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  1. 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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  2. 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.

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  3. 'content library'

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

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  4. IP subnet boundary improvement

    Improve the way IP subnet boundaries work. A client in 10.10.10.0/24 network should be considered inside a boundary of 10.0.0.0/8.

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  5. Seperate repoistory & ccmcache directory on client

    If OS supports Dedup.
    Enable this feature as a pre-requisite to client installation.
    Create a vhdx (mounted as the ccmcache folder.
    Create 2 primary folders in this vhdx (repository & cache)
    set the repository folder as the cmcache folder for downloads.
    subfolder should be named by the guid of the application in console.. not a random folder.. with ".x" designation for the content version.

    When applications are executed from ccmcache.. copy those folder contents to a cache matching folder.. and execute from there..

    This will prevent hash mismatch when peer sharing files.

    enable Deduplication on the vhdx file.. and you…

    3 votes
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  6. 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 sequence…

    3 votes
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  7. Cascading distributions

    Set up distributions of content that hit one DP Group, then another automatically and so on.

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  8. windows 10 wake up

    Please add support for Windows 10 client to be a WOL proxy!
    Today Windows 10 clients cant be a wake up proxy, "The supported clients are Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012."

    Kind of sad its not already supported!

    Regards
    Robert

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  9. Package (compress) content before send to client

    A lot of applications use hundreds, maybe thousands of files (e.g. Paint shop pro, oracle client, Autocad) of just a few KB / MB.

    For those applications sometimes you have to wait a long time before the application package is transfered to the client.

    Becouse of those large number of small files, there is not a large TCP window size, therefore the transfer could take longer than necessary.

    i would like to see a feature that packages on a DP are "packaged" (zip, rar or whatsoever) in larger blocks (e.g. 100MB split files) before any client will received it

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  10. Provide the ability to refresh site server content

    DP's occasionally fail to get content because it has not got to the site server. Updating or redistributing does not fix this situation. The ability to refresh site content would be helpful. See https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/systemcenter/en-US/312d86e3-e793-4147-97a7-7785295e4986/problem-with-stuck-distribution-points?forum=configmgrgeneral for a work around which is messy.

    3 votes
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  11. Content Locations management

    Content Locations tab in a package properties allows to Validate, Redistribute and Remove a Distribution point. If you need to add a new Distribution point, it should be done via Distribute Content option of the package.

    It would be great to have option to add new Distribution point on the same Content Locations tab.

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  12. 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

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  13. Make Binary Differential Replication work with Pull DP

    Would be nice if Pull DP supports the Binary Differential Replication, especially for software update packages... For us, we used pull PD where the network connectivity is better between the DP than the site system, but doing that we have to redistribute the WHOLE content of a packages when they are modified...

    Also, it would be nice if Configuration Manager supports more than five incremental versions of a content set before it resends the entire content set, especially for Software updates. So maybe depending on the package type.

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  14. More Options to configure Boundaries

    Currently you can only configure Boundaries based on IP Addresses or AD-Sites.
    However, in some situations it would be great to have more Options.
    For example, if you manage Clients in multiple protected NAT Environments.
    It´s possible that multiple sites/zones use the same IP Ranges, so you cannot configure Clients to use local DPs.
    A possibility would be a Reg Key like HKEYLOCALMACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\CCM:AllowedMPs, but for Boundary Groups.

    3 votes
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  15. peer cache without pre-defined supper peer.

    I thing we have to remove the concept of supeer peer from peer cache.

    to do this we have to think like 1E nomad, I think as soon as any client download the content from distribution point it will report to management point that this machine is supper peer for this specific content. then further this machine can share content further to other machine within the subnet and the boundary group.

    to control the multiple request towards the distribution point, we have to make some configuration that when any other client comes to the management point from the same subnet…

    3 votes
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  16. Branch Cache client download behavior

    As far as we know, the branch cache client download behavior is as follows:


    1. New package with a required deployment is being sent to a location with its own subnet

    2. Clients which received the deployment will start downloading the related content

    3. As soon as at least one client completely downloaded all content of the deployment, the other clients in the same subnet will start using this (and subsequent) client(s) for content download, which will then cause no WAN consumption anymore

    However, this typically still causes quite a lot of WAN bandwidth consumption: as long as the “first” client at least…

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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. Add the in console editing of distribution point priority value.

    It would be helpful to be able to prioritize the DPs beyond the two options available. This would be especially helpful for ADRs where we want to get the new content into our test DPs quickly, but pilot and production can replicate much slower.

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