Some blogs rumor that the next Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) would allow to host user-defined and even non-Microsoft packages.
What is your wish list for WSUS 4.0?
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Non-Microsoft packages would be fantastic if enough people supported it.
All the other standard desktop applications that self update at different times (particularly Adobe Acrobat) are becoming an increasing blight on the desktop environment, causing much user confusion and system instability.
If the vendors could get together and agree a single update strategy via one centrally managed delivery mechanism (whether it be WSUS or an other), we as sysadmins would have a lot more control over the deployment of updates and patches, and far better knowledge of what was happening to our systems.
I live in hope.... :-)
I want to have better (i.e. custom) rules for the Update Views. Here's my scenario:
Access to the timestamp on approvals. My auditors are quite keen to know precisely when things were approved relative to the actual install date. I strongly suspect it's recorded in the db, but not exposed in the UI.
Ability to create arbitrary "bundles" of updates. Say, "Jan 2011" and approve / deny / report by the bundle, not the individual KB.
But really, I'd settle for "Management approval & funding of the SCOM project we've been proposing for years".