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  1. 3rd Party Patching - SCUP Integration with SCCM Console

    Integrate the SCUP tool on to SCCM Admin Console. This will give a single pane of glass view for all patching activities (including importing 3rd party patches).

    2,651 votes
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      60 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Install and Shutdown / Install and reboot with Software Updates

      In Windows client, after receiving software updates from the SUP, I want you to be able to use the" install and reboot / shutdown and update" botton.

      737 votes
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        started  ·  13 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Using express installation files

        Integration of the express installation files from WSUS
        I think this is becoming mandatory with the size of updates of Windows 10.

        688 votes
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          started  ·  24 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Preferred Software Update Points

          Now that we have the option to define both Distribution Points and Management Points as preferred, it'd be terrific if we could have the same option for Software Update Points. It would make a strong case when designing a flat hierarchy.

          603 votes
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            26 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Ability to automatically install Windows 10 ADK releases (or rollback or apply hotfix) via Updates and Servicing.

            The windows 10 adk has changed a few times since the original release of Windows 10, there have been two major releases and one hotfix to fix issues with the second release, as a consequence of that many people got jittery about upgrading to ADK 10 1511.

            How are we going to deal with this in a good way, a really good way. Prior to this we didn't have to upgrade our boot images every 6 months or so.

            Here's the suggestion:-

            #1. When we update from 1602 to 1607 (or whatever) to support the next generation of Windows, it…

            446 votes
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              11 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              Noted  ·  sangeevsangeev responded

              Updated to Noted. We’ve been discussing the same in our planning meetings.

              Thanks,
              BobMN on behalf of SangeeV for SCCM OS Deployment

            • Implement native cluster aware patching within SCCM to support cluster aware updating

              Implement native cluster aware patching with SCCM to support cluster aware updating.

              372 votes
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                9 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Change the maximum run time of cumulative updates to 30 minutes

                With the new 'cumulative updates' model I think it would be a good idea to change the maximum run time of cumulative updates to 30 minutes (or whatever is best suited). I have noticed more timeout issues with patching in the last couple of months due to the default 10 minutes not being enough time to install 'X' patches as a single CU. This would be preferred to manually overriding them every month.

                257 votes
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                  9 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Software Update Patch Tuesday Scheduling

                  It would be really great if when configuring an Automated Deployment Rule you could configure it to run based on the number of days / weeks since "patch Tuesday" (especially in countries other than the USA where "patch Tuesday" is actually a Wednesday and not necessarily the second Wednesday of each month). I currently get around this by having a script detect when patch Tuesday has passed and subsequently execute an ADR and create one or more deployments based on the number of weeks since that date. This works fine, but an in product solution would be better

                  236 votes
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                    28 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Implement function to remove Windows Updates from clients with Software Update Point

                    With a standalone WSUS-Server deployed Windows Updates can be uninstalled/removed from clients. With SCCM SUP this is not possible,
                    Implement a function to remove installed Windows Updates from clients.

                    236 votes
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                      Noted  ·  6 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • 3rd Party Patching - Catalogs

                      Enable easier integration with partner products or have the ability to pull down 3rd party catalogs.

                      185 votes
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                        Noted  ·  2 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Wants to get display notifcation message in clients to close any opened Office 365 apps while updates installation started

                        In SCCM 1610 users are not displaying notification message in clients to close any Office 365 opened apps before Office updates installation started in "Software Center" and even we set forceappshutdown=False switch in Configuration.xml file for Office 365

                        157 votes
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                          9 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Exclude Updates

                          The ability to exclude a single or multiple updates with a simple Right Click > Exclude or Menu item.

                          125 votes
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                            11 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Add support for "Hotfix" Update classification

                            SCCM should be able to support all updates made available in the MS catalog.
                            The MS Update Catalog lists hotfixes which makes WSUS more useful than SCCM. If WSUS can rollout a hotfix why can't SCCM?
                            Example KB2728738 is a hotfix available in the MS Update Catalog (http://Catalog.Update.microsoft.com/v7/Site/Search.aspx?q=2728738) yet it can not be imported to SCCM as the "Hotfix" class is not available.
                            MS Support suggest to follow an non MS consultants blog http://ccmexec.com/2012/02/installing-multiple-windows-7-hotfixes-msu-with-sccm/
                            As MS continue to create more and more Hotfixes in replacement of proper updates this makes SCCM Update component less and less useful.

                            121 votes
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                              3 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Software Updates - Need an Option to Control the Auto deployment of Revised updates

                              WSUS has an inbuilt option to control the approval /Auto Approval of revised updates.
                              However ConfigMgr is missing this feature. This is causing the revised updates to get auto installed on the clients if the deployment is active.
                              The latest example for this issue was KB3172605. This was revised by MS and caused auto install with reboot on clients

                              91 votes
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                                Noted  ·  1 comment  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • More persistent Software Update restart notification

                                Currently behavior is that if Software Updates have installed and a restart is required, initial notification will pop up and then disappear. User may not have seen notification and often will not see any further notifications unless they happen to be in front of the system at just the right time or see the final no-dismiss dialog.

                                Would be great to have the initial restart dialog remain on screen until user dismisses (or initiates restart) to ensure dialog is seen by user. Dialog should include time remaining to restart deadline.

                                75 votes
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                                  6 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Windows 10 Servicing Dashboard: Make it clickable

                                  When I go to the Windows 10 Servicing Dashboard, I got a nice PieChart of the Windows 10 Clients and their Version.
                                  But when I click on the PieChart, nothing happens. It would be great to have the same experience on this Dashboard like on the SCEP Dashboards.
                                  That means, if I click on the PieChart one of the Windows 10 Version, a new collection would be opened, with the corresponding Devices.

                                  63 votes
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                                    5 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Maintenance window relative to patch Tuesday

                                    Maintenance window relative to patch Tuesday

                                    It would be very helpful to be able to set maintenance windows to be relative to Patch Tuesday. For example, apply patches on the 1st Saturday after patch Tuesday, or the second Sunday after patch Tuesday. Since patch Tuesday changes each month, the current "second Saturday of the month" type options are not useful when Patch Tuesday could fall before or after that depending on the calendar.

                                    60 votes
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                                      Noted  ·  3 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Configure multiple deployments in One Software Update Group

                                      Hi,

                                      After the successful implementation of the following, https://configurationmanager.uservoice.com/forums/300492-ideas/suggestions/8386953-configure-multiple-deployments-in-an-automatic-dep, which is really nice. How about the possibility to extend this and instead of creating several SUGs with different deployments create one SUG with multiple deployments?

                                      55 votes
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                                        9 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Allow us to categorise Software Updates

                                        We have a few Software Updates that we just don't deploy. Every month, our list of "Needed, but not deployed" updates show these updates (for example, IE10). I want a way of filtering these out so we don't accidentally deploy them.

                                        I tried doing a search by adding the article IDs, but this doesn't work (as the attached screenshot shows).

                                        Maybe allow us to add a custom category for individual updates (such as "Do not deploy"), so we can then include these in our search.

                                        54 votes
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                                          Noted  ·  6 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • SCCM updates: User Experience - Reboot notifications

                                          Here is the User experience for the update process as I understand it:

                                          1. System tray balloon appears saying 'software changes are required'

                                          2. System tray balloon appears saying 'downloading and installing software'

                                          3. System tray balloon appears saying 'Restart required: Recently installed updates require your machine to be restarted'

                                          4. *It is here I would like the larger temporary notification reboot window to appear but it doesn't.

                                          5. Permanent notification reboot window appears and stays on the screen

                                          I would like option 4 to be possible. Without this it seems quite easy for users to miss seeing the balloon…

                                          52 votes
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