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  1. Eliminate creating an overlapping Boundary

    while creating boundary it should search with the existing and findout if the admin try to create same boundary

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  2. content distribution settings groups

    Like many things in SCCM you can create groups/collections to manage settings for several objects at once.

    It would be useful to be able to create 'content distribution settings groups' that would allow you to specify the distribution settings for a group of applications.

    For example, being able to group together applications/packages that run in a task sequence and using the group to set distribution settings to 'High' to ensure content is distributed quicker.

    Or being able to group Update Deployment Packages together.

    By default everything could be added to a 'default' group with 'Medium' settings.

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  3. Cloud DP certificate expiration should be more discoverable

    I had a situation where the DP certificate in the cloud had expired and stopped communicating. I would like to suggest if it would be possible to create an alert for this in Overview -> Alerts -> Subscriptions an option to create an alert by email informing the certificates that will expire within 30 days. Or even another way to see this, because in this case the client does not have SCOM in the environment. only the SCCM.
    Thanks for listening

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  4. Delivery Optimization Boundary Groups

    When working with Delivery Optimization (DO), today DO can't tell the difference between a site assignment Boundary Group (BG) and a content BG. Can DO be setup to have some kind of logic around site assignment and content BGs?

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  5. 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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  6. Checkbox on deployment whether to allow download over CMG

    Create a checkbox on the content locations tab of a deployment that dictates whether or not clients should use the cmg ti download content.

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  7. Add Richer Configuration Settings for Pull DPs into the console

    Currently when you wish to adjust Pull DP settings you need to do this through Webmtest, Powershell or VB script. Example adjusting the retry times or retry interval.

    It would be nice to take the most commonly used settings that are adjusted from review of the ConfigMgr cases and place those settings into the ConfigMgr console to make the Pull DPs more robust, manageable and a richer experience.

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  8. Peer cache property, whether the software should be provided in the peer

    Various applications are experience very large (<20gb).
    The content I would like to have but not permanently in the ccmcache, otherwise I run the hard disks full.
    Therefore I delete the content from the ccmcache directory after installation.

    The peer cache feature offers every package or application in peer by default.
    An application property (Deployment Types / Content / Specify the content location ...), whether the software should be provided in the peer, would be helpful.

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  9. 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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  10. distribution point exclude USB drives

    Need ability to define global rule for all distribution point servers never use a USB drive. We have techs in the field plugging drives into DP servers and without the no_sms_on_drive.sms flag file and SCCM start using the USB drive distributing packages and then they pull USB drive after their work and the DP has issues.

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  11. 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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  12. Change Default Content Distribution Priority

    Please create a setting (perhaps hierarchy or site) that allows an administrator to define the default content priority by content type. The current system default of Medium is not always appropriate and making this configurable could be a big help. The setting for this is already contained in WMI for most content types so creating a configurable setting in the console should be relatively trivial.

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  13. Add a status of 'Skipped, prestaged content mode' for content distribution. Currently this appears as 'in-progress'.

    Add a status of 'Skipped, prestaged content mode' or 'waiting, maintenance mode' for content distribution. Distribution points in prestaged mode are skipped and not processed, yet the status states 'in-progress'.

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  14. pull distribution source

    I would suggest one pull distribution poin to pull content from more than one source DP at the same time.

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  15. Use the content library also for client cache

    Please bring the Content Library to the Client Cache. That would be nice to have in some cases only a sync Methode instead of downloading over BITS a kompressed file.

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  16. An option to configure a DP such that it only downloads the distributed content from the site when the first client requests for it.

    An option to configure a DP such that it only downloads the distributed content from the site when the first client requests for it. This will help manage DP disk space efficiently as most of the content never gets used at a remote site but we do not know what's really needed in advance. With semi annual channels the content problem is getting worse each day.

    Below is the config manager thread I had opened and an expert asked me to submit a request here.

    https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/c249e600-b781-43ee-9aae-0b0efb6ba078/question-about-sccm-content-distribution?forum=ConfigMgrCBGeneral

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  17. Should be able to see who last replicated a package

    I would like an easy way to see who last replicated a package in the console in the drop down list options.

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  18. 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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  19. Elaborated Bandwidth Throttling

    Currently, we can configure 'time-based' bandwidth throttling, which means we can restrict content transfer for a particular time period and that will be applicable for all days (same). What if, I want to configure different throttling setting for weekends (or may be some other days), during which, there is less load on network and I can loosen up the restriction.

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  20. Fix SCCM Content Validation to be able to validate even when the Content Location Folder is empty

    Fix SCCM Content Validation to be able to validate even when the Content Location Folder is empty.

    If you send content to a DP and it has a content location but the folder has nothing in it, you will be able to send the content to the DP just fine but the Content Validation will fail when it runs.

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