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  • Hi,

    Please clarify:

     

    *what’s new in SCCM 2012 distribution point versus 2007 (2007: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb680614.aspx )

    * what is the mechanism behind remote distribution points (sccm 2012)? f.e. we will distribute Windows 7 to remote sites, some with 10, some with 30, 50 pc’s … if we “install” a distribution point to 1 pc, won’t it overload this pc + what if the user shutdowns this pc: will the distributions still work, can a secondary distribution point be assigned etc? Thanks for your input. J.


    Jan Hoedt

    Thursday, July 11, 2013 7:59 AM

Answers

  • * this happens automatically; clients will download content from branch cache peers (if enabled and configured right)
    * sure
    * advantage of BC: no need for a dedicated distribution point. Each client (I think it's Windows Vista and above) can function as a branch cache peer.
    Just read: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg712321.aspx (yes, it's a looon article), but it explains all the details.

    Torsten Meringer | http://www.mssccmfaq.de

    • Marked as answer by janhoedt Thursday, July 11, 2013 12:52 PM
    Thursday, July 11, 2013 12:04 PM

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  • A remote DP should not be shut down, because clients won't be able download content then. It depends on the hardware, network and content to be deployed if the hardware can handle the load.
    An alternative would be using branch cache.

    Torsten Meringer | http://www.mssccmfaq.de

    Thursday, July 11, 2013 8:40 AM
  • I thought branch cache wasn t meant for that. Dp are for sccm, branch cache for f.e. caching files of fileserver in remote locations?

    Jan Hoedt

    Thursday, July 11, 2013 11:29 AM
  • Thanks! But what benefits would that be versus remote distribution points?
    Remote distribution points sync with sccm 2012-server, clients point to this distribution point instead of main sccm-server.

    So:

    *how would you point to the branch cache pc's for deploying software?
    *can you use both branch cache as well as remote distribution point?
    *what advantages has this branch cache versus distribution point (can you have multiple branch caches & do they sync in between them)?

    ....

    J.


    Jan Hoedt

    Thursday, July 11, 2013 11:49 AM
  • * this happens automatically; clients will download content from branch cache peers (if enabled and configured right)
    * sure
    * advantage of BC: no need for a dedicated distribution point. Each client (I think it's Windows Vista and above) can function as a branch cache peer.
    Just read: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg712321.aspx (yes, it's a looon article), but it explains all the details.

    Torsten Meringer | http://www.mssccmfaq.de

    • Marked as answer by janhoedt Thursday, July 11, 2013 12:52 PM
    Thursday, July 11, 2013 12:04 PM