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  1. 3rd Party Patching - SCUP Integration with SCCM Console

    Integrate the SCUP tool on to SCCM Admin Console. This will give a single pane of glass view for all patching activities (including importing 3rd party patches).

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      94 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Install and Shutdown / Install and reboot with Software Updates

      In Windows client, after receiving software updates from the SUP, I want you to be able to use the" install and reboot / shutdown and update" botton.

      868 votes
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        17 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Using express installation files

        Integration of the express installation files from WSUS
        I think this is becoming mandatory with the size of updates of Windows 10.

        687 votes
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          26 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          While express updates work in 1702, and improved with a update for 1702… the performance is drastically improved in ConfigMgr 1706 production release. This is faster whether or not using DO. Improvements are being considered for hotfix for 1702.

        • Preferred Software Update Points

          Now that we have the option to define both Distribution Points and Management Points as preferred, it'd be terrific if we could have the same option for Software Update Points. It would make a strong case when designing a flat hierarchy.

          604 votes
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            27 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Software Update Patch Tuesday Scheduling

            It would be really great if when configuring an Automated Deployment Rule you could configure it to run based on the number of days / weeks since "patch Tuesday" (especially in countries other than the USA where "patch Tuesday" is actually a Wednesday and not necessarily the second Wednesday of each month). I currently get around this by having a script detect when patch Tuesday has passed and subsequently execute an ADR and create one or more deployments based on the number of weeks since that date. This works fine, but an in product solution would be better

            369 votes
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              42 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Change the maximum run time of cumulative updates to 30 minutes

              With the new 'cumulative updates' model I think it would be a good idea to change the maximum run time of cumulative updates to 30 minutes (or whatever is best suited). I have noticed more timeout issues with patching in the last couple of months due to the default 10 minutes not being enough time to install 'X' patches as a single CU. This would be preferred to manually overriding them every month.

              298 votes
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                31 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Configure multiple deployments in an Automatic Deployment Rule

                When creating Automatic Deployment rules, it would be useful to be able to configure multiple deployments.

                You may for example want test, pilot and live deployments to different collections and possibly with different settings. It doesn't make sense to have to create different rules with the same updates criteria just for additional deployments.

                The CM administrator may choose to have the additional deployments disabled to allow for testing, but enabling a deployment leaves less room for error, and is less administrative overhead than creating these additional deployments manually each time for pilot/live.

                It would also be useful to have the…

                181 votes
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                  2 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Wants to get display notifcation message in clients to close any opened Office 365 apps while updates installation started

                  In SCCM 1610 users are not displaying notification message in clients to close any Office 365 opened apps before Office updates installation started in "Software Center" and even we set forceappshutdown=False switch in Configuration.xml file for Office 365

                  161 votes
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                    15 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Office 365 Required Updates in 1706 Should Not Force Applications to Close

                    We can not have production applications close automatically.
                    Revert back to having required Office 365 updates install at reboot by default and make the force closing of applications with optional display/postpone options a separate configurable option which can be selected per deployment (not client policy).

                    137 votes
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                      23 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • When Expiring Updates based on Supersedence Rules also Decline them in WSUS

                      When SCCM expires updates based on the configured Supersedence Rules it only does so in SCCM, not WSUS. Additionally, SCCM does not approve updates in WSUS.
                      Because of these two facts the WSUS Cleanup Wizard will never decline superseded updates. They are neither expired (as they are in SCCM) nor are their superseding updates approved (a requirement for the WSUS Cleanup Wizard). This causes a bloated Update Catalog that can cause very real client issues. There are scripts available to handle this situation but this is the last mile issue in regards to WSUS maintenance. If the product declined the…

                      95 votes
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                        6 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Allow software update installation at shutdown

                        Everyone who knows WSUS misses the feature in ConfigMgr to allow the installation of software updates when the machine is shut down. This is being requested for a very long time now. For most businesses it's not the best approach to install updates only when a user is logged on. Of course the scenario changes with Windows 8 and 10, but it's still a valuable addition to the option a ConfigMgr admin should have.

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                          3 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Office 365 required updates in 1710 Should Not Force Applications to Close

                          Please do not force applications closed when applying office 365 updates. We have had to suspend the deployment of office 365 updates due to user impact until we can work this out. This same topic was marked as complete in the feedback section but it is still happening with SCCM 1710 and KBKB4057517 Installed.
                          reference:
                          https://configurationmanager.uservoice.com/forums/300492-ideas/suggestions/32048548-office-365-required-updates-in-1706-should-not-for

                          Also I have not seen any user presented countdowns when the deadline approaches. Thanks.

                          63 votes
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                            completed  ·  7 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Rework express updates for faster client installation

                            Per: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/sum/deploy-use/manage-express-installation-files-for-windows-10-updates

                            "Using express installation files provides for smaller downloads and faster installation times on clients."

                            Through a case I opened with Microsoft, it was communicated to me that the current express update design is solely meant to reduce network bandwidth. There is no promise of expedited installation time. This is misleading and limits the purpose of express updates for remote office scenarios.

                            Additionally the express update deltas have to be decompressed and recombined in order to complete the installation which requires significant CPU usage.

                            The combination of these issues causes express updates to provide little benefit to customers in…

                            58 votes
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                              4 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Set Maximum Run Time on Cumulative Update for Windows Server 2016 > 10 minutes

                              Cumulative Updates for Windows Server 2016 sync with a maximum run time of 10 minutes every month. The same cumulative update for Windows 10 1607 is set to 60 minutes.

                              Could you set the Server 2016 to 60 minutes instead of 10? This update never completes in less that 30 or 45 minutes.

                              35 votes
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                                13 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Introduce the Ability to patch Click to Run Applications like Office 365

                                Currently Office 365 can't be patched with WSUS, instead you have to have your clients either contacting the Internet (not very good option for large enterprise), or you will have to distribute the new updated version on shared folders and define the new update source. it would be interesting to be able to use WSUS also for C2R apps.

                                27 votes
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                                  3 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Software Update Error after Installing Feature Update 0x80070422

                                  When Installing Feature Update 1607 or 1703 via WSUS and Software Update Group the clients System Center reports error 0x80070422.
                                  The error is reported, even the client installed the feature update fully successful. This is caused, by a delay or not running Services after the first boot of the Client after the Feature update. A solution could be, that the ccmexec process waits longer for the Windows update Service to Startup or Trigger the start of the Windows update Service itself.

                                  13 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Windows 10 Dashboard - 1703 shows as "other"

                                    Windows 10 1703 CB versions are showing as "other" on the Windows 10 Servicing Dashboard. Also not even represented in the Windows 10 timeline yet.

                                    11 votes
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                                      3 comments  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Initiate update deployment eval post reboot after install from Software Center

                                      When a user installs updates from Software Center only the updates that were selected to be installed are evaluated for their state post reboot. The whole deployment those updates were in, even if all updates in the deployment were selected, will not be queried for compliance post reboot. This causes a delay in the deployment compliance reporting as you need to wait for the deployment to be evaluated on schedule. In some instances this could be days. Running evaluation on the deployments those selected updates were in post reboot would solve the reporting delay.

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                                      • Co-Management for a Dedicated Collection

                                        It would be nice to use Co-Management not for all Win10 1709 devices but only for a dedicated set represented in ConfigMgr as a collection. It would be easier for big customers to start testing.

                                        8 votes
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                                          1 comment  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Clients should automatically switch between SUPs / WSUS

                                          Boundary awareness for SUPs / WSUS

                                          Example:
                                          - Clients do not switch automatically to Secondary Site WSUS, if the Secondary Site was installed later as the Primary Site
                                          - Travellers / VPN connection within the company network
                                          - No automatic failback if Secondary Site server was done
                                          etc.

                                          see also MS Support Case 115121413489660

                                          6 votes
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                                            1 comment  ·  Software Updates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                            SUPS are now boundary aware in 1702. They do not aggressively switch immediately, due to network cost of changing scan source – but they will more intelligently switch. You can force the switch by using the right click actions in the console UI.

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