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  1. Clearer Title Descriptions Needed For "All Windows 10 Updates"

    Since Microsoft is changing the way it names its updates (again), being able to determine what’s Semi-Annual Channel (Targeted) or Semi-Annual Channel will help admins be able to deploy these updates in a Servicing Plan a little more clearly. When 1703 CB was superseded and 1703 CBB became available, they both listed with the same title under “All Windows 10 Updates”. This also affected the way filtering was configured, so the conditions I used on a previously existing Servicing Plan no longer previewed any feature updates.

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  2. dsd

    It appears that if you choose to not define maintenance windows, and then deploy updates without checking the box 'when the installation deadline.... (Software Updates Installation), then deployments fail with an 0x87d00667 error. System should recognize no MW applies then ignore the checkbox state.

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  3. Allow Periods in Software Update Group Names

    When creating a Software Update Group, you cannot currently use periods in the name. For example, if you tried to create a Software Update Group named "Special Handling - .NET Framework 4.6.1" it would fail as periods are not allowed.

    For bonus points, find any other disallowed characters and make the reason they are blocked go away.

    Thanks for the help!

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  4. Replace the "Number of Exired Updates" column

    With SCCM CB expired updates are automatically removed from SUGs. This means that the column "Number of Expired Updates" in the Software Updates Group view is redundant, the number will always be zero. I would like to see it replaced by a "Number of Superseded Updates" column instead.

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  5. Ability to deploy Software Update Groups to User Collections

    It would make sense to have the ability to deploy software update groups to user collections. We have a few different user collections for "pilot" users. When we want to test new software we deploy to these "waves" of pilot users. This gives us the ability to not have to worry about maintaining the users primary device in a device based collection. We have device based affinity within client settings enabled. So if the user ever replaces their pc it gets updated within 48 hrs of system use. This will dynamically keep our pilot list updated. It's a PIA trying…

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  6. Next Run Windows Servicing

    In the Windows Servicing Rules window, it would be helpful to see the next scheduled time the Windows Service is supposed to run. If it doesn't have one, then the cell would be blank.

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  7. It would be nice to get the ability to do true driver updates from the Software Update Point role instead of trying to deploy the exe.

    It would be nice to get the ability to do true driver updates from the Software Update Point role instead of trying to deploy the exe to actually create a package.

    Allow the drivers check box similar to using WSUS.
    Then allow them to pull down the driver similarly how WSUS handles this mechanism since SCCM is leveraging a WSUS instance to do the other portions of the Software Update Point.

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  8. 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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  9. Allow more complex rules for Automatic Deployment Rules

    In our environment we only have x64 workstations and use a specific version of windows 10. But currently when using a title filter you can only create an OR filter

    eg. Title -86x OR 1703

    I want to be able to do "Title -86x AND 1703"

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  10. express installation file download in console

    need to reduce the download of .psf files for each Cumulative updates of Windows 10 versions, as its consuming more than 30 to 40 GB on a monthly basis. Should have a similar option on console like enable express installation on console (which is similar to enable express installation on clients)

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  11. Windows Update Agent Version

    Would it be possible to have a visual queue in the Software Updates console a hint of which KBs are delivering which Windows Update Agent?

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  12. Allow users to see all ADR properties

    It would be nice to be able to see and change all properties of an ADR after it is created, such as deadline times, availability times, etc.

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  13. Enhance Filter options for Automatic Deployment Rules

    The Wizard for creating automatic deployment rules is nice for people who prefer easy-to-use wizards but some of us power administrators need more options. I would like to have the opportunity to define a SQL query by myself, that gives me exactly the updates I need. The rule engine translates the filters to Sql queries. Therefore I guess it would be easy for you to implement a Text field for custom queries.

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  14. Firmware (UEFI/BIOS) Monitoring & Updates

    Add the ability to query device model manufacturers for all drivers and specifically BIOS/UEFI versions. To then be deliverable as updates.

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  15. Take a look at Ninte and make sccm a bit more like that.

    Ninte.com manages app updates in a very elegant way that I think sccm could implement for patches. What i am most intrigued is that I can single out a machine and check, or single out an update and check from the same console.

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  16. Add link to monitoring deployment from SUP

    Whenever you are in Software Update Groups looking at the Statistics, it would be nice to click a link to view the deployment instead of having to click on Monitoring - Deployments find the deployment and view the status.

    Even having the ability to right click on a SUG and View Status (like you get when you are in Deployments)

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  17. deploy to operating system image

    When I do my monthly patch Tuesday deployments; it would be great if in addition to targeting a device collection you could also target one or more operating system images.

    This would allow me to deploy all corporately approved updates not only to our systems but the images that we use to build future systems with.

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  18. ADR – Software Updates Property Filters

    When creating a new ADR software update you have the option to select the property filters and search criteria’s in the wizard. It would be beneficial for an advanced search technique or “wild card” to identify those filters that are broader. For Example: -%Cumulative Update for .NET Framework%Windows 10 Version 1809

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  19. campaigning notifications or UI for Inplace windows Upgrades

    Instead of relying on custom powershell script for customization and UI design ,Is it not good to have some options in CM directly which can be used for every release of windows rollouts to have better user experience.

    and may be some notifications msgbox about releases like a campaigning through SCCM.

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  20. Offline Servicing and Expired updates

    Hide/filter expired updates in Offline Servicing window.

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