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  1. Software Update reports accessible from within Software Updates

    It would be great to have a menu item to view the specific update reports in the All Software Updates view and within the Software Updates Groups view. Currently we can ascertain the updates' status details, required count, install count etc... from the Software Update list view but this information is not interactive. To actually identify the specific list of systems these updates are needed by or installed on we have to manually run a compliance report for the software update. It would be nice to have that functionality built into the Software Library module where highlighting an update willā€¦

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  2. SCCM support for Nano Server patching

    Support for Nano Server 2016 would be a great help when deploying updates and reporting on compliance.

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  3. Select Multiple Collections for Software Update Groups

    It would nice if we could select multiple collections when deploying Software update groups. For example: We have a Server Pilot and Workstation Pilot. We are deploying the same Software update group why cant we be able to select multiple collections to deploy the SUG to.

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  4. pending reboot

    can you implement a way to schedule restarts

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  5. Better version awareness for "Schedule Updates" and Windows 10

    Currently, if I use "Schedule Updates" to apply updates to a Windows 10 1703 .wim, it lists patches for 1511, 1607, and 1703.

    It would be nice if it was aware of the version of Windows 10 that you are working with and only present the applicable updates.

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  6. Possibility to change the operator (or/and) when filtering patches

    When you filter twice on the same criteria you cannot change the operator from or to and.
    It would be interesting to change the operators when filtering.

    3 votes
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  7. Show the date released for software updates in Software Center

    The date released should be displayed in software center against each update. this feature was previously present, but not seen anymore.
    It is helpful to see the date released when troubleshooting is required.

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  8. Option to use proxy only for syncing from internet (and not between SUPs)

    When configuring proxy for SUP syncing, the same proxy will be used not only to sync updates from internet on primary SUP, but also to sync from primary SUP to other SUPs.
    This creates a problem in a scenario where proxy is only allowed to access internet, since without it we can not sync from internet, and with it we can't sync between SUPs.

    24 votes
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  9. Possibility of adding a new criteria for 'All softwares Updates'

    Currently the 'All softwares Updates' doesn't allow us to sort windows updates required by a particular machine. The only way to find this out will be only through a report. Having a new 'criteria' which allows us to filter the updates based on a device collection or a particular computer will be very helpful.

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  10. Only suppress restart when there is a user logged on

    In a WSUS-only environment you can with the GPO "No auto-restart with logged on users for scheduled automatic updates installations" instruct the WUA to only force a restart if no one is logged on. Being a 365/7/24-site this functionality is a the top of the wish list for CM.

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  11. Fix the location of the Patchdownloader.log file

    That's 'fix' as in 'nail in the same place'. Who's forever getting frustrated at remembering where patch downloads get logged to depending on which user/process initiates the downloads? Can the Patchdownloader.log file not be always logged to the site server Logs folder? Not fussed if the solution has to create multiple log file, I would just like to know that I can go the the same place directly every time and there it is!

    28 votes
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  12. Software Updates Graph

    When you are looking up a certain software update and it shows you that 53 are non complainant that you could click on the graph that shows 53 and would bring up those machines by name to go apply the updated too.

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  13. retry failed software updates

    This could be a config thing and if it is I'm sorry, I cannot find where.

    Last month I grabbed all updates that have a required > 1 and deployed them (to test first of course). Now, several days (and more accurately, several maintenance windows) after they were deployed I have some updates that in the console show in monitoring\deployments\my deployment\error tab and on the client show as "past due - will be installed". The only way I know to fix these is to manually log into each server, possibly reboot them, then manually click on the retry button forā€¦

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  14. Add Office 365 Deferred Channel selection to Automatic Deployment Rules (ADR)

    Since the deferred channel consists of multiple versions it would be great to select from those deferred channels as well. Customers that roll out on this channel only usually still have some kind of waves implemented regarding the different versions available on that channel. The name of the updates can only be filtered so much (see screenshot) before it becomes impossible to filter any further. Currently they need to change the version number every time within the ADR.

    32 votes
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  15. Automatic Deployment Rules create 'available' deployment.

    I would like to create my ADR deployments for servers as available instead of required. This allows more control over server patching. Currently I create the package as required and then I have to alter it for servers that I do not want unattended installations.

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  16. bulletin id

    In All Software Updates Node > sort by Bulletin ID Look for MS017-010. Only Windows server 2008 updates appear. However this information is not correct. https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/security/ms17-010.aspx this bulletin also applies to Windows Vista, 7, 8, and 10. Bulletin IDs should be set for all affected operating systems.

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  17. sccm/wsus

    I feel that sccm/wsus requires a lot of improvements:

    1 - software update detections should be improve to analyze and detect missing/required updates
    2- software updates installation should be install in sequence not on which deployment reaches first. should be a way to modified the install base on date and time.
    3- a better scheduling for the deployment that will allow the updates to be install during a flexible time and another for the downloading of the patches
    4- bring back the use of restart and update, or shutdown and update, this were very useful

    I still feel that theā€¦

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  18. Software Update Group - Force a Restart as soon as the installs are done

    It would be great to have an option to force a restart as soon as a software update group deployment is done installing. Currently, as an example, if you set up a deployment to start on a Tuesday with a forced deadline install on Friday and someone kicks off the install on Tuesday and isn't paying attention to the toast notifications, the machine could be in a staged state until the forced restart on Friday. Along with this, if the user isn't paying attention that the updates are done installing, the next time they restart before the deadline restart happens,ā€¦

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  19. Windows 10 1703: Stop apps re-installing when deploying the feature update

    The Windows apps are overwritten when 1703 feature is installed. This means we have to identify the new apps and update our scripts to remove unwanted apps (again). We were told this was being looked into and would not happen after 1607. https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/mniehaus/2016/08/23/windows-10-1607-keeping-apps-from-coming-back-when-deploying-the-feature-update/

    23 votes
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  20. windows 10 updates branch

    Please add a column and filter for "deployment ring" which shows "current branch" or " current branch for business" for the "All Windows 10 Upgrades" view in the SCCM console.

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