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  1. Content Library Cleanup Tool - improve error handling

    While using the Cleanup tool I've encountered a few occasions where it crashes out with file access errors. It crashes to the command prompt and all previous activity is lost as it doesn't get logged. Is it possible to improve the error handling of the tool that it logs access errors instead of throwing an exception? I've included a sample of the exception error message below.

    System.IO.IOException: Access to the path '\\mydistpoint.com.au\SCCMContentLib$\DataLib\Content_27822e98-f79a-436a-af07-fa88beac76c5.1\Templates' is denied.
    at System.IO.Directory.DeleteHelper(String fullPath, String userPath, Boolean recursive, Boolean throwOnTopLevelDirectoryNotFound)
    at System.IO.Directory.Delete(String fullPath, String userPath, Boolean recursive, Boolean checkHost)
    at Microsoft.ConfigurationManager.ContentLibraryCleanup.CLContent.Delete(Boolean whatIfMode, CLPackage fromPackage)
    at Microsoft.ConfigurationManager.ContentLibraryCleanup.CLPackage.Delete(Boolean whatIfMode) ā€¦

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  2. Retry mechanism when deleting packages

    When a package is deleted from the console, the packages/apps are removed from the database. If for any reason a pull DP or DP is not available, or WMI has issues on those remotes site systems, the files on the remote SCCM content Lib are not removed. This creates orphaned files on the Content Lib and causes storage issues on the servers.
    We are working with a customer that as a large number of PullDP's so we would like to suggest on the behalf of our customer, to have a retry mechanism in the console to delete the content fromā€¦

    42 votes
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  3. STOP accidental deployment or content transfer

    The bigger question is Can SCCM Admins undo accidental deployments? Do they have any out of box controls in SCCM to STOP the deployment they initiated by mistakenly?. SCCM is still missing that big RED button to stop all the initiated deployments. SCCM / ConfigMgr doesnā€™t have any mechanism to stop the package replication or traffic over the WAN immediately.

    14 votes
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  4. Move inboxes

    inboxes\despoolr.box\receive
    Get full depending on the size of the deployments.

    Being able to move this to another drive so that the isntallation drive doesn't get filled up.

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  5. Have PkgXferMgr set *all* jobs destined to a given Pull DP to retry after the configured interval on failure

    Currently, if there are 100 jobs in DistributionJobs destined for a given Pull DP, and PkgXferMgr fails to connect to the DP for the first one, only that job is marked with a retry time 20 minutes (by default) in the future. We then move on to the next jobs, all destined for the same DP, and mark them individually for retry. In a very busy environment with lots of Pull DPs and jobs, having just 5 or 6 DPs that are offline, this looping prevents PkgXferMgr from scheduling most of the jobs that are destined to DPs that areā€¦

    48 votes
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  6. 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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  7. Distribution points in Hierarchy view

    Make it so that distribution points are visible in the Hierarchy View and not only primary/secondary sites. An while we are at it have a view to see the package distribution status on each distribution point, example if there are 100 packages and 60 are distributed, 30 in progress an 10 failed then we would see the proper pie chart. and clicking on the section of the pie chart would give us the view of that section. Would be great for updates as well, being able to see which computers need which updates

    15 votes
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  8. 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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  9. Calendar integration for file replication schedule

    add possibliy to import or set calendar. This would allow to take care about public holidays concerning file replication schedules. On limited file replication settings this would allow a faster replication during off-hours of remote locations e.g in other countries with different calendar.

    3 votes
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  10. Source DP prioritization during refresh content/MS package update over other DPs

    During content refresh or MS SUP cleanup content update requests get sent to all pull/DPs. However, Source DPs do not have the content present and therefore the child DPs cause extra messaging stating content not present in DPs. request that Source DPs get priority when updating content prior to request being sent out to DP to download/update content

    12 votes
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  11. Auto discover/identify missing subnets/boundaries

    Given that ConfigMgr collects IPs/Subnets during inventory, it would be very helpfully if there was an automated way of identifying/discovering when clients are on a subnets that aren't configured within a boundary.

    9 votes
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  12. Make Binary Differential Replication work with Pull DP

    Would be nice if Pull DP supports the Binary Differential Replication, especially for software update packages... For us, we used pull PD where the network connectivity is better between the DP than the site system, but doing that we have to redistribute the WHOLE content of a packages when they are modified...

    Also, it would be nice if Configuration Manager supports more than five incremental versions of a content set before it resends the entire content set, especially for Software updates. So maybe depending on the package type.

    3 votes
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  13. More information about drivers in both console and database,especially unused drivers, usage count and last usage date

    There is no usage information about drivers both in console and database. In smsts.log file, we can track which drivers are downloaded and installed (with management point links and file infos). But, there is no information about usage ratio of the drivers. So, there are many unused drivers in out database and growing day by day.

    There should be a table in database which shows the usage info, installed date,last installed date and copatibility about computer models.
    Also, in console, in driver tab, there should be a column which shows the usage count and last usage date.

    17 votes
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  14. 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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  15. Prestaged content locally on computer

    Hello,

    It will be great if we can prestaged content without operating system, and paste this content on computer. When we start the task sequence, sccm look if content are on the computer like : "C:\PrestagedContent".

    If content are there, he will install app with this content and not download from DP. If app have new revision, sccm will download new revision from DP. if content is not here, he will download content from is DP

    It will be a solution for task sequence which need network (device variable, etc), poor network (site on Africa for example) and task sequenceā€¦

    3 votes
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  16. Robocopy vs SMB

    Use intelligent file transfer vice SMB to copy packages/data to child site/DP

    4 votes
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  17. Add some features to the option "Clear PXE"

    In the right click menu:
    _Clear Required PXE Deployment
    _Undo "Clear Required PXE Deployment"

    In the Security Roles
    _Allow/ Disallow: Clear PXE Flag for Clients
    _Allow/ Disallow (Hide): Clear PXE Flag for the entire Collection

    3 votes
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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.

    1 vote
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  19. Adding Source File aka Reparse Point support for ConfigMgr Current Branch

    Currently in Configuration Manager 2012 R2 and Configuration Manager Current Branch releases Windows Server 2012 Drive De-Dupe functionality is only supported with Configuration Manager for drives that house ContentLibs and cannot be used for source shares do to the Reparse Point not being supported.

    Reference Articles:
    2012 R2: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/enterprisemobility/2014/02/18/configuration-manager-distribution-points-and-windows-server-2012-data-deduplication/

    Current Branch:
    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/mt617255.aspx

    Drive De-Dupe:
    https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/filecab/2012/05/20/introduction-to-data-deduplication-in-windows-server-2012/

    This request is for the code change to add the functionality to Configuration Manager to allow for source files to be located on drives with De-duping enabled so that Reparsing Points are supported.

    7 votes
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  20. Distribuition point used on HW Inventory

    Collect information about what DP is in use by SCCM Client in HW inventory

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