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  1. 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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      1 comment  ·  Content  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 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 from…

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        1 comment  ·  Content  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • 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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          0 comments  ·  Content  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • 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 from…

          42 votes
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            1 comment  ·  Content  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 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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              3 comments  ·  Content  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • 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.

              29 votes
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              • 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 are…

                48 votes
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                  1 comment  ·  Content  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 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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                    0 comments  ·  Content  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • 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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                      0 comments  ·  Content  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • 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). I…

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                        3 comments  ·  Content  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Ability to stop on-premise distribution point service

                        We can stop the service of cloud based DP with 1701.
                        But, for on premise DPs, there is no option to stop or suspend service. Sometimes, because of network problems or hardware problems, there is no connection to some distribution points. For this interval, site server tries to copy a new content (app,package etc.) to these DPs and fails and retry specific times. (redundant tries and jobs for site server)
                        Maybe, this is a good solution for this problem. For a DP, there should be a selection about suspend or stop the service, and clients which are in the subnet…

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                        • 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 sequence…

                          3 votes
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                          • 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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                            • 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.

                              25 votes
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                              • 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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                                • 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.

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                                  • 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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                                      1 comment  ·  Content  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Robocopy vs SMB

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

                                      4 votes
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                                      • 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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                                        • 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.

                                          26 votes
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