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  1. Update changes to maximum runtime for software updates with machine policy

    If maximum runtime for an update is changed it can take weeks/months and sometimes never to update on a client that already received the update assignment.
    In our case it was a feature update and we changed the software update maximum runtime after deployment once we found this was missed.
    We still find clients after 1 month that is in failed state for the update and have the standard maximum runtime value.

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  2. It would be nice to get the ability to do true driver updates from the Software Update Point role instead of trying to deploy the exe.

    It would be nice to get the ability to do true driver updates from the Software Update Point role instead of trying to deploy the exe to actually create a package.

    Allow the drivers check box similar to using WSUS.
    Then allow them to pull down the driver similarly how WSUS handles this mechanism since SCCM is leveraging a WSUS instance to do the other portions of the Software Update Point.

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  3. Bring Servicing Plans into Parity with WUfB/Intune or Kill Them

    Since the initial release of Win 10 servicing plans they haven't kept up with their WUfB/Intune companions. While I can appreciate that many are not using servicing I feel it's a bit of a chicken and egg problem.

    Specifically:
    Remove SAC-T at some point (Win 10 1903 and beyond won't have it)
    Increase the delay to 365
    Configure the uninstall period (2-60)
    Support the Insider releases.

    Alternatively, since WUfB is now integrated into the console just get rid of servicing plans entirely. In such case you may want to integrate the dual scan configuration into the WUfB node.

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  4. Soft and Hard Deadlines for Software updates

    Software updates need a 'hard' deadline so that computers who have hit the updates but never leave their computers on within a maintenance windows, will never have the updates installed.

    1st : Deployments made available for users to install at their leisure from the software center. Possible

    2nd : After say 1 week, install the updates as per maintenance windows in the evening. Possible

    3rd : After 1 more week if not yet installed, just install no matter what at any time, with the standard notifications for reboots as per SCCM client settings. "Currently not possible"

    https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/6f8f161c-45e2-4a1a-b78c-dd1f7c0bbc0c/software-updates-adrs?forum=ConfigMgrCompliance

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  5. Bios & Firmware Centre

    While there is some nice ideas to update bios and firmware, it tends to require a lot of customisation. It would be nice to have a new feature in Software updates dedicated to this. Just construct a framework and hopefully the tier 1 vendors would provide the 'plugin' to be able to update/patch within SCCM

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  6. Include Dashboards For Status On Update Deployments

    Including dashboards for Windows Update status seems like it should be included already but they aren't.

    3 votes
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  7. Provide an Install Updates TS step which uses DISM

    There should be an Install Software Updates TS step which allows you to select an existing Software Update Group/Deployment Package and apply all those updates using DISM rather than just triggering a scan of available deployed updates.

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  9. Improve error messages on Automatic Deployment Rule failure than the generic 0x80004005

    Any failure of an Automatic Deployment rule seems to fail with an 0x80004005 error. However, this is may a removed update (removed by Microsoft). This case should be handled more gracefully and have better debugging messages.

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  10. Sort by date in ADR Software Updates preview

    When using the preview button and then sorting by date, the default behavior is by sorting the data ascending or descending from the first number in the date column. This should be sorted by the actual date, not the first number.

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  11. Filtrar Updates

    Crear un mecanismo que permita filtrar en el catálogo de Windows Update cuales actualizaciones no quiere filtrar de forma automática, como .NET u otras que no quiera descargar.

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  12. Deploye Software Updates and create Collection automatically

    Cuando tengo una actualización semestral de Windows 10, que desde la misma actualización sea posible crear el despliegue sobre aquellos equipos que la requieran, ya que de esa forma se asegura que el despliegue se va a realizar sobre las máquinas que realmente lo requieren.

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  13. 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 it’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 ConfigMgr’s local policy config most organizations leave this not configured. When clients revert to the GPO controlled…

    3 votes
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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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.

    3 votes
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  17. 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.

    11 votes
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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. Third Party Updates Bios Password save location

    We use a bios password (requirement from our Security admin) which means that Third Party Updates for Dell fail because it can't access the Bios to update. The ability to save a Bios Password somewhere in SCCM TPU's area to be supplied to the TPU process when required. Not sure how complicated this is or how it could be done, but currently the bios update option doesn't seem possible using TPU if you have a Bios password. Yes, I realize I can use CCTK to create a manual deployment but obviously TPU is much simpler. I have verified that once…

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