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  • Question

  • My question is two part:

    1. How often do clients check to see what their distribution point is? We have multiple boundary groups configured, laptops move from subnet to subnet. When they change IP's, they should be pointing to the DP that is configured as the Content Location for that boundary group. We want this to occur frequently, how often does the client check to see who their DP is? Is this configurable to happen more frequent?

    2. To verify site assignment for MP and DP you can look at the properties of a device from the SCCM management console and it will list three values under "Agent Site". Is there a way to view all three site assignments (mainly the third one which is DP) from the client side? Or is this only viewable from the management server?

    Thanks in advance!

    Jeremy

    Tuesday, June 11, 2013 10:38 PM

Answers

  • 1. They don't. Clients ask an MP for a list of all DPs with a particular piece of content on it based upon the boundaries within a content location boundary group that the client falls within every time the client needs to download content. Thus clients are never "assigned" to a DP in any way.

    2. This is not accurate, as mentioned, the DP is determined dynamically and on-demand every time the client needs content. This is not explicitly tracked by ConfigMgr anywhere.


    Jason | http://blog.configmgrftw.com

    Wednesday, June 12, 2013 12:25 AM