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      0 comments  ·  Ideas » Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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        2 comments  ·  Ideas » Setup and Server Infrastructure  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        Paul Faulkner commented  · 

        Admins, just want to bump this one...… I really think this is a good idea that should be considered. An easy one to fix too.

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          3 comments  ·  Ideas » Collections  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          Paul Faulkner commented  · 

          I do think they should look at overhauling how collection updates work. In your scenario though I don't think you're helped by using All Systems as your main limiting collection, if you read the best practice advice it says not to (otherwise you will definitely get slow collection evaluations).

          Having said that, even taking that out of the equation as I said I do think collection evaluations could be improved. Even when following best practice to the letter they can be slow in certain situations.

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            3 comments  ·  Ideas » Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            Paul Faulkner commented  · 

            Totally agree, sadly I've run out of votes or I would vote for this. I can't believe it's got so few votes.

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              0 comments  ·  Ideas » Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                101 comments  ·  Ideas » Software Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                Paul Faulkner commented  · 

                This absolutely must be done, I am amazed this behaviour hasn't been changed yet. It has to be the main area of user complaints about SCCM anywhere I've worked, especially for mobile users.

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                  58 comments  ·  Ideas » Operating System Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                  I’m updating the status. For 1606 we’ve made some changes, listed below.
                  As more are added we’ll update what Tech Preview/Release they appear in.

                  Timeout scan is now configurable
                  We added a new task sequence variable to allow a configurable timeout for scan. Variable name is SMSTSSoftwareUpdateScanTimeout, default is 30 minutes. Value is set in seconds so an hour is 60×60=3600

                  Logging changes
                  In the SMSTS.log we list the log files to check for updates download and evaluation.
                  These are UpdateDeployment.log, UpdatesHandler.log, WUAHandler.log and WindowsUpdate.log

                  New Option for full scan
                  There’s a new checkbox added to the Install Updates step – ‘Evaluate software updates from cached scan results’
                  If the checkbox is on we use cached results, if the checkbox is off we do a full scan
                  Task Sequences that are upgraded will have this option checked on – this is parity with the existing behavior

                  Power management changes…

                  Paul Faulkner commented  · 

                  For people having software update scan issues running a build and capture on Windows 10 1703 and above....

                  It seems that from 1703 onwards, clients during a build and capture task sequence (in MDT or SCCM) will try to download the update catalog directly over the internet from Windows Update.

                  The timeout occurs (even if you increase to 5 hours) as the client obviously can't connect to the internet during a B&C. So you need to add some registry entries to the task sequence to prevent it talking to Windows Update.

                  There's a great article here that explains it in detail....
                  https://msitproblog.com/2017/06/08/windows-10-1703-update-installation-fails-mdt-task-sequence/

                  https://support.microsoft.com/eu-es/help/4041874/update-fails-when-wsus-is-used-during-mdt-or-sccm-capture-in-windows-1

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