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  1. 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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      0 comments  ·  Content  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Improve Content Replication

      Content Replication from Site to DPs should be a frustration free Process or SCCM Admins. Unfortunately, I know no customer without smaller or bigger issues in this area.
      Here is an uncomplete list of some issues I´ve noticed:
      • Content Eval - Scheduled Task lost
      o SCCM does not check if the schedule task got lost/deleted
      o Suggested Solution: SCCM should verify the Scheduled Task on Service Startup
      • Content Eval - Hash mismatch/Eval fails for package
      o When content Eval fails for a package, the admin must manually redistribute it / take care of the error
      o There should…

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      • Add an option to update only Install or Uninstall content of a deployment type

        It is great that you can now provide a separate Install/uninstall content location for a deployment type of an application. This is very useful for large applications.

        However, there is one major limitation: You cannot update just uninstall (or install) content. If you have updated your uninstall script, the current Update content task will try to update both install/uninstall content.

        Even though you haven't changed anything in your install content, it will takes ages for large applications, before SCCM understands that install content has not been modified.

        It would be so much faster if you could just initiate "Update uninstall"…

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        • An option to configure a DP such that it only downloads the distributed content from the site when the first client requests for it.

          An option to configure a DP such that it only downloads the distributed content from the site when the first client requests for it. This will help manage DP disk space efficiently as most of the content never gets used at a remote site but we do not know what's really needed in advance. With semi annual channels the content problem is getting worse each day.

          Below is the config manager thread I had opened and an expert asked me to submit a request here.

          https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/c249e600-b781-43ee-9aae-0b0efb6ba078/question-about-sccm-content-distribution?forum=ConfigMgrCBGeneral

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          • 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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            • Keep Previous Version of Content available while Distributing

              Currently, when content for an OS Image, Package, Application, etc is being updated, that object is unavailable until the content update completes. This means that content updates for large items must be timed very carefully, especially when sending to remote sites.

              It would be amazing if a Distribution Point could keep the previous version of the item available while the content is updating, then switch to the new content and delete the old after it's completed.

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              • Add the in console editing of distribution point priority value.

                It would be helpful to be able to prioritize the DPs beyond the two options available. This would be especially helpful for ADRs where we want to get the new content into our test DPs quickly, but pilot and production can replicate much slower.

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                • Peer Caching Boundary Groups

                  ConfigMgr Team, your best practice document regarding the set up of boundary groups actually breaks peer caching.

                  https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/core/servers/deploy/configure/define-site-boundaries-and-boundary-groups

                  To quote: "it is a best practice to create a separate set of boundary groups to use only for site assignment."

                  This is good advise, and I use this also for Management Points and Software Update Points so that if I add or remove a site system, I only have to modify 1-2 boundary groups instead of 150.

                  Since Peer Caching is now based on Boundary Groups, if you have implemented this best practice, then effectively every client in a site that…

                  38 votes
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                    2 comments  ·  Content  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • distribution point exclude USB drives

                    Need ability to define global rule for all distribution point servers never use a USB drive. We have techs in the field plugging drives into DP servers and without the no_sms_on_drive.sms flag file and SCCM start using the USB drive distributing packages and then they pull USB drive after their work and the DP has issues.

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                    • Content Cleanup Tool Errors out on Nested Task Sequences

                      Allow the Content Cleanup Tool to ignore issues such as Nested Task Sequences. Currently it is a known issue that Nest Task Sequences cause this error "This content library cannot be cleaned up right now because package *** is not fully installed”"

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                      • Improve "Invoke-CMContentRedistribution" Method

                        If you hit the "Redistribute" Button in the console, or trigger a content redistribution over Powershell/WMI, this method will always copy over all content of a package to the Distribution Point.
                        However, it would make sense to only copy the data that is needed.
                        Example 1: Your package contains hundreds of files. One file has a “hash mismatch” error, so the package gets into the failed state. The only way to fix this issue is to “Redistribute” or use Invoke-CMContentRedistribution. This will copy over everything instead of the single file that is corrupt.
                        Example 2: A distribution is offline for…

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                        • Content validation

                          At SCCM you can validate Content only for one Device or you have manny work to validate Content at all Devices. With waork around right click tools you can validate content for all Devices. Implementing the right click solution and it will a better work with Content

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                          • Display Content Status on Content Tab of Distribution Point Properties

                            On the Content tab in a Distribution Point's properties add a column to display the current content status (Success, In Progress, Failed). This would make it easy to see what content has not yet made it to a DP while on the screen where it would also be easy to Redistribute the content.

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                            • Branch Cache client download behavior

                              As far as we know, the branch cache client download behavior is as follows:

                              1. New package with a required deployment is being sent to a location with its own subnet
                              2. Clients which received the deployment will start downloading the related content
                              3. As soon as at least one client completely downloaded all content of the deployment, the other clients in the same subnet will start using this (and subsequent) client(s) for content download, which will then cause no WAN consumption anymore

                              However, this typically still causes quite a lot of WAN bandwidth consumption: as long as the “first”…

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                              • Distribution Point - Timezone schedule sync

                                At the moment when setting up a schedule for Distribution Points to do their syncing the timezone being used is the one from the primary site server.

                                when having DP's over multiple continents this brings some advanced math to get the sync done right :p

                                Would there be a possibility to use "Use DP local Time" as with advertisements ?
                                Or maybe in the schedule tab on the DP properties have a dropdown list with for example "you are now scheduling in GMT+1" where you can select a list of timezones so it does the calculations for you.

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                                • 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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                                  • TRusted Source locations - Complete the Trusted Source story

                                    I would like to see Trusted Source locations to be added to ConfigMgr as a Node in Administration, and permission so that only Full Administrator or a specific RBA Role can manage these locations.

                                    All ConfigMgr wizards that allow path data-entry will be changed to become a drop down list of approved Trusted Source locations. The User will be able to navigate into the folder structure of the Trusted Source location, creating new directories with a restriction on placing content on the root of the Trusted Source location, since this can induce data-loss if the sub-folder is not specified in…

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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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                                      • Remove Deleted Content from Client Cache

                                        Today, when you remove an object from ConfigMgr (Package, application, etc), the content remains in the local client cache (if it was ever downloaded). In an effort to clean up that old content, I think it would be a great idea to automatically cleanup content. For example, once I delete an image from the admin console, I will never need it again on my client systems, so go ahead and delete it from any system that has it in the cache.

                                        (I currently use TidyCache to remove 'old' cache', but would prefer that this be handled natively by ConfigMgr. https://gregramsey.net/2015/11/17/tidy-cache-clean-up-old-ccmcache/

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                                        • Add TFPBlockSize and TFTPWindowsSize to the DP configuration page in the Admin Console

                                          It would great to be able to configure TFTPBlocksize and TFTPWindowsSize on PXE-enabled DPs from the Configuraiton Manager console, and not having to edit the registry or to use Configuration Item/Baseline to do this. An option on the PXE tab in the Distribution Point properties please?!

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