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Created by Guest
Created on Oct 20, 2020

Unique Article ID

Having Unique ID’s would help in writing SSRS reports to exclude anything that is Superseded, today you can have two updates with the same ID and one is expired and the other is not making it harder to report on.

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    Andrew Jimenez
    Aug 9, 2022

    We are still discussing the best way to handle this. I think we can solve the issue of ADR filters by improving the naming scheme of the updates themselves to be more unique. (for example, we can call the Git application "Git for Windows" instead and fix the problem of filtering just for "Git")

    According to Microsoft the "Article ID" is the following:
    Identifier of the knowledge base article for the software update. The maximum length for this value is 64 characters.

    We set this to the date of release so that customers can reference our release page here: (although we do not list the ArticleID on those pages specifically, we will look into adding that in the future)

  • Guest
    Aug 7, 2022

    any update ? do you plan develop this idea ?

  • Guest
    Apr 8, 2022

    any update ?

    it will be very helpful

  • Jordan Benzing
    Jul 30, 2021

    I was just talking about this today, and we are looking at potentially for future titles adding unique "description" fields intead of the exsiting generic description field or some other identifier. As this would require less of a change.

  • Nic W
    Jul 30, 2021

    100% agree on this.

    Unique ArticleIDs would also ensure updates can be filtered properly in ADRs.


    I want to exclude only Git from an ADR

    The only current way to do that is by Title filter, but using -"git" also filters out Snagit, Adobe Digital Editions, and TortoiseGit, so the workaround would be having to create 2 separate ADRs:

    1. One that uses the -"git" filter,

    2. One to capture the non-Git products that were filtered out

      1. This one needs to be monitored in case any new products get added that contain "git" in the Title

    The same issue would occur with R for Windows, having to filter the letter "R" would be... involved.

    But if the ArticleIDs were unique to each product, ADRs could be easily filtered using the products ArticleID

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uniq KB for each update (WSUS)

hello can you set uniq KB for each app update becouse now its look like each update released in the same thay have the same KB and when i want to install specific KB ( via script) i must install all patches deployed the same day.... for exam...
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