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  1. Customized Pilot user section in Software Center

    It would ne nice to have the ability to flip a switch that allows users to then see an area in Software center where they could join the company pilot group. Currently we have to manually maintain a list of users. This way, users could opt in to the pilot group for their machine. Pilot deployments would then be distinguishable from standard deployments so the user would know what was going on. Also a way for them to send feedback to the SCCM team would be great, even if it was just a thumbs up/down.

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  2. Change software update group pie chart to show only deployed collections

    I'd like the pie chart shown to change for it to only show the amount of compliant, non-compliant devices that that SUG is deployed to.

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  3. Give us the ability to customize the maximum run time based on update type

    The Cumulative Updates for Windows Server 2016 are taking longer and longer every month. I'm now seeing a lot of servers reaching the timeout after 60 minutes, and I have to bump it up to 90 for them to successfully install the update the following month. Could you give us a way to specify a custom maximum run time for Cumulative Updates and the Monthly Rollups so we can adjust it ourselves as they get bigger and take longer?

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  4. ADR - Limit Package Size

    ADR - Limit Package Size:
    within the automatic deployment configuration enable an option to limit the size of the package and when reached create a new package automatically. the screnn should be able to provide a pattern for the packagename

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  5. Allow Software Center to report all installed Software Updates

    When software updates are pending installed or just installed they are reported in the Software Center, Software Updates section. Then they disappear from that view.

    Can we configure the software update view to report all software updates installed by the SCCM client? Or reference the installed updates from Windows Update agent?

    9 votes
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  6. Apply the language filter for Office patches. The designed behavior is it pulls all languages making the deployment package larger than need

    Apply the language filter for Office patches. The designed behavior is it pulls all languages making the deployment package larger than needed regardless of the language filter applied

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  7. Content Size (KB) Column in SCCM Console

    In SCCM console, Software Library --> Software Updates, I have never seen the 'Content Size (KB) column' ever populated with the size of an update, why is this? Would it be possible for this information be passed through? Individual patches have developed into becoming cumulative updates, rollups etc and are considerably larger in size e.g. over 1 Gb each. In some instances they fail to install on low spec servers because they are marked with what seems to be the standard 'Maximum Run Time' of 10 Min. Knowing the update size and the MTU set within the view of theā€¦

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  8. Add the ability to disable a deployment on a per computer basis

    In the computer properties we can see all deployments to a system. It would be helpful to have enable/disable options at this level.

    Use case: a new SUG is deployed to an all servers collection each month. For some reason, a subset of the targeted systems need to be removed for the current month's deployment, but removal from the collection as a whole is not desired due to all other 'good' deployments to that collection. If that one deployment to that server or set of servers can be toggled to disabled, the deployment as a whole can continue except forā€¦

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  9. Include cross-references to embedded updates in http://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com

    Sometimes Microsoft embeds KBs into other KBs.

    For example, KB3173424 and KB3173426 (depending on OS) are embedded into MS16-100 KB3172729

    This can be seen in the SCCM 2012 R2 console by right-clicking the Security Update for Windows Server 2012 (or R2) (KB3172729), select "Properties", "Content Information" tab.

    But this information is not indexed reliably elsewhere and it should be.

    Request for feature implementation:
    Include cross-references to embedded updates in http://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com data

    Example:
    In http://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=3173426 package details, there could be a reference to say something like "This update is embedded into KB3172729" and conversely in the entries for KB3172729, it couldā€¦

    8 votes
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  10. Enable the Software Updates Catalog file to be downloaded using an ACP

    The Software Updates catalog file is not considered a true piece of content by Microsoft CM, but can be 25MB+ in size. Also, whenever a full client reset is initiated, this entire file must be downloaded again. This can put heavy strain on the network links.

    This request is to enable Alternate Content Provider (ACP) distribution of this file using 3rd-party ACP product.

    8 votes
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  11. Servicing plan for office 365

    It would be interesting to have to same option of Windows 10 in regards of the Servicing plan and dashboard but for office 365.

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  12. Error when attempting to change Office 365 Application Language

    When attempting to create an Office 365 installer it defaults to English (United Kingdom) but when deploying this installer to machines it gives the error (This installation requires a compatible Microsoft Office program installed on your computer)

    When attempting to change the installer to another language by clicking the add/remove button next to "Languages" the admin console throws the error "The given key was not present in the dictionary"

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  13. Include the ability to shutdown client (especially a server) after software updates are installed

    In large environments, deploying software updates with SCCM is very challenging. Why? Becasue you cannot simply install an update and let a sever reboot. You have to make sure that certain servers (like your Domain Controllers) reboot first, then DHCP, then DB boxes and dont even get me started with Exchagne and SAP. The ability to push updates to a server and once installed, shut the server down, gives us the ability to start up servers in a controlled order. This also saves valuable time when dealing with hundreds of servers in a virtual environment. Plus, you know when theā€¦

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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. Add 'Next Run Time' Column in the Automatic Deployment Rules

    In the Automatic Deployment Rules window, it would be helpful to see the next scheduled time the ADR is supposed to run. If it doesn't have one, then the cell would be blank.

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  16. Possibility to integrate cumulative updates into Feature Updates (Windows 10 Servicing)

    Please add the possibility to integrate cumulative updates into Windows 10 Feature Updates (SCCM servicing)

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    do the integration by yourself and give us the possibility to re-download the Feature update with an integrated cumulative update.

    8 votes
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  17. Add an entry to Audit Status Messages when an ADR is manually ran

    Currently the only way to tell who manually initiated an ADR is to check the SMSProv.log. However, since this log is recreated so frequently it's easy to lose this record. Due to the impact that a rogue ADR can have on an environment, a more reliable way of auditing ADR's that were manually initiated should be added. First idea that comes to mind is creating an Audit Status Message.

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  18. Simple revocation / recall of deployed update

    Allow / create simple way to globally revoke / recall deployed update that utilizes the software update deployment model rather than having to utilize the application/program deployment model.

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  19. Express Update vs Full Update option

    Express updates are downloading more and more data of PSF file on client machine and consuming more and more space, more than 40 GB on a computer.

    we should have either full update or Express Update, we should have option, and computers doesn't download all PSF file which consumes more than 30 GB

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  20. Reboot On Logoff

    Following deployment of software updates, build in the functionality to have the machine reboot when a logged in user logs out. Much needed in sensitive areas such as Emergency Departments & Operating Rooms.

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