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Created by Dan Dirksen
Created on Oct 31, 2019

Sync only selected apps/updates during a sync

The ability to sync only a specific add/update would be a nice feature.


PMPC has a lot of excellent automation features that is initiated from a sync..


This does present a challenge for those with set standard release schedules(aka monthly).   If a critical update needs to be deployed "out of band", this requires a sync, which then picks up all new updates for all products enabled and starts all the automated processes resulting in additional out of schedule updates. 


Same situation if we want to enable and test a new product.


It would be nice to be able to sync only a specific product.  This would allow us to use more of your built in automation.   

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  • Matt Noyes
    Nov 10, 2022

    This would be excellent to have for being able to publish only a single update or adding a new product to the update catalog without having to worry if out of band updates will start deploying on machines outside of our normal patch cycle

  • Guest
    Oct 14, 2022

    +1 for this - we Sync weekly with a 3 stage Rollout to Test/Pilot/Prod on Monday/Wednesday/Friday.

    If we need to package a new app, on a Tuesday, we dont want to have to wait almost a week for next Mondays sync for it to appear.

    Adding a "Sync this app" right-click option would be great.

    Sure we may need to do it twice for the App and the Update, but thats OK - beats syncing the whole catalog and introducing lots of new apps outside of normal frequency.

  • Tue Nielsen
    Sep 15, 2022

    I run updates on a monthly schedule, so that users is not experiencing everything is updating all the time.

    Often I need to update a single app, because of errors or security.

    so this idea would be much appreciated!

  • Emily Jenkins
    Jun 27, 2022

    This is something that would be super helpful for me! When testing new deployments and policies for a specific app it would allow me to test w/o waiting for our sync schedule. I could manually sync everything but want to avoid potentially causing problems for our users with other applications.

  • Guest
    Jun 21, 2022

    Since we are running the sycn only once in Month for all the patch, so some we are missing update after sync cycle is over and we have wait for the month to wait for the sync to run again. Can we have possibility to run the sync for one particular software so that we can get the update if we missing during sync cycle.

  • Justin Forrer
    Nov 4, 2021

    This is very needed. There's been several times where an app I deploy with PMPC received a critical patch or update and I needed to get it out to my devices quickly. Having to sync my entire library and get other unwanted updates is not ideal. My InfoSec team wants 3rd party apps pushed on a schedule where possible.

  • Casey Throop
    Sep 2, 2021

    I'd say being able to right click and sync now would be sufficient for most needs and make things a LOT easier.

    This would be a wonderful addition.

  • Colin W
    Apr 15, 2021

    *Selective sync would let me update a particular app that's not in the ESP without risking taking out existing AP deployments

  • Colin W
    Apr 15, 2021

    Yeah - where this really impacts a customer is if you use Intune App Publishing combined with Autopilot + ESP required apps and need to resync during business hours. Any autopilot deployments with that ESP profile cached at deployment time is going to reference the old appID if theres a new app published to Intune and fail the Autopilot deployment.

  • Randy Davenport
    Mar 5, 2021

    Or at least.. let us sync updates that are related to a zero day?

  • Dan Dirksen
    Oct 31, 2019

    I would think a right click context option... "Sync this now " would be sufficient.


    Multi-select imo would be less important.  Cases of selected sync at least for us is generally limited to 1-2 products at a time.

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    Justin Chalfant
    Oct 31, 2019

    Thanks for the feedback. This would probably be a pretty significant change from an engineering side, but we will keep monitoring this idea.

    How would you suggest setting the products you want to enable during a sync?

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