Using NVDA)

    All radio button not checked L - Required radio button checked R -- (Fields should have clear labels or "All" and "required" but currently have underscores in each word. Also, should be contained in a fieldset with a legend of "Type"…

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  13. Make Software Center Links Trusted by Office

    Software Center's ability to produce a direct link to an available application is great, however when you send the resulting link via email the end user gets a "Unsafe Location" warning prompt. Please add an option to automatically add the softwarecenter: location to the list of trusted locations in office, similarly to how there is an option to add the app catalog to the list of trusted sites. The exact regkey needed is below.

    HKEYCURRENTUSER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office<version>\Common\Security\Trusted Protocols\All Applications\softwarecenter:

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  14. Bug: Application description text locale changing.

    We add two localisationed descriptions to ours apps in software center. And When you click install button localisation suddenly chaging and stay. Seems to be some how connected to default language option of localisation.

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  15. Ability to customize SoftwareCenter icon size and views

    I realize there are already some request for custom icons, but please make the icons smaller or better yet: make the default views customizable.
    The List view still wastes too much space. Also you should be able to sort by klicking on the row headers.

    I am still using the old SW center because it is much easier to view, especially for the updates.
    Speaking of the updates view, the install all button is good, but when you switch to selecting there is no select all. Which would be very helpful if you just want to skip ONE single update…

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  16. Windows 10 upgrade task sequence minimized dialog

    rather than having the upgrade OS task sequence sit in the middle of the screen while running have an option to make it display as a notification

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  17. Next available maintenace window - Improvements

    Great work on the improvements on the new software center – especially the next available Maintenance Window … but … why stuff it under need a tab and then a subtab ?

    A few reasons why I want it in the top right corner :


    1. I really think an end user is not going to drill down to the tab below to find the info. The user and helpdesk really want to see it when they open software center . What is going on in detail , can be found under a subtab for all I care .

    2. Server Admins…
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  18. Software Center Not Showing Available User Deployed Applications on Internet due to MFA

    We recently implemented the CMG and observed the issue with Computers on the Internet. When some users opened the Software center applications tab they did not see any user deployed software.

    The issue is in log C:\Windows\CCM\Logs\ADALOperationProvider.log It reports MFA issue:
    WAM token request failed. Status 3, Details 'AADSTS50076: Due to a configuration change made by your administrator, or because you moved to a new location, you must use multi-factor authentication to access.

    The Software Center is not working the user did not acknowledge the popup “Work or School Account Problem”

    If the users click Fix Now and enters in…

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  19. Suppress "New software is available" for hidden tabs

    In newer versions of SCCM CB, we've had the option of hiding certain tabs in Software Center, which has been immensely useful in allowing us to present a cleaner, focused interface to end-users. Among other tabs, we choose to hide the "Operating Systems" tab, since we administer task sequence deployments end-to-end.

    However, when we make a task sequence available to those clients, the "New software is available" notification is still displayed for those deployments, and visiting the Software Center obviously won't allow the user to see the deployment. Needless to say, this makes for a confusing UX. Setting "Show notifications…

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  20. Add License Details/Cost to Software Center

    Add the ability to display License Terms and Costs for Applications published in Software Center.

    Having a separate call out for License Cost, Term (Quarterly, Bi-Annual, Yearly, etc.) can help employees make better informed decisions before downloading software. In addition, having this published in unique fields (outside the general Notes field) enables automation capabilities when connecting to SAM solutions as these values could then be auto-updated, etc. or used to trigger license assignment on the backend.

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