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  1. Complex scheduling: Enable patch deployments to servers based on SDLC (Dev / QA / Prod / DR)

    Based on Patch Tuesday, allow application / business owners to select appropriate down time for the server as well as a sequenced order (e.g., Development servers during the first week after Patch Tuesday, QA on the second week after Patch Tuesday, Production servers on the third week after Patch Tuesday, et cetera). This allows the business owners to "own their own destiny" and get systems administrators out of the business of coordinating patching maintenance windows. In addition, the ability to insert "change freezes" that force the schedule to increment all downstream targets out by an additional week to compensate for…

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    planned  ·  9 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. The Office 365 updates behavior in SCCM 1802 still feels off and unpolished

    We still see prompts for closing running office applications and while Software Center displays a reboot required, the update doesn't seem to get installed unless manually triggered through the in-app notification.

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  3. Configure multiple deployments in One Software Update Group

    Hi,

    After the successful implementation of the following, https://configurationmanager.uservoice.com/forums/300492-ideas/suggestions/8386953-configure-multiple-deployments-in-an-automatic-dep, which is really nice. How about the possibility to extend this and instead of creating several SUGs with different deployments create one SUG with multiple deployments?

    58 votes
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  4. Add support for Drivers Update Classification (as we had in CM 2007)

    to update Surface Hardware with latest Firmware and Drivers we need Drivers category in configmgr 2012 and later as we had it in CM 2007.

    That would be much easier than deploying an msi file.

    54 votes
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  5. Allow us to categorise Software Updates

    We have a few Software Updates that we just don't deploy. Every month, our list of "Needed, but not deployed" updates show these updates (for example, IE10). I want a way of filtering these out so we don't accidentally deploy them.

    I tried doing a search by adding the article IDs, but this doesn't work (as the attached screenshot shows).

    Maybe allow us to add a custom category for individual updates (such as "Do not deploy"), so we can then include these in our search.

    53 votes
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  6. Office 365 ProPlus Build Rollback

    Love the integration with Office 365. Can we add the ability to rollback to a previous build and disable the automatic update? The use case here is, if a build is tested and deployed because no issues were detected and if an issue is discovered, there is no easy way to rollback to the previous build. Having such ability would empower administrators to quickly react.

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  7. Deploy Windows 10 language pack & FOD using software update

    It would be very convenient if we could deploy language packs and FOD from software updates as these packages change with new windows builds and sometimes new revisions.
    Current options require a lot of time and testing.
    If we could just add language packs and FOD to a software group and target the deployment this will make the process much faster and with new windows build it will require minimal amount of time to enable the updated LP files/updates

    Currently this does not work as the updates are detected as not required on the machines and it would be good…

    52 votes
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  8. Request full control over allow/disallow force closing of Office 365 apps when installing updates instead of force closing Office apps

    In ConfigMgr 1610 Update Rollup 1 provided the change so Office 365 Updates did not force close any office applications when Office 365 patches were installed through ConfigMgr Software Center.
    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/sum/deploy-use/manage-office-365-proplus-updates#restart-behavior-and-client-notifications-for-office-365-updates

    With ConfigMgr 1706 we require the option to disallow force closing of office 365 applications when patches are installed through the ConfigMgr Software Center.

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  9. Add ADR Timeframe of "Updates older than X days"

    Today, we can deploy updates using an ADR based on a number of timeframes, but most will deploy updates that came out within the last period of time.

    For instance, we can deploy updates that came out within the last month, but there is no 'Date Released' value for updates older than X or updates that came out within the last three weeks, for instance.

    A number of my customers want to wait and let the community test updates before deploying them, and we currently have to be a bit clever with our timelines to make this work.

    49 votes
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  10. Create a feature like the WSUS Selfupdate feature for updating WUA

    Hi all,

    with the older WSUS versions we had the selfupdate mechanism that kept the client WUA version up to date, before attempting any scan.

    This has since been deprecated, because WUA started to be patched outside of the updates for WSUS itself (like KB2938066).

    This has lead to a lot of enterprise environments having different and very old WUA versions among the install base.

    In order to address this problem at the moment, the ConfigMgr admins have to use a method like the one below:
    https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/enterprisemobility/2014/07/14/how-to-install-the-windows-update-agent-on-client-computers/

    This is an overhead for any admins and should be easier.

    It would…

    46 votes
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  11. Allow Automatic Deployment Rules to create a new package each time it runs

    Allow an ADR to create a new deployment package each time it runs to prevent packages from becoming too large.

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  12. Randomize Maintenance Window Start Time

    Currently, randomization only applies to deadlines and does not take maintenance windows into account. If you have a heavily virtualized environment with shared storage and want to use maintenance windows there is no good way to prevent a resource storm at the start of the maintenance windows. The only way is to break up the devices into several collections with staggered maintenance windows. This is cumbersome to maintain at a level that would provide the desired granularity.

    Ideally there would be an option to randomize the maintenance window start time. Bonus points to making that randomization configurable.

    44 votes
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  13. Software Updates DP download from Windows Update

    Add the ability for DPs (presumably at remote locations) that have better connectivity to Windows Update) to download update [binaries] directly from Windows Update instead of through the normal content distribution process.

    43 votes
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  14. Option to set Security scope on ADRs

    ADRs do not have the option to set a security scope. In an environment with multiple departments making their own ADRs for their dept's devices, it would be useful to be able to set a security scope on the ADR itself like you can with the SUGs and Deployment Packages

    41 votes
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  15. SCCM ability to change office 365 channel like in GPO Settings

    Would like to be able to change O365 Channels for Clients in SCCM,
    Like you can in GPO... currently GPO wont honor the channel I want because SCCM is managing the O365 Client.

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  16. Suspend Bitlocker before reboot

    When a BIOS update is being deployed, automatically suspend Bitlocker before the reboot. If this doesn't happen, you're forced to enter the recovery key which isn't very practical if you're doing a large roll out.
    FYI this is for BIOS updates for Dell coming from SCUP 2011. Probably applies to other hardware

    39 votes
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  17. Improve the ADR engine

    Improve the ADR engine

    - Automate the cleanup of the previous software update groups created by the rules, i.e. before creating a new SUG it will check for older SUG members and based on criteria automatically manage updates that are member of a specific SUG. If updates are published or revised in 2016 then move the updates to our 2016 SUG, or previous month etc. Or, if they are superseeded or expired then remove the updates from the SUG...

    - Allow to name the deployment create by the ADR, this will be useful for reporting purpose if you have more…

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  18. In ADRs I would like more options when scheduling a deployment

    I would like to be able to say that I would like the deployment of the third Thursday of every month. I would also like to have deployments made as available not just required.

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  19. Please forward internal links for Features on Demand and languagepacks to WSUS

    On Windows 10 i can download and change the user language, but as SCCM-Client i use WSUS for Software updates. Windows 10 can't connect to Windows Update or WSUS to download LP's or Features. But both is in WSUS available. Only a Workaround (disable or remove the UseWSUSServer = 1 DWORD in Registry) make thr download available for a short time

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  20. Display progress of Office 365 Client Updates into WUAHandler log

    When deploying the Office 365 Client Updates with ConfigMgr, there is no information currently written into the WUAHandler.log. All other software updates (including Office 2016) appear in the WUAHandler.log with an entry showing they are missing and once installed, an entry showing the install was finished, the exit code, and whether or not a reboot is required.
    1) 1. Update (Missing): Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1607 for x64-based Systems (KB4015217) (4a4cfa3f-337e-496e-9d32-a143afcb27f4, 200)

    2) Update 1 (4a4cfa3f-337e-496e-9d32-a143afcb27f4) finished installing (0x00000000), Reboot Required? Yes

    There is currently no such information displayed for any Office 365 updates. If the WUAHandler.log contains…

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