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  1. single distributionpoint strategie

    it would be nice for customers that have only on DP, that the Site is change to a one DP strategy and automatic distribute every content to this single DP, without every time select this single DP and distribute content.

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  2. content library logging

    Could logging for content library be improved.
    Recently had a situation where the ini, sig files weren't created in the FileLib. Noticed the logs weren't helpful when it came to actions managing the content library on distribution points. This made resolving difficult.

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  3. Cloud DP Preference

    Allow administrators to set preference in environments with multiple Cloud DPs based on Client Settings as opposed to being non-deterministic. This would increase Cloud DP adoption in distributed environments and allow for additional Cloud DP instances in multiple Azure regions.

    17 votes
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  4. Stale Source Files

    I would like to see a report or a tool that runs against all my apps, packages, etc.. and the source location and tell me how many files in the source location are not associated to anything in SCCM, this would be great for O&M and keeping the server healthy.

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  5. Make global conditions usable for all types of Deployments (Maintenance Windows, Power Settings, Compliance Baselines,...)

    It's crazy how many different manually-made Collections I have just for targeting a Maintenance Window to match a particular department's needs, then also Power Settings, then their Compliance Baselines, then their Apps. Wouldn't it be better to just push evaluating applicability for all that out to the clients and free up server resources?

    12 votes
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  6. Content Access Account

    Allow us to leverage a configured account for connecting to content source locations for packages, applications, updates, boot images, ect.

    2 votes
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  7. Fix the bug where SCCM does not "Disconnect users from distribution points"

    We frequently use SCCM to deploy folders and files that don't need constant synchronization with the source.
    We make these files available for manual execution from the shared folder as well as creating programs in that package that we can then push to clients.
    There is a bug that keeps SCCM from disconnecting users from any open files in that folder. When this happens, SCCM starts deleting files in the shared folder but can not close the open file, so it just stops - leaving the folder with only some of its contents. To work around this bug and otherā€¦

    10 votes
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  8. Make chosen download location visible in status messages

    It would be great for troubleshooting if the download location where content is actually downloaded from would be send to the MP as a status message. Some might not want this Information, so please make this a decision each admin can enable/disable.

    7 votes
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  9. Separate Pull Distribution Point Throttling from Agent Throttling

    If a Pull Distribution Point is throttled, this affects the remote site system from a client perspective, so its client downloads are throttled as well (even though those downloads may essentially come from itself).

    Throttled download jobs, as the system is functioning as a Pull DP, should be separated from throttled download jobs as the system is functioning as a client/agent. I'm not sure how this can be accomplished; it may have something more to do with BITS than something internal to ConfigMgr, but it would be welcome.

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  10. Add a destination MP option for Pull Distribution Points

    Currently Pull Distribution Points may not be able to report their status to a given Management Point in their site (i.e., a remote site system in a DMZ). To reduce delays, I think a Management Point option should be added for Pull Distribution Points so administrators can choose which MPs a Pull DP reports to instead of having all MPs loaded into the registry (the ManagementPoints string value). The UI could look similar to the "Source Distribution Points" tab within a Pull DP's properties. Multiple MPs could be defined with priorities. If an administrator didn't define this, at least oneā€¦

    1 vote
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  11. Mobile Distribution Point

    It would be helpful to have a "mobile" DP. This would be especially useful in an small branch office (without a DP), slow internet connection OSD scenario. Content could be distributed to the DP, taken offline and taken online at the branch office. It would be perfect if the clients could choose the mobile DP as the content source without manual pre-configuration.

    22 votes
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  12. IP subnet boundary improvement

    Improve the way IP subnet boundaries work. A client in 10.10.10.0/24 network should be considered inside a boundary of 10.0.0.0/8.

    3 votes
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  13. PoSh register-PackageSource from Windows 10, would be nice to add a DP as a trusted Package Source

    If CM-Agent installed on a Win10 Client it should be automatically add his first DP to the Posh as a register-PackageSource Repository, that we can Use that Command to install SW with the add-package command from a App-Deployment type, in faster cases to install SW on a client with remote Powershell and also registered in the Monitoring Workspace as installed, maybe in background the Posh adds the client with direct membership to the right collection that we lose no information's about that.

    7 votes
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  14. Add Richer Configuration Settings for Pull DPs into the console

    Currently when you wish to adjust Pull DP settings you need to do this through Webmtest, Powershell or VB script. Example adjusting the retry times or retry interval.

    It would be nice to take the most commonly used settings that are adjusted from review of the ConfigMgr cases and place those settings into the ConfigMgr console to make the Pull DPs more robust, manageable and a richer experience.

    1 vote
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  15. Content validation should work of packages even if WMI got automatically repaired.

    Make sure that WMI information about packages gets rebuild after a WMI restore, so that Content Validation of packages doesn't fails.

    If a server for some reason isn't turn off gracefully, an automatic repair would happen, and thereby all packages information is gone in WMI.

    Application Log
    Source: WMI
    Event ID: 5616
    The Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) repository was successfully re-created by the auto-recovery mechanism.

    6 votes
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  16. Ability to change distribution point settings easily after initial config.

    It would be nice to be able to adjust certain settings of a distribution point after its been configured.

    Examples:
    The primary and secondary drive for the content library and package shares.
    The drive space reserve
    The host name

    2 votes
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  17. Shorten Pull-DP retry interval

    Reduce the amount of time between when content distribution is completed on a Standard DP and when its Pull DP begins to transfer. Consider using some type of notification to the Pull DP that it may begin instead of having it just wait when it could be pulling.

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  18. When removing a package from a ditribution point, remove it from the DP's single instance store as well

    We've removed a 6GB .wim operating system image file from a distribution point to which we didn't intend to distribute it to. Although we've successfully removed it from the DP using the admin console, the file is still present on the DP in the single instance store, and thus 6GB of disk space appears to be permanently wasted.
    E:\SCCMContentLib\

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  19. Content Locations management

    Content Locations tab in a package properties allows to Validate, Redistribute and Remove a Distribution point. If you need to add a new Distribution point, it should be done via Distribute Content option of the package.

    It would be great to have option to add new Distribution point on the same Content Locations tab.

    3 votes
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  20. Eliminate creating an overlapping Boundary

    while creating boundary it should search with the existing and findout if the admin try to create same boundary

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