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  1. Archive Managed Installs

    Provide the ability to archive Managed Installs.
    This would help clean up your Managed Install list without deleting installs that may or may not be wanted later.

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  2. Bulk Enable/Disable Managed Installations using Choose Action menu in Distribution/Managed Installations

    It would be very helpful if managed installations/uninstallations could be enabled/disabled in bulk using the Choose Action dropdown menu.

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  3. Multiple version uninstall

    We should have the ability to uninstall multiple versions of a program from Managed Installations. When a program becomes EOL like Java and soon Adobe Flash Player, we should be able to uninstall all versions of the program or even uninstall all versions that are less than specified version. Needing to set it to uninstall one version, wait for the number of computers it is installed on to reach zero and then move on to the next version is a big hassle when you had multiple versions approved of a program.

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  4. No need to setup OS-Versions

    May it be possible for future-versions, that under software-deployment, we will get the option to set the Operating-Systems and subversions via checkbox? and not making the way back to "software inventory and reenable all Windows 10-subversions?

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  5. Upgrade software version based on a device's Inventory

    It would be helpful if there was a way to have the KACE SMA "upgrade" software based on a device's most recent Inventory. For example, if the Inventory runs and detects an older version of a piece of software that was already uploaded to the SMA (for use in Scripting or Managed Installs), the SMA then performs a managed install to upgrade that software to the uploaded (latest) version on the device.

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  6. Allow Managed Deployments to use cloud storage as alternative location

    The idea here would be to use cloud storage to offload bandwidth utilization in managed installations. For instance say you have a large deployment package like ArcGIS. Having several users pull these installs at once could heavily impact VPN bandwidth.

    Allowing google, microsoft OneDrive, or a similar cloud service to host deployment packages would help offload the bandwidth hit on your VPN.

    If the office ISP is different from the users ISP this may also mitigate issues those two ISPs have maintaining stable and effective connections between networks.

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  7. Run Once or Start After Date Schedule

    I would like to see a scheduling option to execute on a specific day and time without recurring and/or start the recurring schedule after a certain date. There are instances where scripts, MI's, and Task Chains need to be scheduled for an initial deployment date/time when working with a vendor. This could be strictly a one off event or it could be the start date of when the schedule should begin recurring. As it is now. I will set the schedule to run on a specific day of the year and set a calendar event after that run date to…

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  8. Please remove the "All devices" option or made it harder to activate in Managed Install

    Admin can easily and accidentally deploy a software to all PCs. Why not have a box and you need to type ALL-DEVICES to enable it if that is what you really want. When a PC momentarily freeze and admin is not paying attention, that button is easily clicked on.

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  9. Managed Installations notes

    Would like to see a "Notes" field to describe the Managed Installation and any particulars for the Install (who created it, why it was created, etc.)

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  10. User settable time options for MI/Script

    As an admin, I would like to the ability to prompt my end users when they get a prompt for a script or MI to install software, say a Windows 10 build update, that they could be given an option to select a time that they could run it, say at 5 PM when they leave for the day.

    In scripting, you could push your jobs out to the end users, and in the script options, give an option to check a box for "Allow User Settable Schedule'. Maybe give options for Run in an hour, run at next shutdown,…

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  11. Add new version to software catalog items for managed installs

    Managed installs using a software catalog payload instead of inventory software have the huge advantage, that the MI will not be triggered if a newer version is already installed. However attaching an installer package to a SW catalog item requires the exact version to be installed and detected on at least one computer. I would like to have the ability to add a version to an existing sw catalog entry to be able to upload the installer package for an MI.
    Also, when a version where a package has been attached previously is no longer discovered, it is not possible…

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  12. Monitoring software installs for users

    Monitoring downloads for users not just IT distributers. There needs to be a means of those requesting downloads to be able to see that a download of software is in progress (other than saying it has been requested, which can sometimes last weeks). Some clear indicator of more specific percentage status is needed so the user knows that there is genuine progress happening. This would be incredibly useful and would also help take some pressure off of the IT department needing to look into this which special access permissions for each instance.

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