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  1. software update filter

    when on the software update node and you need to perform filter by product, it should only list products that already being sync and/or products that you have selected to sync, not all products

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  2. Make SUP products searchable

    Let's improve the Software Update Point Component Properties window by adding a text input box to allow searching/filtering through the available products.

    Scrolling through the list is not a user-friendly approach. Add to that the rather frequent product name changes and additions.

    A search box would make it easier to find and select the desired products in the list.

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  3. Create configurable Report of updates / Security Bulletins

    Report would be configurable to have date ranges, vender, security, updates, etc similiar to reports against a given machine. This would be able to be turned into a subscription that can be emailed after a WSUS update is performed. This way the admins can see what has been released since the last WSUS update or a given date for a specific list of update requirements. Never miss an out-of-band notice.

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  4. Add Columns to ADR Deployments

    Expose more of the properties from ADR deployment settings as column headings in the lower-section "Deployment Settings" box when viewing ADRs in the console. For example, schedules, user experience, download settings, etc.

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  5. ADR engine improvements


    • when naming ADR, it would be good to have an option to create a name convention when creating the update group. not just <ADRName>+DateTime, but could use some variables like %MM% %YYYY%, etc.


    • it would be good to have some exclusions options on the search, like exclude when text does not contain, maybe restrict by platform, etc. like the filter we can create on the console but adding options for a more complex with and's and or's


    • multiple collection/template based on time as well as ability to exclude updates based on update group. scenario is when you have a test…

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  6. Office 365 Updates via SUP - Add a Customization tab for Office Customization Toolkit

    Deploying Office 365 updates via the Software Update Point works pretty well, especially when upgrading to a feature release! Upgrading from 1808 Semi-Annual Channel to 1908 Semi-Annual Channel works great! However I'd like to request more granular control of the update.

    When you right click on an Office 365 update --> Properties, it would be awesome to have a tab that gives you the Office Customization Toolkit. OCT should give you the ability to change channels, change bitness, unselect programs like Teams or OneNote.

    I understand that we can create a whole new Office 365 application package and deploy to…

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  7. add software update to software update group

    I would like the ability to right click > add to software update group. this would be much faster to choose my own SUG rather than waiting on the list of SUG's to populate and mark a checkbox to add the update to the SUG. this would be the same functionality as adding a device to a new collection or existing collection.

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  8. Copy an Automatic Deployment Rule

    It would be very helpful to be able to copy an Automatic Deployment Rule.
    Thanks,

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  9. Fix Off-Line Servicing for Windows 10 Builds

    Right now if you want to use Off-Line Servicing on a Windows 10 Image you will see a list of every Windows 10 update available going all the way back to 1507. It would be great if there was some type of detection of the build number you were servicing and it would only list the truly applicable updates (1607, 1703, etc.). Right now you either leave it alone to it's own intelligence or manually unselect the non-applicable updates.

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  10. software update allow download via windows update only after x number of hours

    today if you select the option to allow the client to download the content from a DP, it can go to Microsoft. This is great, but I would like to have an option to allow this to happen only after x number of hours or maybe x number of retries, allowing the DP to get the content (in case of a admin forgot to add this to the DP, maybe slow link and need to copy content manually)

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  11. Add tooltip to Icons for Software Updates

    In the software updates space, it would be nice to have a tool tip (hover over) stating what the icon means. Whenever there is an unexpected icon, I need to look up what the icon means. A simple hover over tool tip stating whether it is normal, unavailable, expired, supereded, etc. would be very helpful. Here is the link that I have to look up https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/sum/understand/software-updates-icons

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  12. In the Edit Membership wizard please add the ability to search for available Software Update Groups

    In the Edit Membership wizard, add the ability to search for available Software Update Groups. In an environment with many SUGs it is not easy to scroll and find the SUG you're looking for.

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  13. More flexibility in deployment schedule for ADR deadlines

    It would be nice to have the same scheduling options available in the ADR eval schedule and the deployment schedule. I have multiple release deployments that occur on the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Thursday. If the ADR deployment available and deadlines had those options it would be cool...

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  14. Create an installable package of updates from an ADR.

    For some scenarios it would be helpful to preview an ADR, then make an executable that could be installed as part of a task sequence. Offline media, for example.
    thanks heaps,

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  15. Enable sending a Decline for an update to WSUS from CM console

    As above - it would be very useful to be able to pick an update from the CM console and choose to Decline it, with the Decline being sent back to WSUS on the next Sync. This would help with software update efficiency as endpoints would not scan against the declined updates. This can of course currently be done manually on the SUP but it's generally advised to do as little direct WSUS management as possible and leave it to MECM to do it.

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  16. enable publish third party content from Software Update Group Members

    It would be very useful to be able to create a Software Update Group of Third Party updates and then use the context right-click menu to publish from the Update Group itself.

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  17. 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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  18. Prioritize all activities in SCCM

    It would be useful if the activities in SCCM could be prioritized.
    If SCCM is busy installing patches, software updates can not be loaded until all patches are pending.
    For urgent software updates, the user must wait until all other activities have been completed. Partly several hours.
    Unfortunately, this is very impractical in practice.
    Therefore, it would be useful if software updates generally have the highest priority and patches get a lower priority.
    If an urgent software update is now pending, the patch installation would have to be interrupted IMMEDIATELY,
    then the software update (s) will be uploaded, and if…

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  19. Add button to add Automatic Deployment Rule Criteria to a new custom search

    Would be nice to create a new custom search from an Automatic Deployment Rule.

    Add a button near the "Preview" that will create a new custom search or replace an existing one.

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  20. Software Update Group - Force a Restart as soon as the installs are done

    It would be great to have an option to force a restart as soon as a software update group deployment is done installing. Currently, as an example, if you set up a deployment to start on a Tuesday with a forced deadline install on Friday and someone kicks off the install on Tuesday and isn't paying attention to the toast notifications, the machine could be in a staged state until the forced restart on Friday. Along with this, if the user isn't paying attention that the updates are done installing, the next time they restart before the deadline restart happens,…

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