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  1. Report to Detail download duration and size of content for each Client

    As more users are working from home for the current pandemic the network teams are constantly asking... how much data are SCCM Clients downloading over the VPN.
    I would like to see a report that we can see the size of content and how long it took each client to download the content for updates, packages and applications. Even at what speed BITs was downloading so we could see which of our users have very slow/small Internet connections at home. This should include whether they downloaded from MS Updates, on-prem DP's or the CMG.

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  2. Delivery Optimisation cache server install failed with proxy

    When a Delivery Optimisation Cache server use a proxy configuration the installation fail (CMCB1910).

    The DoinCSetup log show :
    Setting proxy chain to proxyservername:8080
    ā€¦/ā€¦

     Cound not find existing downloaded content in primary disk cache: H:\DOINC-E77D08D0-5FEA-4315-8C95-10D359D59294\b1.download.windowsupdate.com\mscomtest\cedtest\r20.gif.full
    

    ā€¦/ā€¦

    Failed to find downloaded content in the primary disk caches

    Allow server cache to use a proxy

    60 votes
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  3. The Summary and Details about the Distribution Point Configuration Status is inconsistent

    The summary can remain blocked under an ā€œerrorā€ status even when all the statuses from the ā€œDetailsā€ tab are ā€œSuccessā€.

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  4. Let Azure Active Directory joined Client be Peer Caching source

    Today peer cache source needs to be an on-prem domain joined device, as customers is moving to Azure Active Directory getting support for AAD joined devices as peer cache source will help customers that are moving to AAD joined devices and want to remove on-prem DP's.

    From docs:
    A peer cache source must be a domain-joined Configuration Manager client. However, a client that's not domain-joined can get content from a domain-joined peer cache source.
    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/configmgr/core/plan-design/hierarchy/client-peer-cache#requirements

    22 votes
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  5. Orphaned Content Cleanup disrupted when distribution points are offline

    Currently on Current Branch 1906. There are times when we have certain pull distribution points offline. When distmgr is attempting to do content cleanup for orphaned content, this cleanup process in distmgr.log is disrupted if it come across an offline pull distribution point. Here is an example where it's deleting fine from server XX and then encounters issues with an offline server YY.

    Successfully removed content 889435e8-0ae8-4282-919b-8d078f95b024 from server XX 1/29/2020 7:29:12 AM 13776 (0x35D0)
    permanently deleting 29493F5488AD32889C759D1264C33346F5EA60A46C2C1B0DBF5CE69A59870828 1/29/2020 7:29:12 AM 13776 (0x35D0)
    CWmi::Connect(): ConnectServer(Namespace) failed. - 0x800706ba 1/29/2020 7:54:24 AM 13776 (0x35D0)
    CWmi::Connect() failed to connect to \YY\root\SCCMDP. Errorā€¦

    20 votes
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  6. Provide Support for DFS Replication of Content Library

    With the introduction of Site Server High Availability, this would be a considerable step towards additional capabilities to leverage for content high availability. While using a DFS share is viable, adding support for DFS-R would greatly enhance the effectiveness and ease of deploying a HA solution that would have considerable advantages on a passive site server across a larger distance. As a bonus, this implementation could be used separately from HA if desired.

    8 votes
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  7. Include an option in a program deployment to not allow peer cache

    Would be a nice option to exclude certain deployments from allowing clients to use peer cache as a content source.

    This would help for situations where content needs to be downloaded but also immediately cleared from the client cache, thus causing other client downloads to fail until they fall back to a DP, or randomly find a peer that hasn't deleted or modified the content.

    13 votes
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  8. Monitoring - Distribution Point Configuration node should show BranchCache/MCC

    currently it shows PXE, Multicast etc - would be nice if it could show BranchCache and MCC status too!

    8 votes
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  9. Pull Distribution Points do not recover from BITS Errors -2147024893 "The system cannot find the path specified."

    Pull Distribution points will get into a state where they can no longer download a specific file for a software update package when source version changes. As a result, BITS put many jobs in an error state as such....


    Get-BitsTransfer -AllUsers | select *

    JobId : 3b528bdb-d257-4759-8808-a3ceb867a4cc
    DisplayName : CCMDTS Job
    Description :
    TransferType : Download
    JobState : Error
    TransferPolicy : NoSurcharge
    OwnerAccount : NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM
    Priority : High
    RetryInterval : 60
    RetryTimeout : 3600
    TransientErrorCount : 58
    ProxyUsage : NoProxy
    ErrorContext : LocalFile
    ErrorCondition :
    InternalErrorCode : -2147024893
    ErrorDescription : The system cannot find the path specified.

    ErrorContextDescription :ā€¦

    23 votes
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  10. Extend the downloadable time of the peer cache source.

    There is a 24 hour time limit for a PeerCache client to download from a Peercache source.
    When distributing large files, the token may expire and the download may not complete.
    we expect to extend the 24-hour constraint. (For example, 1week.)

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  11. Content Clean up on CAS

    Would like to get an option to perform content clean up on CAS as the content library will consume good amount of disk space.

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  12. 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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  13. Automate Contentcleanup for Distributionpoints

    Some sort of task or possibility to be able to automate the Cleanup-utility(ContentLibraryCleanup.exe) would be greatly appreciated. One of my costumers has nearly 200 DP's and the majority of those had invalid content that stretched to 200GB. Now we've been able to manually run the command towards every single DP and removed alot of invalid content. It would be nice to have some builtin possibility of this in SCCM instead of creating scheduled tasks or similar to solve this issue.

    1 vote
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  14. 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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  15. Add a function to allow downloading files without extension

    In CB 1906 environment, when performing package deployment, if an empty file without extension is included, the content download fails.
    The file name contains double bytes.
    As an additional condition, it occurs on receiving content from peer cache sources.

    The solution is to add .txt to the extension and the download will be successful.
    We hope that files without extension can be downloaded without any problem.

    0 votes
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  16. Enable support for Delivery Optimization and Connected cache for Config Manager deployments

    If you allow fallback to Windows Update e.g. for Windows Updates or Office 365 Updates, enable config Manager Client to use Delivery Optimization to download content, without the requirement of using co-management.

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  17. 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.

    6 votes
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  18. Bind MP & DP to boundary

    Make it optional wether a client should use normal logic to identify MP and DP or hardcode which site system(s) to use.

    Boundary A : normal behavior
    Boundary B : MP = Server1 DP=Server3

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  19. Binary differential replication column

    Software Library node - Software Updates - Deployment Packages:
    Would be nice to have a column so you can see at a glance which packages are enabled for binary differential replication.

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  20. AI-supported, predictive content locations (Super Peers, DPs, Cloud DPs)

    Planning your content distribution in ConfigMgr is usually a one-time thing but over time - especially in large environments - optimization of said distribution infrastructure tends to become a "when we have time for it" job while the network topology can change drastically; sometimes without ConfigMgr admins knowing about it. Proper boundaries, branchcache, delivery optimization, pull-DPs etc. already provide great tools for us to optimize this but some questions remain and are currently not answered within ConfigMgr itself:
    - which clients could become viable peer cache clients?
    - which DPs should act as pull-DPs and from which DP should theyā€¦

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