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  1. Include cross-references to embedded updates in http://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com

    Sometimes Microsoft embeds KBs into other KBs.

    For example, KB3173424 and KB3173426 (depending on OS) are embedded into MS16-100 KB3172729

    This can be seen in the SCCM 2012 R2 console by right-clicking the Security Update for Windows Server 2012 (or R2) (KB3172729), select "Properties", "Content Information" tab.

    But this information is not indexed reliably elsewhere and it should be.

    Request for feature implementation:
    Include cross-references to embedded updates in http://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com data

    Example:
    In http://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=3173426 package details, there could be a reference to say something like "This update is embedded into KB3172729" and conversely in the entries for KB3172729, it couldā€¦

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  2. windows 10 updates branch

    Please add a column and filter for "deployment ring" which shows "current branch" or " current branch for business" for the "All Windows 10 Upgrades" view in the SCCM console.

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  3. Only suppress restart when there is a user logged on

    In a WSUS-only environment you can with the GPO "No auto-restart with logged on users for scheduled automatic updates installations" instruct the WUA to only force a restart if no one is logged on. Being a 365/7/24-site this functionality is a the top of the wish list for CM.

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  4. Integrate WSUS database configs into the SCCM database so a separte WSUS SUSDB is not needed.

    Integrate WSUS database configs into the SCCM database so a separate WSUS SUSDB is not needed.

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  5. Mainteanace Graph display computers

    Show computers when you click on any of the colors in the graphs, these are found in the Windows 10 Maintenance folder. It will make it simpler to find witch computers has what version installed.

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  6. Error when attempting to change Office 365 Application Language

    When attempting to create an Office 365 installer it defaults to English (United Kingdom) but when deploying this installer to machines it gives the error (This installation requires a compatible Microsoft Office program installed on your computer)

    When attempting to change the installer to another language by clicking the add/remove button next to "Languages" the admin console throws the error "The given key was not present in the dictionary"

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  7. bulletin id

    In All Software Updates Node > sort by Bulletin ID Look for MS017-010. Only Windows server 2008 updates appear. However this information is not correct. https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/security/ms17-010.aspx this bulletin also applies to Windows Vista, 7, 8, and 10. Bulletin IDs should be set for all affected operating systems.

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  8. Windows 10 Version Reporting

    When checking the Windows 10 Servicing dashboard you get the nice pretty rings. Why is it not possibly to click a ring and show all the devices that are currently on that build you are highlighted over? It's obviously already pulling the information, so why can't you just click the ring E.g the 1511 ring and it shows you the report of machines on that build.

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  9. sccm/wsus

    I feel that sccm/wsus requires a lot of improvements:

    1 - software update detections should be improve to analyze and detect missing/required updates
    2- software updates installation should be install in sequence not on which deployment reaches first. should be a way to modified the install base on date and time.
    3- a better scheduling for the deployment that will allow the updates to be install during a flexible time and another for the downloading of the patches
    4- bring back the use of restart and update, or shutdown and update, this were very useful

    I still feel that theā€¦

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  10. Software Update Group - Force a Restart as soon as the installs are done

    It would be great to have an option to force a restart as soon as a software update group deployment is done installing. Currently, as an example, if you set up a deployment to start on a Tuesday with a forced deadline install on Friday and someone kicks off the install on Tuesday and isn't paying attention to the toast notifications, the machine could be in a staged state until the forced restart on Friday. Along with this, if the user isn't paying attention that the updates are done installing, the next time they restart before the deadline restart happens,ā€¦

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  11. dsd

    It appears that if you choose to not define maintenance windows, and then deploy updates without checking the box 'when the installation deadline.... (Software Updates Installation), then deployments fail with an 0x87d00667 error. System should recognize no MW applies then ignore the checkbox state.

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  12. Next Run Windows Servicing

    In the Windows Servicing Rules window, it would be helpful to see the next scheduled time the Windows Service is supposed to run. If it doesn't have one, then the cell would be blank.

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  13. Offer a re-download option for updates in an existing package.

    When a package is out of sync and it wants a folder that is not on your server anymore. Offer a re-download option for updates or a reset counter for the updates in the package to not downloaded so it can download the a updates again and replicate.

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  14. make md5 available from the software update view like in wsus

    useful for application white-listing having the hash available prior to deployment.

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  15. Create SUP deployment from collection without re-downloading the content

    When you create a Windows update deployment from a collection, in the wizard there is no check done by SCCM if the patches are already downloaded.
    In our environment we do monthly packages so updates in different packages can be part of the same software update groups.

    What we would like is that when you create a software update deployment from a collection and you specify a Software update group, SCCM does the same checks that it does about downloaded patches, that is done when the deployment is created directly below the software update group.

    You can see the differenceā€¦

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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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.

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  20. 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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