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  1. from All Software Updates right click and show machines that need the update

    From All Software Updates Right click on the update, click on Show Machines that require the update and see a list of Machine names that need the update.

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  2. Optionally Maintain Software Update Client Config When Removing Last Software Update Point

    When you remove the last Software Update Point in an environment, clients will lose their Software Update client configurations. While itā€™s hard to argue with that logic it does create a catch-22.
    SUPs are based on WSUS and WSUS is terrible. Which means you will probably need to rebuild it someday. If you only have one SUP and you uninstall it now your clients suddenly lose their Software Update client configuration. Since configuring Windows Update with GPO is discouraged because it conflicts with ConfigMgrā€™s local policy config most organizations leave this not configured. When clients revert to the GPO controlledā€¦

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  3. Track total client activity time using bgb data

    Active clients should connect regularly to SCCM over the BGB status (it is what is used to determine if a client is 'online/offline' today). My organization tracks patch compliance closely, and part of that measure is determining if the client was online long enough in a given day to actually complete compliance related activities, such as installing the latest CU. We would like a way, likely using the BGB channel data, to determine how long a client is online in a given period of time, with flexibility to quantify by day, by week, by month, etc.

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  4. Implement Cluster Aware Updating in SCCM

    I would be nice to have Cluster Aware Updating implemented in SCCM. Ultimately the way CAU currently does with WSUS, draining the nodes and then resuming them. This would help make patching go smoother in SCCM, when patching clusters. Currently I have 2 collections separating clusters and having to do normal reboots via SCCM, but staggering the times of these clusters, so there is no issue. Is CAU in the roadmap for SCCM?

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  5. Allow to Pick Collection in "Add Criteria" list under All Software Updates

    Is it possible to allow pick collection in "Add Criteria" list under All Software Updates? This will allow us to quickly filter only required updates for systems in particular collection and quickly create Software Update Group.
    Just like report "Compliance 4 - Updates by vendor month year" which allows us to pick collection.

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  6. Add features to mark patch as favorite or pin it

    We create software update Group clubbing patches together
    if you could add some feature like when we right click on any patch we can get option to pic the patch or mark as start/favorite for example if we are searching for the missing patches/want to remove couple of patches from the SUG and finding is easy however each time search and removing will be more waste of time instead of it during search we will pin point/mark as start icon on the patch to remove later once at time that is idea behind requesting create/enable such features in SCCM.

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  7. DEPLOY SOFTWARE UPDATES WIZARD FUNCTION WHEN STARTED TO DOWNLOAD THERE IS NO ABILITY TO STOP

    DEPLOY SOFTWARE UPDATES WIZARD FUNCTION WHEN STARTED TO DOWNLOAD THERE IS NO ABILITY TO STOP ..
    IN MY SITUATION I STARTED AND FOUND THAT I STARTED ON ALOT OF UPDATES AND NEED TO EDIT
    BUT I CANT

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  8. Software Updates and Required count can link to all devices that need the update.

    When you're in "Software Updates", there is the "Required" column that shows you a number of devices that need that particular update. It would be nice to be able to add something to a right click menu to automatically create a collection of those devices that need the update. Something similar to what you have when you create a Baseline Deployment.

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  9. Allow editing and expiration of Third-Party Software Updates

    Please add full functionality of SCUP to the Third-Party Software Update feature. Adobe Acrobat catalogs don't expire older updates and don't include supersedence information. I normally added supersedence settings through SCUP to mitigate this. Without the ability to edit this information or to expire old updates manually, deploying Acrobat updates becomes unwieldy. Unexpired updates that are not superseded will likely bloat and fill up the data shares. If you can publish it, you should be able to expire it.

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  10. Ability to easily link a script for SCCM controller reboots.

    In a large enterprise environment its sometimes important to shutdown several services on the local and remote servers in a particular order. It would be nice to be able to easily manage startup/shutdown scripts from a central area that you could attach at the single asset level. Ie a tab that has these items at the single asset

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  11. A security patch showing how many devices need it should also have a hyperlink to the names of the devices needing it.

    When a security patch is selected, it shows how many devices are in need of it. Clicking on the 'Required' count should show the device names. It would be helpful to see the information right away than running a report to find the same.

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  12. Deploy multiple selected Software Update Groups at once.

    When multiple Software Update Groups are selected we cannot deploy them at once to a new collection.

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  13. Add tooltip to Icons for Software Updates

    In the software updates space, it would be nice to have a tool tip (hover over) stating what the icon means. Whenever there is an unexpected icon, I need to look up what the icon means. A simple hover over tool tip stating whether it is normal, unavailable, expired, supereded, etc. would be very helpful. Here is the link that I have to look up https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/sum/understand/software-updates-icons

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  14. Re-run failed Automatic Deployment Rule (ADR)

    Sometimes (one time per week) we have a failed automatic deployment rule (ADR).

    Error Code:
    SMS_RULE_ENGINE
    Message ID: 8706
    Decription:
    Content download failed.
    Message: Failed to download one or more content files.
    Source: SMS Rule Engine.

    Most of the time it is the one of the Windows Defender Definition updates. If I Re-run (Run Now) the ADR it works perfectly. Maybe there is not enough time between sync sup and run ADR. I don't know. After I click "Run Now" it's always success.

    It would be great if you can add an option "Re-run failed ADR, after X minutes, tryā€¦

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  15. defender updates category

    Defender Updates are released using a wrong category. They are tagged as "Definition updates" instead of Security (or whatever would fit in this place). The wrong category caused hundreds of machines installing the broken update 4052623.
    Customers tend to deploy Updates of the category Definition updates directly to all machines using ADRs. So there is no testing upfront. Changing the category to something else would make ADRs ignore the engine updates and only deploy Definition updates.
    Customers would be able to create a separate ADR for engine updates and have those being tested before deployment to all machines.

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  16. Feeding pending updates count back to console

    Suggestion:
    It would be great if we could have a pending updates count and added to the device view on the console. this allows monitoring and managing systems with a high number of pending updates.

    Benefits:
    This help to create a quick report of pending updates count, of devices with hoch count of pending updates. Helps also for a quick verification of the count before checking health of client agent

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  17. Create an installable package of updates from an ADR.

    For some scenarios it would be helpful to preview an ADR, then make an executable that could be installed as part of a task sequence. Offline media, for example.
    thanks heaps,

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  18. Copy an Automatic Deployment Rule

    It would be very helpful to be able to copy an Automatic Deployment Rule.
    Thanks,

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  19. Software Updates - more granular.

    WSUS could be a lot more granular, but maybe that can be fixed when using SCCM? For example, there are many versions of Windows 10, now, and we only use a few. Separating x86 and x64 too, would allow our Automatic Deployment Rules to avoid picking up updates that don't apply.
    Thanks heaps.

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  20. Software Updates Required View Status

    Software Updates Required View Status

    Can we get an option to view status like in deployment status to view machines that are required and installed? We have no idea what does machines are.

    Thanks.

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