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  1. O365 Delta and Seperated Patch for Security/Non Security

    O365 updates should have the capability of having just delta and also non security and security should be separated. This is a big need for the Organisations as Updates frequently get superseded and the size of the patch for O365 is in Gb's while as machines just need some Mb's to update. Moreover if is security then these can be applied monthly and all feature updates six monthly.

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  2. campaigning notifications or UI for Inplace windows Upgrades

    Instead of relying on custom powershell script for customization and UI design ,Is it not good to have some options in CM directly which can be used for every release of windows rollouts to have better user experience.

    and may be some notifications msgbox about releases like a campaigning through SCCM.

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  3. Devices compliance status

    Software Updates Dashboard - Devices Compliance Status: When adjusting Compliance Status Filters, save the chosen settings.
    Preferrably save the settings per user.

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  4. System Center Configuration Manager - Scheduled Updates - ISO now have multiple indexes

    It would be beneficial to allow users to pick which index gets updated, right now the default is 1 causing the scheduled update to fail.

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  5. Express Update vs Full Update option

    Express updates are downloading more and more data of PSF file on client machine and consuming more and more space, more than 40 GB on a computer.

    we should have either full update or Express Update, we should have option, and computers doesn't download all PSF file which consumes more than 30 GB

    7 votes
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  6. When enabling "Upgrades" class' in SUP properties, the advice about KB3095113 is wrong, KB3095113 is superceded. Badly needs attention!!!!

    When enabling the "Upgrades" classification in SCCM SUP properties, the advice about KB3095113 is wrong, KB3095113 is superceded by KB4041693. This is horrendous to unravel and badly needs clarification and attention. Please make efforts to sort this mess out, thanks.

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  7. Tag rollups in the update sequence

    When there are a list of updates which include rollups, Tag them and apply only those. In my idea this would grey out other updates which are applicable indicating that they're addressed with the rollups. This will reduce the time for up[dating!!

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  8. Apply the language filter for Office patches. The designed behavior is it pulls all languages making the deployment package larger than need

    Apply the language filter for Office patches. The designed behavior is it pulls all languages making the deployment package larger than needed regardless of the language filter applied

    9 votes
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  9. Deploy meltown/spectre related updates not in Monthly CU

    When a ciritcal patch (ex: spectre/meltdown) is released do not put it in the Monthly CU. But release it as a single KB. The 2018-01 CU's for win10 and 7 are a mess.. Powershell ISE crash with dot net fix, juniper vpn client crashes on win10 with the CU. Give us admins the power to open up a CU and pull a single KB out to avoid issues but still be able to deploy the CU minus that one KB.

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  10. "Install Software Updates' Task Sequence more informative status messages

    We are using Task Sequences to install Software Updates in our environment, as it allows us to automate pre- and post- update steps. In our case, admins need to observe how patching is going across all their machines in real time (through Status Message Queries) to make sure they fit into the pre-approved maintenance window.

    Given that the 'Install Software Updates' task takes most of the time in the Task Sequence, it would be really helpful if the TS Engine would report some additional details when executing this task. For example, having a messages like this would be very informative: ā€¦

    3 votes
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  11. Windows 10 Servicing allow property filter

    In the Upgrades section of Windows 10 Servicing Plans it would be nice to be able to filter either by date released or by "most recent version" so that we don't end up with a huge Package containing all previous versions. We want the whole thing to be automated, not generate a new Plan every 6 months.

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  12. Allow more complex rules for Automatic Deployment Rules

    In our environment we only have x64 workstations and use a specific version of windows 10. But currently when using a title filter you can only create an OR filter

    eg. Title -86x OR 1703

    I want to be able to do "Title -86x AND 1703"

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  13. Ability to download content to Distribution Point from the Microsoft Updates

    the largest packages in organizations are usually Update Packages.
    when they're being distributed over WAN or slow collection it can take forever and\or slow down the whole bandwidth between sites.
    It could have been great to have the ability for Update Packages to download the content from MS Updates directly

    2 votes
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  14. Change how Software Updates are offered and enforced...

    We need to be able to OFFER Updates, INSTALL Updates (when a Maintenance Window is available) and finally DEADLINE (force) Updates (regardless of any existing Window). Also, any Advertised Updates would simply apply anytime after OFFER, IF NO USER is logged on, available Maintenance Window or not.

    This is how Software Updates SHOULD work, now you can only set an Offer time, add a week before Deadline and they just sit waiting, unless the user runs them, this precludes aggressive patching with the option to not intrude on users for a period, until Deadline AND honor Maintenance Windows...

    4 votes
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  15. Links contained in update details should be clickable

    Frequently, there are links to Microsoft's site for futher information in regards to updates, patches, support/help information. In the admin console it is just listed in the information with no hyperlink. Clicking a link would be much faster and easier than copying the address into a browser.

    3 votes
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  16. Provide end users variable duration for software update until deadline (evergreen updates)

    It is about the topic, to deploy large software updates in the future (evergreen). Give each user a certain freedom, without losing complete control.

    Here, we would like to give each user a defined timeframe for the update, rather than, define a fixed deadline for all in the beginning.

    This would help to processing new windows channels in a higher frequency and to scale the rollout.

    11 votes
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  17. Fix the Express Installer files download option in SUP configuration.

    Fix SCCM/WSUS so that if you change the SUP configuration "Update files" tab options from "Download both full files and Express Installer files for Windows 10" back to "Download full files for all approved updates" that Express installer files no longer get downloaded. It makes huge update packages that are not needed if you are not or cannot using Express Installers.

    28 votes
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  18. Keep software update history for compliance reporting

    Whenever an update (KB) is not actively deployed anymore, as soon as it gets superseded, after the period defined in the supersendence rule (site setting for software updates) it will decline that update and hence, it will vanish from the update history.
    This is (obviously) by design.

    My request would be to change the behavior so that the update history will be preserved regardless if a KB has been declined or not.
    This would make it possible to run a compliance report and see if a KB was needed and by which computers, when it was deployed, superseded etc. evenā€¦

    3 votes
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  19. Software Updates showing up as double

    Is there a fix on the way for updates that show up double?

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  20. Allow config mgr to show a list of required updates against specific asset within console

    At the moment it is hard to manage software update groups, as some updates overlap into different Operating systems.

    So its very easy to miss updates in searches to create new software update groups for different Operating Systems. As they are already downloaded in another update group.

    To allow for greater flexibility. It would be great to search missing updates against specific asset, that way it is easier to tailor update groups to what you need, which allows for a baseline against a gold image or update a gold image to latest updates.

    4 votes
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