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Exclude Updates

The ability to exclude a single or multiple updates with a simple Right Click > Exclude or Menu item.

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      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Need an option to exclude certain patch from certain computer in a collection that contains deployment of that patch in SUG, It may be helpful, I suggest to improve this in new CB of SCCM

      • Joshua Luke commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It would be nice to do it from the device perspective as well. Right-click a device or collection and block a specific update from installing for that device or collection.

        Even accounting for the cumulative nature of the OS updates, there are still individual app updates that cause problems and several of us use 3rd party patching service (i.e. Shavlik/Ivanti, etc.).

        Sometimes we have an issue where an update is causing a BSOD on one or a group of systems. Instead of breaking the update out into a separate update group and creating a collection for just this scenario, we should be able to stop that particular update on the device.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        there are not so convenient ways to achieve this and result in wasteful resources on the DB. An easier cleaner solution would be great.

      • John Marcum commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I'd say do it from the software updates node, right click an update and selects hide. To find them later there could be a show hidden updates views. However this feedback item is quite old and much less relevant under the bundled updates model of Win 10

      • L U commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is terse. From the comments, can we assume we mean right-click on a device or device collection and select updates to exclude, from a list of deployed updates?
        How would you track your exceptions down later when you want to clean up - will you be able to do it from the software update item?

      • John Marcum commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        @Mandar Doesn't the updates bundles make this less important rather than more important? With the bundled updates it's impossible to exclude individual updates

      • Scott commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Would love the ability to exclude a single or multiple updates from a system or various systems simply, and without having to create additional exclusion collections, update groups, etc.

      • Ted Koopman commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Excluding a update from a specific collection would be very useful. It doesn't happen often but when we run into an incompatibility for a subset of machines for a specific update, it become very cumbersome to exclude them using several SUGS and collections. We have thousands of collections as it is already.

      • Cory commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        The ability to exclude an individual update to a collection would be extremely helpful instead of having to create additional software update groups just to remove one update that cannot go to certain systems.

      • Nick Cannizzaro commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This would be a great asset for large orgs. The volume of collections can grow extensively and become difficult to manage over time. Having the ability to exclude would alleviate some of this.

      • SteveC commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I am confused why this feature was not in the product from the very start, its a no brainer.

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