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  1. Enhance Filter options for Automatic Deployment Rules

    The Wizard for creating automatic deployment rules is nice for people who prefer easy-to-use wizards but some of us power administrators need more options. I would like to have the opportunity to define a SQL query by myself, that gives me exactly the updates I need. The rule engine translates the filters to Sql queries. Therefore I guess it would be easy for you to implement a Text field for custom queries.

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    • Add link to monitoring deployment from SUP

      Whenever you are in Software Update Groups looking at the Statistics, it would be nice to click a link to view the deployment instead of having to click on Monitoring - Deployments find the deployment and view the status.

      Even having the ability to right click on a SUG and View Status (like you get when you are in Deployments)

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      • Stop applications reopen automatically after an update is applied by SCCM

        Reopening after restarting Windows...

        After the computer receives Windows Update via SCCM, the computer restarts normally and after the user redo Logon, it automatically reopens the software, such as Paint, Calculator, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, etc.

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        • compliance baselines should allow for compliance checks against software update groups

          currently we can only really select individual updates for creating a compliance baseline, it would be great if we could add compliance baselines based on a software updates group

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          • Install Servicing Stack Updates Before Other Updates

            Currently, when servicing stack updates and regular updates are deployed in the same software update group, the patches do not apply in a determinant order. This leads to cases where a cumulative update that requires a new servicing stack is installed before the servicing stack itself.

            While this can be worked around by separately deploying the servicing stack update before updates that require said servicing stack, it would be much more convenient if the update installation process checked if there are any servicing stack updates to be deployed and automatically installed them first

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            • Show update size in the console

              Make it possible to see update size in the console appropriate field which is always empty as of now. The only one way to see update size is by clicking out each update and checking "Content Information" tab.

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              • Add Software Updates to an excisting update group that has been deployed

                We now have an option to deploy software updates without downloading them, and I’m a fan as this enables many great scenarios.

                But if we want to add a new software update to an existing Update Group, it still requires the update to be downloaded (see screenshot).

                This should be allowed, and the following error should be a warning, and still allow us to add new software updates to an update group that has been deployed.

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                • Firmware (UEFI/BIOS) Monitoring & Updates

                  Add the ability to query device model manufacturers for all drivers and specifically BIOS/UEFI versions. To then be deliverable as updates.

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                  • double notification from Office 365 updates

                    I would like to make the double notification optional when deploying Office 365 updates from SCCM. When the deployment has a deadline, SCCM client seems to be adding a reg key that is recognized by Office 365 client. Couple hours before the deadline, there is a notification coming from Office 365 C2R. If an user shutdown the machine before deadline, the user will see multiple notification from both O365 or SCCM next day. The order is kind of random. Worst case the Office 365 update reminder still shows after the update being applied by SCCM, because it passed the deadline…

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                    • Install Behaviour feature for Software Updates

                      Applications have the Install Behaviour tab so that any applications which need to be stopped before the application updates can do so, in order to ensure a smoother installation.

                      In some cases for Software Updates, we've seen the SUP procedure break some applications because the services that those applications run were still running whilst an update installed.

                      We would like the option for an Install Behaviour for Software Updates, so that when an update is scheduled a user would receive a prompt to ensure that the applications are closed before performing the install, and/or for it to be automatically closed…

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                      • Windows 10 Servicing Page on

                        Please add Windows 10 1809 to the OS pie chart on the SCCM Windows 10 Servicing section. Right now it is appearing as "Other" even in the SCCM 1810 console which should be latest and greatest.

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                        • When reviewing the status of a software update, allow opening a list of computers that still need it directly in the console

                          When viewing a software update in the console, it only shows the number of systems that are compliant, non-compliant, etc. next to the pie chart. Modify that so each number is a hyperlink that when clicked opens a new node under Devices showing the list of systems that are in that state for that update. Having the ability to quickly see which systems still need an update in the console would be extremely useful. Having to run a report every time is slow and cumbersome.

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                          • A way to clean up duplicate updates that may be in more then one Deployment Package

                            I find updates duplicated into multi packages, and downloaded in each, making the space used 2x+ more then needed.

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                            • 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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                              • Change the default timeout for feature updates, when feature updates timeout they should fail and stop.

                                The feature updates in our environment always time out on the older machines with mechanical drives as they are slow to update. It would be helpful if the timeout was set to a lot more than 1 hour by default. Secondly when it does time out it would be helpful if it failed the deployment instead of sitting in software center saying it's installing indefinitely. The only way I've been able to do this is to delete the client from SCCM and re-install the agent on the client machine. Distribution of feature updates through SCCM needs a lot of work.

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                                • 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.

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                                  • Allow for Preaction for Software Updates

                                    With third party updates now in the Software Center we still have a problem with Bitlocker. If you install the Dell Bios update it will install, reboot and flash your BIOS and then force a Bitlocker Recovery event.

                                    In the Software Deployment for Software Updates it would be nice to have the ability to have a check box with several actions, much like you already have for the Write-filter for embedded devices.

                                    Have a check box for:
                                    -Suspend Bitlocker on reboot
                                    -Stop Service : ***.EXE
                                    -run Pre-Script: ***.PS1
                                    -Run Post-Script [Before or After reboot]: ***.PS1

                                    Similar ones but not defined: …

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                                    • Add button to add Automatic Deployment Rule Criteria to a new custom search

                                      Would be nice to create a new custom search from an Automatic Deployment Rule.

                                      Add a button near the "Preview" that will create a new custom search or replace an existing one.

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                                      • 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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                                        • Add 'OS Build' Column in Updateinfo for each update

                                          The UBR is also used to identify a machine is complaint to cumulative monthly patch or not.

                                          Now that we have OS build (Buildext or UBR) info add to V_R_System via DDR, it would be great if the same UBR or OS Build is added to each update in V_Updateinfo table in SCCM Database
                                          when the new updates released by Microsoft on MSPD, so that the win 10 compliance reporting would be much simpler.

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