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  1. 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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    • Cloud DP certificate expiration should be more discoverable

      I had a situation where the DP certificate in the cloud had expired and stopped communicating. I would like to suggest if it would be possible to create an alert for this in Overview -> Alerts -> Subscriptions an option to create an alert by email informing the certificates that will expire within 30 days. Or even another way to see this, because in this case the client does not have SCOM in the environment. only the SCCM.
      Thanks for listening

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      • Prevent the SCCM client from using hyper-v IP addresses

        If you install Hyper-V on Windows 10, it will create a default adapter and randomly create an IP address, usually in the 172.x.x.x subnet. If by chance, you have a boundary that this random IP address falls into, the SCCM client will think it is part of this boundary, in addition to the boundary associated with it's physical NIC. The client considers both boundaries to be a Current boundary group and will therefore potentially download content from DP's associated within either boundary. In most situations, this additional DP will likely be across a WAN link which of course can cause…

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        • Delivery Optimization Boundary Groups

          When working with Delivery Optimization (DO), today DO can't tell the difference between a site assignment Boundary Group (BG) and a content BG. Can DO be setup to have some kind of logic around site assignment and content BGs?

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          • Checkbox on deployment whether to allow download over CMG

            Create a checkbox on the content locations tab of a deployment that dictates whether or not clients should use the cmg ti download content.

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            • Peer cache property, whether the software should be provided in the peer

              Various applications are experience very large (<20gb).
              The content I would like to have but not permanently in the ccmcache, otherwise I run the hard disks full.
              Therefore I delete the content from the ccmcache directory after installation.

              The peer cache feature offers every package or application in peer by default.
              An application property (Deployment Types / Content / Specify the content location ...), whether the software should be provided in the peer, would be helpful.

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              • pull distribution source

                I would suggest one pull distribution poin to pull content from more than one source DP at the same time.

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                • content distribution settings groups

                  Like many things in SCCM you can create groups/collections to manage settings for several objects at once.

                  It would be useful to be able to create 'content distribution settings groups' that would allow you to specify the distribution settings for a group of applications.

                  For example, being able to group together applications/packages that run in a task sequence and using the group to set distribution settings to 'High' to ensure content is distributed quicker.

                  Or being able to group Update Deployment Packages together.

                  By default everything could be added to a 'default' group with 'Medium' settings.

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                  • Include a "Differential Size (KB)" and "Incremental Version Number" as optional Column Choices

                    "Configuration Manager supports up to five incremental versions of a content set before it resends the entire content set"

                    Reference: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/core/plan-design/hierarchy/fundamental-concepts-for-content-management

                    "Incremental Version Number" would keep track of how many incremental versions (0=Full through 4=4th Incremental) of a package have occurred prior to every 5th content distribution which is when the next entire data sync will occur.

                    "Differential Size (KB)" to store the Result of the 'Binary Differential Replication' calculations of 'Source Version X' vs 'Source Version Y'

                    These two values would be extremely helpful in calculating future bandwidth requirements as well as calculating approximate content distribution times in Low…

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                    • Elaborated Bandwidth Throttling

                      Currently, we can configure 'time-based' bandwidth throttling, which means we can restrict content transfer for a particular time period and that will be applicable for all days (same). What if, I want to configure different throttling setting for weekends (or may be some other days), during which, there is less load on network and I can loosen up the restriction.

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                      • Software Center: Show more details regarding package information

                        Users are regularly informed via a pop-up that new software is available. If you then open the Software Center, you will see countless entries with status Installed or Available. However, it is not recognizable for the user whether a program listed is suitable for him, whether it represents a new version of a software already used by him or should not even be installed.
                        It would be better to let the user know which new software is a new version of an already installed one and, moreover, what features this new software provides. Thus, a distinction for the user would…

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                        • Update content on Distribution Points – allow use of revision N-1 content in Task Sequences

                          We are supporting companies around the globe out of our Configuration Manager; it goes from Australia to Americas. So, we have all the time someone deploying a machine using the OSD task sequence. But we also have to update content used in the Task Sequence.
                          If ‘Update Distribution Points’ is started and a new revision is created, the content goes in yellow (in Progress) on all DPs. If you now want to start a Task Sequence, it will fail due to missing content. If some DPs have blackout times, e.g. not allowed to replicate content during daytime, it is even…

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                          • Documentation: Export config

                            Have a built in script that will export an as built document.
                            Items to export and put into visio docs:
                            Each server config and HW specs
                            Boundary group summary and DP's associated.
                            Highest used Limiting collections and AD user groups with modify access.
                            Slowest SQL queries and scheduled run frequency
                            Number of devices using a DP.
                            Data growth rate for 1 year.

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                            • 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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