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  1. 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). Iā€¦

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  2. 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 subnetā€¦

    4 votes
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  3. 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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  4. 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.

    14 votes
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  5. 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.

    28 votes
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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. Robocopy vs SMB

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

    4 votes
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  10. 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

    2 votes
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  11. 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.

    66 votes
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  12. The hash value is not correct - Please retry to download before failing

    I Think you all have seen the error "The hash value is not correct" in the logs. The issue can be many things but from time to time this is related to a network issue happened during the TS runtime when the application/package/os image was downloaded. The way that the TS handle this is by breaking the TS.. I want a logic that will retry the download X number of time Before breaking the TS..

    57 votes
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  13. Add option for setting BITS client setting based on current IP address

    Add an option for setting BITS client settings based on the current IP address of the client. We have a number of users with laptops that roam between the home office (LAN), remote offices (low bandwidth WAN), and VPN. Right now we have to configure the laptop client setting for the lowest common denominator for bandwidth usage (WAN). Would like to be able to have the BITS setting change based on the current IP address of the client.

    80 votes
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  14. 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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  15. User friendly progress tracking when distributing content to distribution points.

    User friendly progress tracking when distributing content to distribution points. At the moment when asked how long it will take to have content available one needs to track the logs and guess a time frame. If it would be possible to have a progress tracker i.e. speed at which the content is copying, queue tracking, and eta.

    105 votes
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  16. Distribuition point used on HW Inventory

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

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  17. Enable HTTP content locations for source files

    Enable the use of HTTP and HTTPS locations as source locations for content. With the increaseing use of GitHub and binary repositories like Artifactory the ability to use HTTP locations as content locations for applications and packages would be greatly helpful in managing and distributing the a content in an efficient manner within SCCM.

    56 votes
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  18. Content Removal/De-distribution

    To be able to select more than 1 distribution point or distribution point group when removing content locations for packages or applications.

    To be able to multiple selection locations before removing, rather than having to remove individually

    25 votes
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  19. Allow monitoring of active content distriubtion activity via the console

    You should be able to monitor the active content distribution threads of content distribution. If a distribution point is offline for a extend period of time or has crashed or failed. Currently if defaults are in place, and if distribution manager is actively attempting to transfer content to that dp. It will take a extended period of time for distribution manager to give up attempting content distribution to that DP server. You should be able to intervene and stop the treads and allow it to replicate content to health Dp;s via the console.

    6 votes
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  20. Ability to quantify download duration for content at the client

    ConfigMgr 2007 had status messages 10023 and 10024 to provide when a package download started and completed. Those messages were removed in ConfigMgr 2012.

    Issue is also posted as bug on Connect under FeedbackID=869536

    Now requesting as DCR to either add these messages back or some other way to meet the requested requirement.

    5 votes
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