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  1. 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.

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  2. Do an immediate refresh of compliance data after update deployment (linux)

    After a deployment/update job, the data for the compliance dashboard should be immediately updated - not have to wait for the next scheduled compliance check

    3 votes
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  3. It is nice to have option to export list of servers which are scheduled for update management

    After scheduling update management, there is no way we can export list of servers that are part of the update management. While we create groups ahead of scheduling patching but at the time of creating the schedule, there is no way to compare that with the groups created.

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  4. Ability to adjust Windows Update settings

    Hi,

    I think it would be useful to be able to configure Windows Update settings through update management, control things like automatic reboot settings, working hours, action to take if users are logged on. I believe the OMS agent could set the relevant registry keys.

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  5. Identify which server update failed.

    From the Automation Account, the job did not id which servers failed.

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  6. cant remove.

    can not get rid of the Upgrade Analytics Preview....

    Ive clocked remove like 100000 times.

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  7. 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.

    2 votes
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  8. Remove restrictions of maintenance window for update deployment job

    Currently, the maintenace window can't be less than 30 minutes and no more that 6 hours. Some customers would like to set the window more longer since they wonder that some update programs coundn't be deployed during the windw. It would be nice if you could remove this restriction.

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  9. 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.

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  10. Support boolean parameters in pre/post scripts

    A runbook with boolean parameters cannot be set as a pre or post script in a scheduled update deployment. The UI when configuring the script has a dropdown to specify the value, but it is passed as a string ("True", "False", or ""). Ideally, it should be possible to pass these values, but failing that the UI should not present a dropdown that implies it should work.

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  11. Optimizer to automatically generate deployments

    Provide a simple means to provide:
    1. Maintenance Window
    2. Dependency rules / chains (i.e. 48 hours after system in dynamic group named test, then perform deploy to group named production)
    3. Rolling updates for clustered applications
    4. Validation post-patching (could be as simple as the update agent has reported post-reboot initially) and then halt deployment of related-nodes (if it is defined as part of a cluster)

    Then allow for update manager to create deployments automatically by feeding this information into an optimizer.

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  12. Dynamic Update Deployments on premises

    The Dynamic Update Deployments feature which is in preview is only able to respect Azure systems. As hybrid is the new normal, this needs to be extended to a hybrid approach. It makes no sense to offer saved searches and dynamic groups which are not respecting changes in those groups. Today deployments will fail if any changes occours in the groups with the focus on on premises machines.

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    If you feel lost you better call me cuz I'm feeling lost

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  14. Options to ignore de-allocated machines while using "Dynamic Groups" feature

    We selected a few "Resource Groups" to update the VM's during the schedule using dynamic groups but if any of the VM is in a de-allocated state that will be obviously failed while deployment, I feel if we have an option to "Ignore De-Allocated" machines it would be great.

    This helps to see less failed deployments since we know our VM's are de-allocated. (If any)

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  15. Daily or weekly email of missing patches

    Ability to have the automation account generate an list of missing updates and email on a daily or weekly basis.

    2 votes
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  16. export

    Every report that is run on AZURE portal should have an EXPORT function.

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  17. Adjustable / customisable logging frequency

    I know the data being pumped to Log Analytics is already reasonably small compared to some of the other things that can be pushed there, but is there any possibility to adjust how frequently hosts post data to that endpoint?

    For example, I'd like to reduce the check-in frequency by at least 4x, thereby decreasing log volume and more efficient use of my log analytics storage.

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  18. Linux Updates - Not restarted on kernel upgrade

    We're trialling the update management for our Linux hosts within Azure and despite the packages being upgraded successfully, I've noticed the host hasn't rebooted even after a kernel upgrade.

    Can this please be raised with the appropriate team for investigation?

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  19. 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…

    2 votes
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