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  1. Show number/details of Successful updates deployed

    The current update management screen for the summary of a previous update deployment only shows Failed/Not Attempted/Not Selected against the list of updates that were installed during the window.

    For reporting purposes it would be useful to have another column 'Successful' which would show the amount of times the update was installed.

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  2. Support SharePoint updates or don't attempt to apply them

    The service currently detects missing SharePoint updates and will attempt to apply them, however, this reliably fails with error code 0x80240020. This appears to be a known issue in general when installing SharePoint updates remotely, with the best practice being to install SharePoint updates manually due to the requirement to run PSConfig after installation. Further, when the updates fail, the service attempts to install the failed updates again around 40 times. These all fail, and result in a "bloated" Windows Update history of install failures.

    SharePoint updates should either be supported by this service or explicitly blacklisted so that updates…

    5 votes
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  3. export

    Every report that is run on AZURE portal should have an EXPORT function.

    4 votes
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  4. Support for "Optional" Update Deployment

    Azure Update Management does not currently consider updates that are flagged as "Optional" by Microsoft. When pointing clients to Windows Update or Microsoft Update, SQL Server Service Packs come in as "Optional". As such, when using Azure Update Management + Microsoft Update (NOT WSUS) the SQL Server Service Packs are not deployed. They need to be installed via another means (SCCM, manually etc.)

    Please add support for Optional Updates in Azure Update Management so we can deploy SQL SP's this way.

    This only applies to full SQL SP's and not SP Updates which are not flagged as optional in Microsoft…

    9 votes
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  5. Refresh Windows update control panel status with correct date/time

    ON-Prem: i've seen that after windows has been patched and rebooted, the only way to see last update status is through "installed updates". Nothing is displayed in "Windows update" control panel console.

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  6. Download patches only

    It would be very useful to have the possibility to schedule a manual update: the patches will be downloaded automatically, but installed manually from Guest OS update console. This is also to avoid possible problems related to the "pending reboot".

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  7. Dynamic Update Deployments on premises

    The Dynamic Update Deployments feature which is in preview is only able to respect Azure systems. As hybrid is the new normal, this needs to be extended to a hybrid approach. It makes no sense to offer saved searches and dynamic groups which are not respecting changes in those groups. Today deployments will fail if any changes occours in the groups with the focus on on premises machines.

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  8. Make it possible to run Update Management pre and post scripts on Hybrid Workers

    The new pre and post scripts feature for Update Management is great:
    https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/updates/update-management-dynamic-groups-prepost/

    However, having to use wrapper/parent runbooks for running runbooks on non-Azure machines makes it tedious, especially for those not familiar with using Azure PowerShell to interact with Azure Automation.
    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/automation/pre-post-scripts#interacting-with-non-azure-machines

    It would be very convenient and more user friendly if pre and post script could be invoked directly on Hybrid Workers, just like regular runbooks can.

    12 votes
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  9. Update Management Cli

    Update Management needs to be added to Azure Cli and Powershell Modules.
    This way new Azure and Non-Azure can be added automatically and updates managed. Also in order to export reports in various formats.

    4 votes
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  10. Options to "Pause/Hold" Update Management Schedules.

    We need an option to temporarily Hold\Pause the update management schedules.

    This will help us during promotional events or any emergency times to stop installing the updates.

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  11. deployment schedules

    Please provide the start time in the deployment schedules view. I am seeing my old deployments. My requirement is just to restart some of them. When I am editing them I do not see the new start times and it is really confusing.

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  12. Azure Update Management - ability to filter machines based on machine status/health eg disk space available

    This functionality is in SCCM to allow you to ignore machines that have less than 2GB free on the C: drive for a particular deployment and throw a warning.

    Current behaviour in Azure Update Management will attempt and blow out the disk space

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  13. Options to ignore de-allocated machines while using "Dynamic Groups" feature

    We selected a few "Resource Groups" to update the VM's during the schedule using dynamic groups but if any of the VM is in a de-allocated state that will be obviously failed while deployment, I feel if we have an option to "Ignore De-Allocated" machines it would be great.

    This helps to see less failed deployments since we know our VM's are de-allocated. (If any)

    2 votes
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  14. Daily or weekly email of missing patches

    Ability to have the automation account generate an list of missing updates and email on a daily or weekly basis.

    2 votes
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  15. Adjustable / customisable logging frequency

    I know the data being pumped to Log Analytics is already reasonably small compared to some of the other things that can be pushed there, but is there any possibility to adjust how frequently hosts post data to that endpoint?

    For example, I'd like to reduce the check-in frequency by at least 4x, thereby decreasing log volume and more efficient use of my log analytics storage.

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  16. Linux Updates - Not restarted on kernel upgrade

    We're trialling the update management for our Linux hosts within Azure and despite the packages being upgraded successfully, I've noticed the host hasn't rebooted even after a kernel upgrade.

    Can this please be raised with the appropriate team for investigation?

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  17. Update of on premises Hyper-V and or S2D Cluster

    An Hyper-V / S2D Cluster needs an tailored mechanism for patching. Otherwise you will disrupt your on premises workload with a scheduled update management deployment.

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  18. Update now

    I want to have option - button - to update now server (once), now (no scheduling)

    96 votes
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  19. Email when updates finish with summary or attachment of results

    Need an email notification when the deployment is complete with summary of which servers were successful/failed. I do not want an email per server.

    19 votes
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  20. Azure CLI for Azure Automation

    Like to automate the Onboarding VM into Azure Automation using CLI or Terraform module while provisioning the VM ..

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