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  1. Express installation for Windows Server 2016

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

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  2. Add MSP as an Application type/detect presence of application type

    I would love to be able to push MSP's as an "application" but it only detects MSI's when going through the setup. It would be awesome to be able to use MSP's in the same manner as MSI's in the UI (detect presence of the MSP, etc.).

    29 votes
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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Fix the location of the Patchdownloader.log file

    That's 'fix' as in 'nail in the same place'. Who's forever getting frustrated at remembering where patch downloads get logged to depending on which user/process initiates the downloads? Can the Patchdownloader.log file not be always logged to the site server Logs folder? Not fussed if the solution has to create multiple log file, I would just like to know that I can go the the same place directly every time and there it is!

    28 votes
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  7. Allow editing and expiration of Third-Party Software Updates

    Please add full functionality of SCUP to the Third-Party Software Update feature. Adobe Acrobat catalogs don't expire older updates and don't include supersedence information. I normally added supersedence settings through SCUP to mitigate this. Without the ability to edit this information or to expire old updates manually, deploying Acrobat updates becomes unwieldy. Unexpired updates that are not superseded will likely bloat and fill up the data shares. If you can publish it, you should be able to expire it.

    28 votes
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  8. Create a copy/duplicate of an ADR

    It would be useful to be able to create a duplicate or copy of an ADR in the same way we can with a task sequence or collection. I understand the concept of creating templates but in the circumstance where you don't create a template (for whatever reason) you have to step through each option again and do a manual comparison with an existing ADR.
    Even if it fired up the wizard with pre-made selections that would be useful.

    28 votes
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  9. Show Deployment Package for Software Update

    Would be great to have a tab on the properties of each Software Update that shows what Deployment Package(s) the update is included in. You can see what updates are in a Deployment Package, but not what Deployment Packages an updates are in.

    27 votes
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  10. Windows 10 Servicing - Usage & Ring Tiles Should Produce List of PCs When Clicked

    When you view the new Windows 10 Servicing dashboard in 1511/1602, you see these awesome graphical tiles that give you a snapshot of your Windows 10 usage and rings in your organization. However, when you hover your mouse over those two tiles and click, nothing happens other than you're presented with a percentage. It would be great if the area you select and click gives you a list of PCs broken down so you see what machines fall into what bucket. Very useful for troubleshooting too.

    26 votes
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  11. Manage PKI Certificate for 3rd Party Update Signing in ConfigMgr

    Include directly in ConfigMgr the ability to manage a PKI certificate for 3rd party software update signing as opposed to requiring SCUP.

    With the functionality for 3rd party software updates moving from SCUP into ConfigMgr it would make sense (and this may already be in progress) to include the ability to manage a PKI certificate in ConfigMgr as well. Currently if you want to sign 3rd party software updates with a PKI certificate you are required to manage that certification using SCUP which means you might as well just keep using SCUP to publish the updates.

    24 votes
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  12. Control Windows 10 driver auto-update

    With Windows 10, the system's drivers are updated directly from Windows Update. This is usually a good thing because it means the system will have the latest WHQL drivers installed. It also means the system administrator needs to maintain less driver packs for individual models (at least for corporate / enterprise computer models).

    However, it sometimes happen that an updated driver will have a MSI co-installer that will run outside the scope of the SCCM client and might run concurrently with an application or package installation step from a task sequence. It will cause the installation to fail and maybeā€¦

    24 votes
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  13. Rename Deployment Packages to Update Packages

    Deployment Packages have nothing, zip, zero, nada to do with deployments so calling them deployment packages leads folks to the wrong conclusion about them and is inaccurate at best. These packages simply contain update binary files and should instead be called "update packages" or maybe even "update binary packages" to emphasize what they actually do.

    24 votes
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  14. Automatically add products to WSUS syncs based on SCCM inventory

    Currently, you need to 'know what you have' to enable update syncs for products in WSUS/SCCM. That means that components could be present and not updated, but systems appear to be '100% up-to-date'. It would be nice to have an option to allow SCCM to add software categories to look for based on inventory results (e.g. 'someone installed SQL Server 2014, so WSUS should now look for updates for it').

    23 votes
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  15. Windows 10 1703: Stop apps re-installing when deploying the feature update

    The Windows apps are overwritten when 1703 feature is installed. This means we have to identify the new apps and update our scripts to remove unwanted apps (again). We were told this was being looked into and would not happen after 1607. https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/mniehaus/2016/08/23/windows-10-1607-keeping-apps-from-coming-back-when-deploying-the-feature-update/

    23 votes
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  16. Scheduled Offline Updates - Include Microsoft Office

    We find the Scheduled Updates option incredibly helpful, however not being able to include Office Updates means we still require the occasional build and capture to include those updates in the WIM. Could the inclusion of Office Updates within Scheduled Updates be a possibility?

    23 votes
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  17. Add Specific Permissions for Managing 3rd Party Updates

    I would like to see specific permissions for adding/managing a 3rd party software update custom catalog as well as a specific permission to "Publish third-party software update content".

    In our multi-tenancy ConfigMgr environment we have lots of different organizations using the same instance and being able to limit this functionality to just the top-level administrators will prevent hundreds if not thousands of unnecessary updates from being published.

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  18. Missing settings in Deploy Software Updates Template

    Some new features of Software Updates Deployments are missing in the Template.
    This can be frustrating for Admins if they rely on these templates.
    All settings you can specify in a Deployment should be part of the Template

    23 votes
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  19. Do not run Server Group's node drain scripts when installing definition updates

    If you define a server group and use Windows Defender you might want to update those definitions as early as possible.

    Currently, those definition updates trigger the node drain and resume skripts, which can lead to service downtime.
    Additionally, the updates can only be installed during maintenance windows.

    I want you to
    a) add an option in deployment in software update groups to always ignore maintenance windows
    b) add an option in deployment in software update groups to ignore server group settings

    22 votes
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  20. Option to reboot at the end of the maintenance window

    We have an issue with business wanting to know within a 15-30 minute timeframe when the server reboots. With the maintenance windows today we can only open for installation and reboot but do not know when during the maintenance window the reboot will happen. Would it be possible to allow a setting to wait with the reboot to the end of the maintenance window. This way the reboot time would be predictable and installation would happen during the maintenance window. The option could be something like "If reboot is required wait until the end of the maintenance window to reboot"ā€¦

    22 votes
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