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  1. Software Updates DP download from Windows Update

    Add the ability for DPs (presumably at remote locations) that have better connectivity to Windows Update) to download update [binaries] directly from Windows Update instead of through the normal content distribution process.

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  2. Bring download timeout for patches inline with other products e.g. InternetExplorer, .Net-applications

    From case "117070515991825

    When your SUP tries to download big Windows Updates files, the updates are timed-out because:

    If the proxy doesnā€™t send HTTP/1.1, Status: Ok in 30 seconds, this will cause the SCCM server to send a Reset flag and close the connection.

    SCCM HTTP 30 seconds timeout it's hardcoded and cannot be changed.

    Please make the download read/write timeout configurable or bring it inline with standard http timeout.

    67 votes
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  3. Show which clients require a specifc update

    There should be an easy way to see which clients have been are included in each status (Required/Installed/NotRequired/Unknown), directly from the software updates list. It already shows for each update a count of how many are in each state, but the only way to get a detailed list of which clients require a specific update is through running a report, which seems rather cumbersome.

    It should be as simple as right clicking on a specific update and selecting "Update evaluation status" or such to get to this info.

    63 votes
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  4. Allow Automatic Deployment Rules to create a new package each time it runs

    Allow an ADR to create a new deployment package each time it runs to prevent packages from becoming too large.

    62 votes
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  5. 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 Unexpired updates that are not superseded will likely bloat and fill up the data shares.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.

    61 votes
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  6. Add support for Drivers Update Classification (as we had in CM 2007)

    to update Surface Hardware with latest Firmware and Drivers we need Drivers category in configmgr 2012 and later as we had it in CM 2007.

    That would be much easier than deploying an msi file.

    60 votes
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  7. O365 ADR for New Office Installs

    We have the ability to setup ADR's for O365 updates, but we need the ability to create O365 ADR's for downloads and deployments of the newest O365 Installers to new images that do not have O365 installed yet.

    58 votes
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  8. Add Delivery Optimization and Connected Cache Monitoring to Endpoint Analytics

    An extra log workspace in azure is required to monitor delivery optimization. It would make sense to integrate the monitoring of DO and MCC into the endpoint manager. In addition, it would be helpful to get suggestions in which group do/mcc is not working well and something needs to be optimized.

    Endpoint Analytics would be the right place to collide the monitoring data with the other client data.

    Monitoring is the basis for building an efficient DO network.

    57 votes
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  9. Configure multiple deployments in One Software Update Group

    Hi,

    After the successful implementation of the following, https://configurationmanager.uservoice.com/forums/300492-ideas/suggestions/8386953-configure-multiple-deployments-in-an-automatic-dep, which is really nice. How about the possibility to extend this and instead of creating several SUGs with different deployments create one SUG with multiple deployments?

    57 votes
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  10. Deploy Windows 10 language pack & FOD using software update

    It would be very convenient if we could deploy language packs and FOD from software updates as these packages change with new windows builds and sometimes new revisions.
    Current options require a lot of time and testing.
    If we could just add language packs and FOD to a software group and target the deployment this will make the process much faster and with new windows build it will require minimal amount of time to enable the updated LP files/updates

    Currently this does not work as the updates are detected as not required on the machines and it would be goodā€¦

    56 votes
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  11. In ADRs I would like more options when scheduling a deployment

    I would like to be able to say that I would like the deployment of the third Thursday of every month. I would also like to have deployments made as available not just required.

    55 votes
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  12. Office 365 ProPlus Build Rollback

    Love the integration with Office 365. Can we add the ability to rollback to a previous build and disable the automatic update? The use case here is, if a build is tested and deployed because no issues were detected and if an issue is discovered, there is no easy way to rollback to the previous build. Having such ability would empower administrators to quickly react.

    54 votes
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  13. SCCM ability to change office 365 channel like in GPO Settings

    Would like to be able to change O365 Channels for Clients in SCCM,
    Like you can in GPO... currently GPO wont honor the channel I want because SCCM is managing the O365 Client.

    53 votes
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  14. Allow us to categorise Software Updates

    We have a few Software Updates that we just don't deploy. Every month, our list of "Needed, but not deployed" updates show these updates (for example, IE10). I want a way of filtering these out so we don't accidentally deploy them.

    I tried doing a search by adding the article IDs, but this doesn't work (as the attached screenshot shows).

    Maybe allow us to add a custom category for individual updates (such as "Do not deploy"), so we can then include these in our search.

    52 votes
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  15. Request full control over allow/disallow force closing of Office 365 apps when installing updates instead of force closing Office apps

    In ConfigMgr 1610 Update Rollup 1 provided the change so Office 365 Updates did not force close any office applications when Office 365 patches were installed through ConfigMgr Software Center.
    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/sum/deploy-use/manage-office-365-proplus-updates#restart-behavior-and-client-notifications-for-office-365-updates

    With ConfigMgr 1706 we require the option to disallow force closing of office 365 applications when patches are installed through the ConfigMgr Software Center.

    52 votes
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  16. Add functionality to run scripts before and after software updates install

    We need to be able to run either a VB or Powershell script before and after software updates install. Our example is so that we can put our monitoring system in outage mode and send emails to the support teams.

    The 'Server Groups' pre-release feature has something similar, but does not currently work (it crashes Software Center when it runs).

    51 votes
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  17. Calculate ADR Deployment Schedule from ADR start time

    The deployments created by ADR's base the available and deadline specific times on the point at which the new deployments get created and not when the ADR was started. This means we have to go and change the available and deadline times each time after the ADR's run.
    i.e. ADR starts at 8am, deployment gets created at 8.30 by the currently running ADR, Deployment available and deadline specific times on the ADR deployment will be based off 8.30 instead of 8am.

    50 votes
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  18. Randomize Maintenance Window Start Time

    Currently, randomization only applies to deadlines and does not take maintenance windows into account. If you have a heavily virtualized environment with shared storage and want to use maintenance windows there is no good way to prevent a resource storm at the start of the maintenance windows. The only way is to break up the devices into several collections with staggered maintenance windows. This is cumbersome to maintain at a level that would provide the desired granularity.

    Ideally there would be an option to randomize the maintenance window start time. Bonus points to making that randomization configurable.

    50 votes
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  19. Software update scan results available to WQL

    Please can you make v_UpdateScanStatus available in WQL, as it would be useful to be able to create collections based on software update scan results.

    48 votes
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  20. Create a feature like the WSUS Selfupdate feature for updating WUA

    Hi all,

    with the older WSUS versions we had the selfupdate mechanism that kept the client WUA version up to date, before attempting any scan.

    This has since been deprecated, because WUA started to be patched outside of the updates for WSUS itself (like KB2938066).

    This has lead to a lot of enterprise environments having different and very old WUA versions among the install base.

    In order to address this problem at the moment, the ConfigMgr admins have to use a method like the one below:
    https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/enterprisemobility/2014/07/14/how-to-install-the-windows-update-agent-on-client-computers/

    This is an overhead for any admins and should be easier.

    It wouldā€¦

    46 votes
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