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  1. 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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  2. Automatically Publish Full Content for Third Party Software Updates

    With the release of CB 1806 we are now able to publish third party updates using custom catalogs. Ideally, third party patches would function exactly like first party patches from an administration and automation perspective. Currently there's two main areas where this is not the case.

    Synchronization Schedule:
    I could be wrong on this but I believe that subscribed catalogs sync automatically every 24-hours. While that's nice, it would be great to simply integrate with the existing sync schedule. Sync the catalogs, publish relevant metadata to WSUS, then sync the SUP(s).

    Automatic Deployment Rules:
    Currently, only update metadata is published…

    207 votes
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  3. Improve SCCM's built in WSUS cleanup and maintenance task

    Preview SCCM versions have a basic WSUS cleanup and maintenance task. It should be evolved and expanded to include SQL index optimization, IIS configuration optimization, and deletes of declined updates.

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  4. Add deployment setting-Allow enforcement outside of maintenance window for deferred update (updates that have missed one maintenance window)

    There are many benefits to having one deployment for all of our workstations. We have an ADR that approves our patches and deploys them to a singular collection. Our update schedule is segmented so that not all locations go at once. Since we only have one deployment, this assignment is carried through by maintenance windows. We would love a setting that allows the workstations to wait for their maintenance window after our approval, but as soon as it has missed one window "and is now a deferred update" then enforce outside of maint. windows. We know we could go back…

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  5. 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.

    30 votes
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  6. Allow WSUS servers to download updates only on HTTPS

    Currently, the WSUS servers connect to the URLs (both HTTP and HTTPS) to download the updates, as mentioned in this link: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/sum/plan-design/plan-for-software-updates#BKMK_ConfigureFirewalls

    This means allowing HTTP traffic to come down to internal servers (by creating exceptions in the proxy settings), causing serious audit failures and security concerns.

    Also, a lot of proxy solutions also have a capability to block the content from whitelisted HTTP URLs if the file size is too large, thinking that it might be malicious content. This again causes problems when Windows 10 Feature and Express Updates are downloaded!

    Hence, it would be great to publish all…

    15 votes
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  7. Office 365 Proofing Tools language Selection

    Office 365 Proofing Tools language Selection:

    In SCCM, we cannot select the Office 365 Proofing Tools Languages along with the Office 365 Client Update. But, if we choose the Office 365 languages then the respective Office 365 Proofing tools language will be selected.

    Office 365 language size will have ~400-500MB and the Proofing tools language size will have 30-150MB. So, if we select ONE language, then it will be around ~450-650MB. Here most of the users will not have Office 365 language Pack, but they will use Office 365 Proofing Tools languages for Grammer, Spell check, etc.

    As per the…

    21 votes
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  8. Add software updates package source restrictions or warnings

    When a software updates package is created, the given path is cleared of any existing content. This is very destructive if an incorrect path is given. One of several things should happen:
    1. Restrict the location of software updates packages if another package is using the same folder or any folder below.
    2. Warn if additional content is detected in the given path for a software updates package.
    3. Not clear additional content from software updates packages source locations.

    We recently ran into this with a co-worker making documentation and put in the root path for all of our packages…

    10 votes
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  9. The Office 365 updates behavior in SCCM 1802 still feels off and unpolished

    We still see prompts for closing running office applications and while Software Center displays a reboot required, the update doesn't seem to get installed unless manually triggered through the in-app notification.

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  10. Allow offline patching of Feature Updates

    Currently (as far as I can tell anyway) there is no way to offline patch a feature update. I'm currently in the process of developing an upgrade strategy for moving from 1709 to 1809.

    At the moment, I have to deploy the feature update, and once complete, the subsequent patches are applied soon after, increasing disruption to users already inconvenienced by having their computer offline for at least 30 minutes while the feature update applies.

    It would be great if the feature update could be kept "up-to-date" by allowing offline patching, and therefore necessitating only a single reboot, which would…

    3 votes
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  11. 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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  12. Bring Servicing Plans into Parity with WUfB/Intune or Kill Them

    Since the initial release of Win 10 servicing plans they haven't kept up with their WUfB/Intune companions. While I can appreciate that many are not using servicing I feel it's a bit of a chicken and egg problem.

    Specifically:
    Remove SAC-T at some point (Win 10 1903 and beyond won't have it)
    Increase the delay to 365
    Configure the uninstall period (2-60)
    Support the Insider releases.

    Alternatively, since WUfB is now integrated into the console just get rid of servicing plans entirely. In such case you may want to integrate the dual scan configuration into the WUfB node.

    10 votes
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  13. Provide an Install Updates TS step which uses DISM

    There should be an Install Software Updates TS step which allows you to select an existing Software Update Group/Deployment Package and apply all those updates using DISM rather than just triggering a scan of available deployed updates.

    5 votes
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  14. 85 votes
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  15. 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??

    4 votes
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  16. from All Software Updates right click and show machines that need the update

    From All Software Updates Right click on the update, click on Show Machines that require the update and see a list of Machine names that need the update.

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  17. Software Updates and Required count can link to all devices that need the update.

    When you're in "Software Updates", there is the "Required" column that shows you a number of devices that need that particular update. It would be nice to be able to add something to a right click menu to automatically create a collection of those devices that need the update. Something similar to what you have when you create a Baseline Deployment.

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  18. Bios & Firmware Centre

    While there is some nice ideas to update bios and firmware, it tends to require a lot of customisation. It would be nice to have a new feature in Software updates dedicated to this. Just construct a framework and hopefully the tier 1 vendors would provide the 'plugin' to be able to update/patch within SCCM

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  19. Ability to easily link a script for SCCM controller reboots.

    In a large enterprise environment its sometimes important to shutdown several services on the local and remote servers in a particular order. It would be nice to be able to easily manage startup/shutdown scripts from a central area that you could attach at the single asset level. Ie a tab that has these items at the single asset

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  20. A security patch showing how many devices need it should also have a hyperlink to the names of the devices needing it.

    When a security patch is selected, it shows how many devices are in need of it. Clicking on the 'Required' count should show the device names. It would be helpful to see the information right away than running a report to find the same.

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