Software Update Groups - Speed up 'Edit membership'
'Edit membership' is unuseable if you've got many update groups. Please add simple tools like 'Add update(s) to existing group(s)', 'Remove update(s) from group(s)' and 'Remove Update(s) from this group' (if you're in context of an update group).
The sub dialogues of this aditional functions shouldn't provide the information in which update group the patches are listed because the query runs too long. Just let us choose the groups form a simple search list. A filter to minimize the list of results would also be fine.
Sean Andrews commented
In large environments where your catalog is large and you have lots of Software Update Groups, this is incredibly painful. 5+ minutes for the list of Software Update Groups to appear, even when just editing 1 patch. Please look into how this can be improved.
L U commented
The incredible slowness of the "Edit Membership" dialogue, I consider to be a BUG - just wanted to say that. As the existing operation effectively freezes up the user interface.
L U commented
Run out of votes, but the slow 'edit membership' is a real problem for us too because our update group space has many automatic deployment rules being created all the time.
These suggestions (Deppentöter and Newman) would save us a lot of wasted time.
T Newman commented
Agreed... the process for adding/removing software updates on existing software update groups is NOT intuitive... in fact, based on an informal poll of my coworkers, none of them got it right with multiple guesses. The application should be modified to allow right-click... "Add to existing Software Update Group" or click-drag to the group in the tree view.