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  1. Separate content removal and distribution

    Currently removing packages etc from an distribution point jams the distribution threads stopping new content going out to distribution points
    With 1000s of dp this can be troublesome
    Separating this into its own thread will allow content to be sent and removed at the same time

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  2. Prestaged content locally on computer

    Hello,

    It will be great if we can prestaged content without operating system, and paste this content on computer. When we start the task sequence, sccm look if content are on the computer like : "C:\PrestagedContent".

    If content are there, he will install app with this content and not download from DP. If app have new revision, sccm will download new revision from DP. if content is not here, he will download content from is DP

    It will be a solution for task sequence which need network (device variable, etc), poor network (site on Africa for example) and task sequenceā€¦

    3 votes
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  3. Robocopy vs SMB

    Use intelligent file transfer vice SMB to copy packages/data to child site/DP

    4 votes
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  4. Add some features to the option "Clear PXE"

    In the right click menu:
    _Clear Required PXE Deployment
    _Undo "Clear Required PXE Deployment"

    In the Security Roles
    _Allow/ Disallow: Clear PXE Flag for Clients
    _Allow/ Disallow (Hide): Clear PXE Flag for the entire Collection

    3 votes
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  5. Add Secondary Site Code in Shared Distribution Points View

    When setting up Shared Distribution Points between a SCCM vNext (CB 1610) site and a CM07 hierarchy it would be helpful to include the Secondary Site Code in the Shared Distributions Points view under the Migration/Source Hierarchy node.

    In environments with large SCCM hierarchies (2800+ sites) being able to reference the site code/site name instead of just the server name in this view would be very helpful.

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  6. Adding Source File aka Reparse Point support for ConfigMgr Current Branch

    Currently in Configuration Manager 2012 R2 and Configuration Manager Current Branch releases Windows Server 2012 Drive De-Dupe functionality is only supported with Configuration Manager for drives that house ContentLibs and cannot be used for source shares do to the Reparse Point not being supported.

    Reference Articles:
    2012 R2: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/enterprisemobility/2014/02/18/configuration-manager-distribution-points-and-windows-server-2012-data-deduplication/

    Current Branch:
    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/mt617255.aspx

    Drive De-Dupe:
    https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/filecab/2012/05/20/introduction-to-data-deduplication-in-windows-server-2012/

    This request is for the code change to add the functionality to Configuration Manager to allow for source files to be located on drives with De-duping enabled so that Reparsing Points are supported.

    7 votes
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  7. Distribuition point used on HW Inventory

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

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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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.

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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. Content Access Account

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

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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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€¦

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