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  2. Configure Rate Limits for different days

    Currently rate limits only allow you to configure this for a 24 hour period.

    Consider expanding this to allow a schedule based on the day of the week.

    This would allow for remote sites to use 100% of their bandwidth during the entire weekend, but a limited amount during business hours.

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  3. AD Forest Discovery: More information for subnets

    When doing an AD Forest Sync with subnet import enabled. Could SCCM also import the subnet location and description attributes so when looking at boundaries in the console we have more detailed information?

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  4. Fix out of sync content on the Distribution Point

    At times, the distribution point will complain that there is a mismatch between the package list on the file system and the package list in WMI.

    The warning presented is as:

    Failed to retrieve the package list on the distribution point.
    Or the package list in the content library doesn't match the one in WMI. Review smsdpmon.log for more information about this failure.

    See attached error dialog.

    The fix is to manually force the WMI list to match the content lib list.

    I'm unsure what causes them to become mismatched, but it would be nice if MS could either fix…

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  5. Content Status Node - have "Pending" column as a default column?

    Be nice to see the Pending column as a default column instead of adding it each time.

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  6. An option to configure a DP such that it only downloads the distributed content from the site when the first client requests for it.

    An option to configure a DP such that it only downloads the distributed content from the site when the first client requests for it. This will help manage DP disk space efficiently as most of the content never gets used at a remote site but we do not know what's really needed in advance. With semi annual channels the content problem is getting worse each day.

    Below is the config manager thread I had opened and an expert asked me to submit a request here.

    https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/c249e600-b781-43ee-9aae-0b0efb6ba078/question-about-sccm-content-distribution?forum=ConfigMgrCBGeneral

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  7. Improve Content Replication

    Content Replication from Site to DPs should be a frustration free Process or SCCM Admins. Unfortunately, I know no customer without smaller or bigger issues in this area.
    Here is an uncomplete list of some issues I´ve noticed:
    • Content Eval - Scheduled Task lost
    o SCCM does not check if the schedule task got lost/deleted
    o Suggested Solution: SCCM should verify the Scheduled Task on Service Startup
    • Content Eval - Hash mismatch/Eval fails for package
    o When content Eval fails for a package, the admin must manually redistribute it / take care of the error
    o There should…

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  8. Should be able to see who last replicated a package

    I would like an easy way to see who last replicated a package in the console in the drop down list options.

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  9. Active Driectory: LAPS and BitLocker

    It would be nice if SCCM could pull the LAPS passwords into a table. And while we are at it the BitLocker recovery key. These are the 2 most important things to have if an AD computer account were to get deleted for some reason. We could then limit access to the data and write reports for it. I'm assuming that the information would get updated as part of some AD info sync process. The data would need to be non-volatile in case the AD account is deleted at least the information would be in the SCCM database. Maybe also…

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  10. Add an option to update only Install or Uninstall content of a deployment type

    It is great that you can now provide a separate Install/uninstall content location for a deployment type of an application. This is very useful for large applications.

    However, there is one major limitation: You cannot update just uninstall (or install) content. If you have updated your uninstall script, the current Update content task will try to update both install/uninstall content.

    Even though you haven't changed anything in your install content, it will takes ages for large applications, before SCCM understands that install content has not been modified.

    It would be so much faster if you could just initiate "Update uninstall"…

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  11. Add a status of 'Skipped, prestaged content mode' for content distribution. Currently this appears as 'in-progress'.

    Add a status of 'Skipped, prestaged content mode' or 'waiting, maintenance mode' for content distribution. Distribution points in prestaged mode are skipped and not processed, yet the status states 'in-progress'.

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  12. Port De-duplication technology of Distribution Point to Client

    While at the distribution point a hashed file method is used to keep different applications using the same file, the really need fro this, in my opinion, should be the client computers, we have faced a really annoying case where to install 4 different applications (visio, visio pro, project, and Office suite) the same group of files are used , Office 365 installer, so it cam be 2.5GB four times if all the apps have to be installed at the device. this has a severe penalty at the storage and the network at the user device

    6 votes
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  13. Add the in console editing of distribution point priority value.

    It would be helpful to be able to prioritize the DPs beyond the two options available. This would be especially helpful for ADRs where we want to get the new content into our test DPs quickly, but pilot and production can replicate much slower.

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  14. Peer Caching Boundary Groups

    ConfigMgr Team, your best practice document regarding the set up of boundary groups actually breaks peer caching.

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/core/servers/deploy/configure/define-site-boundaries-and-boundary-groups

    To quote: "it is a best practice to create a separate set of boundary groups to use only for site assignment."

    This is good advise, and I use this also for Management Points and Software Update Points so that if I add or remove a site system, I only have to modify 1-2 boundary groups instead of 150.

    Since Peer Caching is now based on Boundary Groups, if you have implemented this best practice, then effectively every client in a site that…

    46 votes
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  15. distribution point exclude USB drives

    Need ability to define global rule for all distribution point servers never use a USB drive. We have techs in the field plugging drives into DP servers and without the no_sms_on_drive.sms flag file and SCCM start using the USB drive distributing packages and then they pull USB drive after their work and the DP has issues.

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  16. Content Cleanup Tool Errors out on Nested Task Sequences

    Allow the Content Cleanup Tool to ignore issues such as Nested Task Sequences. Currently it is a known issue that Nest Task Sequences cause this error "This content library cannot be cleaned up right now because package *** is not fully installed”"

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  17. Improve "Invoke-CMContentRedistribution" Method

    If you hit the "Redistribute" Button in the console, or trigger a content redistribution over Powershell/WMI, this method will always copy over all content of a package to the Distribution Point.
    However, it would make sense to only copy the data that is needed.
    Example 1: Your package contains hundreds of files. One file has a “hash mismatch” error, so the package gets into the failed state. The only way to fix this issue is to “Redistribute” or use Invoke-CMContentRedistribution. This will copy over everything instead of the single file that is corrupt.
    Example 2: A distribution is offline for…

    4 votes
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  18. Content validation

    At SCCM you can validate Content only for one Device or you have manny work to validate Content at all Devices. With waork around right click tools you can validate content for all Devices. Implementing the right click solution and it will a better work with Content

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  19. Display Content Status on Content Tab of Distribution Point Properties

    On the Content tab in a Distribution Point's properties add a column to display the current content status (Success, In Progress, Failed). This would make it easy to see what content has not yet made it to a DP while on the screen where it would also be easy to Redistribute the content.

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  20. Branch Cache client download behavior

    As far as we know, the branch cache client download behavior is as follows:

    1. New package with a required deployment is being sent to a location with its own subnet
    2. Clients which received the deployment will start downloading the related content
    3. As soon as at least one client completely downloaded all content of the deployment, the other clients in the same subnet will start using this (and subsequent) client(s) for content download, which will then cause no WAN consumption anymore

    However, this typically still causes quite a lot of WAN bandwidth consumption: as long as the “first”…

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