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  1. Windows Store Apps update controlled from SCCM Updates and SUP

    We are a school system with over 30K of 1:1 devices and counting and our networking team just watched 378 GB of downloads from dl.delivery.mp.microsoft...this morning. Turns out that this is Win10 Store apps updating. (Provisioned apps most likely as we use very few apps right now.) My boss was not too happy that this happened during testing.

    We control our Windows updates with SCCM using a SUP and WSUS and everything is fine but we have no way to control store updates, frequency, caching on our DPs etc. Any chance of adding store updates to work like Windows updatesā€¦

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  2. 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 moreā€¦

    39 votes
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  3. Office 365 Proofing Tools language Selection

    Office 365 Proofing Tools language Selection:

    In SCCM, we cannot select the Office 365 Proofing Tools Languages along with the Office 365 Client Update. But, if we choose the Office 365 languages then the respective Office 365 Proofing tools language will be selected.

    Office 365 language size will have ~400-500MB and the Proofing tools language size will have 30-150MB. So, if we select ONE language, then it will be around ~450-650MB. Here most of the users will not have Office 365 language Pack, but they will use Office 365 Proofing Tools languages for Grammer, Spell check, etc.

    As per theā€¦

    37 votes
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  4. Show which clients require a specifc update

    There should be an easy way to see which clients have been are included in each status (Required/Installed/NotRequired/Unknown), directly from the software updates list. It already shows for each update a count of how many are in each state, but the only way to get a detailed list of which clients require a specific update is through running a report, which seems rather cumbersome.

    It should be as simple as right clicking on a specific update and selecting "Update evaluation status" or such to get to this info.

    37 votes
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  5. 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

    36 votes
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  6. Add functionality to run scripts before and after software updates install

    We need to be able to run either a VB or Powershell script before and after software updates install. Our example is so that we can put our monitoring system in outage mode and send emails to the support teams.

    The 'Server Groups' pre-release feature has something similar, but does not currently work (it crashes Software Center when it runs).

    35 votes
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  7. All Software Update Statistics

    When looking at an update either through All Software Updates or a SUG please make the statics node clickable. It would be beneficial from that node to be able to click on "required" or "unknown" to see the specific list of machines, similar how you can see the stats when looking at a deployment. Currently only real way to look up the stat is to write down the KB and then head over to monitoring and start running reports on the KBs.

    35 votes
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  8. Software Update Management - Add Approved for Removal Option

    WSUS offers the option to remove software updates by simply adding the "approved for removal" flag to an update.
    Currently in SCCM the uninstallation of an update can only be realised in a very complicated manner (TS or software application).

    We need the "approved for removal" option via the config manager console.

    35 votes
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  9. Calculate ADR Deployment Schedule from ADR start time

    The deployments created by ADR's base the available and deadline specific times on the point at which the new deployments get created and not when the ADR was started. This means we have to go and change the available and deadline times each time after the ADR's run.
    i.e. ADR starts at 8am, deployment gets created at 8.30 by the currently running ADR, Deployment available and deadline specific times on the ADR deployment will be based off 8.30 instead of 8am.

    33 votes
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  10. Better default Products/Languages selections when adding a new SUP

    Please provide more meaningful default products/language selections when you add a new SUP.

    Now there are selected by default products that are not supported by Microsoft/ConfigMgr (e.g. Windows XP, Windows Vista, Office 2002/XP).

    Personally, there shouldn't be any products selected if you cannot provide the current (= at the time when ConfigMgr CB version was releeased) metadata information.

    I don't know if there is ANY customer in the world, who would like to have all the languages that are selected by default. Only English should be selected as default.

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  11. Add Office 365 Deferred Channel selection to Automatic Deployment Rules (ADR)

    Since the deferred channel consists of multiple versions it would be great to select from those deferred channels as well. Customers that roll out on this channel only usually still have some kind of waves implemented regarding the different versions available on that channel. The name of the updates can only be filtered so much (see screenshot) before it becomes impossible to filter any further. Currently they need to change the version number every time within the ADR.

    32 votes
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  12. O365 ADR for New Office Installs

    We have the ability to setup ADR's for O365 updates, but we need the ability to create O365 ADR's for downloads and deployments of the newest O365 Installers to new images that do not have O365 installed yet.

    32 votes
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  13. Change the default timeout for feature updates, when feature updates timeout they should fail and stop.

    The feature updates in our environment always time out on the older machines with mechanical drives as they are slow to update. It would be helpful if the timeout was set to a lot more than 1 hour by default. Secondly when it does time out it would be helpful if it failed the deployment instead of sitting in software center saying it's installing indefinitely. The only way I've been able to do this is to delete the client from SCCM and re-install the agent on the client machine. Distribution of feature updates through SCCM needs a lot of work.

    30 votes
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  14. Include orchestration of software updates especially for tiered solutions

    Today it's only possible to orchestrate software updating based on a membership in collections.
    This is however rarely enough for more complex setups where you might have back-, middle-, and front tiers in your setup.

    Therefore I recommend adding a dependency system between computer objects, so that you can orchestrate at least the following:
    1) Which tier of servers are patched first, second and third etc.
    2) Reboot order between the different tiers which includes an accept of one tier being fully patched and rebooted before the next tier is begun updating.
    3) Ability to choose between warning or rollbackā€¦

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  15. Install Updates and reboot immediately if no-one is logged on

    Install Updates and reboot immediately if no-one is logged on

    In our environment users log off at night and leave at ctrl-alt-del. The PCs sit idle overnight. It would be nice if the system would recognize that no-one was logged on and take action immediately on its own and not wait for the deadline.

    29 votes
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  16. Office 365 Required Deployments on 1706

    Prompt for required deployments O365 deployments in 1706.

    When running a deployment that is available from Software Center we get the new prompt as expected. If the deployment is required and the deadline hits Office and Skype are closed without warning and the update is started.

    Either revert to the old reboot required method for at deadline installs or add a prompt that Office applications are about to close when the deadline reached.

    28 votes
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  17. Windows 10 Servicing Mode and ADR settings

    Since updating to SCM 1511 the new Windows 10 Servicing mode has no option to 'add to an existing Software Update Group'.
    Also the Automatic Deployment Rule properties tabs do not exist altogether as they did pre SCCM 1511. Yet they all exist for the Windows 10 Servicing Mode.

    28 votes
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  18. Fix the Express Installer files download option in SUP configuration.

    Fix SCCM/WSUS so that if you change the SUP configuration "Update files" tab options from "Download both full files and Express Installer files for Windows 10" back to "Download full files for all approved updates" that Express installer files no longer get downloaded. It makes huge update packages that are not needed if you are not or cannot using Express Installers.

    28 votes
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  19. Full Implementation of OpsMgr /SCOM Maintenance Mode

    The functionality of "Disable Operations Manager alerts while software updates run" is not as nice, as it should be - because ist not a real maintenance from a OpsMgr view.

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  20. Express installation for Windows Server 2016

    Any plan on adding Express installation files for Windows Server 2016 updates?

    26 votes
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