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  1. 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').

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      4 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 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/

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        3 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • 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 the…

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        • 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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            3 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Fix ADR Deployment Settings when editing

            In SCCM 2012R2, there use to be a an edit for the ADR so you could specify a new deadline time. The time field is no longer an option once the wizard is closed. In CB (1702) you need to recreate the entire ADR to specify a new hour for the deadline. See pictures.

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            • 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?

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                3 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Option to force restart desktop endpoints if no user logged in

                Hi There,

                I am wondering if we can have an option in SCCM to force restart desktop endpoints after patch installation when no user logged in. This option certainly not useful for server endpoints but for desktop endpoints, it could be a blessing for work station admins those have to chase users to restart the VDI/desktop endpoints periodically to get patches installed in an environment where admins can't define any specific restart time due to nature of the job. Possible options/ features I see:
                1. Define setting in machine collection/ deployment group that if no user logged in install the…

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                  1 comment  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Add a patch now option

                  Add a patch now option

                  From the software update view in the console, add a option to select updates, then having a patch now or deploy now action.

                  This could open a window with all the devices on which the updates is missing the give you the ability to add those devices to a collection where the updates are deployed or even give you the ability the create a deployment, download the updates, etc...

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                    1 comment  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Software Update reports accessible from within Software Updates

                    It would be great to have a menu item to view the specific update reports in the All Software Updates view and within the Software Updates Groups view. Currently we can ascertain the updates' status details, required count, install count etc... from the Software Update list view but this information is not interactive. To actually identify the specific list of systems these updates are needed by or installed on we have to manually run a compliance report for the software update. It would be nice to have that functionality built into the Software Library module where highlighting an update will…

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                    • Monitor Software Update Installation in Real Time using a Dashboard or SCCM Admin Website

                      When deploying Software Updates to your server farm, it would be great to have a centralized Dashboard or Web Interface that provides you real time statistics of the patch installation process. This would give you the ability to immediately see if a patch failed to install or a client failed to install a patch or, in the case of a few updates, that a reboot is required to the remaining patches can be installed. I know its kind of getting greedy but if this dashboard existed, and you could right click on a server and launch a remote version of…

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                      • Enable partial patching if maintenance window isn't big enough

                        SCCM seems to calaulate the total time for an update group and then look for a maintenance window big enough to apply all the updates. I'd like to see SCCM apply as many patches as it can during a maintenance window.

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                          2 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • One deployment for multiple collections

                          We are using SCCM to deploy software updates to our servers. All servers are using the same software updates group. There's around 45 different maintenance windows for them. Since there one collection for each maintenance window, we need to create 45 deployments even if the deployment settings are all the same. Becauce of that, if we do any changes in the software updates group, the server will start processing the changes for hours and have everything else on hold.

                          We can see it by looking at the number of files it generate in the inboxe folder.

                          It would be great…

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                            1 comment  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • SUP - Set IIS Private Memory Limit

                            When installing the SUP role - increase the IIS Application Pool private memory limit to 4000000 like mentioned in https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/configurationmgr/2015/03/23/configmgr-2012-support-tip-wsus-sync-fails-with-http-503-errors/

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                              1 comment  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • 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

                              17 votes
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                              • ADR property filter extend "date released or revised" with custom

                                We create "year packages" for several products so older updates are in a "static software upgrade". But we still have to maintain these SUG periodically to remove superseeded updates.
                                An example:
                                I'd like to have an ADR which selects all updates from 2015 for all my server OS'es and checks this every month or quarter so expired updates are automatically removed and reinstated updates are added again.

                                In addition, I want my current ADR to select all updates from 1st of Januar till now. This is not possible at the moment because all moments are relative.

                                Why(?) this seems strange…

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                                • Ability to set a site-wide default Maximum Run time

                                  I see that there is another similar post about this but rather than MS just simply increasing the default max run time for CU's, why not give admins the ability to set the default Max Run Time centrally?

                                  The amount of time a patch takes to install is going to vary based on the type of hardware being used. Where one company might have hardware that can do it in 30mins, others might need more like 45 mins.

                                  It makes more sense for a setting like this to be managed centrally by admins.

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                                    2 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Ability to modify user notifications to include expected update duration

                                    In SCCM, administrators should have the ability to modify the text in notification balloons that currently states:

                                    Software changes are required
                                    Your IT Department requires changes to the software on your computer. Click here for options

                                    Users are not given the information needed (ie. how long will it take) to make the decision when to start the update.

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                                    • Service Plans - define search for feature updates to save disk space

                                      At the moment when creating a service plan in SCCM e.g. for Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (1709) there are several versions downloaded. Like the x86, x64, consumer and business files. So if you need the update only for Win 10 x64 Enterprise EN, you will still get all 4 versions: the x86, x64, consumer updates (Win 10 Home) and business updates. That results in pretty much wasted disk space which would not be necessary since the x64 business files would suffice.

                                      It would be great if we can define the search better so you can choose what files will…

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                                      • Update Servicing Message Windows 10 Feature Update 1607

                                        "When you install a new operating system, all the existing data on your computer will be removed." This message confuses the user.

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                                        • O365 express update download support in SCCM

                                          We have got the capability of managing O365 patch deployments from SCCM, but there is no support to download only the differential updates like it does when we do it from CDN.
                                          Because, usually the size of O365 patches would be in GBs.

                                          This will help many organizations to choose SCCM toolset in O365 patch management.

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