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  1. Allow Automatic Deployment Rules to create a new package each time it runs

    Allow an ADR to create a new deployment package each time it runs to prevent packages from becoming too large.

    53 votes
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  2. Full Implementation of OpsMgr /SCOM Maintenance Mode

    The functionality of "Disable Operations Manager alerts while software updates run" is not as nice, as it should be - because ist not a real maintenance from a OpsMgr view.

    31 votes
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  3. Show which clients require a specifc update

    There should be an easy way to see which clients have been are included in each status (Required/Installed/NotRequired/Unknown), directly from the software updates list. It already shows for each update a count of how many are in each state, but the only way to get a detailed list of which clients require a specific update is through running a report, which seems rather cumbersome.

    It should be as simple as right clicking on a specific update and selecting "Update evaluation status" or such to get to this info.

    40 votes
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  4. Automatically add products to WSUS syncs based on SCCM inventory

    Currently, you need to 'know what you have' to enable update syncs for products in WSUS/SCCM. That means that components could be present and not updated, but systems appear to be '100% up-to-date'. It would be nice to have an option to allow SCCM to add software categories to look for based on inventory results (e.g. 'someone installed SQL Server 2014, so WSUS should now look for updates for it').

    23 votes
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  5. Enable partial patching if maintenance window isn't big enough

    SCCM seems to calaulate the total time for an update group and then look for a maintenance window big enough to apply all the updates. I'd like to see SCCM apply as many patches as it can during a maintenance window.

    18 votes
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  6. Monitor Software Update Installation in Real Time using a Dashboard or SCCM Admin Website

    When deploying Software Updates to your server farm, it would be great to have a centralized Dashboard or Web Interface that provides you real time statistics of the patch installation process. This would give you the ability to immediately see if a patch failed to install or a client failed to install a patch or, in the case of a few updates, that a reboot is required to the remaining patches can be installed. I know its kind of getting greedy but if this dashboard existed, and you could right click on a server and launch a remote version ofā€¦

    19 votes
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  7. SCreate a seocndary deadline action for insalling and rebooting outside of maintenance window

    I'd like to have the option, when pushing out software updates to have deadlines for maintenance windows. For example, you set the deadline for automatic install and reboot for sunday at 10pm and set the deadline behaviour to not do anything outside of the maintenance window. This means the patches will only automatically install during the maintenance window and wont interrupt the users during the day. However, I'd like a secondary deadline, so that say on Wednesday night I can set the patches to install outside of the maintenance window from say 6pm onward (i.e the users have had enoughā€¦

    21 votes
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  8. Should be able to run ADR from CAS

    ADRs currently appear to only fire from the primary site server. Unfortunately our primary doesn't have internet access and guess what? The ADR fails to download updates. I can't be the only one in this position. I would suggest a future release (or update) should include an option to specify a server from which the ADR should fire from (in our case and probably most cases, the SUP server).

    Thanks,

    Simon

    5 votes
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  9. Treat Deployment Scheduling Software available time like a Collection maintenance window

    The Deployment Scheduling "Software available time" is a one-time setting. Any newly imaged workstations built after that time will receive software update packages at any time during the business day. Unlike Collection maintenance windows, which only apply to the execution time for the software packages, there is no way (that I know of) currently to control the time of the download of the packages.

    Either/or
    1) Provide a daily "Software available time" start time
    2) Tie the software available time to a Collection's maintenance window
    3) Define a maintenance window for "Software available for downloading".

    2 votes
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  10. Allow single systems to exclude single patches from an update group.

    We would like the capability to exclude a single patch from a specific computer. Right now, we have to exclude a server from all patches, manually patch it, or create a totally new deployment because a 3rd party vendor requires patch exclusions for their product to function. It would be a whole lot easier if there was a way to exclude a group of specific patches from singular systems or collections.

    11 votes
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  11. Add 'OS Build' Column in Updateinfo for each update

    The UBR is also used to identify a machine is complaint to cumulative monthly patch or not.

    Now that we have OS build (Buildext or UBR) info add to V_R_System via DDR, it would be great if the same UBR or OS Build is added to each update in V_Updateinfo table in SCCM Database
    when the new updates released by Microsoft on MSPD, so that the win 10 compliance reporting would be much simpler.

    13 votes
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  12. Possibility to integrate cumulative updates into Feature Updates (Windows 10 Servicing)

    Please add the possibility to integrate cumulative updates into Windows 10 Feature Updates (SCCM servicing)

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    do the integration by yourself and give us the possibility to re-download the Feature update with an integrated cumulative update.

    8 votes
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  13. SCCM Should not Force A Reboot Until BOTH Windows Updates AND Office 365 Updates are INSTALLED

    Seems Office 365 updates do not coincide with Windows updates like previous versions. What happens is Windows updates will force a reboot without waiting for Office 365 updates to finish installing.

    Both are set with the same deadline in the same Software Update Group.

    Otherwise, I recommend that the Office/SCCM Team come up with restart flags that can be set via SCCM to just restart the Office 365 apps.

    6 votes
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  14. A way to clean up duplicate updates that may be in more then one Deployment Package

    I find updates duplicated into multi packages, and downloaded in each, making the space used 2x+ more then needed.

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  15. Windows Update Agent Version

    Would it be possible to have a visual queue in the Software Updates console a hint of which KBs are delivering which Windows Update Agent?

    1 vote
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  16. Maintenance Window Blackout

    In some certain scenarios, it would benefit to have the ability to Blackout Existing Maintenance Windows (universal) for a specifc date or range of days.

    e.g. systems maintenance or migration in progress for three days, I don't want those systems to be touched by deployments or software updates as to not cause disruption. Or in a case where its a holiday week and high volume of sales so would like to "pause" any automated actions that could cause reboots within a specified date(s)/time(s).

    6 votes
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  17. ADR - Add a Collection filter for required updates

    Add a filter in the ADR rules to filter on members of collections. So an ADR rule can have required by more than one device (>=1), but limited to required updates by collection membership

    3 votes
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  18. See software update download date in Console

    is it possible to see the Software update download date in console?

    i mean when a KB is revisited or bug fixed but keep the same name it's good to know if i donwloaded the previous version or the revisited one.

    then i can see if i need to redownload the kb or not

    1 vote
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  19. Need to be able to select a device group when scanning for updates

    Being able to select a device group when scanning for updates and only seeing updates that are missing from that group would be a huge help.
    currently the counts reflect the whole environment which is much less helpful.

    1 vote
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  20. Remove unused Vendor classifications from SUP

    Remove unused Vendor classifications from SUP.

    As l have been configuring SCCM 1806 with Third Party Patching, l am now left with unwanted Vendors being listed in SUP and SUP Reports.

    Can these be pruned/removed?

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