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

      152 votes
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        8 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • 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.

        49 votes
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          0 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Need WSUS Maintenance tasks

          There should be a few built in maintenance tasks to go through and complete all the maintenance tasks that are needed for WSUS. I find having to run through these steps every month to be quite tedious requiring a lot of change control each month to get the maintenance work completed for WSUS.

          Everything described in this article should be automatically done by CM: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/configurationmgr/2016/01/26/the-complete-guide-to-microsoft-wsus-and-configuration-manager-sup-maintenance/

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

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

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

                  9 votes
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                  • 62 votes
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                      6 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • defender updates category

                      Defender Updates are released using a wrong category. They are tagged as "Definition updates" instead of Security (or whatever would fit in this place). The wrong category caused hundreds of machines installing the broken update 4052623.
                      Customers tend to deploy Updates of the category Definition updates directly to all machines using ADRs. So there is no testing upfront. Changing the category to something else would make ADRs ignore the engine updates and only deploy Definition updates.
                      Customers would be able to create a separate ADR for engine updates and have those being tested before deployment to all machines.

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                      • Do not run Server Group's node drain scripts when installing definition updates

                        If you define a server group and use Windows Defender you might want to update those definitions as early as possible.

                        Currently, those definition updates trigger the node drain and resume skripts, which can lead to service downtime.
                        Additionally, the updates can only be installed during maintenance windows.

                        I want you to
                        a) add an option in deployment in software update groups to always ignore maintenance windows
                        b) add an option in deployment in software update groups to ignore server group settings

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                        • 3rd party revised

                          Replace update metadata revision on 3rd party catalog synchronisation. With SCUP, it prompts if you want to replace update informations. Would be nice if this function will be implemented in SCCM Third-Party Software Updates too (automatically or manually). If update already deployed to WSUS, revisions need to be updated automatically to keep consistency.

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                          • retry installation of failed software updates

                            When installing updates via software centre, some updates may fail initially, once other updates have completed installation, software centre doesn't retry these updates but prompts for the reboot. Once the user reboots updates may try installation again which then means another reboot for the user. When initiating the install again manually it usually results in the failed updates installing correctly.

                            Software Cenre should retry the 'failed' updates at least once - before offering a reboot to the user as in most cases this should result in all updates being applied and the user only needing to reboot once.

                            Also better…

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                            • Re-run failed Automatic Deployment Rule (ADR)

                              Sometimes (one time per week) we have a failed automatic deployment rule (ADR).

                              Error Code:
                              SMS_RULE_ENGINE
                              Message ID: 8706
                              Decription:
                              Content download failed.
                              Message: Failed to download one or more content files.
                              Source: SMS Rule Engine.

                              Most of the time it is the one of the Windows Defender Definition updates. If I Re-run (Run Now) the ADR it works perfectly. Maybe there is not enough time between sync sup and run ADR. I don't know. After I click "Run Now" it's always success.

                              It would be great if you can add an option "Re-run failed ADR, after X minutes, try…

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                              • Third party update Dell Update group by models

                                1. When creating new ADR only published Dell updates are searchable to be added, any updates that are not published won’t be shown in the search results. Since publish updates means having updates downloaded first, we have to manually publish the updates we need before creating the ADR selectively, which brings up issue #2;
                                2. Since in issue #1 we need to publish updates first before we can create new ADRs, can we group Dell updates by models, say all Dell updates for 9020, since we want to filter Dell updates only with the models we have, then we create…

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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 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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                                    • maintenance window and computer restart notification time preventing reboots

                                      It seems that if you set a client notification time in Computer Restart client policy that exceeds the maintenance window on a collection then the devices in that collection will never force a reboot with a user logged on.

                                      It would be nice if it gave the user the notification window but when the maintenance window comes around for the 2nd time and a reboot has not been done then the installation would happen at the start of that maintenance window.

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                                      • phased deployments for software updates

                                        Extend the Phased Deployments feature to include Software Updates if it is not already planned.

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                                          planned  ·  1 comment  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Ability to deploy Software Update Groups to User Collections

                                          It would make sense to have the ability to deploy software update groups to user collections. We have a few different user collections for "pilot" users. When we want to test new software we deploy to these "waves" of pilot users. This gives us the ability to not have to worry about maintaining the users primary device in a device based collection. We have device based affinity within client settings enabled. So if the user ever replaces their pc it gets updated within 48 hrs of system use. This will dynamically keep our pilot list updated. It's a PIA trying…

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