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  1. 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€¦

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  2. Redistributing Failed Content

    In the Content Status node of the Monitoring workspace, add an option to allow all failed content to be redeployed without having to go into each package/application and selecting redeploy. When a site has numerous packages that have failed to deploy, having the option to easily redeploy all of the failed content (or specific packages) at the same time would very useful.

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  3. Option to right click on a computer or collection and rerun an advertisement.

    Option to right click on a computer or collection and rerun an advertisement.

    This will help us a lot because when doing mass deployments many times we have deployments failing on few computers.
    If we have this option we can either right click on individual computers and rerun advertisement or create a new collection of failed computers and rerun advertisement on collection.

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  4. 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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  5. Configure Rate Limits for different days

    Currently rate limits only allow you to configure this for a 24 hour period.

    Consider expanding this to allow a schedule based on the day of the week.

    This would allow for remote sites to use 100% of their bandwidth during the entire weekend, but a limited amount during business hours.

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  6. Allow distribution points to be installed on server core

    To reduce the attack fingerprint of servers it would be good if you could deploy a distribution point on server core.

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  7. 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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  8. 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) ā€¦

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  9. 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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  10. 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.

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  11. 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.

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  12. 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.

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  13. 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.

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  14. 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.

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  15. redistrib pending packages in Content Library Explorer

    redistrib pending packages in Content Library Explorer

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  16. Port De-duplication technology of Distribution Point to Client

    While at the distribution point a hashed file method is used to keep different applications using the same file, the really need fro this, in my opinion, should be the client computers, we have faced a really annoying case where to install 4 different applications (visio, visio pro, project, and Office suite) the same group of files are used , Office 365 installer, so it cam be 2.5GB four times if all the apps have to be installed at the device. this has a severe penalty at the storage and the network at the user device

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  17. 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.

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  18. 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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  19. Change how reboot settings are configured

    Reboot configurations are set per-client. I would like the ability to do this per-deployment. It can currently be done through creative collections, but it's time-consuming to maintain. Just adding a couple of fields to the deployment table for reboot override behavior ought to do it.

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  20. Have smsdpmon also query the primary for assigned software when performing content validation

    Smsdpmon.exe appears to only use the local SCCMDP class for the list of content to validate. We have experienced a few cases where the SCCMDP content list does not match what is assigned at the site level. For complete validation can it also query the primary server for the assigned content and then flagged the differences as well???

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