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How to Share Application From Software Center

There are lot of things to explore in Software Center. One interesting thing that you do in Software Center is share an application. You can use the share button to give a user a direct link to an application in the Software Center.

When you open Software Center, have you noticed Share button on top right corner ?. Select any application and click the share button. This will generate the link and you can copy and paste this link into an email and send it to users.

In almost every SCCM current branch update, I have seen software center improvements. The feature to share an application in software center was first introduced in SCCM 1706. You can use the share button to give a user a direct link to an application in the Software Center.

Note – The hyperlink works only when the application is available to other user. If the application is not available for the user in software center, clicking the hyperlink will show the software unavailable message.

How to Share Application From Software Center

To share an application from Software Center in SCCM

  • On the client computer, launch Software Center.
  • Click Applications tab and select any application that you wish to share.
  • On the top right corner click Share button.
  • Copy the link and paste the URL into an email to share the application.

Share Application From Software CenterThe user can either open the link in Edge browser or simply open run command and enter it. When the user clicks the link, it launches the software center and shows the application directly.

Open the link in Edge browserSuppose if the application is not available for the end user. Clicking the link will show the below message to user.

This application is not available in Software Center. The application associated with the link you clicked is not provided by your organization or it is not available to you“.

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Prajwal Desai

Hi, I am Prajwal Desai. For last few years I have been working on multiple technologies such as SCCM / Configuration Manager, Intune, Azure, Security etc. I created this site so that I can share valuable information with everyone.

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2 Comments

  1. Hello,

    I use Toast notification for software installations as well as updating the update.

    Both the link to share an application works fine link = softwarecenter: SoftwareID = ScopeId_CECF75CC-A99B-44A8-9698-105A5EB692D7 / Application_9ff59c67-1678-436e-91cb-d940cf859323

    Only I also want to point to a Software update but I can’t find the syntax

    I tried the following links without success, the unique update ID is dcbbe7eb-9cf8-45d6-a91e-f61f23873979

    softwarecenter: SoftwareID = ScopeId_CECF75CC-A99B-44A8-9698-105A5EB692D7 / Update_dcbbe7eb-9cf8-45d6-a91e-f61f23873979

    softwarecenter: UpdatesID = ScopeId_CECF75CC-A99B-44A8-9698-105A5EB692D7 / Update_dcbbe7eb-9cf8-45d6-a91e-f61f23873979

    softwarecenter: SoftwareID = ScopeId_CECF75CC-A99B-44A8-9698-105A5EB692D7 / SUM_dcbbe7eb-9cf8-45d6-a91e-f61f23873979

    softwarecenter: UpdatesID = ScopeId_CECF75CC-A99B-44A8-9698-105A5EB692D7 / SUM_dcbbe7eb-9cf8-45d6-a91e-f61f23873979

    I can only point to the root of the Software Update via the softwarecenter link: Page = Updates

    Do you have an idea ?

    thank you in advance

  2. Hi Prajwal,

    Thanks for this informative article.

    I regularly visit your website to read all SCCM related Blogs.

    So, the message below appears to the user’s if its Machine Based deployment?
    “This application is not available in the Software Center. The application associated with the link you clicked is not provided by your organization or it is not available to you“.

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