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  1. maintenance window and computer restart notification time preventing reboots

    It seems that if you set a client notification time in Computer Restart client policy that exceeds the maintenance window on a collection then the devices in that collection will never force a reboot with a user logged on.

    It would be nice if it gave the user the notification window but when the maintenance window comes around for the 2nd time and a reboot has not been done then the installation would happen at the start of that maintenance window.

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  2. In ADRs I would like more options when scheduling a deployment

    I would like to be able to say that I would like the deployment of the third Thursday of every month. I would also like to have deployments made as available not just required.

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  3. When reviewing the status of a software update, allow opening a list of computers that still need it directly in the console

    When viewing a software update in the console, it only shows the number of systems that are compliant, non-compliant, etc. next to the pie chart. Modify that so each number is a hyperlink that when clicked opens a new node under Devices showing the list of systems that are in that state for that update. Having the ability to quickly see which systems still need an update in the console would be extremely useful. Having to run a report every time is slow and cumbersome.

    5 votes
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  4. Enhance Filter options for Automatic Deployment Rules

    The Wizard for creating automatic deployment rules is nice for people who prefer easy-to-use wizards but some of us power administrators need more options. I would like to have the opportunity to define a SQL query by myself, that gives me exactly the updates I need. The rule engine translates the filters to Sql queries. Therefore I guess it would be easy for you to implement a Text field for custom queries.

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  5. 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.

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  6. Create a feature like the WSUS Selfupdate feature for updating WUA

    Hi all,

    with the older WSUS versions we had the selfupdate mechanism that kept the client WUA version up to date, before attempting any scan.

    This has since been deprecated, because WUA started to be patched outside of the updates for WSUS itself (like KB2938066).

    This has lead to a lot of enterprise environments having different and very old WUA versions among the install base.

    In order to address this problem at the moment, the ConfigMgr admins have to use a method like the one below:
    https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/enterprisemobility/2014/07/14/how-to-install-the-windows-update-agent-on-client-computers/

    This is an overhead for any admins and should be easier.

    It wouldā€¦

    49 votes
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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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.

    52 votes
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  14. 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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  15. 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.

    16 votes
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  16. 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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  17. Install everything when no user logged in ( Ignore Maintanance window) for workstations

    Currently ,to install deployments, we need to depend on maintenance window . I would like to see option to install deployment (applications ,deployments,task sequence etc) when no user logged in (ignore maintenance window if it has any) for workstations .
    There are lot of cases that, users will not be connected devices to network when the maintenance window is configured that delay the deployments. If we have this option enabled ,we can easily achieve deployments when user not logged in but device connected to network.

    16 votes
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  18. Windows Store Apps update controlled from SCCM Updates and SUP

    We are a school system with over 30K of 1:1 devices and counting and our networking team just watched 378 GB of downloads from dl.delivery.mp.microsoft...this morning. Turns out that this is Win10 Store apps updating. (Provisioned apps most likely as we use very few apps right now.) My boss was not too happy that this happened during testing.

    We control our Windows updates with SCCM using a SUP and WSUS and everything is fine but we have no way to control store updates, frequency, caching on our DPs etc. Any chance of adding store updates to work like Windows updatesā€¦

    65 votes
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  19. 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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  20. 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.

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