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  • Question

  • Hi All,

    Why to select All Distribution points instead of local DP for a specific machine during deployment  in sccm ?

    Raja

    SCCM team

    Monday, October 31, 2016 12:40 PM

Answers

  • Check the machine's boundary group.  Then look at the boundary group and see if you have Content server for it and that would tell you which DP you have associated with the boundary.  If you have a DP group associated to the Collection you can look at the properties and select the Distribution Point Group tab.

    http://www.sccm-tools.com http://sms-hints-tricks.blogspot.com

    • Proposed as answer by Emmanuel R Tuesday, November 8, 2016 8:09 PM
    • Marked as answer by Frank Dong Friday, November 11, 2016 12:42 PM
    Monday, October 31, 2016 4:40 PM

All replies

  • What are you trying to do exactly?
    Monday, October 31, 2016 1:17 PM
  • Hi Emmanuel,

    I was trying to deploy an application for a test machine. I got an option to choose Any DP or All Distribution point.

    Unknowingly I selected All DP. But, still confusion why? Why can not I put the below questions?

    So, my question is:

    How do I know a local DP to which my test machine is pointing to or Vise versa?

    and Why should I select "All DP" from the options?

    Raja

    Monday, October 31, 2016 1:47 PM
  • No one said you had/have to so I'm not understanding what you want to know. Are you getting an error somewhere? Is something not working?

    Jason | http://blog.configmgrftw.com | @jasonsandys

    Monday, October 31, 2016 1:47 PM
  • I think I know what you are saying.  When you deploy an application you have a choice to deploy the App to an individual DP or a Group.  If you are testing this at one location then you can deploy it to just that DP for testing. Otherwise, you should deploy that application to your DP list of all areas that will need that application.  This could be all your DPs or many a few.  All this wizard is doing is noting that you need to have the Files located somewhere for the machines to download.  If you don't want to push it to other locations, then click next. 

    http://www.sccm-tools.com http://sms-hints-tricks.blogspot.com

    Monday, October 31, 2016 2:09 PM
  • > and Why should I select "All DP" from the options?

    As noted by Jason, you do not have to distribute it to all DPs. You are free to distribute the application to any and all DPs as you like.

    > How do I know a local DP to which my test machine is pointing to or Vise versa?

    You can check your test machine's boundary and see the distribution point associated with that boundary. Alternatively, you can also associate a Distribution Point Group with the collection that contains your test machines. Future deployments wizards will automatically add that DP group when you select your test collection as deployment target and check the box that says "Use default Distribution Point groups associated with this collection".

    • Proposed as answer by Emmanuel R Tuesday, November 8, 2016 8:09 PM
    Monday, October 31, 2016 2:33 PM
  • Jason,

    If it is the case , Can you please provide me the steps to find to which particular DP my machine belongs to?

    Raja

    Monday, October 31, 2016 2:34 PM
  • Check the machine's boundary group.  Then look at the boundary group and see if you have Content server for it and that would tell you which DP you have associated with the boundary.  If you have a DP group associated to the Collection you can look at the properties and select the Distribution Point Group tab.

    http://www.sccm-tools.com http://sms-hints-tricks.blogspot.com

    • Proposed as answer by Emmanuel R Tuesday, November 8, 2016 8:09 PM
    • Marked as answer by Frank Dong Friday, November 11, 2016 12:42 PM
    Monday, October 31, 2016 4:40 PM