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  1. Exchange Maintenance Mode Functionality

    Functionality to allow SCCM to place Exchange servers (both DAG and non-DAG servers) into Maintenance Mode during patching. Then disable Maintenance mode at the end of the patching/Maintenance window.

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  2. Include the ability to shutdown client (especially a server) after software updates are installed

    In large environments, deploying software updates with SCCM is very challenging. Why? Becasue you cannot simply install an update and let a sever reboot. You have to make sure that certain servers (like your Domain Controllers) reboot first, then DHCP, then DB boxes and dont even get me started with Exchagne and SAP. The ability to push updates to a server and once installed, shut the server down, gives us the ability to start up servers in a controlled order. This also saves valuable time when dealing with hundreds of servers in a virtual environment. Plus, you know when theā€¦

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  3. Simple revocation / recall of deployed update

    Allow / create simple way to globally revoke / recall deployed update that utilizes the software update deployment model rather than having to utilize the application/program deployment model.

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  4. Change software update group pie chart to show only deployed collections

    I'd like the pie chart shown to change for it to only show the amount of compliant, non-compliant devices that that SUG is deployed to.

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  5. Allow us to categorise Software Updates

    We have a few Software Updates that we just don't deploy. Every month, our list of "Needed, but not deployed" updates show these updates (for example, IE10). I want a way of filtering these out so we don't accidentally deploy them.

    I tried doing a search by adding the article IDs, but this doesn't work (as the attached screenshot shows).

    Maybe allow us to add a custom category for individual updates (such as "Do not deploy"), so we can then include these in our search.

    52 votes
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  6. Install software update step fails during OSD with timeout error when clients connect from slowly bandwidth sites when SUP is remote

    Customer has large number of remote sites close to 1000 sites with slow bandwidth, they have local DP's to keep content transfer local and they are also okay with download SUP catalog over the WAN for a regular client .. however same design does not work for OSD process wherein Install software update step fails on all machine form the remote location during OSD with timeout error after 30 minutes as it cannot download 500MB catalog data in the allotted 30 minutes..

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  7. Include orchestration of software updates especially for tiered solutions

    Today it's only possible to orchestrate software updating based on a membership in collections.
    This is however rarely enough for more complex setups where you might have back-, middle-, and front tiers in your setup.

    Therefore I recommend adding a dependency system between computer objects, so that you can orchestrate at least the following:
    1) Which tier of servers are patched first, second and third etc.
    2) Reboot order between the different tiers which includes an accept of one tier being fully patched and rebooted before the next tier is begun updating.
    3) Ability to choose between warning or rollbackā€¦

    30 votes
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  8. SOFTWARE UPDATE GROUP (SUG)

    1) Under the section \Software Library\Overview\Software Updates\Software Update Groups. For any SUGā€™s deployment, there is no option to check the ā€œPURPORSEā€ of the deployment, i.e. if it is deployed to any collection as ā€œAvailableā€ or ā€œRequiredā€. As there could be more than 30-40 collections or more where monthly patches are deployed where we do have separate servers collections which needs to be deployed as ā€œAvailableā€, to do a scheduled reboot. In order to check it, we have to go to each and every collection to actually check the deployment mode. This could be centralized, i.e. by looking at the deploymentsā€¦

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  9. Reboot On Logoff

    Following deployment of software updates, build in the functionality to have the machine reboot when a logged in user logs out. Much needed in sensitive areas such as Emergency Departments & Operating Rooms.

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  10. Exclude Updates

    The ability to exclude an update if required just by a simple right click > Exclude or Ribbon Menu item.

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  11. Report which updates were installed in Tasksequence easily

    Report which updates were installed in Tasksequence easily

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  12. Add button to add Automatic Deployment Rule Criteria to a new custom search

    Would be nice to create a new custom search from an Automatic Deployment Rule.

    Add a button near the "Preview" that will create a new custom search or replace an existing one.

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  13. Configurable Software Update instllation time

    With Windows 10 and Server 2016 updates taking longer to install than previous versions of Windows. It would be helpful to be able to be able to set a site wide setting for the default installation time given for software updates. Currently this is 10 minutes but we are having to manually set this to 60 minutes on each update presently.

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  14. Prioritize all activities in SCCM

    It would be useful if the activities in SCCM could be prioritized.
    If SCCM is busy installing patches, software updates can not be loaded until all patches are pending.
    For urgent software updates, the user must wait until all other activities have been completed. Partly several hours.
    Unfortunately, this is very impractical in practice.
    Therefore, it would be useful if software updates generally have the highest priority and patches get a lower priority.
    If an urgent software update is now pending, the patch installation would have to be interrupted IMMEDIATELY,
    then the software update (s) will be uploaded, and ifā€¦

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  15. Fix Off-Line Servicing for Windows 10 Builds

    Right now if you want to use Off-Line Servicing on a Windows 10 Image you will see a list of every Windows 10 update available going all the way back to 1507. It would be great if there was some type of detection of the build number you were servicing and it would only list the truly applicable updates (1607, 1703, etc.). Right now you either leave it alone to it's own intelligence or manually unselect the non-applicable updates.

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  16. Simplify finding the current month's software updates

    Provide a dashboard or view that displays the current month's software updates. Allow for selecting of updates and a button to create a software update group directly. Basically, simplify the process of identifying the updates needed to deploy each month.

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  17. 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 you have a testā€¦

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  18. Add Columns to ADR Deployments

    Expose more of the properties from ADR deployment settings as column headings in the lower-section "Deployment Settings" box when viewing ADRs in the console. For example, schedules, user experience, download settings, etc.

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  19. Add 'Member Count' to Deployment Wizard

    When deploying Software, Updates etc. the Deployment Wizard should show the actual 'Member Count' of a collection like in the example screenshot.

    In addition in the Deployment Overview the 'Assets Targeted' column should be displayed as default and immediately display something after a deployment has been created. Currently it can take quite a long time before you can see the actual amount of clients targeted.

    This will make it easier for Sys Admins to prevent accidental deployments

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  20. Add filter bar to the Updates node of Windows 10 Servicing

    In ConfigMgr 1511, the "All Windows 10 Updates" node has no filter bar as we have for Software Updates. There are lots of elements listed and the number will increase with the future Windows 10 Builds.
    It could be very helpful to get a filter bar which allows to filter on languages, build, SKU, etc.

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