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  1. Patching Report issue.

    Ability to get patching reports. Filter servers by TAG and export patching report to csv, pdf, etc.. In other word, fast way to get patching report for Organization management.

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  2. Update Management Solution: Installation of updates without providing time zones

    It seems to me that it will be very helpful to add the possibility to configure the installation of updates by local time on the client. ie: We have servers (on premise) that are in many time zones and I want them to be in one group and that all installs updates at the same time. This requires creating multiple groups and setting different time zones. It would be ideal to set the time, eg 3.00 am - without time zone configuration - the zone would be read from the client.

    24 votes
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  3. Remove Non-Azure Machine

    How do I delete Non-Azure machines from UI?

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  4. Patch order with dependencies

    Create patch groups that can run either parallel or dependent on other patch groups. Ensuring certain servers do no patch at the same time or are being patched in a specified order rather than parallel.

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  5. Remove restrictions of maintenance window for update deployment job

    Currently, the maintenace window can't be less than 30 minutes and no more that 6 hours. Some customers would like to set the window more longer since they wonder that some update programs coundn't be deployed during the windw. It would be nice if you could remove this restriction.

    2 votes
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  6. Filtering update history in the portal

    The history tab in the portal only gives the option to filter by status. I would love to be able to filter by update name. I've got hourly updates for virus definitions which swamps the log if I want to check less update schedules.

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  7. Support boolean parameters in pre/post scripts

    A runbook with boolean parameters cannot be set as a pre or post script in a scheduled update deployment. The UI when configuring the script has a dropdown to specify the value, but it is passed as a string ("True", "False", or ""). Ideally, it should be possible to pass these values, but failing that the UI should not present a dropdown that implies it should work.

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  8. Ability to preview updates when creating deployment schedule

    SCCM allowed you to preview updates when creating an ADR so you could tell what updates were going to be included within the deployment - When creating a Deployment Schedule in update management you can select update classifications and include/exclude specific updates. It would be nice to be able to see at the deployment schedule screen what updates will be included within your deployment schedule.

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  9. إعادة تحديث هاتفي بنفس مرجعية الإصدار الأصلي للهاتف المحمول حتى يتم تسهيل على المستخدم من استخدام الهاتف ويبقى دوماً معجب بمنتجات الصانع

    هاتفي يطلب مني إعادة تحديث أكثر من مرة لهذا يزعجني كثيراً الأفضل أن يبقى طريقة استخدام الهاتف المحمول بنفس الطريقة التي قدمها الوكيل عند البيع لهذا انا منزعج من التحديث الجديد الذي أصبح صعب الاستعمال

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    شكرا على الاقتراح الصحيح. تعليقاتك مفتوحة الآن لمجتمع المستخدمين للتصويت والتعليق عليها. يتيح لنا ذلك تحديد أولويات طلبك بفعالية مقابل تراكم الميزات الحالية لدينا ويمنحنا أيضًا نظرة ثاقبة على التأثير المحتمل لتنفيذ الميزة المقترحة

  10. View suppressed updates in portal log

    As an engineer
    I want to see which updates were not installed because they were ignored by an exclusion rule in the portal output
    So that I know why an update has not been applied

    When a list of exclusions is in place and an update has been released that will be excluded, the yum update process output does not display the updates that will not be installed. Instead it displays output like the following:

    Getting available updates...
    
    

    Discovering 'security' packages...
    Discovered 5 'security' package entries.

    List of packages to be updated:
    []

    I would expect that it would list…

    16 votes
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  11. Include a parameter to know whether the SoftwareUpdateConfigurationRunContext is from Pre/Post script

    I would like the following improvements to the update management schedule.


    1. Ability to see the resource group names that are part of this schedule. Right now it says N groups.

    2. Include a parameter to know whether the context is for Pre/Post script invocation. This will help us write a runbook to start/stop vm's based on the invocation.

    3. Include Pre/Post Action as part of schedule configuration. These actions can be restart if stopped (pre action), Stop/Keep the VM's running after updates etc.

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  12. Menu/Option to offboard VM's

    Removing a VM from Update Mgmt requires going to the attached Log Analytics workspace and manually removing the VMUUID from the "MicrosoftDefaultComputerGroup" saved search.
    A cleaner way to achieve this would be ideal for customers with large IaaS environments.

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  13. retry option for failed server

    when a deployment fails because of one or few servers failed,, please provide an option to retry them later again. We can fix the underlying issue with the servers (like connectivity, server hang, access etc) first and then patch those individual servers to make the report success.

    5 votes
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  14. Update Management - Inject Patch Inclusions or Exclusions automatically during pre-script

    In Azure Update Management, we are able to cancel a scheduled Update Deployment with a pre-script (in our case, I'd like to do that if the patches have not yet been verified to impact the software prodcut running on the machine). I would also love to be able to 'inject', in the pre-script, one or more KB ID's that must be in- or excluded from the Update Deployment.

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  15. How do I stop "in progress" Update Deployment?

    It's in progress for about 4 days now. The maintenance window was 30 minutes. Can see this is an ongoing issue too. Will it ever be fixed?

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    thanks for bringing this to our attention. Checking internally to see if this is currently on the roadmap. In the meantime, your feedback is now open to the community to upvote which helps us prioritize this request against our existing feature backlog.

    Cheers.

  17. Why can I not run Feature Updates on Windows 10 VMs?

    The deployment schedules do not install the Feature Updates to W10, The update gets skipped, why is this? Do I have to install it manually on each and every VM?

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  18. Compliant/non-compliant servers tile on Dashboard

    We can pin a tile that links directly to an Automation Account's Update Management pane but it provides no useful data. It would be nice to have a server compliance dashboard tile much in the same fashion as the Intune one.

    3 votes
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  19. Provide a List of VMs which are not Online [=Offline]

    (opposite of existing Machines List)
    Where: UpdatesAutomation - Update management > Overview

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  20. Optimizer to automatically generate deployments

    Provide a simple means to provide:
    1. Maintenance Window
    2. Dependency rules / chains (i.e. 48 hours after system in dynamic group named test, then perform deploy to group named production)
    3. Rolling updates for clustered applications
    4. Validation post-patching (could be as simple as the update agent has reported post-reboot initially) and then halt deployment of related-nodes (if it is defined as part of a cluster)

    Then allow for update manager to create deployments automatically by feeding this information into an optimizer.

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