Get rid of SCUP and integrate 3rd party update deployment in WSUS
WSUS GUI needs to get the ability to manage updates from 3rd parties (add, remove, delete, statistics).
Karl Wester-Ebbinghaus (@tweet_alqamar) commented
Microsoft you started with deployment for Flash ActiveX, why should be bother to update 3rd party software.
My prososal: talk with the developers and fnd a standard how to get notified about new releases and grab the for Windows Update / WSUS,
may this common applications be Adobe Reader or Flash NPAPI / PPAPI, Notepad++, Antimalwarebytes, Acronis Trueimage etc. There are so many applications that users need to care for and update manually.
Please don't forget about your C++ Redists 2005-2017, the side-by-side installation is a whole mess and most systems don't have the most recent releases only.
The idea of Christoph Eder would start the change to make Windows the best updated and safest OS around.
Definitely this - bundle them together