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  1. Distribuition point used on HW Inventory

    Collect information about what DP is in use by SCCM Client in HW inventory

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  2. Ability to quantify download duration for content at the client

    ConfigMgr 2007 had status messages 10023 and 10024 to provide when a package download started and completed. Those messages were removed in ConfigMgr 2012.

    Issue is also posted as bug on Connect under FeedbackID=869536

    Now requesting as DCR to either add these messages back or some other way to meet the requested requirement.

    5 votes
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  3. Allow monitoring of active content distriubtion activity via the console

    You should be able to monitor the active content distribution threads of content distribution. If a distribution point is offline for a extend period of time or has crashed or failed. Currently if defaults are in place, and if distribution manager is actively attempting to transfer content to that dp. It will take a extended period of time for distribution manager to give up attempting content distribution to that DP server. You should be able to intervene and stop the treads and allow it to replicate content to health Dp;s via the console.

    6 votes
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  4. Support additional distmgr/pkgxfer manager component servers in primary sites to support load balancing of software distribution jobs.

    Some primary sites have many remote distributed DP site systems and this can cause many content jobs to be managed by a single distribution manager / package transfer manager, which can cause delays and in some cases heavy server resource utilisation. I would like to see Sccm support load balancing of content jobs across a primary site.

    28 votes
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  5. Implement content distribution rings

    Existing: if a given content distributed to 2000 plus pull distribution points they may all start downloading at the same time.

    Ask: implement content distribution rings for large enterprises that they can group their pull distribution points exactly like dp groups. Provide ability to prioritize and set compliance thresholds on these groups

    Example:

    DP group 1: 200 dps compliance: %90
    DP group 2: 200 dps compliance: %80
    DP group 3: 200 dps compliance: %80

    If content is distributed to all 600 dps then config manager will send the notifications to first dp group and stop. It will monitor compliance basedā€¦

    12 votes
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  6. single distributionpoint strategie

    it would be nice for customers that have only on DP, that the Site is change to a one DP strategy and automatic distribute every content to this single DP, without every time select this single DP and distribute content.

    7 votes
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  7. Content Replication

    it would be great if we have an option to redistribute content from Monitoring tab in Distribution point configuration status tab. then it will be so easy to check all failed content and select all and redistribute, rather than go to each content and redistribute.

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  8. Stale Source Files

    I would like to see a report or a tool that runs against all my apps, packages, etc.. and the source location and tell me how many files in the source location are not associated to anything in SCCM, this would be great for O&M and keeping the server healthy.

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  9. Make global conditions usable for all types of Deployments (Maintenance Windows, Power Settings, Compliance Baselines,...)

    It's crazy how many different manually-made Collections I have just for targeting a Maintenance Window to match a particular department's needs, then also Power Settings, then their Compliance Baselines, then their Apps. Wouldn't it be better to just push evaluating applicability for all that out to the clients and free up server resources?

    12 votes
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  10. Content Access Account

    Allow us to leverage a configured account for connecting to content source locations for packages, applications, updates, boot images, ect.

    2 votes
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  11. Make chosen download location visible in status messages

    It would be great for troubleshooting if the download location where content is actually downloaded from would be send to the MP as a status message. Some might not want this Information, so please make this a decision each admin can enable/disable.

    7 votes
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  12. Separate Pull Distribution Point Throttling from Agent Throttling

    If a Pull Distribution Point is throttled, this affects the remote site system from a client perspective, so its client downloads are throttled as well (even though those downloads may essentially come from itself).

    Throttled download jobs, as the system is functioning as a Pull DP, should be separated from throttled download jobs as the system is functioning as a client/agent. I'm not sure how this can be accomplished; it may have something more to do with BITS than something internal to ConfigMgr, but it would be welcome.

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  13. PoSh register-PackageSource from Windows 10, would be nice to add a DP as a trusted Package Source

    If CM-Agent installed on a Win10 Client it should be automatically add his first DP to the Posh as a register-PackageSource Repository, that we can Use that Command to install SW with the add-package command from a App-Deployment type, in faster cases to install SW on a client with remote Powershell and also registered in the Monitoring Workspace as installed, maybe in background the Posh adds the client with direct membership to the right collection that we lose no information's about that.

    7 votes
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  14. Add a destination MP option for Pull Distribution Points

    Currently Pull Distribution Points may not be able to report their status to a given Management Point in their site (i.e., a remote site system in a DMZ). To reduce delays, I think a Management Point option should be added for Pull Distribution Points so administrators can choose which MPs a Pull DP reports to instead of having all MPs loaded into the registry (the ManagementPoints string value). The UI could look similar to the "Source Distribution Points" tab within a Pull DP's properties. Multiple MPs could be defined with priorities. If an administrator didn't define this, at least oneā€¦

    1 vote
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  15. Add Richer Configuration Settings for Pull DPs into the console

    Currently when you wish to adjust Pull DP settings you need to do this through Webmtest, Powershell or VB script. Example adjusting the retry times or retry interval.

    It would be nice to take the most commonly used settings that are adjusted from review of the ConfigMgr cases and place those settings into the ConfigMgr console to make the Pull DPs more robust, manageable and a richer experience.

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  16. Content validation should work of packages even if WMI got automatically repaired.

    Make sure that WMI information about packages gets rebuild after a WMI restore, so that Content Validation of packages doesn't fails.

    If a server for some reason isn't turn off gracefully, an automatic repair would happen, and thereby all packages information is gone in WMI.

    Application Log
    Source: WMI
    Event ID: 5616
    The Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) repository was successfully re-created by the auto-recovery mechanism.

    6 votes
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  17. Ability to change distribution point settings easily after initial config.

    It would be nice to be able to adjust certain settings of a distribution point after its been configured.

    Examples:
    The primary and secondary drive for the content library and package shares.
    The drive space reserve
    The host name

    2 votes
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  18. Shorten Pull-DP retry interval

    Reduce the amount of time between when content distribution is completed on a Standard DP and when its Pull DP begins to transfer. Consider using some type of notification to the Pull DP that it may begin instead of having it just wait when it could be pulling.

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  19. When removing a package from a ditribution point, remove it from the DP's single instance store as well

    We've removed a 6GB .wim operating system image file from a distribution point to which we didn't intend to distribute it to. Although we've successfully removed it from the DP using the admin console, the file is still present on the DP in the single instance store, and thus 6GB of disk space appears to be permanently wasted.
    E:\SCCMContentLib\

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  20. content repliction

    Dear sccm Team,

    we have a lot of middle sized Locations with max. 2 Mbps Connections that hold distribution points and we often have issues replicating. It would be great to leverage something like DFSR (with cross file remote differential compression). Also it would be great if we finally could copy single files between DPs when there were issues during DP update for a package. Wouldn't that be possible with a small command that verifies checksum and updates the CM database Information.

    Thx
    Sebastian

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