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Management Points and Boundry Groups? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Quick quesiton about Management points.  We have 1 primary site and within the site have 5 management points. 1 for the primary site, and 4 for remote offices that only have distribution points.

    I have noticed that some clients are finding the management points at those sites.  Are Management point assignments not controlled by broundry groups?

    Monday, June 3, 2013 11:13 PM

Answers

  • Clients do not and cannot select MPs by location -- that is simply not the purpose of having multiple MPs within a primary site. Multiple MPs within a primary site is exclusively for high availability and cross-forest scenarios.

    So no to your questions, boundary groups have nothing to do with MP "assignments".

    If you must have those remote clients connect to a remote MP because of limited bandwidth, then you must use secondary sites. Note however that clients must always be able to connect to an MP in the primary site even if they are within the (content location) boundaries of a secondary site (yes, clients determine when to use an MP at a secondary site using content location boundaries).


    Jason | http://blog.configmgrftw.com

    Tuesday, June 4, 2013 1:43 AM

All replies

  • Clients do not and cannot select MPs by location -- that is simply not the purpose of having multiple MPs within a primary site. Multiple MPs within a primary site is exclusively for high availability and cross-forest scenarios.

    So no to your questions, boundary groups have nothing to do with MP "assignments".

    If you must have those remote clients connect to a remote MP because of limited bandwidth, then you must use secondary sites. Note however that clients must always be able to connect to an MP in the primary site even if they are within the (content location) boundaries of a secondary site (yes, clients determine when to use an MP at a secondary site using content location boundaries).


    Jason | http://blog.configmgrftw.com

    Tuesday, June 4, 2013 1:43 AM
  • Thanks Jason.  I thought that was the case but wanted some verification.  I am struggling decided if we need seondary sites at those remote offices.  The only role they will have is a distibution point but the connect between those offices and the primary site server are at best single T1 speeds even worse at a few of them.
    Tuesday, June 4, 2013 3:18 PM
  • How many clients are at each remote office? A DP might be enough.

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


    Tuesday, June 4, 2013 3:33 PM
  • Our bigger regional offices have no more than 30 clients.  I would have leaned more secondary site if we had closer to 100 or more.  So right now just DP would be good?  The only issues I have now is replicaton of all the packages.  Might have to take some road trips with data on USB to prestage those DP's.
    Tuesday, June 4, 2013 4:35 PM
  • With SP1 we now have Pull Distribution points.  However, I don't know as of yet if you can control schedule of those pulls and rate as well?

    Tuesday, June 4, 2013 4:37 PM
  • Yes but differently. Pull DPs acquire content using BITS. See this recent post: http://blogs.technet.com/b/configmgrteam/archive/2013/06/06/introducing-the-pull-distribution-points.aspx

    Jason | http://blog.configmgrftw.com


    Monday, June 10, 2013 11:40 PM
  • Thanks Jason for you assistance.  You have given me very good information to go on. 

    Tuesday, June 11, 2013 4:40 PM