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  1. Quit Filtering out Windows 10 and Office 365 Client Updates from the All Software Updates node

    The All Software Updates node should be just what it says - ALL SOFTWARE UPDATES.

    However, since the addition of the Windows 10 and Office 365 servicing nodes, the All Software Updates node no longer includes Windows 10 and Office 365 updates. This is confusing and unnecessary behavior IMO.

    It also makes the process to add these updates to the same SUGs as other updates more work as you can't query them all in the same pane. You have to query and add all non Windows 10 and non Office 365 Client updates to the SUG, then go to the…

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    • Devices compliance status

      Software Updates Dashboard - Devices Compliance Status: When adjusting Compliance Status Filters, save the chosen settings.
      Preferrably save the settings per user.

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      • In the office 365 dashboard, please include the release version in addition to the builder versions

        In the office 365 dashboard, please include the release version in addition to the builder versions

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        • Create a feature like the WSUS Selfupdate feature for updating WUA

          Hi all,

          with the older WSUS versions we had the selfupdate mechanism that kept the client WUA version up to date, before attempting any scan.

          This has since been deprecated, because WUA started to be patched outside of the updates for WSUS itself (like KB2938066).

          This has lead to a lot of enterprise environments having different and very old WUA versions among the install base.

          In order to address this problem at the moment, the ConfigMgr admins have to use a method like the one below:
          https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/enterprisemobility/2014/07/14/how-to-install-the-windows-update-agent-on-client-computers/

          This is an overhead for any admins and should be easier.

          It would…

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          • Office 365 required updates in 1710 Should Not Force Applications to Close

            Please do not force applications closed when applying office 365 updates. We have had to suspend the deployment of office 365 updates due to user impact until we can work this out. This same topic was marked as complete in the feedback section but it is still happening with SCCM 1710 and KBKB4057517 Installed.
            reference:
            https://configurationmanager.uservoice.com/forums/300492-ideas/suggestions/32048548-office-365-required-updates-in-1706-should-not-for

            Also I have not seen any user presented countdowns when the deadline approaches. Thanks.

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              Fix for this in sccm 1802 TP. Should be in 1802 prod. Mandatory office updates will now no longer trigger immediate forced office updates which force office shutdown. Instead, they will trigger a pending reboot which the end user can control, and patching will happen during reboot.

            • Service Plans - define search for feature updates to save disk space

              At the moment when creating a service plan in SCCM e.g. for Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (1709) there are several versions downloaded. Like the x86, x64, consumer and business files. So if you need the update only for Win 10 x64 Enterprise EN, you will still get all 4 versions: the x86, x64, consumer updates (Win 10 Home) and business updates. That results in pretty much wasted disk space which would not be necessary since the x64 business files would suffice.

              It would be great if we can define the search better so you can choose what files will…

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              • Add more options for ADR deadlines

                It would be just awesome, if you could configure your ADR deadline to be a certain date/time of month, instead of calculating hours AFTER the ADR has been run.. just if you could configure it so that that the deadline "Every month on day X at xx:xx"

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                • When enabling "Upgrades" class' in SUP properties, the advice about KB3095113 is wrong, KB3095113 is superceded. Badly needs attention!!!!

                  When enabling the "Upgrades" classification in SCCM SUP properties, the advice about KB3095113 is wrong, KB3095113 is superceded by KB4041693. This is horrendous to unravel and badly needs clarification and attention. Please make efforts to sort this mess out, thanks.

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                  • Tag rollups in the update sequence

                    When there are a list of updates which include rollups, Tag them and apply only those. In my idea this would grey out other updates which are applicable indicating that they're addressed with the rollups. This will reduce the time for up[dating!!

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                    • Deploy meltown/spectre related updates not in Monthly CU

                      When a ciritcal patch (ex: spectre/meltdown) is released do not put it in the Monthly CU. But release it as a single KB. The 2018-01 CU's for win10 and 7 are a mess.. Powershell ISE crash with dot net fix, juniper vpn client crashes on win10 with the CU. Give us admins the power to open up a CU and pull a single KB out to avoid issues but still be able to deploy the CU minus that one KB.

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                      • In ADR's I would like more options when scheduling a deployment

                        I would like to be able to say that I would like the deployment of the third Thursday of every month. I would also like to have deployments made as available not just required.

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                        • "Install Software Updates' Task Sequence more informative status messages

                          We are using Task Sequences to install Software Updates in our environment, as it allows us to automate pre- and post- update steps. In our case, admins need to observe how patching is going across all their machines in real time (through Status Message Queries) to make sure they fit into the pre-approved maintenance window.

                          Given that the 'Install Software Updates' task takes most of the time in the Task Sequence, it would be really helpful if the TS Engine would report some additional details when executing this task. For example, having a messages like this would be very informative: …

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                          • Windows 10 Servicing allow property filter

                            In the Upgrades section of Windows 10 Servicing Plans it would be nice to be able to filter either by date released or by "most recent version" so that we don't end up with a huge Package containing all previous versions. We want the whole thing to be automated, not generate a new Plan every 6 months.

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                            • Request full control over allow/disallow force closing of Office 365 apps when installing updates instead of force closing Office apps

                              In ConfigMgr 1610 Update Rollup 1 provided the change so Office 365 Updates did not force close any office applications when Office 365 patches were installed through ConfigMgr Software Center.
                              https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/sum/deploy-use/manage-office-365-proplus-updates#restart-behavior-and-client-notifications-for-office-365-updates

                              With ConfigMgr 1706 we require the option to disallow force closing of office 365 applications when patches are installed through the ConfigMgr Software Center.

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                              • Remove empty deployment packages

                                When you create a deployment package over time the software updates expire and are removed. However if you look through Deployment Packages the original size of the package is shown. Right click and show members and the package is empty. Check the file location for the package source and it is empty. Can you find a way to either automatically clean up empty deployment packages or offer the column of "Number of updates" as in Software Update Group, so these empty packages can be identified.

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                                • Allow more complex rules for Automatic Deployment Rules

                                  In our environment we only have x64 workstations and use a specific version of windows 10. But currently when using a title filter you can only create an OR filter

                                  eg. Title -86x OR 1703

                                  I want to be able to do "Title -86x AND 1703"

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                                  • Express installation for Windows Server 2016

                                    Any plan on adding Express installation files for Windows Server 2016 updates?

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                                    • Ability to download content to Distribution Point from the Microsoft Updates

                                      the largest packages in organizations are usually Update Packages.
                                      when they're being distributed over WAN or slow collection it can take forever and\or slow down the whole bandwidth between sites.
                                      It could have been great to have the ability for Update Packages to download the content from MS Updates directly

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                                      • 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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                                        • Keep software update history for compliance reporting

                                          Whenever an update (KB) is not actively deployed anymore, as soon as it gets superseded, after the period defined in the supersendence rule (site setting for software updates) it will decline that update and hence, it will vanish from the update history.
                                          This is (obviously) by design.

                                          My request would be to change the behavior so that the update history will be preserved regardless if a KB has been declined or not.
                                          This would make it possible to run a compliance report and see if a KB was needed and by which computers, when it was deployed, superseded etc. even…

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