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  1. 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.

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  2. Content Library Cleanup Tool - improve error handling

    While using the Cleanup tool I've encountered a few occasions where it crashes out with file access errors. It crashes to the command prompt and all previous activity is lost as it doesn't get logged. Is it possible to improve the error handling of the tool that it logs access errors instead of throwing an exception? I've included a sample of the exception error message below.

    System.IO.IOException: Access to the path '\mydistpoint.com.au\SCCMContentLib$\DataLib\Content_27822e98-f79a-436a-af07-fa88beac76c5.1\Templates' is denied.
    at System.IO.Directory.DeleteHelper(String fullPath, String userPath, Boolean recursive, Boolean throwOnTopLevelDirectoryNotFound)
    at System.IO.Directory.Delete(String fullPath, String userPath, Boolean recursive, Boolean checkHost)
    at Microsoft.ConfigurationManager.ContentLibraryCleanup.CLContent.Delete(Boolean whatIfMode, CLPackage fromPackage)
    at Microsoft.ConfigurationManager.ContentLibraryCleanup.CLPackage.Delete(Boolean whatIfMode) ā€¦

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  3. Peer Cache DNS Search Suffix

    Allow administrators to configure Peer Cache clients with a list of DNS Search Suffixes, or for it to reference the local machines.

    Currently I'm unable to use Peer Cache because client attempt to reach fellow clients via the FQDN which for xyz reason is unreachable. If it simply followed the DNS Search Suffix list, it would be able to contact them.

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  4. 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.

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  5. When Deleting packages from SCCM Console it leaves the empty custom folder in the DP and only Delete the content of the folder.

    Custom folder created during package creation should also get deleted from DP when the package is being deleted.
    As of now whenever a package is deleted from console it deletes the content of the folder but leaves the empty folder itself.
    These empty folder has to be manually identified and then cleared from the DPs.
    This process of identifying and deleting empty folders is cumbersome specially when having large number of DPs and requires special attention while doing in order to avoid removing any of the working folders mistakenly.

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  6. Have smsdpmon also query the primary for assigned software when performing content validation

    Smsdpmon.exe appears to only use the local SCCMDP class for the list of content to validate. We have experienced a few cases where the SCCMDP content list does not match what is assigned at the site level. For complete validation can it also query the primary server for the assigned content and then flagged the differences as well???

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  7. LEDBAT support for CMG/CloudDP

    It would be nice to make the new LEDBAT DP functionality also available for CMGs or Cloud DPs.

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  8. 'content library'

    Automated removal of content associated with deleted objects in the Content Library on the site server.

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  9. Separate content within the application model

    Right now, the application is definitely decent and getting better. A major improvement over some other products within the same space. I do however, think that content assignment should be waaaaay better with this simple change.

    Applications have Deployment Types, and DeploymentTypes may or may not have content associated with them. If you create two Deployment Types that share the same content, it is confusing because the content appears as if it is separate (Based on the Content ID), although it is the same (Because of the way SCCM handles content > Single Instance File Storage)

    I think it shouldā€¦

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  10. LEDBAT support for Super Peers

    Implement LEDBAT content sharing setting for Win10 1903+/Server 2016+ Super Peers. I'm thinking this is a quick win to implement, since LEDBAT is already present and used for Delivery Optimization.

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  11. Need a solution to dynamically check all cloud endpoint connectivity for AAD/Intune/DO/MCC

    In multiple MEM engagements this always comes up for hybrid work:


    • Working with the infosec/network/firewall teams to ensure all the "security bus stops" have the appropriate exceptions in place (inclusive of TLS/SSL inspection/decryption exceptions) and running through a test plan iteratively until we have success. Then if any cloud endpoints change (URLs/IPs), we have to go through that playbook all over again. I realize there are some great solutions for automating Office 365 cloud endpoint checks and exceptions. What can we do here to help the MEM community be more successful and get greater adoption?

    ......

    On the Windows 10ā€¦

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  12. 5 votes
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  13. Remove Deleted Content from Client Cache

    Today, when you remove an object from ConfigMgr (Package, application, etc), the content remains in the local client cache (if it was ever downloaded). In an effort to clean up that old content, I think it would be a great idea to automatically cleanup content. For example, once I delete an image from the admin console, I will never need it again on my client systems, so go ahead and delete it from any system that has it in the cache.

    (I currently use TidyCache to remove 'old' cache', but would prefer that this be handled natively by ConfigMgr. https://gregramsey.net/2015/11/17/tidy-cache-clean-up-old-ccmcache/

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  14. 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.

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  15. 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.

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  16. 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.

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  17. ContentLibraryCleanup Distribution Point Maintenance Mode

    I love the ContentLibraryCleanup tool, but in the small environment I'm working with about 10 remote DPs, the tool takes a really long time to run. On 2 of our DPs, it took 2 days each to run. Because it took so long, they both failed because at the end the tool reported that a particular package wasn't fully replicated yet.

    We'd like a way to do the following:


    1. Put a DP in Maintenance Mode. This would let Content currently being deployed to the DP to complete (basically coming to a soft stop), but would stop new content from startingā€¦

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  18. Fix the issue that automatically adds UTC time in the console in local time when scheduling a deployment...

    Not sure why but after this last update, whenever I deploy software SCCM automatically adds 5 hours to the local time which is the time difference from Chicago time to UTC...

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  19. GetCacheInfo Additional information exposed

    GetCacheInfo Additional information exposed

    Can you please have the data available in WMI or ComObject include additional fields.
    Currently:
    ContentId
    ContentVersion
    Location
    LastReferenceTime
    ReferenceCount
    ContentSize
    CacheElementId

    Could you add information from the Package Fields in the Console:
    PackageName
    *PackageVersion
    PackageLanguage
    PackageDescription

    I'd like all of them, but I really need PackageVersion for a project I'm working on.

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  20. LEDBAT: Enable on Primary Site Servers and SUPS

    The existing LEDBAT integration only supports DPs serving clients (or Pull-DPs). LEDBAT would also be usefull in other scenarios:

    Distribution Manager's push of content down to 'normal' DPs.
    SUP's WSUS distribution of metadata.

    Both use cases can occasionally/unexpectedly consume more bandwidth than desired so lowering the bar to using LEDBAT would be awesome.

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