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  1. 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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      1 comment  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 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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      • 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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        • Software Updates DP download from Windows Update

          Add the ability for DPs (presumably at remote locations) that have better connectivity to Windows Update) to download update [binaries] directly from Windows Update instead of through the normal content distribution process.

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          • 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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            • Express installation for Windows Server 2016

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

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              • 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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                • 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…

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                  • 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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                    • 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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                      • 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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                        • SCreate a seocndary deadline action for insalling and rebooting outside of maintenance window

                          I'd like to have the option, when pushing out software updates to have deadlines for maintenance windows. For example, you set the deadline for automatic install and reboot for sunday at 10pm and set the deadline behaviour to not do anything outside of the maintenance window. This means the patches will only automatically install during the maintenance window and wont interrupt the users during the day. However, I'd like a secondary deadline, so that say on Wednesday night I can set the patches to install outside of the maintenance window from say 6pm onward (i.e the users have had enough…

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                          • 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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                            • 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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                              • 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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                                • 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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                                  • "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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                                    • 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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                                      • Prevent A SUP Package from Overwriting a SUP Directory tree

                                        At 3 customer sites, someone has mistakenly entered in an incorrect path for a SUP package and overwritten the package source for other packages. For example, it's common practice to use \\server\share\<year>\<month> for package source. If I Package A uses \\server\share\<year>\<month>, and then a Package B is created and uses \\server\share\<year> as the package source, the <month> folder is overwritten and Package Source A has been corrupted. Might it be possible to prompt for "Are you SURE - this will overwrite the source for these packages:..." in such a scenario?

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                                        • Add installation progress to the Feature Updates

                                          The lack of an "Installation Progress" indicator for most updates isn't an issue. But given the Feature Updates can take quite a while, it would be nice to have that progress percentage (perhaps just the "Mapped Global progress" form the setupact.log) displayed in Software Center.

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