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  1. Restrict restarts to Maintenance windows or outside defined business hours.

    Restrict restarts to Maintenance windows or outside defined business hours.

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  2. 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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  3. Improve error messages on Automatic Deployment Rule failure than the generic 0x80004005

    Any failure of an Automatic Deployment rule seems to fail with an 0x80004005 error. However, this is may a removed update (removed by Microsoft). This case should be handled more gracefully and have better debugging messages.

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  4. Do not supersede monthly updates with preview updates

    It appears that when subsequent software update synchronizations are performed later in the month and the Preview of Monthly Rollup updates have been released by Microsoft, they are superseding the actual Monthly Quality Security updates which I've deployed, even though there is no supersedence info on the Preview update. This means that the updates I deployed are now removed from the Software Update Groups and I have to wait until the next Patch Tuesday to get any newly added servers patched with the new update.

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  5. 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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  6. Deploy meltown/spectre related updates not in Monthly CU

    When a ciritcal patch (ex: spectre/meltdown) is released do not put it in the Monthly CU. But release it as a single KB. The 2018-01 CU's for win10 and 7 are a mess.. Powershell ISE crash with dot net fix, juniper vpn client crashes on win10 with the CU. Give us admins the power to open up a CU and pull a single KB out to avoid issues but still be able to deploy the CU minus that one KB.

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  7. Fast report

    Create FAST report for Software update group - Statistics Hyperlink Compliant , Non-compliant Unknown

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  8. 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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  9. With the Upgrade Readiness, a detail report that you can export to show what WU driver or why something cant upgrade.

    With the Upgrade Readiness, a detail report that you can export to show what WU driver or why something cant upgrade.

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  10. Office 365 Updates

    I have seen issue in my environment with Office 365 update not applying properly if Office apps are open during installation. The update is shown as successful and restart required in Software Center. After restart original Office 365 build is still installed, next Software Update Deployment Evaluation Cycle, the update is reapplied. Only way around it for me was to close Office Apps

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  11. Feeding pending updates count back to console

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    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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  12. Automate OS Images by integrating the latest Software Updates from the Configuration Manager Console

    Rather than manually updating Build & Captured images every month and selecting when it's applied. set up an automated rule that applies Windows updates on a scheduled basis to a windows image that, then updates the distribution point(s) automatically.

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  13. Devices compliance status

    Software Updates Dashboard - Devices Compliance Status: When adjusting Compliance Status Filters, save the chosen settings.
    Preferrably save the settings per user.

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  14. available time

    In the console we used to be able see what the available time and deadline time was when adding a deployment to ADR's. Since updating some hotfixes with 1706 we no longer see this option.

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  15. Windows 10 Servicing Page on

    Please add Windows 10 1809 to the OS pie chart on the SCCM Windows 10 Servicing section. Right now it is appearing as "Other" even in the SCCM 1810 console which should be latest and greatest.

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  16. 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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  17. ADR specify group, deployment, and package name

    Currently the naming of objects automatically takes the ADR rule name and appends a timestamp value. I would like to be able to specify my own naming text, e.g. "Monthly Updates - %MONTH% %YEAR%" for the software update group and deployment package. I would also like to specify the deployment names, e.g. "Monthly Updates - %MONTH% %YEAR% - No Reboot". If the ADR is run again, I want it to update the existing objects.

    Even better if you simply allowed me to specify embedded PowerShell commands, e.g. "Monthly Updates - $((Get-Date).Month)-$((Get-Date).Year)". This can be done by simply processing the stringā€¦

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  18. extended criteria for ADR's and more than one product when doing manual searches

    I would love to have more criteria options for ADRs. It would be nice to be able to pick from a date range. Or have a yes or no option to is it deployed as well as all the other options when you do a manual search. Also when you do a manual search, it would be nice to be able to select more than one product at a time.

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  19. ADR-WIZARD - The ability to create additional deployments during the initial ADR set-up.

    When creating an ADR the wizard looks to be limited to a single deployment. There is the ability to add additional deployments. However, It would be nice if the creation of multiple deployments could be accomplished within the initial ADR creation in the set-up wizard.

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  20. We are a large company that does not target software updates to "All Systems" but to smaller collections based upon operating company and Op

    We are a large company that does not target software updates to "All Systems" but to smaller collections based upon operating company and Operating system. As such, when trying to deploy a task sequence we cannot get any updates to deploy because the computer is not yet part of a targeted collection. I would like to see 2 changes to address this:
    1. Be able to target software update groups/updates in task sequence.

    2. Add the ability to put computer into specific collections as part of the task sequence.

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