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  1. Install and Configure WSUS As Part of SUP Role Creation

    WSUS is a well-known pre-requisite for the Software Update Point role yet the user is entirely left to their own devices to install and configure it. The default WSUS installation options are widely regarded as non-optimal. Further, there is plenty of precedent for ConfigMgr installing OS roles.

    I would like to see the WSUS OS role be installed and configured as part of the SUP role installation. Where necessary, the wizard can suggest better configuration options than WSUS’s defaults. I’m certain the community will come up with more ideas than this but here’s a few I can think of, some…

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  2. Patch Management

    SCCM used to patch the server (OS level) , based on the missing KB's identified on the server and report the compliance level . However, it missed to check whether the DLL or registry change updated /happened successfully or not. In some cases , due to multiple reason ( improper reboot, network issue) . DLL or registry files not update and due to which trace of older version and vulnerability exists on the system.

    Case # 2. Vulnerability like Meltdown and Spectra require patch + registry changes , when server admin pushes the KB through SCCM , it only patches…

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  3. SUG content, possibility to keep it untouched.

    Some of our customers need a fixed patchrelease für more than one month, because of restricted testing scenarios. When they began to test an application, during the whole release phase of the application, it is necessary not to touch the OS level. Yes, this sounds strange and i do not want to discuss this here. I want to discuss the possibility to hold a Software Update Group content fix and robust against a WSUS or SUP sync. Which means do not touch expired or superseeded or any update in this SUG. ATM this is not possible in SCCM CB. The…

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  4. Date Released or Revised More Than Option

    Date Released or Revised under Software Updates tab for ADR should have the ability to allow you to grab updates that are more than a week or month old. I don't want the ADR to pick up updates that are only a day or two old. This is too risky.

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  5. Schedule ADR to run x minutes after WSUS sync is completed

    I would like to be able to set a ADR to run x minutes after a WSUS sync is completed. Today if you set the option "Run the rule after any software update point synchronization" it often times fails since it runs before the WSUS sync is completed and the updates are available. This is often noted if you are using SCEP and want the latest patches deployed after each WSUS sync.

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  6. Delivery Optimization In-Network Cache

    The downloads from Delivery Optimization In-Network Cache should get a seperate category in the Windows activity monitor. Currently all downloads from the cache show up as downloads from Microsoft.

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  7. Optimize the Software Updates overview

    I believe that it would create a better overview of your Software Updates in your SCCM-environment if you had them all gathered in 1 node. Instead of having it like today where you can deploy a Office365 Update without it being part of a SUG and the same with Windows 10 Servicing-updates. They should be integrated into the Software Update Groups-node in some way. Either so that it shows the deployed updates from O365 and Servicing or making it so that you need to add them to a SUG before deploying them. As of now you need to browse 3…

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  8. Allow republish of Third-Party content

    Currently once a third-party update is published, SCCM assumes the content is always available in the WSUS content folder. If this folder is deleted, the published content is lost and cannot be re-published. Adding a re-publish context button on already published items will fix broken updates without having to rebuild the entire WSUS database.

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  9. Add a Right-Click and Show Members on Updates that have Required counts

    A right click feature would give an easy way to identity corrupted or out of compliance systems.

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  10. Compare group server patching level

    A right click tool (or script) to compare installed hotfixes in a collection group of servers.

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  11. Offline move of Third Party Updates to another SCCM Hierarchy

    Work in environments were multiply SCCM infrastructures may exist. Some of the networks are segregated or disconnected from access to outside world. Would be great if connected infrastructure could share approved catalogs, publish updates, and content for deployment via some sort of offline solution. Something like the WSUS Export/Import solution.

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  12. Identify missing patches direct from Microsoft Update

    Unless you select all products and classifications in your configuration of Software Updates, it's possible you have computers on your network which require updates to Microsoft products but you'll never know about them.
    Can ConfigMgr add a feature to alert you if you have clients that require updates which are not enabled in your software update configuration?
    Otherwise you could be potentially leaving a big hole in your endpoint security.
    Maybe this could be added as a management insight, or a report?

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  13. When required updates are delivered, popup the "Required software changes..." dialog window

    When required updates are delivered, popup the "Required software changes..." dialog window. The current 5 second toast notification and small taskbar icon don't do much to alert the user. This would greatly increase the # users that install and reboot before the deadline. Currently a vast majority get installed automatically at the deadline. It's a likely reason companies have a difficult time requiring a reboot. The "Required software changes..." dialog window provides the date and time it will automatically install and allows them to install now. You can only communicate out so much to the users, so these dialog windows…

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  14. Targeted Software Update Sync of Specific Products

    As we are testing new third party update, I find myself doing a lot more manual SUP syncs. It would be excellent if I could do a custom, one off sync of specific Products or Vendors or something along those lines.

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  15. Include Simulated Deployments in Software Updates

    Just like in Application deployments, it would be helpful to include simulate deployment under the areas of software updates.

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  16. Ability to easily list computers not patched against a specific CVE

    Say you want to list computers not patched against CVE-2019-0708 (https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2019-0708). 2 problems here :


    • Depending of the OS version, the KB number is not the same.
      -A KB number is quickly superseded and depending of the supersedence behavior, it becomes unknown from SCCM.

    It could be great if for each computer a mecanism could determine which KB is needed, if it (or a superseding KB) has been applied and produce a report.

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  17. Email alert every time ADR is running and add diployment

    Please add an option for sending email every time ADR is running and add deployment.

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  18. Delivery Optimization Cache as public CDN

    If ISP customers could automatically use the nearest cache node, then ISP can get rid of non-standard caches for saving bandwidth.

    I mean "Internet Service Provider" or "Internet Access Provider" for example a company which buys 10Gb of Internet over fiber and then sells it over wireless/dsl/fiber to 1000 customers each one 10Mb .

    Actually I think there would be a standard way for ISPs to cache Microsoft updates without need any change in client configs.

    For example look at following link https://wiki.squid-cache.org/SquidFaq/WindowsUpdate . It is one of many examples that show ISPs try to reverse engineering the windows updates…

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  19. Create the ability to deploy updates superseded by Quality Updates even after the supersedence rule has expired them

    We do not apply quality updates in our environment. We only deploy security only updates. There are updates that are superseded by quality updates only. They are also superseded for longer than our site configurations supersedence rules and therefore we have no way to deploy these to our environment except building a package for them.

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  20. Add expiration datetime to Software Update Group Deployment

    Add expiration "datetime" to Software Update Group Deployments.

    Once the deployment - based on the expiration date - is expired, the deployment is no longer active.

    Now you have to remove or disable (manual/PowerShell) a deployment if you want to unlink it with the linked collection.

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