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  1. 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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          • phased deployments for software updates

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

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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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                      • ADR - Add a Collection filter for required updates

                        Add a filter in the ADR rules to filter on members of collections. So an ADR rule can have required by more than one device (>=1), but limited to required updates by collection membership

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                        • Windows Update Agent Version

                          Would it be possible to have a visual queue in the Software Updates console a hint of which KBs are delivering which Windows Update Agent?

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                          • See software update download date in Console

                            is it possible to see the Software update download date in console?

                            i mean when a KB is revisited or bug fixed but keep the same name it's good to know if i donwloaded the previous version or the revisited one.

                            then i can see if i need to redownload the kb or not

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                            • Need to be able to select a device group when scanning for updates

                              Being able to select a device group when scanning for updates and only seeing updates that are missing from that group would be a huge help.
                              currently the counts reflect the whole environment which is much less helpful.

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                              • Remove unused Vendor classifications from SUP

                                Remove unused Vendor classifications from SUP.

                                As l have been configuring SCCM 1806 with Third Party Patching, l am now left with unwanted Vendors being listed in SUP and SUP Reports.

                                Can these be pruned/removed?

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                                • Improve feature update system - 60 minutes is too short a max run time.

                                  Allocate more than 60 minutes max runtime to a feature update, or at least have the feature update/ConfigMgr tell the user it was aborted because their PC is too slow. At the moment software center just keeps saying 'installing'. setupact.log has a MOUPG entry noting % progress.
                                  changing max runtime has no affect unless re-deployed.

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                                  • Maintenance Window Blackout

                                    In some certain scenarios, it would benefit to have the ability to Blackout Existing Maintenance Windows (universal) for a specifc date or range of days.

                                    e.g. systems maintenance or migration in progress for three days, I don't want those systems to be touched by deployments or software updates as to not cause disruption. Or in a case where its a holiday week and high volume of sales so would like to "pause" any automated actions that could cause reboots within a specified date(s)/time(s).

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                                    • Software Updates need by collection

                                      We manage software updates for Servers and Windows Clients within our primary SCCM server. We need the ability to easily filter updates needed by devices in a specified Collection/s. We need this filter to be available in the Automatic Deployment Rule wizard so that we can also automate creation/updating of Software Update Groups and Deployment packages. Currently we're having to add every single product for server clients into the product filter and it is risky risks using this method as over time software changes will not be captured unless ADR is reviewed constantly. Also risk of duplicate updates being downloaded…

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                                      • Software Updates Required View Status

                                        Software Updates Required View Status

                                        Can we get an option to view status like in deployment status to view machines that are required and installed? We have no idea what does machines are.

                                        Thanks.

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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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