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  1. 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 IĀ“ve noticed:
    ā€¢ 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
    ā€¢ 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 shouldā€¦

    193 votes
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  2. Show live distribution status within the console

    Show the live status of content copying to distribution points (status bar) in the Admin console, Essentially the existing DP Job queue Manager

    126 votes
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  3. 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.

    100 votes
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  4. List DP jobs for secondary sites in DP Job Queue Manager

    Please provide a solution in DP Job Queue Manager to view the job status in secondary sites.

    87 votes
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  5. 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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  6. Allow the admins to select (and ignore the current) the actual order of providers from which SCCM grabs the IP address for Content Location

    The idea would be to have a setting (maybe Custom Client settings is a good place) where we can specify a specific order of priorities for network adapters from which SCCM takes the ipv4 address for content distribution and site assignment.

    For example, we currently have the following settings in the network adapter configuration
    1- wireless
    2- LAN
    3- Remote Access connections

    For VPN clients this is a big issue if we have a boundary which conflicts with one of the internal ones, like 192.168.x.x since they'll use the local IP as a top priority instead of the VPN one.

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    70 votes
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  7. Feature Request: Introduce a 'Remediate' option for Package/DPs for remediating package failures.

    When a package fails to distribute to a DP, the only option right now is to 'Redistribute' the package to the DP. This is inefficient for large packages since 'Redistribute' transfers all package content to the DP even if some content may have already been transferred prior to the failure. For large packages, this not only takes a lot of time but consumes more network bandwidth than necessary.

    When a package is 'added' to the DP, only the missing files are copied to the DP however there is no way to simulate an 'add' action from the UI.

    Having theā€¦

    61 votes
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  8. 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.

    54 votes
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  9. 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.

    49 votes
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  10. Have PkgXferMgr set *all* jobs destined to a given Pull DP to retry after the configured interval on failure

    Currently, if there are 100 jobs in DistributionJobs destined for a given Pull DP, and PkgXferMgr fails to connect to the DP for the first one, only that job is marked with a retry time 20 minutes (by default) in the future. We then move on to the next jobs, all destined for the same DP, and mark them individually for retry. In a very busy environment with lots of Pull DPs and jobs, having just 5 or 6 DPs that are offline, this looping prevents PkgXferMgr from scheduling most of the jobs that are destined to DPs that areā€¦

    48 votes
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  11. 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 thatā€¦

    43 votes
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  12. Retry mechanism when deleting packages

    When a package is deleted from the console, the packages/apps are removed from the database. If for any reason a pull DP or DP is not available, or WMI has issues on those remotes site systems, the files on the remote SCCM content Lib are not removed. This creates orphaned files on the Content Lib and causes storage issues on the servers.
    We are working with a customer that as a large number of PullDP's so we would like to suggest on the behalf of our customer, to have a retry mechanism in the console to delete the content fromā€¦

    42 votes
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  13. 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

    40 votes
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  14. 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€¦

    36 votes
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  15. 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 inā€¦

    34 votes
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  16. Deduplication support for content source

    Windows Server 2012 R2 data deduplication is currently only for the content library on distribution points but not on the content source itself (https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/configmgrteam/2014/02/18/configuration-manager-distribution-points-and-windows-server-2012-data-deduplication/). It would be nice to have deduplication support also on the content source. This might depend on the content source structure, but in the environments I'm working with, I have always different versions of application sources with only slightly different configuration files or just additional patch files.

    33 votes
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  17. Make Pull DPs wait when updating content

    When you update the version of a package/application that has already been distributed to all DPs, the Pull DPs sometimes error out because they are looking for the updated content on the source DP(s) when the source DPs are still receiving the content. The results in an error status for package for the Pull DPs.

    32 votes
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  18. 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.

    31 votes
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  19. 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.

    29 votes
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  20. Support additional distmgr/pkgxfer manager component servers in primary sites to support load balancing of software distribution jobs.

    Some primary sites have many remote distributed DP site systems and this can cause many content jobs to be managed by a single distribution manager / package transfer manager, which can cause delays and in some cases heavy server resource utilisation. I would like to see Sccm support load balancing of content jobs across a primary site.

    28 votes
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