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  1. 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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  2. Update/s rollback

    Add the ability to rollback specific update/s

    36 votes
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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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

    18 votes
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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. Automatically start and stop virtual machines in conjunction with the Update Deployment Maintenance Window

    Many of our customers use automation to stop VM's overnight and start them again the following morning. Obviously, Update Management cannot work against VM's which are stopped meaning we must manually suspend the start/stop automation when an Update Management deployment is scheduled.

    Having the ability for Update Management to automatically start VM's at the beginning of the maintenance window and stop them again at the end would be brilliant.

    11 votes
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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…

    9 votes
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  10. Error when trying to Schedule update deployment

    When scheduling an update to run, the next run time keeps saying error.

    9 votes
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  11. 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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  12. Sort Order and Filter

    Need the ability to sort the list of computers alphabetically when adding to a scheduled deployment. The current list is random and makes it really hard to select specific machines. Also, having a filter options would be nice when the list is very long.

    6 votes
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  13. 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.

    5 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.

  14. 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.

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    Thanks for the valid suggestion. Your feedback is now open for the user community to upvote & comment on. This 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.

  15. 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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  16. Azure CLI for Azure Automation

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

    5 votes
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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. All fail when 1 doesn't aplpy

    I had a full deployment failure because "You have requested to create an update configuration on a machine that is not registered for Update Management." The one mentioned in the error was connected to update management and showed in the OMS logs. I'll contact support, BUT....

    It would make more sense if the deployment would work for everything that it can and just fail on those 1 or 2 that it cannot apply on. None of the deployment happened because of this 1 failure.

    5 votes
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  20. Add ability to remove previous Update Deployments stuck in "In Progress" state

    I have two update deployments that are stuck in progress and won't go away. The Automation jobs finished successfully, but they still show in progress. It would be nice if there was an option to remove previous deployments. Or will these disappear with time?

    5 votes
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