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  1. Remove content when not accessed in X days

    Allow a package/application/software update to be configured to be removed if not access in X days. (7 day to 180 days). This allow you to remove software taking up space on the site servers/CMG. A warning should be added when selected that tells the admin, "It is recommended that this package should reside within the default boundary group to allow for download fallback once this content is removed" This ensures that if it were removed and by some change a machine did need the content from the Server, it could still receive it, albeit slowly. Console alert notifying the adminā€¦

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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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.

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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. 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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  8. 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.

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  9. 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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  10. 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

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  11. 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€¦

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  12. 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
    

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    Failed to find downloaded content in the primary disk caches

    Allow server cache to use a proxy

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  13. 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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  14. 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€¦

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  15. 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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  16. Redistribute all failed content

    Add an option to Redistribute all Content that has failed to distribute to either a specific DP or in general.

    Also having a Maintenance Task that does this automatically would be great.

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  17. 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!

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  18. Much more robust content distribution

    Most of my time in CM is cleaning up content distribution. Packages in WMI but not in Content Library, in Content Library but not in WMI, content failed validation, etc. We need a much more robust content distribution process. If the package list is not correct, auto repair. If content is in the content library but not vaild, remove it. If content distribution fails, retry it AFTER the previous has been cleaned up. Having to run PS commands to remove orphaned packages from WMI, and then run SQL queries to find packages ID's for Applications (which should be a columnā€¦

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  19. 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.

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  20. Seperate repoistory & ccmcache directory on client

    If OS supports Dedup.
    Enable this feature as a pre-requisite to client installation.
    Create a vhdx (mounted as the ccmcache folder.
    Create 2 primary folders in this vhdx (repository & cache)
    set the repository folder as the cmcache folder for downloads.
    subfolder should be named by the guid of the application in console.. not a random folder.. with ".x" designation for the content version.

    When applications are executed from ccmcache.. copy those folder contents to a cache matching folder.. and execute from there..

    This will prevent hash mismatch when peer sharing files.

    enable Deduplication on the vhdx file.. and youā€¦

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