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Base Installation Feature Should Create Applications not Packages in SCCM

The base installation feature available today in the publishing service uses the legacy package model in SCCM. It would be a better experience for it to create applications for base installations.

We are adding this idea based on previous customer feedback via email, forum, and community.

Previously submitted on the forum:

  • Justin Chalfant
  • Jun 26 2019
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  • Mark Roberts commented
    26 Jun 12:25

    Or maybe let us choose per app if it created a package or an application?

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    Justin Chalfant commented
    26 Jun 13:59

    Hey Mark, can you provide a scenario where you would rather create a package instead of an application?

  • Mark Roberts commented
    26 Jun 14:08

    I don't have a specific use case. Just thought to keep options open, but I agree that applications would be a better choice if picking one over the other.

  • Paul Andrews commented
    02 Jul 19:22

    I have a specific use case, our package uses PADT and we have a check in place that looks to see if their is a pending reboot. If so, it prompts the user to reboot and then will install. For OSD we don't want any prompts so we run a different command in the same application but then publish it as a package.

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    Justin Chalfant commented
    02 Jul 20:39

    @Paul, could you not use multiple deployment types in this scenario with one checking if OSD is being run as a requirement?

  • Claudio Mendes commented
    15 Jul 15:04

    please move the applications and packages to some subfolder after creating them. 

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    Justin Chalfant commented
    15 Jul 18:55

    @Claudio, splitting this into a new idea here: please up-vote this idea