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  1. 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?

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      0 comments  ·  Content  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Rebooting Content Location server or Distribution Point Server does not resume content transfer

      If a Distribution Point server or server hosting the Content Location is restarted, the content transfer is not resumed to the Distribution Point. The content transfer should resume to the Distribution Point after the restart is complete.

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      • 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/

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        • Fix problem with Peer Cache only working via HTTPS since CB 1710

          We noticed 2 things making it impossible for us to use Peer Cache:
          In CB 1702, we noticed that clients contacting the Peer Cache Source only attempt this via HTTPS.
          This doesn't make sense, especially because we (and most of the other customers we know) use HTTP for the entire SCCM infrastructure.
          Furthermore, in the client settings the option to switch from HTTPS to HTTP was obviously forgotten - it's missing.

          Is the PG aware of this, and can we expect the issues will be fixed in CB 1802?

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            2 comments  ·  Content  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • LiveFlow of DP to Network

            Currently there is no centralized way within ConfigMgr to determine if the expected desire of boundaries for content / site assignment works as expected. As boundaries can be configured in multiple ways (subnet, ad, range etc) and also allows to fallback between different servers - it would be good to allow insight into what clients from what networks are connecting to a DP to retrieve content. This would allow if the current design works as expected.

            Information that would be useful for on-prem DP;
            1. Devices (COUNT?) connecting from network (initial octets/subnet-mask)
            2. Connectivity type: local, remote, fallback etc...
            3.…

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              Totally agree. Having realtime visibility into what boundaries clients are in RIGHT NOW, and thus which DPs (and peer clients) they will use is critical. We’ve been talking about this internally for awhile. There are innovations on our roadmap in this area.

            • Allow Cloud Distribution Point to be deployed in ARM portal

              Allow Cloud Distribution Point to be deployed in ARM portal

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              • Auto discover/identify missing subnets/boundaries

                Given that ConfigMgr collects IPs/Subnets during inventory, it would be very helpfully if there was an automated way of identifying/discovering when clients are on a subnets that aren't configured within a boundary.

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                • 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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                  • 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.

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                    • 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…

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                      • Allow DP Distribution Throttling Based on Day

                        Currently you can configure Content Distribution Rate Limits to throttle based on the hour of the day. It would be nice to be able to make this different depending on the day of the week. For instance, I'm provisioning some new DPs, and I want the floodgates of content throttled M-F, but I don't care if it opens wide on the weekends when almost nobody is working anyway.

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                        • Put rate limit on pull distribution point

                          You can not configure rate limits on pull distribution point only on non pull distribution points. this is an issue In many environments. please add the rate limit function to pull distribution point

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                          • Phased Deployments - Allow more than 2 collections to deploy to in ConfigMgr 1802

                            Whilst i know the feature for phased TS deployments is only pre-release in 1802. It'd be super useful to be able to add additional collections into phased deployments as opposed to only being able to use 2 collections.

                            I regularly run 4/5 phase deployments to the enterprise, and in some cases office by office. Having phased deployments support more than just 2 collections would be a massive time saver.

                            8 votes
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                            • 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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                              • 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.

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                                • 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.

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                                  • Distribution Point - Timezone schedule sync

                                    At the moment when setting up a schedule for Distribution Points to do their syncing the timezone being used is the one from the primary site server.

                                    when having DP's over multiple continents this brings some advanced math to get the sync done right :p

                                    Would there be a possibility to use "Use DP local Time" as with advertisements ?
                                    Or maybe in the schedule tab on the DP properties have a dropdown list with for example "you are now scheduling in GMT+1" where you can select a list of timezones so it does the calculations for you.

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                                    • 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.

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                                      • 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.

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                                        • 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

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