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  1. Software Updates Required View Status

    Software Updates Required View Status

    Can we get an option to view status like in deployment status to view machines that are required and installed? We have no idea what does machines are.

    Thanks.

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  2. Do not run Server Group's node drain scripts when installing definition updates

    If you define a server group and use Windows Defender you might want to update those definitions as early as possible.

    Currently, those definition updates trigger the node drain and resume skripts, which can lead to service downtime.
    Additionally, the updates can only be installed during maintenance windows.

    I want you to
    a) add an option in deployment in software update groups to always ignore maintenance windows
    b) add an option in deployment in software update groups to ignore server group settings

    19 votes
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  3. Have an 'All Sites' filter for Client Data Sources

    In the Client Data Sources dashboard, have an option to display a total amount for all sites.

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  4. Quick link to computers missing an update

    Listing updates in the CM console I can see compliance level in a pie chart. It would be good if I directly from there could list all objects that are missing the update I'm looking at in the same way as we are able to navigate to the monitoring part for a package being distributed.

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  5. Mximum runtime of Server 2016 Cumulative Updates

    For the last three months we've had to install the Server 2016 cumulative updates manually on the Servers as they have been failing with the error 0x87D0070C (-2016409844) shown in software center. From reading other posts I can see that this is a 'software update execution timeout' error and that by adjusting the maximum runtime of the update it will resolve the issue.

    I changed the runtime from 60 minutes to 240 minutes and this fix did indeed work but I don't want to have to do this every month. I saw that the previous problem was because the updateā€¦

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  6. Configurable Software Update instllation time

    With Windows 10 and Server 2016 updates taking longer to install than previous versions of Windows. It would be helpful to be able to be able to set a site wide setting for the default installation time given for software updates. Currently this is 10 minutes but we are having to manually set this to 60 minutes on each update presently.

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  7. Add a "superseding update deployed" column to the Software Updates node(s)

    When a software update has a superseded = yes, it would be useful to also be able to see if the superseding update is deployed, to verify it is safe to remove from a given software update group.

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  8. windows 10 1803 with newer updates shows as "Other"

    Windows 10 1803 builds with more recent cumulative updates show up as "Other" on the Windows 10 servicing summary. This is with SCCM 1802 with all hotfixes installed.

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  9. Be able to run a program before software updates deployment

    We use encryption and have a bypass script but need a way to have it run prior to updates installing or at least prior to updates causing a reboot.

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  10. server groups patching passive and active nodes

    Server Groups - Would be nice to see some options on Patching Clusters with regards to patching the passive node/active node in the server group during its maintenance window. Right now im having to solve for this with making patches available to the collection and then running powershells to determine which node is passive. would save tons of time if we just had the feature built into Server Groups as another option along side the others (allow percentage, allow a number, specify sequence, etc....)

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  11. Windows 10 Feature Update criteria in ADR

    My software update group for workstations is generated by an ADR which allows Windows 10 updates. I routinely audit the SUG to find that updates for newer Win10 feature updates have been automatically added to the SUG, which is expected according to the evaluation criteria, but I'd very much like to avoid unless we actually deploy those feature updates to our users (each CU for a Win10 feature update is huge). I currently work around this by adding title based filters (-1511, -1709 etc.), but that just seems clumsy - if I maintain 1703 firm-wide, I'd like to be ableā€¦

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  12. Automatically Publish Full Content for Third Party Software Updates

    With the release of CB 1806 we are now able to publish third party updates using custom catalogs. Ideally, third party patches would function exactly like first party patches from an administration and automation perspective. Currently there's two main areas where this is not the case.

    Synchronization Schedule:
    I could be wrong on this but I believe that subscribed catalogs sync automatically every 24-hours. While that's nice, it would be great to simply integrate with the existing sync schedule. Sync the catalogs, publish relevant metadata to WSUS, then sync the SUP(s).

    Automatic Deployment Rules:
    Currently, only update metadata is publishedā€¦

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  13. Improve performance of 'Install Software Update' Task Sequence step (outside of OSD)

    I've been using a custom made Task Sequence to deploy updates to a number of servers in our environment, and I've noticed that performance of the 'Install Software Updates' TS step. The main reason for using this approach is that I can run additional pre- and post- installation steps (like disabling/re-enabling app services, etc.) which simplifies the process and allows scalability. Usually, a deployment is created well in advance that advertises the required SUG (deployed as available) to a particular set of machines and all I need is to have only the updates that are made available for the serverā€¦

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  14. If you rename a Software Update Group, ADR is not working anymore

    Hi,

    please check if this is a bug or we made something weird: If you rename a Software Update Group which is created by an Automatic Deployment Group, the ADR is crashing on next run.

    Sometimes we need to rename them if a product is added or removed.

    Cool Option would be if you rename an ADR, the Name of the Group + Deployment will be updated with a new Name, too.

    Thanks in Advance

    Florian

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  15. Custom Update Description in Software Center

    Would be good if you could change the description of the Office 365 updates to match the update text or at least not include the paragraph about it not being possible to deploy via WSUS. It's just not something that needs to be visible in Software Center.

    Either that or allow administrators to overwrite the description visible in Software Center for users similar to custom severity. It's not a big thing, but I've had a few people ask about it.

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  16. Server Reboot Sequence

    We have very custom servers and I am using Maintenance Windows to control these Reboots. I would love to see where we can control reboots on a server...For example, we reboot a server wait for it to come back up before second server gets rebooted.

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  17. Automatically update software update groups when updates are superseded

    It would be nice if SCCM automatically removed superseded updates from Software Update Groups and replaced them with the superseding update. I can see the supersedence trail for each update, so SCCM can tell me the KB number of an new update that supersedes a previous update, now just make the swap!

    6 votes
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  18. SU download from MS for DA/VPN computers only (rest via DP)

    The 1806 feature to download from MS directly is great. But once the SU is downloaded it won't work anymore. Would like to have the option to deploy in different ways (DA clients to pull from MS, on site clients from DP).

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  19. Windows feature update with latest windows cummulative Update

    Provide the feature updates to newer windows version including the latest Windows CU.
    Currently the upgrade to 1803 is done to the RTM version. Thus already solved Windows bugs appear (e.g. low disk space, additional drive letter).
    When upgrading with the latest CU, these issues dont happen.
    TaskSequence is no option also the installation of the CU afterwards as the bug have raised before.
    The opened support case was closed with the information to post the DCR here.

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  20. Integrate GitHub and SCUP

    When your devs publish a new version in Git it automatically creates an update catalog entry. We can then use SCUP to push that new version to our clients.

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