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  1. Send message personalizade in Updates

    In my company when sending updates we want to send personalized messages, that they are sending patches and it is from the company that we must restart. Example: The administration of _____ we have applied patches to restart your computer. Atte enterprise

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  2. make md5 available from the software update view like in wsus

    useful for application white-listing having the hash available prior to deployment.

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  3. Add Conditions for Patching

    Add conditions to Patches, such as certain processes not running, user not logged on, etc. Just like we've added for applications.

    This is especially needed for certain 3rd-party updates. [cough] Adobe... [cough]

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  4. Prevent A SUP Package from Overwriting a SUP Directory tree

    At 3 customer sites, someone has mistakenly entered in an incorrect path for a SUP package and overwritten the package source for other packages. For example, it's common practice to use \server\share&lt;year>&lt;month> for package source. If I Package A uses \server\share&lt;year>&lt;month>, and then a Package B is created and uses \server\share&lt;year> as the package source, the <month> folder is overwritten and Package Source A has been corrupted. Might it be possible to prompt for "Are you SURE - this will overwrite the source for these packages:..." in such a scenario?

    14 votes
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  5. Windows 10 Build Updates - Use standardized terminology please

    Why are the Windows 10 build upgrades under the UPGRADES classification, but called "Feature UPDATES" and listed in the "All Windows 10 UPDATES"?

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  6. be able to add an update to an "Exempt" Software update group so that it won't be able by accident.

    So that and update won't be deployed by accident (multi admin environment). the update is placed in a Software group which is exempted fully and won't be able to get deployed until removed.

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  7. software update search addition

    it would be very nice to have the ability to add a search column to show the software update groups a given update is a member of. Working in an environment where there is role based security deployed, you may have an update that might be deployed to either area. If you are returning just those updates that are deployed, the second area might miss an update that is needed in the second area.

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  8. O365 express update download support in SCCM

    We have got the capability of managing O365 patch deployments from SCCM, but there is no support to download only the differential updates like it does when we do it from CDN.
    Because, usually the size of O365 patches would be in GBs.

    This will help many organizations to choose SCCM toolset in O365 patch management.

    15 votes
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  9. PatchDownloader Retry (Increase ADR reliability)

    Increase the redundancy and reliability of the PatchDownloader process. I am often at customers where the process fails to download one or more updates which affect ADRs (and admin frustration). It would be awesome if the process included extra checks or attempted to download the patch 1 or more times before declaring a failure.

    3 votes
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  10. Error when attempting to change Office 365 Application Language

    When attempting to create an Office 365 installer it defaults to English (United Kingdom) but when deploying this installer to machines it gives the error (This installation requires a compatible Microsoft Office program installed on your computer)

    When attempting to change the installer to another language by clicking the add/remove button next to "Languages" the admin console throws the error "The given key was not present in the dictionary"

    8 votes
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  11. Ability to set a site-wide default Maximum Run time

    I see that there is another similar post about this but rather than MS just simply increasing the default max run time for CU's, why not give admins the ability to set the default Max Run Time centrally?

    The amount of time a patch takes to install is going to vary based on the type of hardware being used. Where one company might have hardware that can do it in 30mins, others might need more like 45 mins.

    It makes more sense for a setting like this to be managed centrally by admins.

    15 votes
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  12. Create SUP deployment from collection without re-downloading the content

    When you create a Windows update deployment from a collection, in the wizard there is no check done by SCCM if the patches are already downloaded.
    In our environment we do monthly packages so updates in different packages can be part of the same software update groups.

    What we would like is that when you create a software update deployment from a collection and you specify a Software update group, SCCM does the same checks that it does about downloaded patches, that is done when the deployment is created directly below the software update group.

    You can see the differenceā€¦

    4 votes
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  13. Include cross-references to embedded updates in http://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com

    Sometimes Microsoft embeds KBs into other KBs.

    For example, KB3173424 and KB3173426 (depending on OS) are embedded into MS16-100 KB3172729

    This can be seen in the SCCM 2012 R2 console by right-clicking the Security Update for Windows Server 2012 (or R2) (KB3172729), select "Properties", "Content Information" tab.

    But this information is not indexed reliably elsewhere and it should be.

    Request for feature implementation:
    Include cross-references to embedded updates in http://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com data

    Example:
    In http://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=3173426 package details, there could be a reference to say something like "This update is embedded into KB3172729" and conversely in the entries for KB3172729, it couldā€¦

    8 votes
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  14. Add a 'Synchronize Now' option to the Monitoring / Software Update Synchronisation Status screen

    Add a 'Synchronize Now' option to the Monitoring / Software Update Synchronization Status screen. When troubleshooting software update synchronization issues it would be nice to run a sync now from the monitor / software update synchronization status view.

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  15. Ability to run a command or a task before and after patching using the automatic deployment tool

    Would be nice if the Automatic deployment would allow me to have a task or command run before and after patching takes place. there are some applications like McAfee encryption where I need to run a command to have the PC temporarily turn off a process so that it can patch or restart properly.

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  16. When SCCM patches a system, the "Updates were installed" field in Control Panel/Windows Update is not updated.

    When SCCM patches a system, the "Updates were installed" field in Control Panel/Windows Update is not updated. It would be helpful if this date/time is updated. We have had some end users go to us and say they have not been patched recently.

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  17. Software Updates currently begin downloaded by BITS to show as "Downloading"

    When using a very slow BITS setting, you may receive errors in the deployment if the download of the Update exceeds expected timing. This leads to a reported deployment error of 0x800705B4 - "This operation returned because the timeout period expired." This is misleading as the BITS jobs are still running at this time.

    Add an item in this that if the BITS job is still running or in queue that the status is in "In Progress" with a sub status of "Downloading updates" - ideally showing which updates are in the downloading state.

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  18. Ability to test settings for deployment notifications

    It would be very helpful to be able to test the configuration for end-user notifications when putting together a software update package or other application deployment. Since there are several configuration settings which can affect what the end-user will see, it would be great if we could visually demo/test the current configuration so we know what the end-user will actually see.

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  19. Show Patch/Software Update Size

    When building software update packages in SCCM we run into having to build a deployment package to see what size the updates are. The issue we are having is managing the size of these packages which are frequently getting into the multiple GB range. One we ran recently hit almost 6 GB.

    This information is on the Windows Update Catalog site, but it doesn't appear to be in SCCM or WSUS. I'm guessing that it isn't in the data that is available to WSUS and as a result SCCM doesn't get it either. It would be very useful if weā€¦

    14 votes
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  20. Missing settings in Deploy Software Updates Template

    Some new features of Software Updates Deployments are missing in the Template.
    This can be frustrating for Admins if they rely on these templates.
    All settings you can specify in a Deployment should be part of the Template

    25 votes
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