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      101 comments  ·  Ideas » Software Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      SomeDude commented  · 

      Toast notifications were so bad that I was tasked to creates a windows XP style popup for when passwords were about to expire. NOBODY noticed the 5-second toast long enough to read them or care about reading them. Users thought "It went away so it fixed itself".

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        Noted  ·  35 comments  ·  Ideas » Compliance Settings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        SomeDude commented  · 

        I created something like this using scheduled tasks and PowerShell.
        It was a nightmare and took months. (Lots of scenarios to deal with)
        We have a set of scheduled tasks force a reboot on workstations every week (Sleeping or not)
        For laptops, we nag the user at logon, screen saver unlock and RDP connection if a reboot hadn't occurred after 2 weeks.

        Prior to this we had tonnes of machines that updates wouldn't stick because nobody would reboot. We had 2 guys that hadn't rebooted in over a year!

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          2 comments  ·  Ideas » Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          SomeDude commented  · 

          I bet they will have to make Win-R and explorer.exe support $variables first.

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            1 comment  ·  Ideas » Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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              2 comments  ·  Ideas » Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                        Noted  ·  2 comments  ·  Ideas » Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                            Noted  ·  4 comments  ·  Ideas » Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            SomeDude commented  · 

                            Why not also make this available for detection scripts. Getting the name of the application that the detection script is for would save me lots of work.

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                                Noted  ·  3 comments  ·  Ideas » Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                SomeDude commented  · 

                                Don't bother. Wrap all the MSIs using something like this http://psappdeploytoolkit.com/
                                Let the script handle all the logic you want.
                                And let the script report success or failure to SCCM.

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                                  Noted  ·  1 comment  ·  Ideas » Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  SomeDude commented  · 

                                  Why not also add a [Update ALL my apps NOW!!!] button.

                                  We have users who come to the office for a limited time but they have to leave their laptops over night to make sure all apps are installed.

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                                    Noted  ·  27 comments  ·  Ideas » Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    SomeDude commented  · 

                                    For those waiting for this to materialize, you might be able to use a wrapper (http://psappdeploytoolkit.com/) to do this.

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