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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. Add 80072ee2 as a default code to the WSUS Scan Retry Error Codes

    If a SUP/WSUS server is offline or in a disaster situation, clients should be allowed to failover to another SUP.

    Currently if a SUP goes offline, clients simply will never scan again, and this is not an ideal situation.

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  9. 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.

    4 votes
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  10. DEPLOY SOFTWARE UPDATES WIZARD FUNCTION WHEN STARTED TO DOWNLOAD THERE IS NO ABILITY TO STOP

    DEPLOY SOFTWARE UPDATES WIZARD FUNCTION WHEN STARTED TO DOWNLOAD THERE IS NO ABILITY TO STOP ..
    IN MY SITUATION I STARTED AND FOUND THAT I STARTED ON ALOT OF UPDATES AND NEED TO EDIT
    BUT I CANT

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  11. Option to reboot at the end of the maintenance window

    We have an issue with business wanting to know within a 15-30 minute timeframe when the server reboots. With the maintenance windows today we can only open for installation and reboot but do not know when during the maintenance window the reboot will happen. Would it be possible to allow a setting to wait with the reboot to the end of the maintenance window. This way the reboot time would be predictable and installation would happen during the maintenance window. The option could be something like "If reboot is required wait until the end of the maintenance window to reboot"…

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  12. 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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  13. Ability to easily link a script for SCCM controller reboots.

    In a large enterprise environment its sometimes important to shutdown several services on the local and remote servers in a particular order. It would be nice to be able to easily manage startup/shutdown scripts from a central area that you could attach at the single asset level. Ie a tab that has these items at the single asset

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  14. A security patch showing how many devices need it should also have a hyperlink to the names of the devices needing it.

    When a security patch is selected, it shows how many devices are in need of it. Clicking on the 'Required' count should show the device names. It would be helpful to see the information right away than running a report to find the same.

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  15. 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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  16. Add tooltip to Icons for Software Updates

    In the software updates space, it would be nice to have a tool tip (hover over) stating what the icon means. Whenever there is an unexpected icon, I need to look up what the icon means. A simple hover over tool tip stating whether it is normal, unavailable, expired, supereded, etc. would be very helpful. Here is the link that I have to look up https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/sum/understand/software-updates-icons

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  17. Add deployment setting-Allow enforcement outside of maintenance window for deferred update (updates that have missed one maintenance window)

    There are many benefits to having one deployment for all of our workstations. We have an ADR that approves our patches and deploys them to a singular collection. Our update schedule is segmented so that not all locations go at once. Since we only have one deployment, this assignment is carried through by maintenance windows. We would love a setting that allows the workstations to wait for their maintenance window after our approval, but as soon as it has missed one window "and is now a deferred update" then enforce outside of maint. windows. We know we could go back…

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  18. Feeding pending updates count back to console

    Suggestion:
    It would be great if we could have a pending updates count and added to the device view on the console. this allows monitoring and managing systems with a high number of pending updates.

    Benefits:
    This help to create a quick report of pending updates count, of devices with hoch count of pending updates. Helps also for a quick verification of the count before checking health of client agent

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  19. Create an installable package of updates from an ADR.

    For some scenarios it would be helpful to preview an ADR, then make an executable that could be installed as part of a task sequence. Offline media, for example.
    thanks heaps,

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  20. Copy an Automatic Deployment Rule

    It would be very helpful to be able to copy an Automatic Deployment Rule.
    Thanks,

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