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  1. Keep Previous Version of Content available while Distributing

    Currently, when content for an OS Image, Package, Application, etc is being updated, that object is unavailable until the content update completes. This means that content updates for large items must be timed very carefully, especially when sending to remote sites.

    It would be amazing if a Distribution Point could keep the previous version of the item available while the content is updating, then switch to the new content and delete the old after it's completed.

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  2. LEDBAT support for CMG/CloudDP

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

    6 votes
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  4. 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.

    5 votes
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  5. 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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  6. 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.

    5 votes
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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. Option to pre-cache Applications/Packages using right click tools

    Add a Right click option to allow an Administrator to precache content for an Application/Package, which can be delivered to a Peer Cache Source device collection. In addition, add a page under Monitoring (e.g. add to Distribution Status' folder) which will allow an Administrator to monitor the applications/packages currently being precached on Peer Cache Source machines ('SuperPeers').

    It seems strange that Microsoft would introduce Peer Cache feature without a satisfactory way of precaching content (e.g. 'Download Package Content' in TS does not work for Applications!!) and the idea that we should setup a Required application for a date in theā€¦

    4 votes
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  11. SCCM: Allow SCCM to ignore files or folders, especially .git?

    I'd like to be able to tell SCCM to ignore a .git folder in the content folder for a specific (or all) application. This would allow our group to use Git to manage changes to our application installers but not have SCCM pick up the Git database files, etc.

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  12. 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 subnetā€¦

    4 votes
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  13. 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€¦

    4 votes
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  14. Robocopy vs SMB

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

    4 votes
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  15. Improve "Invoke-CMContentRedistribution" Method

    If you hit the "Redistribute" Button in the console, or trigger a content redistribution over Powershell/WMI, this method will always copy over all content of a package to the Distribution Point.
    However, it would make sense to only copy the data that is needed.
    Example 1: Your package contains hundreds of files. One file has a ā€œhash mismatchā€ error, so the package gets into the failed state. The only way to fix this issue is to ā€œRedistributeā€ or use Invoke-CMContentRedistribution. This will copy over everything instead of the single file that is corrupt.
    Example 2: A distribution is offline forā€¦

    4 votes
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  16. export boundaries

    Export and import boundaries

    4 votes
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  17. Point and Deploy to Single Machine or small group of machines/users.

    Remove the extra steps to create a collection of one or more existing machines to deploy a program or application or task sequence to.

    When needing to do a small targeted and IMMEDIATE deployment the admin should be able to right click and pick what to deploy and when he hits ok an adhoc collection should automatically be created into a default folder, say call it "Adhoc Collections" which without any keystrokes, mouse clicks or mouse swipes would be created in that folder with a name starting with the date in format YearMonthDay-Hour:Minute:Second-(Package | App Name | Task sequence|)-CreatorName
    Theā€¦

    4 votes
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  18. 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.

    3 votes
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  19. Calendar integration for file replication schedule

    add possibliy to import or set calendar. This would allow to take care about public holidays concerning file replication schedules. On limited file replication settings this would allow a faster replication during off-hours of remote locations e.g in other countries with different calendar.

    3 votes
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  20. 'content library'

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

    3 votes
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