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  1. Content Removal/De-distribution

    To be able to select more than 1 distribution point or distribution point group when removing content locations for packages or applications.

    To be able to multiple selection locations before removing, rather than having to remove individually

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  2. Ability to stop on-premise distribution point service

    We can stop the service of cloud based DP with 1701.
    But, for on premise DPs, there is no option to stop or suspend service. Sometimes, because of network problems or hardware problems, there is no connection to some distribution points. For this interval, site server tries to copy a new content (app,package etc.) to these DPs and fails and retry specific times. (redundant tries and jobs for site server)
    Maybe, this is a good solution for this problem. For a DP, there should be a selection about suspend or stop the service, and clients which are in the subnet…

    4 votes
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  3. Allow the admins to select (and ignore the current) the actual order of providers from which SCCM grabs the IP address for Content Location

    The idea would be to have a setting (maybe Custom Client settings is a good place) where we can specify a specific order of priorities for network adapters from which SCCM takes the ipv4 address for content distribution and site assignment.

    For example, we currently have the following settings in the network adapter configuration
    1- wireless
    2- LAN
    3- Remote Access connections

    For VPN clients this is a big issue if we have a boundary which conflicts with one of the internal ones, like 192.168.x.x since they'll use the local IP as a top priority instead of the VPN one.

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    73 votes
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  4. Deduplication support for content source

    Windows Server 2012 R2 data deduplication is currently only for the content library on distribution points but not on the content source itself (https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/configmgrteam/2014/02/18/configuration-manager-distribution-points-and-windows-server-2012-data-deduplication/). It would be nice to have deduplication support also on the content source. This might depend on the content source structure, but in the environments I'm working with, I have always different versions of application sources with only slightly different configuration files or just additional patch files.

    40 votes
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  5. update content source paths from the console

    instead of relying on thirdparty utilities or a collection of scripts, wouldn't it be nice to have a possibility during migration to change content source paths directly to the new location (if the location has changed)

    there are many scripts around that do this for packages, applications, driver source and driver pkg path, os image sourcepaths and I know people that do it in sql also
    but hey why not have this as a possibility in the migration, this would make the live of many sccm admins much easier.

    20 votes
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  6. Improve peer caching performance during task sequence

    When downloading task sequence policies and resolving package download locations during a peer cache request, only download the content which is actually needed during the PE phase of the task sequence. Currently it downloads peer cache locations for all packages associated with the task sequence, even though it doesn't use it all since it only works in PE. This adds significant time to resolve task sequence policy during this step.

    13 votes
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  7. Show live distribution status within the console

    Show the live status of content copying to distribution points (status bar) in the Admin console, Essentially the existing DP Job queue Manager

    127 votes
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  8. Create Boundary section won’t provide multi-domain Active Directory Sites

    In a multi-domain infrastructure the browse of Active Directory Sites must be able to scan multiple domains and accept equals AD Site names.
    See more:
    https://www.systemcenterdudes.com/browsing-sites-in-create-boundary-section-wont-provide-multi-domain-active-directory-sites/

    11 votes
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  9. Cloud DP Preference

    Allow administrators to set preference in environments with multiple Cloud DPs based on Client Settings as opposed to being non-deterministic. This would increase Cloud DP adoption in distributed environments and allow for additional Cloud DP instances in multiple Azure regions.

    17 votes
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  10. Let Pull Distribution Point really work like Clients or Branch DP in ConfigMgr 2007

    Pull Distribution Point require a Site server to initiate a TCP connection to them before they receive a push-notification to start downloading content from a source. Which means that firewall/network wise that it's more difficult to manage in high secure environments.
    And after all: it doesn't make sense why client do initiate and use a seperate communication (Client Notification) channel using pull-mechanism and the pull-DP itself doesnt...

    So, please let Pull-DP themselves initiate and setup the "Client Notification" or communication channel for push-notifications from the site server, just like the Clients do and old Branch DP did.

    5 votes
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  11. List DP jobs for secondary sites in DP Job Queue Manager

    Please provide a solution in DP Job Queue Manager to view the job status in secondary sites.

    88 votes
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  12. Fix the bug where SCCM does not "Disconnect users from distribution points"

    We frequently use SCCM to deploy folders and files that don't need constant synchronization with the source.
    We make these files available for manual execution from the shared folder as well as creating programs in that package that we can then push to clients.
    There is a bug that keeps SCCM from disconnecting users from any open files in that folder. When this happens, SCCM starts deleting files in the shared folder but can not close the open file, so it just stops - leaving the folder with only some of its contents. To work around this bug and other…

    10 votes
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  13. Mobile Distribution Point

    It would be helpful to have a "mobile" DP. This would be especially useful in an small branch office (without a DP), slow internet connection OSD scenario. Content could be distributed to the DP, taken offline and taken online at the branch office. It would be perfect if the clients could choose the mobile DP as the content source without manual pre-configuration.

    22 votes
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  14. Allow a "Redistribute" action directly from the Distribution Point Configuration Status workspace

    When monitoring a DP that has multiple package failures, you have to go to the DP>Content Tab and search for the failed packages individually, or go to the package and Right click>Redistribute on each DP. When you see 10 failed packages when looking at the DP at \Monitoring\Overview\Distribution Status\Distribution Point Configuration Status, a "Redistribute" action right there in the message view would be awesome!!

    22 votes
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  15. Allow distribution points to be installed on server core

    To reduce the attack fingerprint of servers it would be good if you could deploy a distribution point on server core.

    9 votes
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  16. IP subnet boundary improvement

    Improve the way IP subnet boundaries work. A client in 10.10.10.0/24 network should be considered inside a boundary of 10.0.0.0/8.

    3 votes
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  17. 5 votes
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  18. Change how reboot settings are configured

    Reboot configurations are set per-client. I would like the ability to do this per-deployment. It can currently be done through creative collections, but it's time-consuming to maintain. Just adding a couple of fields to the deployment table for reboot override behavior ought to do it.

    4 votes
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  19. Add bandwidth controls for content library between Primary and Secondary Sites

    It would be good to have bandwidth controls on the packages being transferred from the primary to secondary site content library similar to transferring to DPs.

    3 votes
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  20. Prevent the SCCM client from using hyper-v IP addresses

    If you install Hyper-V on Windows 10, it will create a default adapter and randomly create an IP address, usually in the 172.x.x.x subnet. If by chance, you have a boundary that this random IP address falls into, the SCCM client will think it is part of this boundary, in addition to the boundary associated with it's physical NIC. The client considers both boundaries to be a Current boundary group and will therefore potentially download content from DP's associated within either boundary. In most situations, this additional DP will likely be across a WAN link which of course can cause…

    3 votes
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