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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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)

    or

    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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  9. 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.

    7 votes
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  10. Ability to get reports on individual update by clicking on the Pie

    When I click on individual updates, I see on the bottom the pie chart of "Total Asset Count:" I am requesting that be a link that automatically launches the report so I can get a listing of all the machines related to the pie chart. Similar to when I click on a deployment and I can drill down to the list of Objects related to that deployment where it failed, succeeded, etc. I know I can run a report, but the report is not always accurate and "live". For that matter, where is it getting that number from??

    7 votes
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  11. Windows 10 servicing plan

    Being able to deploy the same servicing plan to multiple collections the same way we are able to create multiple deployments for the same update ADR so we don't need to create multiple servicing plans for the same updates.

    i know i can add the deployments manually to the software update group but it would be nice if it was done automatically

    1 servicing plan, 1 update group, 1 deployment package

    7 votes
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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. Improve feature update system - 60 minutes is too short a max run time.

    Allocate more than 60 minutes max runtime to a feature update, or at least have the feature update/ConfigMgr tell the user it was aborted because their PC is too slow. At the moment software center just keeps saying 'installing'. setupact.log has a MOUPG entry noting % progress.
    changing max runtime has no affect unless re-deployed.

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  16. Stick WU server in registryĀ during client upgrade

    During an automatic CM client upgrade there is a risk the update agent gets out to internet and download updates and upgrades from Microsoft Update servers before the new client agent is installed. During a CM client upgrade the local GPO/WU server registry settings should be sticky to block this behavior.

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  17. Windows 10 Servicing Management without Task Sequences

    The idea of leveraging a Windows 10 Servicing plan is great. It's a relatively simple process that can keep companies on a defined Windows 10 lifecycle. However, due to the nature of the upgrades and processes in which things get reset or reinstalled customers are forced to leverage task sequences. With the announcement of Windows 10 1803 pre/post configuration scripts, there now appears to be somewhat of an avenue where these items can start to be managed. However, when you look at our customers failure percentages for any deployment, you have to ask yourself, would a customer really want aā€¦

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  18. Uninstall feature in Software Updates

    If we would be having an option to automate any of the issue patch would be grateful, which is time consuming and manual effort involved to create it as a package in SCCM.
    Which is a pain in general to uninstall(Back-out) it from the estate when an issue patch has been rolled out.

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  19. Force install of software updates before deadline

    Currently we have an available time and a deadline time, it would be great if we could also have a time where all the updates that could be downloaded to a client and then install all of the ones that it can until a reboot is needed, and then still wait until the deadline fore that reboot.

    we give our users 2 weeks t o download and install, but even after communicating with them that installing will no force the reboot until the 2 weeks are up, the majority still insist on not installing until the deadline, and of courseā€¦

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  20. Allow configuration of WSUS to only sync desired channel and released updates

    The SCCM console is littered with updates I don't care about for Windows 10 and Office 365. Not only that, but it adds to the scan overhead on the clients. Please allow me to configure to sync only updates based on:

    Windows 10:
    * Release - Do not sync any "Preview" updates.
    * Upgrades - Do not sync any upgrades. We will do this via TS
    * Security & Quality Rollup ONLY - I don't need to see the Security Rollup when I'm already deploying the COMBO. For Windows SERVER, I want just the opposite, I want to see onlyā€¦

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