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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Deploy multiple selected Software Update Groups at once.

    When multiple Software Update Groups are selected we cannot deploy them at once to a new collection.

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  5. Add tooltip to Icons for Software Updates

    In the software updates space, it would be nice to have a tool tip (hover over) stating what the icon means. Whenever there is an unexpected icon, I need to look up what the icon means. A simple hover over tool tip stating whether it is normal, unavailable, expired, supereded, etc. would be very helpful. Here is the link that I have to look up https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/sum/understand/software-updates-icons

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  6. 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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  7. Feeding pending updates count back to console

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    It would be great if we could have a pending updates count and added to the device view on the console. this allows monitoring and managing systems with a high number of pending updates.

    Benefits:
    This help to create a quick report of pending updates count, of devices with hoch count of pending updates. Helps also for a quick verification of the count before checking health of client agent

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  8. Create an installable package of updates from an ADR.

    For some scenarios it would be helpful to preview an ADR, then make an executable that could be installed as part of a task sequence. Offline media, for example.
    thanks heaps,

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  9. Copy an Automatic Deployment Rule

    It would be very helpful to be able to copy an Automatic Deployment Rule.
    Thanks,

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  10. 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??

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  11. Software Updates - more granular.

    WSUS could be a lot more granular, but maybe that can be fixed when using SCCM? For example, there are many versions of Windows 10, now, and we only use a few. Separating x86 and x64 too, would allow our Automatic Deployment Rules to avoid picking up updates that don't apply.
    Thanks heaps.

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  12. 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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  13. 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…

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  14. 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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  15. Have a SUS Blog that is staffed or updated during the monthly Patch release so we can quickly and efficiently locate any problematic updates

    Have a SUS Blog that is staffed or updated during the monthly Patch release so we can quickly and efficiently locate any problematic updates.

    For example we had various issues last year with different monthly .NET updates and this past week with the March updates, a known PXE issue impacting SCCM due to an update. I also had to open a CritSit case Sunday evening because our SUS server could not synchronize with Microsoft internal servers and was told it was an internal Microsoft server issue but it was not posted/blogged or communicate anywhere for customers. We should NOT have…

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  16. Manage PKI Certificate for 3rd Party Update Signing in ConfigMgr

    Include directly in ConfigMgr the ability to manage a PKI certificate for 3rd party software update signing as opposed to requiring SCUP.

    With the functionality for 3rd party software updates moving from SCUP into ConfigMgr it would make sense (and this may already be in progress) to include the ability to manage a PKI certificate in ConfigMgr as well. Currently if you want to sign 3rd party software updates with a PKI certificate you are required to manage that certification using SCUP which means you might as well just keep using SCUP to publish the updates.

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  17. Add Specific Permissions for Managing 3rd Party Updates

    I would like to see specific permissions for adding/managing a 3rd party software update custom catalog as well as a specific permission to "Publish third-party software update content".

    In our multi-tenancy ConfigMgr environment we have lots of different organizations using the same instance and being able to limit this functionality to just the top-level administrators will prevent hundreds if not thousands of unnecessary updates from being published.

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  18. Copy selected text of an ADR preview

    I would be handy to copy the selected text to finetune the ADR afterwards. Now we have to take a screenshot to know the Bulletin ID.

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  19. 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…

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  20. 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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