Ability to deploy optional updates
We would like the ability to push optional updates just like you can with WSUS.
We respect machine settings, so if you follow the instructions here https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/automation/automation-update-management#enable-updates-for-other-microsoft-products you will be able to achieve this.
Shane Foley commented
As per ticket I logged with MS;
I really understand your concern, but please be aware that Azure Update Management only manages operating system updates.
Additionally, there are two workaround you may have a look:
1. Using Windows Server Update Services: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/administration/windows-server-update-services/get-started/windows-server-update-services-wsus
2. Custom update using System Center Updates Publisher: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/mem/configmgr/sum/tools/updates-publisher
So whats the point in using Azure Update Manager if you have to use SCCM to roll out other updates?
Optional Updates will be shown or decidable to install on portal's VM Update Manger service.
Koshy John (MSFT) commented
Thank you for sharing your feedback regarding optional updates. We'll review it for inclusion.
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