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  • I'm new to ConfigMgr and I'm a bit confused which of my sites should be central administration, which should be primary, and which should be secondary. I will be using 2012.

    We have:
    Colo datacenter (100mbps to internet)
    Office 1 - 100 users (100mbps MPLS to datacenter)
    Office 2 - 50 users (100mbps MPLS to datacenter)
    Office 3 - 25 user (50mbps MPLS to datacenter)
    25 remote only users scattered around the country

    I appreciate any help!

    • Moved by TorstenMMVP Friday, April 20, 2012 6:55 AM moved to CM12 forums (From:Configuration Manager 2007 Setup/Deployment)
    Friday, April 20, 2012 12:58 AM

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  • Its hard to give you an exact answer here with the facts you are giving us. But from the facts you are giving us now, I think you only need a  Primary site and then control bandwith to the other locations with sender capable DPs. It is absolutley not a must to have a CAS.

    This is the forums for ConfigMGr 2007 here you can find the forums för 2012

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/category/systemcenter2012configurationmanager

    /Stefan


    Regards Stefan Schörling Blog: www.msfaq.se Twitter @stefanschorling

    Friday, April 20, 2012 1:26 AM
  • You don't need a CAS... A standalone primary in Office 1 is more than enough.

    You don’t need any Secondary Site either, but you might want to add a Distribution Point to Office 2 and 3.


    Ronni Pedersen | Configuration Manager MVP | Blog: http://www.ronnipedersen.com/ | Twitter @ronnipedersen

    Friday, April 20, 2012 1:35 AM
  • With SCCM 2012, you can make one central server only to Colo datacenter and manage clients of office1, office2 and office3. I would suggest don't go for more site configuration as it will unneccesarily use extra hardware resources, licenses, efforts etc.

    Hope it helps.

    Friday, April 20, 2012 4:14 AM
  • With SCCM 2012, you can make one central server only to Colo datacenter and manage clients of office1, office2 and office3. I would suggest don't go for more site configuration as it will unneccesarily use extra hardware resources, licenses, efforts etc
    Careful with the word "central" as it has specific conotations and implications in ConfigMgr. As Ronni mentioned, there simply is no need for a Central Administration Site (CAS) for this very small number of client systems.

    Jason | http://blog.configmgrftw.com | Twitter @JasonSandys

    Monday, April 23, 2012 2:25 PM
  • Yes, agree Jason.

    Primary site should be Ok. SCCM 2012 does make sense when we call any site as Central.


    • Edited by Atul Mishra Tuesday, April 24, 2012 1:32 AM Central
    Tuesday, April 24, 2012 1:32 AM