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  1. Windows 10 Build Updates - Use standardized terminology please

    Why are the Windows 10 build upgrades under the UPGRADES classification, but called "Feature UPDATES" and listed in the "All Windows 10 UPDATES"?

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  2. be able to add an update to an "Exempt" Software update group so that it won't be able by accident.

    So that and update won't be deployed by accident (multi admin environment). the update is placed in a Software group which is exempted fully and won't be able to get deployed until removed.

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  3. Add a 'Synchronize Now' option to the Monitoring / Software Update Synchronisation Status screen

    Add a 'Synchronize Now' option to the Monitoring / Software Update Synchronization Status screen. When troubleshooting software update synchronization issues it would be nice to run a sync now from the monitor / software update synchronization status view.

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  4. Software Updates currently begin downloaded by BITS to show as "Downloading"

    When using a very slow BITS setting, you may receive errors in the deployment if the download of the Update exceeds expected timing. This leads to a reported deployment error of 0x800705B4 - "This operation returned because the timeout period expired." This is misleading as the BITS jobs are still running at this time.

    Add an item in this that if the BITS job is still running or in queue that the status is in "In Progress" with a sub status of "Downloading updates" - ideally showing which updates are in the downloading state.

    6 votes
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  5. software update search addition

    it would be very nice to have the ability to add a search column to show the software update groups a given update is a member of. Working in an environment where there is role based security deployed, you may have an update that might be deployed to either area. If you are returning just those updates that are deployed, the second area might miss an update that is needed in the second area.

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  6. VPN Split Tunnel - Possibility to use only a limited number static/fixed IPs

    Many companies are very restrictive from a security point of view. They only allow VPN split tunnel if the direct download from the Internet can be restricted to a limited number of well known and trusted static/fixed IPs.
    This is already requested for the Cloud Distribution Point: "Option to change SCCM client communication with cloud distribution point to use only one fixed IP" (https://configurationmanager.uservoice.com/forums/300492-ideas/suggestions/13636533-option-to-change-sccm-client-communication-with-cl)

    But this requirement can also be applied to OS patches or OS feature packs and Office patches that are directly downloaded from Microsoft (https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb693717.aspx) and cannot be provided from Cloud Distribution Pointā€¦

    5 votes
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  7. Ability to run a command or a task before and after patching using the automatic deployment tool

    Would be nice if the Automatic deployment would allow me to have a task or command run before and after patching takes place. there are some applications like McAfee encryption where I need to run a command to have the PC temporarily turn off a process so that it can patch or restart properly.

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  8. Stick WU server in registryĀ during client upgrade

    During an automatic CM client upgrade there is a risk the update agent gets out to internet and download updates and upgrades from Microsoft Update servers before the new client agent is installed. During a CM client upgrade the local GPO/WU server registry settings should be sticky to block this behavior.

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  9. Ability to test settings for deployment notifications

    It would be very helpful to be able to test the configuration for end-user notifications when putting together a software update package or other application deployment. Since there are several configuration settings which can affect what the end-user will see, it would be great if we could visually demo/test the current configuration so we know what the end-user will actually see.

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  10. Replace the "Number of Exired Updates" column

    With SCCM CB expired updates are automatically removed from SUGs. This means that the column "Number of Expired Updates" in the Software Updates Group view is redundant, the number will always be zero. I would like to see it replaced by a "Number of Superseded Updates" column instead.

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  11. 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

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  12. Include Branch status (CB/CBB/LTSB) in Winver for Windows 10

    Include Branch details whether machine is in CB, CBB or LTSB in Winver for WIndows 10.

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  13. Software Update Groups - Speed up 'Edit membership'

    'Edit membership' is unuseable if you've got many update groups. Please add simple tools like 'Add update(s) to existing group(s)', 'Remove update(s) from group(s)' and 'Remove Update(s) from this group' (if you're in context of an update group).
    The sub dialogues of this aditional functions shouldn't provide the information in which update group the patches are listed because the query runs too long. Just let us choose the groups form a simple search list. A filter to minimize the list of results would also be fine.

    10 votes
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  14. ADR engine improvements

    - when naming ADR, it would be good to have an option to create a name convention when creating the update group. not just <ADRName>+DateTime, but could use some variables like %MM% %YYYY%, etc.

    - it would be good to have some exclusions options on the search, like exclude when text does not contain, maybe restrict by platform, etc. like the filter we can create on the console but adding options for a more complex with and's and or's

    - multiple collection/template based on time as well as ability to exclude updates based on update group. scenario is when youā€¦

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  15. Update Servicing Message Windows 10 Feature Update 1607

    "When you install a new operating system, all the existing data on your computer will be removed." This message confuses the user.

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  16. Control Windows 10 driver auto-update

    With Windows 10, the system's drivers are updated directly from Windows Update. This is usually a good thing because it means the system will have the latest WHQL drivers installed. It also means the system administrator needs to maintain less driver packs for individual models (at least for corporate / enterprise computer models).

    However, it sometimes happen that an updated driver will have a MSI co-installer that will run outside the scope of the SCCM client and might run concurrently with an application or package installation step from a task sequence. It will cause the installation to fail and maybeā€¦

    24 votes
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  17. Software update deployment flexibility

    Currently, there are two options that can be configured in CM to control when update actions occur on CM client devices. One allows us to set a date/time for when updates are available. The other sets a deadline date/time when updates are to be installed and a reboot process is initiated. My recommendation is to divide these two update scheduling options into three options.

    1. When updates are available (date/time)
    2. When updates must be installed by (date/time)
    3. When a reboot must occur by (following the installation of updates)

    The option for when a reboot occurs should allow forā€¦

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  18. "select all"

    With 1606 we can multi-select updates thankfully however on newly imaged machines there may be 80 or more updates to select.
    It would be really nice to have the ability to Select All security updates with one click.

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  19. Randomize Maintenance Window Start Time

    Currently, randomization only applies to deadlines and does not take maintenance windows into account. If you have a heavily virtualized environment with shared storage and want to use maintenance windows there is no good way to prevent a resource storm at the start of the maintenance windows. The only way is to break up the devices into several collections with staggered maintenance windows. This is cumbersome to maintain at a level that would provide the desired granularity.

    Ideally there would be an option to randomize the maintenance window start time. Bonus points to making that randomization configurable.

    44 votes
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  20. Automate OS Images by integrating the latest Software Updates from the Configuration Manager Console

    Rather than manually updating Build & Captured images every month and selecting when it's applied. set up an automated rule that applies Windows updates on a scheduled basis to a windows image that, then updates the distribution point(s) automatically.

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