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  1. 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

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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Boundary Group - Link a Site System Server and choose the role you want to use

    When you have a Site System Server with both Management Point and Distribution Point roles and you want to link it to a boundary group, it would be great/usefull to select the role you want to link.
    For example, in our environment, we have 2 servers. 1 with MP/SUP/DP for Wan access, 1 with only DP for LAN (Customers office) access. If I want that all Customers Offices workstations connect to MP, I must add both server to boundary group and the result is that Office's workstations will have the possibility to select both DP (using the WAN link). Iā€¦

    36 votes
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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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.

    9 votes
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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. User friendly progress tracking when distributing content to distribution points.

    User friendly progress tracking when distributing content to distribution points. At the moment when asked how long it will take to have content available one needs to track the logs and guess a time frame. If it would be possible to have a progress tracker i.e. speed at which the content is copying, queue tracking, and eta.

    102 votes
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  12. Point and Deploy to Single Machine or small group of machines/users.

    Remove the extra steps to create a collection of one or more existing machines to deploy a program or application or task sequence to.

    When needing to do a small targeted and IMMEDIATE deployment the admin should be able to right click and pick what to deploy and when he hits ok an adhoc collection should automatically be created into a default folder, say call it "Adhoc Collections" which without any keystrokes, mouse clicks or mouse swipes would be created in that folder with a name starting with the date in format YearMonthDay-Hour:Minute:Second-(Package | App Name | Task sequence|)-CreatorName
    Theā€¦

    4 votes
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  13. Allow Cloud Distribution Point to be deployed in ARM portal

    Allow Cloud Distribution Point to be deployed in ARM portal

    11 votes
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  14. Add option for setting BITS client setting based on current IP address

    Add an option for setting BITS client settings based on the current IP address of the client. We have a number of users with laptops that roam between the home office (LAN), remote offices (low bandwidth WAN), and VPN. Right now we have to configure the laptop client setting for the lowest common denominator for bandwidth usage (WAN). Would like to be able to have the BITS setting change based on the current IP address of the client.

    80 votes
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  15. Bind network access account with a boundary group

    With the 1610 update to the boundary groups it seem to be easier to control the content location for a client.
    Why not make it even better and move the network access account configuration to the boundary group configuration, or make it possible to bind a network access account with a boundary group.
    In this way we can define exactly what network access account that should be used accessing content.

    18 votes
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  16. ContentLibraryCleanup Distribution Point Maintenance Mode

    I love the ContentLibraryCleanup tool, but in the small environment I'm working with about 10 remote DPs, the tool takes a really long time to run. On 2 of our DPs, it took 2 days each to run. Because it took so long, they both failed because at the end the tool reported that a particular package wasn't fully replicated yet.

    We'd like a way to do the following:

    1. Put a DP in Maintenance Mode. This would let Content currently being deployed to the DP to complete (basically coming to a soft stop), but would stop new content fromā€¦

    4 votes
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  17. Automatic CCM Cache Cleanup

    If MS Config Manager Product team can include a new feature of automatically deleting patches and packages from CCM cache folder, after it is being used / after installation it would save a lot of space and we don't need to push a separate script to clear the cache.

    32 votes
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  18. Enable HTTP content locations for source files

    Enable the use of HTTP and HTTPS locations as source locations for content. With the increaseing use of GitHub and binary repositories like Artifactory the ability to use HTTP locations as content locations for applications and packages would be greatly helpful in managing and distributing the a content in an efficient manner within SCCM.

    54 votes
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  19. The hash value is not correct - Please retry to download before failing

    I Think you all have seen the error "The hash value is not correct" in the logs. The issue can be many things but from time to time this is related to a network issue happened during the TS runtime when the application/package/os image was downloaded. The way that the TS handle this is by breaking the TS.. I want a logic that will retry the download X number of time Before breaking the TS..

    30 votes
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  20. Feature Request: Introduce a 'Remediate' option for Package/DPs for remediating package failures.

    When a package fails to distribute to a DP, the only option right now is to 'Redistribute' the package to the DP. This is inefficient for large packages since 'Redistribute' transfers all package content to the DP even if some content may have already been transferred prior to the failure. For large packages, this not only takes a lot of time but consumes more network bandwidth than necessary.

    When a package is 'added' to the DP, only the missing files are copied to the DP however there is no way to simulate an 'add' action from the UI.

    Having theā€¦

    61 votes
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