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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 3rd party revised

    Replace update metadata revision on 3rd party catalog synchronisation. With SCUP, it prompts if you want to replace update informations. Would be nice if this function will be implemented in SCCM Third-Party Software Updates too (automatically or manually). If update already deployed to WSUS, revisions need to be updated automatically to keep consistency.

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  5. 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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  6. Feeding pending updates count back to console

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    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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  7. 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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  8. Copy an Automatic Deployment Rule

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

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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. Have a SUS Blog that is staffed or updated during the monthly Patch release so we can quickly and efficiently locate any problematic updates

    Have a SUS Blog that is staffed or updated during the monthly Patch release so we can quickly and efficiently locate any problematic updates.

    For example we had various issues last year with different monthly .NET updates and this past week with the March updates, a known PXE issue impacting SCCM due to an update. I also had to open a CritSit case Sunday evening because our SUS server could not synchronize with Microsoft internal servers and was told it was an internal Microsoft server issue but it was not posted/blogged or communicate anywhere for customers. We should NOT haveā€¦

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  12. Manage PKI Certificate for 3rd Party Update Signing in ConfigMgr

    Include directly in ConfigMgr the ability to manage a PKI certificate for 3rd party software update signing as opposed to requiring SCUP.

    With the functionality for 3rd party software updates moving from SCUP into ConfigMgr it would make sense (and this may already be in progress) to include the ability to manage a PKI certificate in ConfigMgr as well. Currently if you want to sign 3rd party software updates with a PKI certificate you are required to manage that certification using SCUP which means you might as well just keep using SCUP to publish the updates.

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  13. Copy selected text of an ADR preview

    I would be handy to copy the selected text to finetune the ADR afterwards. Now we have to take a screenshot to know the Bulletin ID.

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  14. Do not run Server Group's node drain scripts when installing definition updates

    If you define a server group and use Windows Defender you might want to update those definitions as early as possible.

    Currently, those definition updates trigger the node drain and resume skripts, which can lead to service downtime.
    Additionally, the updates can only be installed during maintenance windows.

    I want you to
    a) add an option in deployment in software update groups to always ignore maintenance windows
    b) add an option in deployment in software update groups to ignore server group settings

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  15. 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 onceā€¦

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  16. express installation file download in console

    need to reduce the download of .psf files for each Cumulative updates of Windows 10 versions, as its consuming more than 30 to 40 GB on a monthly basis. Should have a similar option on console like enable express installation on console (which is similar to enable express installation on clients)

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  17. Ability to deploy Software Update Groups to User Collections

    It would make sense to have the ability to deploy software update groups to user collections. We have a few different user collections for "pilot" users. When we want to test new software we deploy to these "waves" of pilot users. This gives us the ability to not have to worry about maintaining the users primary device in a device based collection. We have device based affinity within client settings enabled. So if the user ever replaces their pc it gets updated within 48 hrs of system use. This will dynamically keep our pilot list updated. It's a PIA tryingā€¦

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  18. color code software update groups, green for test, yellow for pilot and red for Production

    We have lots of Software Update Groups, I would like to color code them, green for test, yellow for pilot, and Red for production. that way I could see the color and know the status. that way I don't have to look at the deployments tab to know status.

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  19. retry installation of failed software updates

    When installing updates via software centre, some updates may fail initially, once other updates have completed installation, software centre doesn't retry these updates but prompts for the reboot. Once the user reboots updates may try installation again which then means another reboot for the user. When initiating the install again manually it usually results in the failed updates installing correctly.

    Software Cenre should retry the 'failed' updates at least once - before offering a reboot to the user as in most cases this should result in all updates being applied and the user only needing to reboot once.

    Also betterā€¦

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  20. Add link to monitoring deployment from SUP

    Whenever you are in Software Update Groups looking at the Statistics, it would be nice to click a link to view the deployment instead of having to click on Monitoring - Deployments find the deployment and view the status.

    Even having the ability to right click on a SUG and View Status (like you get when you are in Deployments)

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