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  1. SCCM SUP as command and control only, no deployment pacakges

    When WSUS was running standalone it was possible to use it as command and control only no local storage of patches only. With SCCM it is impossible to use without having to download and distribute patches as deployment packages. Let's get rid of that requirement, just create the Software update groups and allow all content to be downloaded at deployment time from Microsoft patching infrastructure. Its way more geographically distributed and fault tolerant and anything we can build in an SCCM infrastructure.

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      2 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Suspend Bitlocker before reboot

      When a BIOS update is being deployed, automatically suspend Bitlocker before the reboot. If this doesn't happen, you're forced to enter the recovery key which isn't very practical if you're doing a large roll out.
      FYI this is for BIOS updates for Dell coming from SCUP 2011. Probably applies to other hardware

      39 votes
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        4 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Exchange Maintenance Mode Functionality

        Functionality to allow SCCM to place Exchange servers (both DAG and non-DAG servers) into Maintenance Mode during patching. Then disable Maintenance mode at the end of the patching/Maintenance window.

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          0 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • 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…

          12 votes
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          • 4 votes
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            • 3rd Party Patching - Catalogs

              Enable easier integration with partner products or have the ability to pull down 3rd party catalogs.

              258 votes
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              • Option to set Security scope on ADRs

                ADRs do not have the option to set a security scope. In an environment with multiple departments making their own ADRs for their dept's devices, it would be useful to be able to set a security scope on the ADR itself like you can with the SUGs and Deployment Packages

                41 votes
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                  4 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Install software update step fails during OSD with timeout error when clients connect from slowly bandwidth sites when SUP is remote

                  Customer has large number of remote sites close to 1000 sites with slow bandwidth, they have local DP's to keep content transfer local and they are also okay with download SUP catalog over the WAN for a regular client .. however same design does not work for OSD process wherein Install software update step fails on all machine form the remote location during OSD with timeout error after 30 minutes as it cannot download 500MB catalog data in the allotted 30 minutes..

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                  • 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 the…

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                      1 comment  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • 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.

                      7 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • SOFTWARE UPDATE GROUP (SUG)

                        1) Under the section \Software Library\Overview\Software Updates\Software Update Groups. For any SUG’s deployment, there is no option to check the “PURPORSE” of the deployment, i.e. if it is deployed to any collection as “Available” or “Required”. As there could be more than 30-40 collections or more where monthly patches are deployed where we do have separate servers collections which needs to be deployed as “Available”, to do a scheduled reboot. In order to check it, we have to go to each and every collection to actually check the deployment mode. This could be centralized, i.e. by looking at the deployments…

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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.

                          11 votes
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                          • 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.

                            9 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Show which clients require a specifc update

                              There should be an easy way to see which clients have been are included in each status (Required/Installed/NotRequired/Unknown), directly from the software updates list. It already shows for each update a count of how many are in each state, but the only way to get a detailed list of which clients require a specific update is through running a report, which seems rather cumbersome.

                              It should be as simple as right clicking on a specific update and selecting "Update evaluation status" or such to get to this info.

                              33 votes
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                              • Create folders under Software Updates

                                Allow the creation of folders under Software Updates\Software Update Groups, Deployment Packages and Automatic Deployment Rules.

                                75 votes
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                                • Exclude Updates

                                  The ability to exclude a single or multiple updates with a simple Right Click > Exclude or Menu item.

                                  244 votes
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                                  • Exclude Updates

                                    The ability to exclude an update if required just by a simple right click > Exclude or Ribbon Menu item.

                                    3 votes
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                                    • 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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                                      • Include orchestration of software updates especially for tiered solutions

                                        Today it's only possible to orchestrate software updating based on a membership in collections.
                                        This is however rarely enough for more complex setups where you might have back-, middle-, and front tiers in your setup.

                                        Therefore I recommend adding a dependency system between computer objects, so that you can orchestrate at least the following:
                                        1) Which tier of servers are patched first, second and third etc.
                                        2) Reboot order between the different tiers which includes an accept of one tier being fully patched and rebooted before the next tier is begun updating.
                                        3) Ability to choose between warning or rollback…

                                        30 votes
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                                        • Full Implementation of OpsMgr /SCOM Maintenance Mode

                                          The functionality of "Disable Operations Manager alerts while software updates run" is not as nice, as it should be - because ist not a real maintenance from a OpsMgr view.

                                          29 votes
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