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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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 I would like to see it replaced by a "Number of Superseded Updates" column instead.

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  5. 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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  6. 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.

    15 votes
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  7. 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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  8. 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 for multiple possibilities, suchā€¦

    2 votes
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  9. "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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  10. 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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  11. Allow Maintenance Windows To Work correctly with include rules

    When you add an include rule to a collection that has a maintenace window the machines that were "included" never get the maintenace window for that collection.

    3 votes
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  12. Allow users to see all ADR properties

    It would be nice to be able to see and change all properties of an ADR after it is created, such as deadline times, availability times, etc.

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  13. Add "Product Family" to the search feature of Software Updates and ADR

    Currently, the "Product" can be used as a search filter for Software Updates node and for ADRs, but I would like to see "Product Family" as well.

    This would help in situations where you want all updates targeting the Windows OS products, but you don't want to specify 10 individual products in a search.

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  14. clean software update groups

    Integrate the Clean Software Update Groups add-on into SCCM console.

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  15. ConfigMgr Automatic Deployment Rule wizard should give an option to admininstrators to select an existing SUG

    ConfigMgr Automatic Deployment Rule wizard should give an option to admininstrators to select an Software Update group when they select Existing Software Update Group

    5 votes
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  16. Console Typo - Windows Update for business Profiles

    In both the CM CB 1606UR1 and the CM TP 1609 admin consoles, the Windows Update for Business Profiles node needs the "B" in Business capitalized.

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  17. SCCM Software updates - Be able to create Server dependencies for Software Updates

    This idea is about having the possibility to create an (optional) dependancy between specified servers, so that a server will not be updated until the server it depends on is already considered fully up to date.
    This would be extremely effective -for instance- for Applications that require the Database Server to be up and running before the Application Server. Especially in large environments these are challenges that SCCM currently doesn't provide any solution for bar scheduling Application Servers in a seperate, later window (which is not ideal for multiple reasons).

    2 votes
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  18. Add the ability to disable a deployment on a per computer basis

    In the computer properties we can see all deployments to a system. It would be helpful to have enable/disable options at this level.

    Use case: a new SUG is deployed to an all servers collection each month. For some reason, a subset of the targeted systems need to be removed for the current month's deployment, but removal from the collection as a whole is not desired due to all other 'good' deployments to that collection. If that one deployment to that server or set of servers can be toggled to disabled, the deployment as a whole can continue except forā€¦

    8 votes
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  19. Add a patch now option

    Add a patch now option

    From the software update view in the console, add a option to select updates, then having a patch now or deploy now action.

    This could open a window with all the devices on which the updates is missing the give you the ability to add those devices to a collection where the updates are deployed or even give you the ability the create a deployment, download the updates, etc...

    19 votes
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  20. deploy to operating system image

    When I do my monthly patch Tuesday deployments; it would be great if in addition to targeting a device collection you could also target one or more operating system images.

    This would allow me to deploy all corporately approved updates not only to our systems but the images that we use to build future systems with.

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