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  1. Extend the downloadable time of the peer cache source.

    There is a 24 hour time limit for a PeerCache client to download from a Peercache source.
    When distributing large files, the token may expire and the download may not complete.
    we expect to extend the 24-hour constraint. (For example, 1week.)

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  2. 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€¦

    243 votes
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  3. Client Cache Maintenance

    Option for the Client Cache to be "purged" on a schedule. This helps keep systems clean and rid of unwanted files.

    152 votes
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  4. 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

    129 votes
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  5. Incorrect statistics in monitoring of deployment

    When viewing the completetion statistics of an application it says that an amount of deployments have experienced errors, in this case 11. When I go to the tab "Errors" when inside "Deployment Status" i only see two errors.

    I have seen this in other applications too, statistics reports alot of errors but when i open the "Errors" tab its empty.

    If i run the report "Application infrastructure errors" i can see that the amount of errors reported in the statistics match the number of errors in the report. Most of them are "CI documents download timed out" (which i haveā€¦

    121 votes
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  6. Temporarily suspend any SCCM client activity

    Many of our users (300000) need a feature to temporarily suspend any SCCM activity at least for a limited time per day.
    Activities that need to be suspended are:
    - Downloads
    - Installs
    - Reboots

    Business cases:
    Customers Skype sessions often get disturbed while a download is running in the background. We thought the setting "Suspend Software Center activities when in PowerPoint presentation mode" would help but from what our user reports it doesn't.

    Another scenario are users working on metered connections, e.g. as they are provided by Deutsche Bahn. Users working on such a connection quickly use up theirā€¦

    119 votes
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  7. 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.

    106 votes
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  8. Create quick deployment report by right-click > Export to Excel

    The current monitoring and reporting functionality is somewhat clunky and time-consuming. Being able to right-click an existing deployment under Monitoring\Deployments and export the last-summarized status to an Excel sheet would be an evolutionary leap forward in user-friendlyness for the admin console.

    100 votes
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  9. 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.

    99 votes
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  10. 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.

    85 votes
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  11. New SCCM Maintenance Task "Clean up Deployment Status Messages older than x days"

    Install Status Messages of TaskSequences or Applications still exist how long as the associated deployment exists.
    In a big SCCM environment (>150.000) with a static deployment construct. (one catalog object, one software, one collection, one deployment) Status Messages are the cause for a strong increase of the database size.
    In spite of using Status Filter Rules in the SCCM hierarchy.
    For the order workflow, or for troubleshooting only status message were required up to 30 days.

    So a hopefully simple Maintenance Task can save a lot of Hard disc space.

    78 votes
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  12. The hash value is not correct - Please retry to download before failing

    I Think you all have seen the error "The hash value is not correct" in the logs. The issue can be many things but from time to time this is related to a network issue happened during the TS runtime when the application/package/os image was downloaded. The way that the TS handle this is by breaking the TS.. I want a logic that will retry the download X number of time Before breaking the TS..

    74 votes
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  13. Ability to enable/disable any deployment (like you can with software update deployments)

    You should be able to enable or disable any deployment (for applications, packages, software updates, etc) by right-clicking and selecting enable or disable.
    Currently to disable an application deployment you either have to delete the deployment or retire the application and for packages you need to disable the program.
    Software update deployments already have this feature.
    You should also be able to enable/disable a deployment from the Monitoring workspace.

    73 votes
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  14. 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.

    ā€¦

    73 votes
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  15. ability to security scope phased deployments

    phased deployments for task sequences, applications, and software updates are great BUT only work for users who have the ALL security scope applied to them. we offer sccm as a service to multiple groups using RBA and they all have their own security group. as such, we are unable to offer the phased deployments feature in sccm to our customers.

    68 votes
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  16. 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.

    64 votes
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  17. 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€¦

    62 votes
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  18. 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.

    59 votes
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  19. Support for BITS version 3.5 in the client settings

    In SCCM CB, only the BITS setting of version 1.5 is supported in the client settings.
    These allow only restrictions to common day and make no difference between the workdays or maintenance days.

    The support of a more recent bit version (eg 3.5 - Windows 7 or later) would allow more significant improvements to the content download of Agents and Pull DP:
    1. Differentiation between working days and days off
    2. Differentiation of bandwidths depending on the job priority
    3. Set maintenance days

    A large IT organization with about 1500 Pull DPs has successfully implemented the BITS 3.5 Settings viaā€¦

    59 votes
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  20. The ablility to copy and paste results from the "asset detail" area in deployment status

    The ablility to copy and paste results from the "asset detail" area in deployment status

    54 votes
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