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  1. Software center Support Remote Connection

    Allow Software Center to accept remote connections so support technician can see exactly what the user is seeing and allow for remote operations.
    -Assist user with why patches failed to install, be able to view error codes
    -Assist user with why an application failed to install, be able to view error codes
    -Be able to initiate Application installs,, Patch Installs, Task sequences

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  2. Remove available software from Softwarecenter

    When I request a software or application on a client machine over the application catalog this will apear in the Softwarecenter under 'available software'.

    Sometimes it happens that some users are requesting a software / application form application catalog by accident.

    It would be great if there would be an option to manage this as an administration, like remove this application from softwarecenter (available software) without installing it before.

    Something like remove an explicit software/application under 'available software' from an explicit device.

    Thank you.

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  3. Consitent reboot behaviour

    Right now, the reboot behavior on clients is very inconsistent.
    If you run a available deployment or a required deployment which hasnĀ“t started over the SW-Center, no reboot is forced. The user will just get a reminder to reboot (Upper Picture).

    If a required deployment runs automatically, a reboot will be forced and the timer from client settings starts to run (Lower Picture).

    This behavior is very inconsistent and should get changed.
    If the admin decides that a reboot is required, it should always be forced.
    Or better, make this an option to the deployment of Apps, Updates etc.

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  4. Software Center: Expand customization

    Now that you have the framework for customizing, can you expand for changing the fonts chosen and the colors when selected and not selected? Out logo would be best on a white banner but then you cant see the selections when you click on each option since the select bar is white and the font is white.

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  5. Software Center maintenance mode

    Occasionally during CB updates or hotfixes users experience issues using software center. We would like to be able to put Software Center into maintenance mode which would display a message in Software Center that it is down for maintenance along with any other details we may want to add.

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  6. 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 notificationsā€¦

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  7. Software Center GUI (filters) as per Company Portal (Categories)

    It would be nice to have the option to tile like in the Company Portal (categories) in the Software Center (filters). This would be of great benefit for multidisciplinary companies or even to segregate departments, giving a much better end user experience.
    I'm not sure there's much use in the SC filter at present, as it defaults to load all, hence nobody would really use the dropdown to select a filtered subset. Example attached.

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  8. Deploy Restart without using a task sequence

    I would like the ability to create a restart deployment with a custom message.

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  9. Per deployment customization control of 'Required software changes...' dialog

    Enable per deployment administrator control of the 'Required software changes...' notification dialog to accommodate the following user experience enhancements to more intuitively inform them about the level of importance (i.e. urgency, severity, etc.), time remaining to deadline, and whether a restart is expected:
    1. Icon indicating importance (e.g. informational, warning, critical, etc.)
    2. Dynamic change (with configurable threshold) of predominate colorization based on time remaining to deadline (e.g. green if deadline > 1 day, red < 1 hour, etc.)
    3. Indication for expectation/probability of restart
    4. Deployment templates for re-using combinations of above options (1-3).

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  10. Software Center sometimes looks for old application revisions

    Sometimes when updating applications I notice that Software Center will still look for an old revision of the application. Application is deployed to a user collection, and even after running the user action in the client on the machine, it still looks for the old revision. If I delete that revision from the console and try to install again, it will just immediately fail because it can't find that revision. I end up having to run all the user actions and wait a few minutes in order to fix it.

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  11. Display which distribution point is used in software center when downloading/installing software

    Display which distribution point is used in software center when downloading software.
    Show something like downloading from sccmdp01.corp.com when you start an installation. This helps troubleshooting problems with DP's

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  12. WebApps Can Be Launched from Software Center

    Allow Web Applications to be opened from Software Center without installing them.

    Currently Web Applications "Install" by adding a webpage shortcut to the Programs list. Allow users to launch the shortcut by adding an additional button in Software Center to launch instead of, or in addition to, install.

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  13. Software Center - Operating System More Info Shown

    I'd like to have the Descriptions for Task Sequences show up under the TS Name, as an option. (Check Box to enable or not)

    Similar UV.. but different enough: https://configurationmanager.uservoice.com/forums/300492-ideas/suggestions/17017867-software-center-include-description-under-opera

    PS.. Task Sequence Icons would be nice.. but that's a different UV.

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  14. SCCM Application Approval E-Mail User Manager

    Add either a powershell cmdlet for application approval that allows for a parameter of e-mail to allow administrator to create scheduled function to query users manager through AD, or to add the ability set in the deployment to look up the users manager according to AD - in addition to the default e-mail to the SCCM administrators.

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  15. Show more informative status information when installing from software center

    When a user initiates a software deployment via software center, prior to the actual installation, the only status the client will see is "downloading". In scenarios where peer cache/branch cache is enabled, it says "downloading" even though the client is actually still locating a suitable distribution source.

    This is very confusing for the client, as software center will say "downloading (0%)" for quite some time before it falls back to a dedicated distribution point. It gives both the client (and help desk staff who are unfamiliar with the sccm logs) the impression that there is either an issue with networkā€¦

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  16. Prevent Countdown Timer from Moving off the edges of the Screen

    We have set policy so that users receive the countdown timer with the HIDE button grayed out. This is to prevent users from clicking Hide, then forgetting about the timer and getting rebooted later in the day.

    Users are now moving the countdown timer window off to the edge of the screen as a way around this. Then they forget about it. Get rebooted and open a ticket with the helpdesk. We have over 60K users, and this does generate a significant # of tickets.

    Is it possible to prevent the window from moving off the edges of the screen?

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  17. 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&lt;version>\Common\Security\Trusted Protocols\All Applications\softwarecenter:

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  18. Fix "New" SCCM software Center Portal to Perform User Appplication Eval in Realtime

    When "User" targeted applications are made available for installation, the installation of that application may fail immediately with a message: "This software is not applicable to your Device". In some cases, this failed message maybe accurate due to the "Requirements" set within the application. However, if the conditions have recently changed on the local system to meet these requirements, the installation will keep failing until an "Application Evaluation" is ran on the system. Depending on your ā€œscheduled re-evaluation for deploymentsā€ interval, it could take days or weeks for this evaluation to re-run.
    The new SCCM software Center portal will notā€¦

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  19. Direct Rule or Query Rule based on user device affinity

    I deploy apps through SCCM. To deploy a required app to a user that has user device affinity. This eliminates multiple installs when that user logs onto another device. I would like to be able to cerate a query rule or direct query for a collection based on a AD Group that allows me to select a user/computer and have that attached to user device affinity. Deploying applications to only those systems that the user is the primary user. This way users don't get unintended applications installed on lets say a conference room.

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  20. Software Center: Include "Description" under Operating System menu

    Include "description" under Operations Systems menu in Software Center instead of Publisher as mostly we deploy Windows OS from Microsoft.

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