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  1. 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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  2. Install everything when no user logged in ( Ignore Maintanance window) for workstations

    Currently ,to install deployments, we need to depend on maintenance window . I would like to see option to install deployment (applications ,deployments,task sequence etc) when no user logged in (ignore maintenance window if it has any) for workstations .
    There are lot of cases that, users will not be connected devices to network when the maintenance window is configured that delay the deployments. If we have this option enabled ,we can easily achieve deployments when user not logged in but device connected to network.

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  3. 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!

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  4. Allow WSUS servers to download updates only on HTTPS

    Currently, the WSUS servers connect to the URLs (both HTTP and HTTPS) to download the updates, as mentioned in this link: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/sum/plan-design/plan-for-software-updates#BKMK_ConfigureFirewalls

    This means allowing HTTP traffic to come down to internal servers (by creating exceptions in the proxy settings), causing serious audit failures and security concerns.

    Also, a lot of proxy solutions also have a capability to block the content from whitelisted HTTP URLs if the file size is too large, thinking that it might be malicious content. This again causes problems when Windows 10 Feature and Express Updates are downloaded!

    Hence, it would be great to publish all…

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  5. 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.

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  6. retry failed software updates

    This could be a config thing and if it is I'm sorry, I cannot find where.

    Last month I grabbed all updates that have a required > 1 and deployed them (to test first of course). Now, several days (and more accurately, several maintenance windows) after they were deployed I have some updates that in the console show in monitoring\deployments\my deployment\error tab and on the client show as "past due - will be installed". The only way I know to fix these is to manually log into each server, possibly reboot them, then manually click on the retry button for…

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  7. Software Updates Required View Status

    Software Updates Required View Status

    Can we get an option to view status like in deployment status to view machines that are required and installed? We have no idea what does machines are.

    Thanks.

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  8. Software Update Filter based on Architecture x64 / x86

    Please add a possibilty to filter Software Updates based on the Architecture. (32Bit or 64Bit)

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  9. 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.).

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  10. Show Patch/Software Update Size

    When building software update packages in SCCM we run into having to build a deployment package to see what size the updates are. The issue we are having is managing the size of these packages which are frequently getting into the multiple GB range. One we ran recently hit almost 6 GB.

    This information is on the Windows Update Catalog site, but it doesn't appear to be in SCCM or WSUS. I'm guessing that it isn't in the data that is available to WSUS and as a result SCCM doesn't get it either. It would be very useful if we…

    13 votes
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  11. Express installation for Windows Server 2016

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

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  12. 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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  13. Add 'OS Build' Column in Updateinfo for each update

    The UBR is also used to identify a machine is complaint to cumulative monthly patch or not.

    Now that we have OS build (Buildext or UBR) info add to V_R_System via DDR, it would be great if the same UBR or OS Build is added to each update in V_Updateinfo table in SCCM Database
    when the new updates released by Microsoft on MSPD, so that the win 10 compliance reporting would be much simpler.

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  14. Send message personalizade in Updates

    In my company when sending updates we want to send personalized messages, that they are sending patches and it is from the company that we must restart. Example: The administration of _____ we have applied patches to restart your computer. Atte enterprise

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  15. Add Conditions for Patching

    Add conditions to Patches, such as certain processes not running, user not logged on, etc. Just like we've added for applications.

    This is especially needed for certain 3rd-party updates. [cough] Adobe... [cough]

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  16. Different business hour for different days

    It will be good to allow options for users to select different timing for different days in the business hour setting Eg. 10am to 4pm on Monday, 12pm to 6pm on Tuesday, etc

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  17. Allow single systems to exclude single patches from an update group.

    We would like the capability to exclude a single patch from a specific computer. Right now, we have to exclude a server from all patches, manually patch it, or create a totally new deployment because a 3rd party vendor requires patch exclusions for their product to function. It would be a whole lot easier if there was a way to exclude a group of specific patches from singular systems or collections.

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  18. Log which user initiated software updates

    In a multi-administrator environment, it's often useful to check which user initiated the installation of the software updates.

    Now all we have is: 'InstallUpdates Initiated by user'.
    We don't really know which user initiated those updates.

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  19. "Cluster Aware" Patching Variables

    With the new Cluster Aware patching in TP3, I would like to see dynamic variables that you can call into your pre and post scripts that would tell you which machines are currently getting patched, and which machines are currently up. This would allow admins to write a more simplistic script where it queries a variable instead of having to build a script that test connections and make sure its not installing software updates. Example scenario would be patching Hyper-V clusters, where you need to keep all VM's up and running. We could query the variable, to move the VMs…

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  20. Provide end users variable duration for software update until deadline (evergreen updates)

    It is about the topic, to deploy large software updates in the future (evergreen). Give each user a certain freedom, without losing complete control.

    Here, we would like to give each user a defined timeframe for the update, rather than, define a fixed deadline for all in the beginning.

    This would help to processing new windows channels in a higher frequency and to scale the rollout.

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