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  1. 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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  2. Add Boundary Group Selection to SUP Creation Process

    It has become a semi-regular occurrence in the various communities that someone has created a new environment or rebuilt their SUPs and suddenly none of their clients updates are managed by ConfigMgr and they're getting updates direct from Microsoft.

    Often the root cause is that they did not add the new SUP to any boundary groups. It's an additional step that users just need to kinda of magically know ahead of time to do. Which is to say people aren't going to know and find out the hard way.

    Let's solve this somehow. For me, making boundary group selection part…

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  3. 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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  5. Publish third party software update content

    Publish third party software update content even that catalog were added to WSUS by another application, tool, or script, such as SCUP.

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  6. Show The Chain of Expired/Superseded Updates in the Console

    When I search for a KB in the SCCM Console, there should be a tab, likely at the bottom pane of the console (e.g. a part of Summary, Deployment, Phased Deployments), that shows what updates a given KB superseded or what has superseded that KB. This is better than having to go to search this out on the web.

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  7. 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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  8. Revamp ConfigMgr's cluster patching, and remove it from PreRelease

    Cluster patching feature was added in #SCCM CB 1602, but has been in prelease for a long time. It needs to:
    1) Have improved/revamped UI
    2) Remove dependency on collections
    3) Orchestrate patching for any machines, not just servers/clusters
    4) Remove the feature from prerelease

    623 votes
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  9. SCCM - Add Modern App updates into SCCM like IE or Windows Updates. Patients affected

    We support 86,000 health care Windows 10 clients. Built IN Modern apps like Photos update randomly in the middle of the day TAKING down our entire WAN and LAN forcing emergency rooms to stop working.

    This is due to 300MB per App per machine x 80,000+ machines = 24,000,000 MB of data coming through the Internet Gateway regularly with EACH app update. We have tracked this data all coming from the Microsoft App update servers.

    We have to patch built in apps like Edge and Photos for health care security. Redundant apps have been uninstalled and Windows Store is blocked.

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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. SCCM ADRS: Cannot setup ADR for a Date Range, Only out to 1 Year.

    Currently you can search for patches for a range, for example:
    AND Date Released or Revised is between 1/1/2001 and 5/1/2019
    AND Required is greater than or Equal to = 1
    Expired=No
    Superseded=No

    But When Creating an ADR you cannot specify the date range for Needed\Required Patches that meet that same criteria. You can only deploy Patches released within the Last Year in an ADR.

    This is a Patching requirement for us, and most Fortune 500 Companies. We have to be able to deploy Patches that might be needed that are older than a Year. ADR's need to be able…

    10 votes
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  12. Sub folders within Automatic deployment rules

    Being able to create folders within automatic deployment rules would allow us to seperate our ADR's by type / OS or whatever and would make it much easier to manage. the subfolders are available for most other catagories so i feel it should be added to this one as well.

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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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…

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  16. 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.

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  17. 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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  18. Implement Cluster Aware Updating in SCCM

    I would be nice to have Cluster Aware Updating implemented in SCCM. Ultimately the way CAU currently does with WSUS, draining the nodes and then resuming them. This would help make patching go smoother in SCCM, when patching clusters. Currently I have 2 collections separating clusters and having to do normal reboots via SCCM, but staggering the times of these clusters, so there is no issue. Is CAU in the roadmap for SCCM?

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  19. 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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  20. 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.

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