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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. auto clean expire updates from sccm cache

    We have a setting to expire Superseded updates after X days. Clients need auto remove cache files that are expired? Patches, Defender def cleanup. When they update policy and software update scan, the machine knows the update is expired, it cannot install, clean this from the SCCM Cache,

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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. Driver Content De-Duplication on Package Source & Content Library

    Today, we all spend a lot of time and efforts managing the drivers. I believe it is (Almost perfect)ConfigMgr's biggest area of improvement as of today. There should be some kind of automation provided in the way the drivers are downloaded, stored, imported, de-duplicated & decommissioned. Like Software Updates. Now, there are a few community solutions which do a great job of automating lots of stuff but the challenge of minimizing driver footprint on storage & DB still remains.

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  9. 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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  10. FileReplication using Cloud DP

    MPLS/ P2P lines usually have less bandwidth then WAN lines.
    it will be great benefit to add option for Primary site/ CAS to update Cloud DP, and configure other DP to pull the data from the Cloud DP instead of replication over MPLS lines.

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  11. Software Center: Show more details regarding package information

    Users are regularly informed via a pop-up that new software is available. If you then open the Software Center, you will see countless entries with status Installed or Available. However, it is not recognizable for the user whether a program listed is suitable for him, whether it represents a new version of a software already used by him or should not even be installed.
    It would be better to let the user know which new software is a new version of an already installed one and, moreover, what features this new software provides. Thus, a distinction for the user wouldā€¦

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  12. 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 subnetā€¦

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  13. Documentation: Export config

    Have a built in script that will export an as built document.
    Items to export and put into visio docs:
    Each server config and HW specs
    Boundary group summary and DP's associated.
    Highest used Limiting collections and AD user groups with modify access.
    Slowest SQL queries and scheduled run frequency
    Number of devices using a DP.
    Data growth rate for 1 year.

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  14. Update content on Distribution Points ā€“ allow use of revision N-1 content in Task Sequences

    We are supporting companies around the globe out of our Configuration Manager; it goes from Australia to Americas. So, we have all the time someone deploying a machine using the OSD task sequence. But we also have to update content used in the Task Sequence.
    If ā€˜Update Distribution Pointsā€™ is started and a new revision is created, the content goes in yellow (in Progress) on all DPs. If you now want to start a Task Sequence, it will fail due to missing content. If some DPs have blackout times, e.g. not allowed to replicate content during daytime, it is evenā€¦

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  15. DP Priority via GUI

    Please make the Priority setting on DPs a configurable setting via the UI.

    Our DPs follow a different naming convention based on their location. If we update a package it adds the DPs to the queue in alphabetical order. Some DPā€™s are more important than others but they are added last only because of the name.

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  16. Separate content removal and distribution

    Currently removing packages etc from an distribution point jams the distribution threads stopping new content going out to distribution points
    With 1000s of dp this can be troublesome
    Separating this into its own thread will allow content to be sent and removed at the same time

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  17. Enable install of Office 365 with Intune Hybrid using the Office CSP

    Can you allow add the ability to deploy Office 365 using the Office configuration service provider: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/client-management/mdm/office-csp

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  18. When updating content, wait to remove old content

    When updating content, don't automatically remove the old content on the DP's until the copy starts. Sometimes what happens is if there is a slow content transfer already taking place. The new content update waits for it to complete before it starts the transfer, so during that time the old content is not available (causing task sequences, packages, and applications that use the content to fail).

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  19. Stale Source Files

    I would like to see a report or a tool that runs against all my apps, packages, etc.. and the source location and tell me how many files in the source location are not associated to anything in SCCM, this would be great for O&M and keeping the server healthy.

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  20. content library logging

    Could logging for content library be improved.
    Recently had a situation where the ini, sig files weren't created in the FileLib. Noticed the logs weren't helpful when it came to actions managing the content library on distribution points. This made resolving difficult.

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