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  1. Improve feature update system - 60 minutes is too short a max run time.

    Allocate more than 60 minutes max runtime to a feature update, or at least have the feature update/ConfigMgr tell the user it was aborted because their PC is too slow. At the moment software center just keeps saying 'installing'. setupact.log has a MOUPG entry noting % progress.
    changing max runtime has no affect unless re-deployed.

    7 votes
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  2. Software Updates DP download from Windows Update

    Add the ability for DPs (presumably at remote locations) that have better connectivity to Windows Update) to download update [binaries] directly from Windows Update instead of through the normal content distribution process.

    62 votes
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  3. Allow for Preaction for Software Updates

    With third party updates now in the Software Center we still have a problem with Bitlocker. If you install the Dell Bios update it will install, reboot and flash your BIOS and then force a Bitlocker Recovery event.

    In the Software Deployment for Software Updates it would be nice to have the ability to have a check box with several actions, much like you already have for the Write-filter for embedded devices.

    Have a check box for:
    -Suspend Bitlocker on reboot
    -Stop Service : ***.EXE
    -run Pre-Script: ***.PS1
    -Run Post-Script [Before or After reboot]: ***.PS1

    Similar ones but not defined: ā€¦

    4 votes
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  4. Show update size in the console

    Make it possible to see update size in the console appropriate field which is always empty as of now. The only one way to see update size is by clicking out each update and checking "Content Information" tab.

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  5. Firmware (UEFI/BIOS) Monitoring & Updates

    Add the ability to query device model manufacturers for all drivers and specifically BIOS/UEFI versions. To then be deliverable as updates.

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  6. double notification from Office 365 updates

    I would like to make the double notification optional when deploying Office 365 updates from SCCM. When the deployment has a deadline, SCCM client seems to be adding a reg key that is recognized by Office 365 client. Couple hours before the deadline, there is a notification coming from Office 365 C2R. If an user shutdown the machine before deadline, the user will see multiple notification from both O365 or SCCM next day. The order is kind of random. Worst case the Office 365 update reminder still shows after the update being applied by SCCM, because it passed the deadlineā€¦

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  7. Install Behaviour feature for Software Updates

    Applications have the Install Behaviour tab so that any applications which need to be stopped before the application updates can do so, in order to ensure a smoother installation.

    In some cases for Software Updates, we've seen the SUP procedure break some applications because the services that those applications run were still running whilst an update installed.

    We would like the option for an Install Behaviour for Software Updates, so that when an update is scheduled a user would receive a prompt to ensure that the applications are closed before performing the install, and/or for it to be automatically closedā€¦

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  8. Windows 10 Servicing Page on

    Please add Windows 10 1809 to the OS pie chart on the SCCM Windows 10 Servicing section. Right now it is appearing as "Other" even in the SCCM 1810 console which should be latest and greatest.

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  9. Request full control over allow/disallow force closing of Office 365 apps when installing updates instead of force closing Office apps

    In ConfigMgr 1610 Update Rollup 1 provided the change so Office 365 Updates did not force close any office applications when Office 365 patches were installed through ConfigMgr Software Center.
    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/sum/deploy-use/manage-office-365-proplus-updates#restart-behavior-and-client-notifications-for-office-365-updates

    With ConfigMgr 1706 we require the option to disallow force closing of office 365 applications when patches are installed through the ConfigMgr Software Center.

    49 votes
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  10. Have an 'All Sites' filter for Client Data Sources

    In the Client Data Sources dashboard, have an option to display a total amount for all sites.

    3 votes
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  11. Be able to run a program before software updates deployment

    We use encryption and have a bypass script but need a way to have it run prior to updates installing or at least prior to updates causing a reboot.

    5 votes
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  12. Show Machines within Console that Require Updates

    You know that "x" number of machines require this update. Would you please list the machines names below. Screenshot for what I would like.

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  13. Software Updates need by collection

    We manage software updates for Servers and Windows Clients within our primary SCCM server. We need the ability to easily filter updates needed by devices in a specified Collection/s. We need this filter to be available in the Automatic Deployment Rule wizard so that we can also automate creation/updating of Software Update Groups and Deployment packages. Currently we're having to add every single product for server clients into the product filter and it is risky risks using this method as over time software changes will not be captured unless ADR is reviewed constantly. Also risk of duplicate updates being downloadedā€¦

    5 votes
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  14. Server Reboot Sequence

    We have very custom servers and I am using Maintenance Windows to control these Reboots. I would love to see where we can control reboots on a server...For example, we reboot a server wait for it to come back up before second server gets rebooted.

    2 votes
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  15. Ability to modify user notifications to include expected update duration

    In SCCM, administrators should have the ability to modify the text in notification balloons that currently states:

    Software changes are required
    Your IT Department requires changes to the software on your computer. Click here for options

    Users are not given the information needed (ie. how long will it take) to make the decision when to start the update.

    16 votes
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  16. server groups patching passive and active nodes

    Server Groups - Would be nice to see some options on Patching Clusters with regards to patching the passive node/active node in the server group during its maintenance window. Right now im having to solve for this with making patches available to the collection and then running powershells to determine which node is passive. would save tons of time if we just had the feature built into Server Groups as another option along side the others (allow percentage, allow a number, specify sequence, etc....)

    4 votes
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  17. ADR New Search Criteria, Deployed = yes/no

    I propose a new search criteria for ADR, to avoid multiple deployments for a single update. This is a pain to clean up afterwards.

    230 votes
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  18. Add an entry to Audit Status Messages when an ADR is manually ran

    Currently the only way to tell who manually initiated an ADR is to check the SMSProv.log. However, since this log is recreated so frequently it's easy to lose this record. Due to the impact that a rogue ADR can have on an environment, a more reliable way of auditing ADR's that were manually initiated should be added. First idea that comes to mind is creating an Audit Status Message.

    7 votes
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  19. Windows 10 Servicing Management without Task Sequences

    The idea of leveraging a Windows 10 Servicing plan is great. It's a relatively simple process that can keep companies on a defined Windows 10 lifecycle. However, due to the nature of the upgrades and processes in which things get reset or reinstalled customers are forced to leverage task sequences. With the announcement of Windows 10 1803 pre/post configuration scripts, there now appears to be somewhat of an avenue where these items can start to be managed. However, when you look at our customers failure percentages for any deployment, you have to ask yourself, would a customer really want aā€¦

    7 votes
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  20. criteria in software updates filtering for Title

    During the software update filter section ,I want to exclude updates with title malicious,itanium and security only but for this ,if i choose title does not contain ,it doesnt have option to change AND instead of OR .
    OR will work only if the title contain but if i choose does not contain ,i left with undesired results. This is same for other filter sections .
    Attached the image for your reference.

    Can this be improved to customize based on the requirement.

    106 votes
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