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  1. Allow postponing windows updates

    Allow the end user to postpone windows updates and show in the console user/computer name of the postponed computer. Currently the console has vague reasons for software failure.

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  2. Merge Windows 10 Servicing menu to Software Updates menu

    Hello Team,

    I have noticed that when we create a Windows 10 Servicing plan, that the deployement package is on the Sofware Updates -> Deployment Packages.

    And so may be i think it could be nice to get all option on the same way : i mean it should be annoying to navigate from Windows 10 Servicing menu to Software Updates menu in order to find the Windows 10 Servicing Deployment Packages.

    Henri

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  3. Integrate Microsoft Custom Support program into SCCM.

    The current process requires logging into a separate website; downloading the required updates, Scan cab files and/or .xml files running the WSUS Import tool or wsusutil.exe. Then you need to approve the updates in WSUS and then maybe, if nothing went wrong somewhere must run a sync with SCCM in order to make the updates available through Software Updates in SCCM.

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  4. Add the new "Release Preview" ring to the Windows 10 Servicing feature of ConfigMgr Current Branch.

    Microsoft has added a new release ring for Windows 10 called "Release Preview" which is closer to Current Branch than the Insider Previews (Fast/Slow). This seems like a great candidate for organizations to use with their existing production pilot programs so they can test against their key use cases of technology before wider deployment. Using this ring for testing would buy more time if issues are found before the end of a branch's servicing/support life cycle. It can also help organizations plan for new features better ahead of time.

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  5. Offline Servicing and Expired updates

    Hide/filter expired updates in Offline Servicing window.

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  6. extended criteria for ADR's and more than one product when doing manual searches

    I would love to have more criteria options for ADRs. It would be nice to be able to pick from a date range. Or have a yes or no option to is it deployed as well as all the other options when you do a manual search. Also when you do a manual search, it would be nice to be able to select more than one product at a time.

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  7. "Cluster Aware" Patching Variables

    With the new Cluster Aware patching in TP3, I would like to see dynamic variables that you can call into your pre and post scripts that would tell you which machines are currently getting patched, and which machines are currently up. This would allow admins to write a more simplistic script where it queries a variable instead of having to build a script that test connections and make sure its not installing software updates. Example scenario would be patching Hyper-V clusters, where you need to keep all VM's up and running. We could query the variable, to move the VMsā€¦

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  8. Take a look at Ninte and make sccm a bit more like that.

    Ninte.com manages app updates in a very elegant way that I think sccm could implement for patches. What i am most intrigued is that I can single out a machine and check, or single out an update and check from the same console.

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  9. Force install of software updates before deadline

    Currently we have an available time and a deadline time, it would be great if we could also have a time where all the updates that could be downloaded to a client and then install all of the ones that it can until a reboot is needed, and then still wait until the deadline fore that reboot.

    we give our users 2 weeks t o download and install, but even after communicating with them that installing will no force the reboot until the 2 weeks are up, the majority still insist on not installing until the deadline, and of courseā€¦

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  10. Better define Software Update Supersedence Tab

    The supersedence behavior is misleading and poorly documented. If you select the months to wait to expire an update and select 1, it is in effect the same result as immediately expiring any updates they are superdeded. The reality is that if you want to keep a patch for a month after it is superseded, you need this value to be 2.

    Very misleading...

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  11. Graphs on Software Update Compliancy report

    Please could you add graphs to more reports. Specifically Compliance 1 - Overall compliance, so when you run the report a pie chart is created. Thanks

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  12. Write the changes in a KB article regarding Windows Update Agent!

    I think the title says it all:
    During the last months 5 (!) WUA updates came down, and AFAIK at NONE of the KBs it was written what had been changed!
    So at least for the customer one cannot react porperly in case of issues.

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  13. Easy copy or transfer of software update files between deployment packages

    Sometimes, a software update needs to be copied or moved from one deployment package to another. This is especially useful for keeping deployment packages smaller and more efficient when using Automatic Deployment Rules (ADR). Currently, updates always need to be re-downloaded from the internet or a source location. This is inefficient and can be time consuming as well.

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  14. ADR - Limit Package Size

    ADR - Limit Package Size:
    within the automatic deployment configuration enable an option to limit the size of the package and when reached create a new package automatically. the screnn should be able to provide a pattern for the packagename

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  15. "Software Update Group"

    It would be nice to be able to group a couple of Software Update Groups together and Deploy as a single Deployment, have had a couple of clients wanting Software Update Groups per Operating System and Office Application, however on the Reporting the want to see a single Deployment for Compliancy.

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  16. Make the "All Software Updates" node respect security scope of current console user

    Have the statistics (Required, Installed, % Complete, etc) for updates displayed in the All Software Updates search results respect the current security scope of the user.

    If you have an environment with 1500 servers and the current user is assigned a scope that limits their management to 75 servers; make the search results relevant to the user by showing statistics for only those 75 servers so they can use this view to assign updates directly to SUGs without having to use the web reports to identify applicable updates to their server environment.

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  17. Searching in Software Updates filter by OS of Client Needing Update

    When doing a search in Software Updates, when filtering the search it would be excellent if one of the filter criteria were the ability to filter by the OS of the Client needing an update. I'm NOT speaking of the free text search of the OS'es the patch applies to, but rather the ability to look at the OS of the machines that need the patch and filter out the machines which are an OS we do not patch with SCCM. We only patch Client Os here and not servers Via SCCM. Therefore I'd like to be able to dropā€¦

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  18. replace all local winsxs folders for centreal sccm winsxs folder and save on drive space and complex compatability issues

    Since day and night we are having issues with the winsxs folder and larger and larger drives. Using SCCM it caches the windows updates but also windows is saving new and older updates in the winsxs folder. I can understeand it is needed for uninstall etc. All physical and virtual servers can then save a lot of drive space and more important we don't need to pro active expant drivers or even have crashed machines after the tuesday update round.

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  19. Pre/Post patching validation

    Provide a means to do a pre-check for pending reboots
    Notify owners of server/workstation of update cycle
    Set a reboot order for collection so the server/workstation is booted in a predefined order
    Run a post patch validation after patching
    Give the ability to run a "script" to validate install applications are operating correctly.

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  20. SCCM SUP as command and control only, no deployment pacakges

    When WSUS was running standalone it was possible to use it as command and control only no local storage of patches only. With SCCM it is impossible to use without having to download and distribute patches as deployment packages. Let's get rid of that requirement, just create the Software update groups and allow all content to be downloaded at deployment time from Microsoft patching infrastructure. Its way more geographically distributed and fault tolerant and anything we can build in an SCCM infrastructure.

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