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  • Hi Guys

    We have two branch office sites connecting to us over VPN.  The latency is not all that fantastic (apx 120ms) and SMB traffic runs slowly.  As such we opted to create a standalone MDT ISO to image new machines.

    This might be a stupid question but, do you think it would work if I change the deployroot parameter to a HTTP link instead? HTTP runs a lot faster than SMB over VPN.  We have a 100Mb/s in the UK and 10Mb in the US.  With HTTP we get a good transfer rates, SMB not so good.

    What do you think? 

    Thanks in advance

    RK


    RK

    Monday, August 21, 2017 12:32 PM

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  • Hello,

    MDT requieres SMB, it will not work with HTTP. Using an offlined image is a correct approach. You can also consider deploying MDT on the two other sites.


    Cdt, Loïc V. - Active Directory Expert - Blog: http://ms-sec.fr

    Monday, August 21, 2017 12:34 PM
  • I'd recommend setting up a replicated share using DFS-R at your remote location. Then the machines there would talk to a local server. DFR-R uses compression and will only replicate the changes, saving you bandwidth.

    See why DFS-R is a better option and then how to implement it:

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/deployment/deploy-windows-mdt/build-a-distributed-environment-for-windows-10-deployment


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    Monday, August 21, 2017 2:08 PM
  • Good option too with less effort to manage MDT.

    Cdt, Loïc V. - Active Directory Expert - Blog: http://ms-sec.fr


    Monday, August 21, 2017 4:51 PM
  • Thanks Guys

    Will take a look at DFS-R.  We already have some replication happening between sites. 

    MDT Share will be pretty big.


    RK

    Wednesday, August 23, 2017 1:58 PM
  • I get it my main share is just under 125GB

    You can "seed" the remote sites by copying your deployment share to an external drive and then take or send it to your remote site(s) that have a server that will house the replicated share. Copy the deployment share from the external drive and then setup DFS-R. Doing it like that gets the bulk of the work out of the way and updates to the remote site will be smaller and faster.


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    Wednesday, August 23, 2017 2:14 PM