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  1. 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.

    16 votes
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  2. 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…

    16 votes
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  3. 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…

    16 votes
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  4. Updates older than 30 days Tile - We need that back

    Updates older than 30 days Tile - We need that back for Windows and Linux. This helps operations knock out the low hanging trouble-makers

    15 votes
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  5. 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.

    14 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.

  6. 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.

    13 votes
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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.

  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.

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  8. 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.

    12 votes
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  9. Fix OMS Update Management to allow patch deployment to Server Core

    Per documentation at: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/operations-management-suite/oms-solution-update-management

    "Server Core and Nano Server installation options are not supported."

    Please fix this so that Server Core is supposed for patch deployments. (At least 2016 Server Core, with Server 2012R2 being appreciated!)

    12 votes
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  10. Ability to deploy optional updates

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

    11 votes
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  11. Update Pipeline

    It would be really helpful if you could describe a pipleine in Update Management, and get the updates to flow through that pipeline.

    e.g. You have a Dev, Test and Production Environment.
    You want to keep machines up to date, but do not want to affect Production users with faulty pathes.

    If you could describe an update pipleine, saying, deploy any updates to Dev, then to test then to prod, this would ensure updates can be developed and tested against before they reach production.

    When patch tuesday arrives, these patches would be available for your 1st environment in the pipleine,…

    10 votes
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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.

  12. 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

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  13. Error when trying to Schedule update deployment

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

    10 votes
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  14. 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.

    9 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.

  15. Add fully patched computers to Update Management Tile

    The update management tile on the home page does not include my computers that have all the updates. It only has Computers missing Critical, Computers missing Security, and Computers missing other. I liked also seeing a blue chunk for the fully patched machines. This is using the Edge Browser on 14393.202

    9 votes
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  16. Provide opsinsight as PaaS solution for customer to configure inside their own subscriptions

    Right now, opsinsight exists and store data for various customers and perhaps map account to the storage in cloud. How about providing it as a seprate service in azure stack and let the user configure it inside their own azure subscription and use their onprem SCOM or MMA to send data to this blob residing in their subscription. I tried my best to explain the idea, if it needs more ground and better clarity, let me know.

    9 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.

    8 votes
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  18. Add Support for Raspbian

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

    7 votes
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  19. Why is there still no Auto Start-up operation?

    Why is there still no Auto Start-up operation?

    7 votes
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