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  1. Bitlocker aware updating - Suspend bitlocker automatically

    Now that Surface drivers and firmware are available to download as software updates it would be great to be able to deploy them without worrying about Bitlocker and having our users locked out.

    So far it seems that we have to do a lot of testing to see whether or not a driver or firmware will lockout bitlocker, and then give up and deploy them using a TS, so we can suspend Bitlocker, update, reboot and reenabled bitlocker.

    Could all drivers/firmware from the Surface update category automatically have bitlocker suspended when deployed as an update? or give us a tickā€¦

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  2. SCCM - Add Modern App updates into SCCM like IE or Windows Updates. Patients affected

    We support 86,000 health care Windows 10 clients. Built IN Modern apps like Photos update randomly in the middle of the day TAKING down our entire WAN and LAN forcing emergency rooms to stop working.

    This is due to 300MB per App per machine x 80,000+ machines = 24,000,000 MB of data coming through the Internet Gateway regularly with EACH app update. We have tracked this data all coming from the Microsoft App update servers.

    We have to patch built in apps like Edge and Photos for health care security. Redundant apps have been uninstalled and Windows Store is blocked.

    ā€¦

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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. Inbuilt Mechanism To Uninstall Patch via SCCM

    Hello,

    Not sure why SCCM doesnt have an inbuilt mechanism to uninstall a patch from the SCCM console. We do have this feature to remove (Disapprove) a patch in WSUS which is a freeware.

    It is really a beneficial feature to be included as this comes up into use very frequently.

    Many Thanks
    Vikram Midha

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  9. Allow us to configure Proxy server settings for the console that is downloading Software Updates

    On our Primary site server, under Admin > Site System properties, we have set the proxy settings with username and password.

    In our company, Domain Admins are blocked at the proxy server from accessing the internet. My colleague, who is an SCCM admin, but not a Domain Admin, can download Software Updates and add them to a Deployment Package. I am a Domain Admin, and when I try this, it fails with: "Error: Failed to download content ID 16902216. Error %1 is not a valid Win32 application."

    So, that proxy setting is used by some functions of ConfigMgr, but notā€¦

    11 votes
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  10. Automatic Deployment Rules create 'available' deployment.

    I would like to create my ADR deployments for servers as available instead of required. This allows more control over server patching. Currently I create the package as required and then I have to alter it for servers that I do not want unattended installations.

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  11. "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 VMsā€¦

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  12. 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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  13. W10 Servicing - Windows Insider (for Business)

    Under W10 Servicing - Windows Insider builds are shown as "Other" Can SCCM ID these as either the build number or that they are Windows Insider builds

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  14. 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.

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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. Software Update Compliancy for Software Update Group - Report

    Hi,

    I'm using the Report "Compliance 1 - Overall Compliance".
    I want to check compliance of specific computers with a software update group deployed to them. However lots of computers get "Non-compliant" as status. When I click through the report the non-compliancy is coming from updates NOT included in the software update group. This doesn't seem very logic to me.

    I would like to have a report which shows me the compliancy for updates ONLY included in the software update group, no other updates. As according to me it happens sometimes that updates are required but aren't deployed yet becauseā€¦

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  18. Add software updates package source restrictions or warnings

    When a software updates package is created, the given path is cleared of any existing content. This is very destructive if an incorrect path is given. One of several things should happen:
    1. Restrict the location of software updates packages if another package is using the same folder or any folder below.
    2. Warn if additional content is detected in the given path for a software updates package.
    3. Not clear additional content from software updates packages source locations.

    We recently ran into this with a co-worker making documentation and put in the root path for all of our packagesā€¦

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  19. Give more granular control over the 2 hour SUP failover timeout

    Currently, failover from one SUP to another SUP is always at least 2 hours. Even with the new Boundary Group design, with controllable failovers - the minimum is still 2 hours. Allow admins to control that minimum, and set it smaller than 2 hours.

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  20. Full Office 365 SUP WSUS Integration

    Full Office 365 Integration with upstream WSUS

    Ok, i try to explain my problem.
    Office 365 Updates are not fully integrated to WSUS. When i use an upstream WSUS in my environment with downloading content locally, the o365 conent is only a dummy content, the real content is downloaded from MS.

    So, when my SUP has no internet connection, i have to configure a proxy for downloading it. But this is greyed out or not possible when using an upstream WSUS. I have to configure the SUP to go directly in the internet, and than i have the option, toā€¦

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