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  1. Ability to get reports on individual update by clicking on the Pie

    When I click on individual updates, I see on the bottom the pie chart of "Total Asset Count:" I am requesting that be a link that automatically launches the report so I can get a listing of all the machines related to the pie chart. Similar to when I click on a deployment and I can drill down to the list of Objects related to that deployment where it failed, succeeded, etc. I know I can run a report, but the report is not always accurate and "live". For that matter, where is it getting that number from??

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  2. Allow WSUS servers to download updates only on HTTPS

    Currently, the WSUS servers connect to the URLs (both HTTP and HTTPS) to download the updates, as mentioned in this link: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/sum/plan-design/plan-for-software-updates#BKMK_ConfigureFirewalls

    This means allowing HTTP traffic to come down to internal servers (by creating exceptions in the proxy settings), causing serious audit failures and security concerns.

    Also, a lot of proxy solutions also have a capability to block the content from whitelisted HTTP URLs if the file size is too large, thinking that it might be malicious content. This again causes problems when Windows 10 Feature and Express Updates are downloaded!

    Hence, it would be great to publish all…

    13 votes
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  3. Add "Next Evaluation Time" column for "Automatic Deployment Rules"

    It would allow an administrator to confirm custom schedules like "Every 23 days, from 11 September 2017" and monthly schedules using offsets are hitting the expected dates, preventing unauthorized change. There is a "Last Evaluation Time" so to have the "Next Evaluation Time" is logical.

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  4. 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 Unexpired updates that are not superseded will likely bloat and fill up the data shares.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.

    28 votes
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  5. Add software updates package source restrictions or warnings

    When a software updates package is created, the given path is cleared of any existing content. This is very destructive if an incorrect path is given. One of several things should happen:
    1. Restrict the location of software updates packages if another package is using the same folder or any folder below.
    2. Warn if additional content is detected in the given path for a software updates package.
    3. Not clear additional content from software updates packages source locations.

    We recently ran into this with a co-worker making documentation and put in the root path for all of our packages…

    10 votes
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  6. ADR – Software Updates Property Filters

    When creating a new ADR software update you have the option to select the property filters and search criteria’s in the wizard. It would be beneficial for an advanced search technique or “wild card” to identify those filters that are broader. For Example: -%Cumulative Update for .NET Framework%Windows 10 Version 1809

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  7. ADR-WIZARD - The ability to create additional deployments during the initial ADR set-up.

    When creating an ADR the wizard looks to be limited to a single deployment. There is the ability to add additional deployments. However, It would be nice if the creation of multiple deployments could be accomplished within the initial ADR creation in the set-up wizard.

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  8. Auto update software on pc with software installed

    A nice feature would could be if a PC already has a certian piece of software installed and I release a new version it will automatically install update. I could just use required deployment but that will install on all PCs which is not needed.

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  9. Deploy patches to servers only after an event has occurred successfully during a defined period of time

    Deploy patches to members of a server collection after a chosen event has completed successfully within a defined period of time, this would allow for a backup to occur for example before deploying the patches. This would then check that an event has happened before running the patch install process using ConfigMgr, and using status messages to create alerts based on event viewer this could then be used for non MS backup utilities.

    3 votes
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  10. from All Software Updates right click and show machines that need the update

    From All Software Updates Right click on the update, click on Show Machines that require the update and see a list of Machine names that need the update.

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  11. Allow offline patching of Feature Updates

    Currently (as far as I can tell anyway) there is no way to offline patch a feature update. I'm currently in the process of developing an upgrade strategy for moving from 1709 to 1809.

    At the moment, I have to deploy the feature update, and once complete, the subsequent patches are applied soon after, increasing disruption to users already inconvenienced by having their computer offline for at least 30 minutes while the feature update applies.

    It would be great if the feature update could be kept "up-to-date" by allowing offline patching, and therefore necessitating only a single reboot, which would…

    3 votes
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  12. Get rid of the 100 Category limit for WSUS with third party updates

    Not sure why anyone would place a cap on the number of categories for software update with third-party updates but considering SCCM is used for performing updates and plugins can be integrated into the system having a 100 Catagory limit makes no sense

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  13. 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.

    3 votes
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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. Include Dashboards For Status On Update Deployments

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

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  19. 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.

    5 votes
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