Include the ability to shutdown client (especially a server) after software updates are installed
In large environments, deploying software updates with SCCM is very challenging. Why? Becasue you cannot simply install an update and let a sever reboot. You have to make sure that certain servers (like your Domain Controllers) reboot first, then DHCP, then DB boxes and dont even get me started with Exchagne and SAP. The ability to push updates to a server and once installed, shut the server down, gives us the ability to start up servers in a controlled order. This also saves valuable time when dealing with hundreds of servers in a virtual environment. Plus, you know when the servers have finished insalling updates because they are powered off.
not only server. i would like the ability to WOL the Clients, install software / patches then shutting down the Clients, so the Clients are fully patched when the users start the comuters in the morning.