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  1. 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 Unexpired updates that are not superseded will likely bloat and fill up the data shares.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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  2. 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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  3. 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.

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  4. 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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  5. 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??

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  6. 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

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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. Maintenance Window Blackout

    In some certain scenarios, it would benefit to have the ability to Blackout Existing Maintenance Windows (universal) for a specifc date or range of days.

    e.g. systems maintenance or migration in progress for three days, I don't want those systems to be touched by deployments or software updates as to not cause disruption. Or in a case where its a holiday week and high volume of sales so would like to "pause" any automated actions that could cause reboots within a specified date(s)/time(s).

    6 votes
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  16. SCCM Should not Force A Reboot Until BOTH Windows Updates AND Office 365 Updates are INSTALLED

    Seems Office 365 updates do not coincide with Windows updates like previous versions. What happens is Windows updates will force a reboot without waiting for Office 365 updates to finish installing.

    Both are set with the same deadline in the same Software Update Group.

    Otherwise, I recommend that the Office/SCCM Team come up with restart flags that can be set via SCCM to just restart the Office 365 apps.

    6 votes
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  17. Improve performance of 'Install Software Update' Task Sequence step (outside of OSD)

    I've been using a custom made Task Sequence to deploy updates to a number of servers in our environment, and I've noticed that performance of the 'Install Software Updates' TS step. The main reason for using this approach is that I can run additional pre- and post- installation steps (like disabling/re-enabling app services, etc.) which simplifies the process and allows scalability. Usually, a deployment is created well in advance that advertises the required SUG (deployed as available) to a particular set of machines and all I need is to have only the updates that are made available for the serverā€¦

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  18. Support Phased Deployments in Automatic Deployment Rules

    I think this is pretty straight-forward. If the Phased Deployment feature is to become a thing for software updates it needs to be supported as part of ADRs. If organizations are manually deploying updates then they're simply doing it wrong. If anyone thinks I'm transitioning from automated deployments to manual phased deployments they vastly underestimate my laziness.

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  19. Option to use proxy only for syncing from internet (and not between SUPs)

    When configuring proxy for SUP syncing, the same proxy will be used not only to sync updates from internet on primary SUP, but also to sync from primary SUP to other SUPs.
    This creates a problem in a scenario where proxy is only allowed to access internet, since without it we can not sync from internet, and with it we can't sync between SUPs.

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  20. Searching in Software Updates filter by OS of Client Needing Update

    When doing a search in Software Updates, when filtering the search it would be excellent if one of the filter criteria were the ability to filter by the OS of the Client needing an update. I'm NOT speaking of the free text search of the OS'es the patch applies to, but rather the ability to look at the OS of the machines that need the patch and filter out the machines which are an OS we do not patch with SCCM. We only patch Client Os here and not servers Via SCCM. Therefore I'd like to be able to dropā€¦

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