Change request: Make Software Center separate Available Software vs required software
Our Campus is currently working with SCCM 2012. We have been getting client feedback on it that I felt should be shared with the community.
Clients are getting confused when required software updates and available updates are nested together in Software Center. Where they assume all of it is required.
Is there a way to make by default available software not nest with the required software in Software Center for our clients?
I know we have the Application Catalog, but it feels limited in controlling on which machines software is released too and only focuses on Who.
February 12th, 2014 10:47am
One way that I know:
On required Sfotware, you don't Need to Show them, simply set in the deployment of the required Software the Option, that no Messages are shown to the user. This means, that the Installation and uninstallation is not seen by the user, and alos the Software
is not listed in the Software Center.
February 12th, 2014 10:54am
To my knowledge, that does not affect the visibility of the deployment in the Software Center, just the messages/notifications that pop up.
February 12th, 2014 12:14pm
It does suppress any Messages, also in the Software center. I use this deployment Option for SCEP updates:
February 12th, 2014 12:25pm
Yep, my knowledge was faulty.
February 12th, 2014 12:29pm
This is really close to what I am looking for. Where if I'm understanding it correctly this will hide the required deployments.
I'll talk it over with my co-workers to see if it would be a decent mitigation.
Ideally I'm looking for to see both the required and available software but in different tabs/views (so it is really apparent what is required and what's there for them to use optionally).
I really appreciate all the help!
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February 12th, 2014 2:53pm
Nothing built in for that. You should file a design change request on Connect (connect.microsoft.com)
February 12th, 2014 3:37pm