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  1. 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

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      3 comments  ·  Content  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Peer Cache DNS Search Suffix

      Allow administrators to configure Peer Cache clients with a list of DNS Search Suffixes, or for it to reference the local machines.

      Currently I'm unable to use Peer Cache because client attempt to reach fellow clients via the FQDN which for xyz reason is unreachable. If it simply followed the DNS Search Suffix list, it would be able to contact them.

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      • 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 comments  ·  Content  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Provide the ability to refresh site server content

          DP's occasionally fail to get content because it has not got to the site server. Updating or redistributing does not fix this situation. The ability to refresh site content would be helpful. See https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/systemcenter/en-US/312d86e3-e793-4147-97a7-7785295e4986/problem-with-stuck-distribution-points?forum=configmgrgeneral for a work around which is messy.

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          • When updating content, wait to remove old content

            When updating content, don't automatically remove the old content on the DP's until the copy starts. Sometimes what happens is if there is a slow content transfer already taking place. The new content update waits for it to complete before it starts the transfer, so during that time the old content is not available (causing task sequences, packages, and applications that use the content to fail).

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            • Allow exclusions in ConfigMgr content folders

              When selecting a content location it would be nice to be able to add a list of folders (and possibly files) to exclude from the content. e.g. we often include an installation wrapper script in the content that drives the installation or removal process for applications / packages it would be nice to include them in a small git repository in situ. While we can do this now ConfigMgr copies the repo as part of the content. It would be nice to be able to exclude it from content replication / delivery / caching.

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                0 comments  ·  Content  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • LiveFlow of DP to Network

                Currently there is no centralized way within ConfigMgr to determine if the expected desire of boundaries for content / site assignment works as expected. As boundaries can be configured in multiple ways (subnet, ad, range etc) and also allows to fallback between different servers - it would be good to allow insight into what clients from what networks are connecting to a DP to retrieve content. This would allow if the current design works as expected.

                Information that would be useful for on-prem DP;
                1. Devices (COUNT?) connecting from network (initial octets/subnet-mask)
                2. Connectivity type: local, remote, fallback etc...
                3.…

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                  0 comments  ·  Content  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                  Totally agree. Having realtime visibility into what boundaries clients are in RIGHT NOW, and thus which DPs (and peer clients) they will use is critical. We’ve been talking about this internally for awhile. There are innovations on our roadmap in this area.

                • 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
                  The…

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                  • Enable install of Office 365 with Intune Hybrid using the Office CSP

                    Can you allow add the ability to deploy Office 365 using the Office configuration service provider: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/client-management/mdm/office-csp

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                    • 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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                      • 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...

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                        • Can't run ContentLibraryCleanup.exe on DPs in other domains

                          The ContentLibraryCleanup.exe will only execute in the domain that the primary site is in. I have a flat SCCM structure with only a primary site server and multiple distribution points. The DPs that are in the same domain as the primary work fine. If the DP is in an untrusted domains, the ContentLibraryCleanup.exe failes to run and returns and access denied message.

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                          • 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) …

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                            • 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.

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                              • 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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                                • 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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                                  • 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.

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                                    • 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 doesn’t have any mechanism to stop the package replication or traffic over the WAN immediately.

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                                      • 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.

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                                        • 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...

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