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  1. Add "Drivers" as an update classification.

    Drivers are automatically being pushed when "Select All" is selected for update classification. We need the option to exclude the "Drivers" classification from updates. I opened a ticket on this with Microsoft and was told to post it here.

    7 votes
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  2. cluster-aware updating

    The agent should check if all cluster nodes are up and running, befor a update is started

    17 votes
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  3. Ability to refresh the 'Update Management' blade.

    I cannot be sure that the window I'm looking at is up-to-date. A refresh button would give me confidence in this.

    3 votes
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  4. Add advanced scheduling to support patch Tuesday

    We typically apply patches the weekend after Patch Tuesday but it's not always the second weekend of the month so we can't schedule it with the options available.

    90 votes
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  5. OMS Gateway as the updates repository

    Is it possible for updates to be downloaded on the OMS Gateway server and forwarded to clients?
    I do not want to use the WSUS server as a repository.
    I would like OMS Gateway server to connect directly to update.microsoft.com and download the required update itself.

    3 votes
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  6. Ability to schedule the exact reboot time

    In our update installation process, we need to communicate to our clients as precisely as possible the time when the servers will be offline (rebooting).

    Right now, we start installing updates 30 minutes before the agreed upon time and delay rebooting the servers until that time. We would love to be able to do this using Update Management.

    4 votes
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  7. The possibility to "pin" a patch set for X number of days

    The possibility to "pin" a patch set for X number of days, giving you the possibility of deploying and verifying the same set of patches across individual envs. In other words: same patchset on DEV servers on Monday, Test servers on Tuesday, etc. and Production on Sunday.

    36 votes
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  8. Export Deployment Run Report

    It would be helpful to be able to export a deployment run report directly from the update management blade. Also, It would be helpful to have the same export function on the Update Management dashboard for multiple machines. The export from OMS/Log analytics can be used but usually needs to be manipulated to show the same story.

    5 votes
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  9. 2 votes
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  10. Fix "week days" scheduling so that it sticks

    When I choose "week days" as my scheduling option, it only works for the first run of the schedule. The next scheduled date takes on the same day of the month as the first run, and when I go to edit the schedule, it has reverted to "Month days". This means I must continually check on my schedules and adjust them after each run. Please fix. Thanks.

    4 votes
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  11. Reboot notification to end users

    Add a customized time for notifications of pending reboots if a reboot is needed after patches is done if a user is detected logged onto a server.

    4 votes
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  12. add the possibility to approve updates

    Now, the only thing you can do is allow only ALL updates from one or more categories. We like to have more control over which updates will be installed. Basically the same as you can do in WSUS by approving or declining specific updates.

    2 votes
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  13. Promote updates across subscriptions

    As an engineer
    I want to be able to promote updates across environments in different subscriptions
    So that I have confidence that an update does not impact my application

    We have VMs in different environment subscriptions (dev/test/prod) across difference log analytics workspaces. We would like an update to be automatically applied to the dev subscription before being applied to the test and then the prod subscription. This will allow us to have confidence that the update does not impact the VMs and the applications deployed to them.

    2 votes
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  14. Virtual machines can be in up to 3 resource groups.

    Increase the resource group limitations for Update Management.
    It's a big problem for me, because in my company we have one resource group for each Virtual Machine.
    Currently, we have 30 VMs.

    In this case, do I need to create 10 automation accounts to solve this problem?

    5 votes
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  15. Support Update Management for Windows client

    Azure Automation and OMS currently do not support deploying\collecting updates to Windows client.
    We can deploy OMS agents on the Windows client and they are reporting compliance status in the Update Management blade of the Automation Account and to OMS. Please officially support Windows client https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/automation/automation-update-management#clients

    8 votes
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  16. 3 votes
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  17. Why is there still no Auto Start-up operation?

    Why is there still no Auto Start-up operation?

    7 votes
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  18. Create computer patch groups like in SCCM

    SCCM has the ability to create patch groups, which you can choose the order in which computers are patched

    34 votes
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  19. Add Support for Raspbian

    I would like to see support for Raspbian, which would allow me to manage updates on Raspberry Pi devices.

    6 votes
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  20. Ability to deploy Preview updates

    There should be an option to install Preview updates, such as KB4338831 (July 18, 2018 Preview of Monthly Rollup) which fixes critical issues in KB4338815 (the regular July 2018 Monthly Rollup).

    Right now (end of July 2018), after we update our machines using Update Management, we still need to install KB4338831 manually on each machine to keep important network services from locking up.

    2 votes
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