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  1. 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.

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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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.

    6 votes
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  6. 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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  7. 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…

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  8. 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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  9. 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…

    15 votes
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  10. export

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

    6 votes
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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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.

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  14. 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.

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  15. 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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  16. Provide a List of VMs which are not Online [=Offline]

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

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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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…

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  20. 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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