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  1. Peer Caching Boundary Groups

    ConfigMgr Team, your best practice document regarding the set up of boundary groups actually breaks peer caching.

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/core/servers/deploy/configure/define-site-boundaries-and-boundary-groups

    To quote: "it is a best practice to create a separate set of boundary groups to use only for site assignment."

    This is good advise, and I use this also for Management Points and Software Update Points so that if I add or remove a site system, I only have to modify 1-2 boundary groups instead of 150.

    Since Peer Caching is now based on Boundary Groups, if you have implemented this best practice, then effectively every client in a site that…

    46 votes
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  2. 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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  3. Content Cleanup Tool Errors out on Nested Task Sequences

    Allow the Content Cleanup Tool to ignore issues such as Nested Task Sequences. Currently it is a known issue that Nest Task Sequences cause this error "This content library cannot be cleaned up right now because package *** is not fully installed”"

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  4. 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 “hash mismatch” error, so the package gets into the failed state. The only way to fix this issue is to “Redistribute” or use Invoke-CMContentRedistribution. This will copy over everything instead of the single file that is corrupt.
    Example 2: A distribution is offline for…

    4 votes
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  5. Content validation

    At SCCM you can validate Content only for one Device or you have manny work to validate Content at all Devices. With waork around right click tools you can validate content for all Devices. Implementing the right click solution and it will a better work with Content

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  6. Display Content Status on Content Tab of Distribution Point Properties

    On the Content tab in a Distribution Point's properties add a column to display the current content status (Success, In Progress, Failed). This would make it easy to see what content has not yet made it to a DP while on the screen where it would also be easy to Redistribute the content.

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  7. 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”…

    3 votes
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  8. Distribution Point - Timezone schedule sync

    At the moment when setting up a schedule for Distribution Points to do their syncing the timezone being used is the one from the primary site server.

    when having DP's over multiple continents this brings some advanced math to get the sync done right :p

    Would there be a possibility to use "Use DP local Time" as with advertisements ?
    Or maybe in the schedule tab on the DP properties have a dropdown list with for example "you are now scheduling in GMT+1" where you can select a list of timezones so it does the calculations for you.

    10 votes
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  9. 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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  10. In Monitoring, distribution status, client data sources, need to be able to select the appropriate boundary group

    In Monitoring, distribution status, client data sources, need to be able to select any boundary group. This is currently limited to 25. The greatest amount of data transfered

    40 votes
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  11. TRusted Source locations - Complete the Trusted Source story

    I would like to see Trusted Source locations to be added to ConfigMgr as a Node in Administration, and permission so that only Full Administrator or a specific RBA Role can manage these locations.

    All ConfigMgr wizards that allow path data-entry will be changed to become a drop down list of approved Trusted Source locations. The User will be able to navigate into the folder structure of the Trusted Source location, creating new directories with a restriction on placing content on the root of the Trusted Source location, since this can induce data-loss if the sub-folder is not specified in…

    34 votes
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  12. The ability to schedule content distribution

    So as to minimize business impact during critical hours of the day where WAN impact can have significant outcomes. By being able to schedule when content distribution will start can greatly assist in this regard

    17 votes
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  13. Client Data Sources

    When viewing the client data sources report, it would be nice if the items in the boundary group list box were alphabetically sorted.

    4 votes
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  14. Remove Deleted Content from Client Cache

    Today, when you remove an object from ConfigMgr (Package, application, etc), the content remains in the local client cache (if it was ever downloaded). In an effort to clean up that old content, I think it would be a great idea to automatically cleanup content. For example, once I delete an image from the admin console, I will never need it again on my client systems, so go ahead and delete it from any system that has it in the cache.

    (I currently use TidyCache to remove 'old' cache', but would prefer that this be handled natively by ConfigMgr. https://gregramsey.net/2015/11/17/tidy-cache-clean-up-old-ccmcache/

    2 votes
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  15. Make Pull DPs wait when updating content

    When you update the version of a package/application that has already been distributed to all DPs, the Pull DPs sometimes error out because they are looking for the updated content on the source DP(s) when the source DPs are still receiving the content. The results in an error status for package for the Pull DPs.

    32 votes
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  16. Removing entries from Peer Cache

    As per the discussion here:
    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/core/plan-design/hierarchy/client-peer-cache
    When deleting a client from ConfigMgr the associated peer cache entries are not removed. It is my opinion that they should be...

    I would like to see a configurable method such that content that hasn't been recently verified as available in a client's peer cache is not returned as an available location. ie. Remove the peer cache referrals for content that has not been verfied as available within the past week etc...

    16 votes
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  17. Allow DP Distribution Throttling Based on Day

    Currently you can configure Content Distribution Rate Limits to throttle based on the hour of the day. It would be nice to be able to make this different depending on the day of the week. For instance, I'm provisioning some new DPs, and I want the floodgates of content throttled M-F, but I don't care if it opens wide on the weekends when almost nobody is working anyway.

    9 votes
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  18. 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...

    5 votes
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  19. Ability to set DP Reserved Disk Space from the GUI

    There is no option currently to set a DPs reserved disk space except with and SQL query and reg change. It would be good to be able to do this via a GUI option.

    7 votes
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  20. Add a prompt offering to delete the source directory when deleting anything with a content source directory

    When cleaning up old applications, packages, driver packs and wim files. It would be nice to have the option for sccm to also delete the content source directory.

    29 votes
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