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Locating an MP RRS feed

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  • I read the documentation here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb632435.aspx

    but it didn't really help me fully understand how a client decides what MP to talk to if the AD schema has been extended.  I assume its based on the AD site that it belongs to and the AD site the MP belongs to.  If it finds an MP in the same AD site that its in, it talks to that one, otherwise it talks to the primary central site server.  Is this correct?  If it is, what if I have 5 different AD sites that are all in the same geographical region and I want them all to talk to an MP/DP/SUP Secondary Site Server in one of those sites.  In my case, we have 5 offices in New York and each has its own AD site.  NY1-NY5.  If I put a Secondary Site Server at NY3, how can I get clients at NY1, NY2, NY4 and NY5 to talk to it instead of the Primary site?

    Thanks.
    Monday, October 19, 2009 7:46 PM

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  • The boundaries that you assign the the site will determine what MP the clients use.



    John Marcum | http://www.TrueSec.com/en/Training.htm | http://myitforum.com/cs2/blogs/jmarcum
    • Proposed as answer by Garth JonesMVP Tuesday, October 20, 2009 2:39 AM
    • Marked as answer by Jie-Feng Ren Tuesday, October 20, 2009 12:29 PM
    Tuesday, October 20, 2009 12:07 AM
  • Take a look at these:

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb632366.aspx

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb632366.aspx

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb632547.aspx


    John Marcum | http://www.TrueSec.com/en/Training.htm | http://myitforum.com/cs2/blogs/jmarcum
    • Proposed as answer by Garth JonesMVP Tuesday, October 20, 2009 2:39 AM
    • Marked as answer by Jie-Feng Ren Tuesday, October 20, 2009 12:29 PM
    Tuesday, October 20, 2009 12:11 AM

  • 1)
    "I assume its based on the AD site that it belongs to and the AD site the MP belongs to.  If it finds an MP in the same AD site that it’s in, it talks to that one, otherwise it talks to the primary central site server."

    That’s not entirely the truth. As John is saying a client will query AD for it's assigned Management Point based on the client Ip information and the defined boundaries. If you haven't specified boundaries for a given IP range (AD site etc) then clients in that range won’t be assigned to any site.

    2)
    As John is saying define a unique set of boundaries for each site. That will make the clients communicate with the correct MP/DP/SUP

    Kent Agerlund | http://scug.dk/members/Agerlund/default.aspx | The Danish community for System Center products
    Tuesday, October 20, 2009 6:19 AM
  • That answers most of my questions - one last thing... do the boundaries apply both to clients that are pushed from the site server and clients that are manually installed?  Lastly, is it necessary to re-install a client to change the MP it talks to?  For instance, if we decided one day to get a secondary site server for one of the other NY sites, would I just install it, remove that boundary on the one at NY3 and put it on the new server and all the clients would switch automatically?
    Tuesday, October 20, 2009 12:32 PM
  • Hi,

    Boundaries apply for manual as pushed clients.

    When installing a new Secondary Site under their current Primary Child site you can just easily set the new boundary. Reassigning the client is not required because clients cannot be assigned to secondary sites. This is different when they move to a new primary child site.

    When client talk to the secondary site keep in mind that they use any proxy management points and distribution points at the secondary site. Also keep in mind that clients behind a Secondary Site always report to the site code of the primary parent, this is often confusing.

    Please mark posts as Answered if appropriate.
    Tuesday, October 20, 2009 12:49 PM