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  1. 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.

    45 votes

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  2. Email compliance reports

    Have the option to automatically schedule compliance reports to be sent via email from Update Management. This would be good to be able to do on both a generic high-level account view, encompassing all VM's, as well as on completion of a Deployment Schedule. This would be similar to how you can schedule email compliance reports with both ConfigMgr and WSUS. Our customers love using Azure Update Management, however, the lack of email reporting is an issue for many of them.

    34 votes

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  3. Update Management: enable creating schedules for offline VMs

    We have machines that are periodically offline, but still should be patched. Currently, Update Management does not allow us to target VMs that have been offline for more than 12h. This blocks at least 10% of our population from being scheduled.

    From an operations perspective, this does not make a lot of sense. Why not enable targeting all VMs that are registered as a HWG? You could do the 12h check with an optional override like "yes I know it has not reported for 12h or more, but I want to schedule it anyway". Of course, we would need this…

    34 votes

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    1 comment  ·  Scheduling  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We’re currently re-evaluating a number of our timeouts. We’ll likely bump this up to 96 hours; this is enough time to account for long weekends while at the same time not keeping old potentially de-allocated machines visible in the experience.

  4. cluster-aware updating

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

    33 votes

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  5. Pause function for schedule of Update Management

    We need the function that it can temporarily disable the Update Management schedule.

    We would like to disable the Schedule for Update Management. However, if we want to skip the Update Job, we should delete it or manual modify the schedule date that runs periodically.
    in addition, if we delete schedule, we have to recreate it.
    There seems to be no function to disable the schedule in the Update Management console. Also, there was no such command in PowerShell

    28 votes

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  6. Ability to reinstall

    Installed and configured with a workspace which is now gone, the extension is orphaned with no option to reinstall or redeploy. Error shows:

    The solution cannot be enabled on this VM because the VM already has the management agent but the workspace associated with the agent cannot be found within the subscription: {guid}

    Ability to reinstall or reconfigure to another workspace would help

    19 votes

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  7. Use Availability Set Update Domain for auto grouping

    If deploying updates to VMs that are part of an Availability Set, it would be great to be able to create one schedule for all VMs in the set, then have Update Management use the AV set Update Domain to apply updates to VMs in groups based on the Update Domain.

    18 votes

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    Thanks for the valid suggestion. Your feedback is now open for the user community to upvote which allows us to effectively prioritize your request against our existing feature backlog and also gives us insight into the potential impact of implementing the suggested feature.

  8. Add a Set-AzAutomationSoftwareUpdateConfiguration cmdlet to modify an existing Update Management configuration

    'New-' and 'Remove-' cmdlets already exist, however, currently there isn't a cmdlet to 'Set-' to modify existing configurations.

    18 votes

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  9. Ability to deploy optional updates

    We would like the ability to push optional updates just like you can with WSUS.

    15 votes

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  10. 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

    12 votes

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  11. Ability to run scripts throughout patching

    We can run pre/post scripts, but that is not useful when patching a web farm, cluster, or complex application that needs careful handling. It would be great to have the ability to run scripts throughout patching; pre patching a node, pre/post reboot, post patching a node... this way I can start/restart services, validate functionality after patching a node, or even manage cluster nodes myself throughout a patch cycle.

    With pre/post scripts I cannot suspend/resume cluster nodes as I patch through them in a group, nor can I ensure my services are stopped/started as required by my app owners. There is…

    10 votes

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  12. 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.

    10 votes

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  13. 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".

    7 votes

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  14. Ability to install updates in parallel instead of sequential

    Right now Update Management uses the WUA agent to kick off installs of updates, and I understand that can only to this sequentially per update. I would be great to leverage the SCCM agent (when possible) to kick off patching in parallel (it is possible), otherwise it will take forever to just get a few updates installed and my MW's arent long enough.

    5 votes

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  15. 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.

    5 votes

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  16. 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.

    5 votes

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  17. 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.

    4 votes

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  18. 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.

    3 votes

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  19. 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.

    3 votes

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  20. 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?

    3 votes

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