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  1. When creating a package program, add the checkbox "Allow this program to be installed from the Install Package task sequence",

    When you go through the wizard to create a new program for a package, it would be great to have the option to check the box "Allow this program to be installed from the Install Package task sequence without being deployed" in the wizard, rather than having to go back into the package/program properties and check the box.

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      0 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • OSD Win PE error codes

      instead of having error codes when deploying OS deployment Task Sequences that the end user or administrator has to struggle to find out what the code means only for it to be the hard disk is too small. Could the error codes if already known be displayed with meaning full reasons rather than error 0x8004352

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        0 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        Noted  ·  sangeevsangeev responded

        Thanks for the feedback. This is the same as ‘More meaningful TS error messages in UI (no more 0×80004005!)’. I’ll look to see if they can be merged.

        Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

      • Recurring deployment scheduling

        We would like to see a way to create a custom, recurring schedule for task sequences deployed to a collection. Currently we can set a start and end time for the deployment. We deploy large packages through our task sequences, and we have a lot of people imaging computers. If we could limit the deployment to only be available after-hours and on the weekends, this would prevent someone, maybe a new person, from deciding to image multiple labs at one time during business hours.

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          0 comments  ·  Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Do not require local admin to run service connection tool to download offline updates

          In an offline environment customers use the serviceconnectiontool to download the update bits. When running the service connection tool the administrator has to have local admin rights, even to just download the content using -connect. We should not require customers to run this as an administrator just to download media.

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            0 comments  ·  Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Remove localization from Software Update -reports

            Using localization in the built-in software update reports is showing the update names in foreign languages (based on the locale settings of the console user is using).

            Atleast give an option to force the language to be either localized or changed to something that the report viewer can choose.

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            • Add a computer description column view that pulls the description data from AD when viewing devices

              Computer description column that pulls the description data from AD when viewing devices

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                0 comments  ·  Collections  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Export and Import Global Conditions

                Please allow us to export and import global conditions. The code exists somewhere since this can be done when exporting and importing applications. Bonus points for Powershell cmdlets.

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                • Enable option to run a Program as 64-bit process

                  Currently programs can only run as 32-bit process, so you need to use workarounds (such as sysnative) to run as 64-bit. I would like the ability to run a program as 64-bit, just like you can do with a task sequence 'run command' and application.

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                    Noted  ·  0 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • 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 comments  ·  Software Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Take a look at Ninte and make sccm a bit more like that.

                      Ninte.com manages app updates in a very elegant way that I think sccm could implement for patches. What i am most intrigued is that I can single out a machine and check, or single out an update and check from the same console.

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                      • Updates and Servicing Download Status

                        Please add a percentage status (or progress indicator) for downloads under Administration / Cloud Services / Updates and Servicing. It would help to visually confirm if the download is stuck and requires the SMS_EXECUTIVE service start/stop process.

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                          0 comments  ·  Setup and Server Infrastructure  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Disable a running deployment on remote devices

                          Adding an option to force kill a running deployment, be that a Task Sequence, Application or Package, from a particular or multiple devices would be beneficial in certain circumstances. Not least when a mistake has been made or a potential critical error could be avoided by doing so.

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                            Noted  ·  0 comments  ·  Admin Console  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • When creating new collection disable scheduled membership update by default

                            Today, when creating new collection the scheduled membership update is set to every 7 days by Default without any user interaction.
                            IMHO it would be better to keep this schedule setting disabled by Default and let the user decide if it should be actiavted or not.
                            This might prevent performance issues caused by too many scheduled and unnecessary membership updates.

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                              0 comments  ·  Collections  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • deploy to operating system image

                              When I do my monthly patch Tuesday deployments; it would be great if in addition to targeting a device collection you could also target one or more operating system images.

                              This would allow me to deploy all corporately approved updates not only to our systems but the images that we use to build future systems with.

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                              • Simplifiy and increase visibility of the system tray icons

                                The system tray icons for Software Center and Software Updates are too small for most users to decipher. Most users cannot tell that the system tray icon for pending software is a package with a green or red asterisk--there us just too much detail and the asterisk it too small. Even on a desktop monitor we cannot tell what the icon is, but on a high resolution laptop, you need a magnifying glass. Please simplify the icons and make to color coded portion most of the icon.

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                                  Noted  ·  0 comments  ·  Software Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • PowerShell Cmdlet to collections & deployments for a computer

                                  Would be good to have a PowerShell CmdLet to get information on all collections and deployment for a computer is listed for.

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                                  • Fast uninstall step for "required Applications"

                                    i got a collection with all Clients, which were installed through osd. after that i deploy all OSD-Apps to this Collection (required). if i troubleshoot a client,i need the option to fast uninstall one of the required application. i need to delete the app from the collection and wait for the client check.after that i can redeploy the app. it would save a lot of time for me..

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                                    • client issues in 1610

                                      We are facing issues with the new client in 1610. mainly it is very slow to load and returns errors at time. The service does not respond to restart calls. Finally, Sorting by status for installations does not work as expected.

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                                      • 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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                                        • add application catalogue install report

                                          It would be useful to be able to have a default report created which shows the total number of software installed through the catalogue method. This would be useful when reporting back to management the amount of time saved through end users installing themselves, rather than time spent pushing out, amending collections, or manually installing.

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