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  1. More Options to configure Boundaries

    Currently you can only configure Boundaries based on IP Addresses or AD-Sites.
    However, in some situations it would be great to have more Options.
    For example, if you manage Clients in multiple protected NAT Environments.
    It´s possible that multiple sites/zones use the same IP Ranges, so you cannot configure Clients to use local DPs.
    A possibility would be a Reg Key like HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\CCM:AllowedMPs, but for Boundary Groups.

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    • When Deleting packages from SCCM Console it leaves the empty custom folder in the DP and only Delete the content of the folder.

      Custom folder created during package creation should also get deleted from DP when the package is being deleted.
      As of now whenever a package is deleted from console it deletes the content of the folder but leaves the empty folder itself.
      These empty folder has to be manually identified and then cleared from the DPs.
      This process of identifying and deleting empty folders is cumbersome specially when having large number of DPs and requires special attention while doing in order to avoid removing any of the working folders mistakenly.

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      • Phased Deployments - Allow more than 2 collections to deploy to in ConfigMgr 1802

        Whilst i know the feature for phased TS deployments is only pre-release in 1802. It'd be super useful to be able to add additional collections into phased deployments as opposed to only being able to use 2 collections.

        I regularly run 4/5 phase deployments to the enterprise, and in some cases office by office. Having phased deployments support more than just 2 collections would be a massive time saver.

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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…

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          • Set a Distribution Point to Maintenance

            I would like an option to set a DP to "maintenance" so that if it is down for whatever reason for an extended period of time that the Primary server does not try to distribute data to it. Also the DP Group monitoring and such would reflect a more realistic % of bad packages.

            e.g. We have a server in Mexico that is down for the next 5 weeks due to a network issue. While we continue to deploy software to our other 200 server this Mexico server is still being pushed data and being retried over and over due…

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            • Put rate limit on pull distribution point

              You can not configure rate limits on pull distribution point only on non pull distribution points. this is an issue In many environments. please add the rate limit function to pull distribution point

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              • windows 10 wake up

                Please add support for Windows 10 client to be a WOL proxy!
                Today Windows 10 clients cant be a wake up proxy, "The supported clients are Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012."

                Kind of sad its not already supported!

                Regards
                Robert

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                • Fix problem with Peer Cache only working via HTTPS since CB 1710

                  We noticed 2 things making it impossible for us to use Peer Cache:
                  In CB 1702, we noticed that clients contacting the Peer Cache Source only attempt this via HTTPS.
                  This doesn't make sense, especially because we (and most of the other customers we know) use HTTP for the entire SCCM infrastructure.
                  Furthermore, in the client settings the option to switch from HTTPS to HTTP was obviously forgotten - it's missing.

                  Is the PG aware of this, and can we expect the issues will be fixed in CB 1802?

                  11 votes
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                  • Change Default Content Distribution Priority

                    Please create a setting (perhaps hierarchy or site) that allows an administrator to define the default content priority by content type. The current system default of Medium is not always appropriate and making this configurable could be a big help. The setting for this is already contained in WMI for most content types so creating a configurable setting in the console should be relatively trivial.

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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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                      • Client Data Sources

                        When viewing the client data sources report, it would be nice if the items in the boundary group list box were alphabetically sorted.

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                        • 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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                          • update distribution point on a schedule

                            when we want to schedule an update for a package, if you enter a previous date than the current one (due to an error) you don't receive an advertisement message telling you that date is anterior. If you click OK, then package is update immediately!

                            Thank you

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                            • Fix Distribution Point usage reporting, smsdpusage, so that it honours the preferred Management Points defined in Boundary Groups.

                              Currently the smsdpusage process does not honour the DPs preferred Management Points for the submission of the usage report. Instead, it appears to pick the last MP listed in the following registry location, HKLM\Software\Microsoft\SMS\DP\ManagementPoints. In some cases this MP may not be reachable and as a result no DP usage reports are submitted to SCCM.

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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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                                • Us Git as a source for Application and Packages

                                  It would be really nice if we could use Git as a source for Application and Packages.
                                  Then we would have the benefits of Git, with version-control, check in and out, who did what, and why and so on.

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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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                                    • Peer Cache DNS Search Suffix

                                      Allow administrators to configure Peer Cache clients with a list of DNS Search Suffixes, or for it to reference the local machines.

                                      Currently I'm unable to use Peer Cache because client attempt to reach fellow clients via the FQDN which for xyz reason is unreachable. If it simply followed the DNS Search Suffix list, it would be able to contact them.

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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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                                        • Provide the ability to refresh site server content

                                          DP's occasionally fail to get content because it has not got to the site server. Updating or redistributing does not fix this situation. The ability to refresh site content would be helpful. See https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/systemcenter/en-US/312d86e3-e793-4147-97a7-7785295e4986/problem-with-stuck-distribution-points?forum=configmgrgeneral for a work around which is messy.

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