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How to replace distribution point having to use same naming convention RRS feed

  • Question

  • Have checked forum - found no real similar issue.

    Situation is this.  According to information we have found, you cannot use rename a distribution point once made a distribution point.

    With that being stated, we have hundreds on distribution points in remote locations throughout country (These are all servers, 2003 and 2008 R2).

    At least 2 or 3 servers go down during the month and have to be replaced.  Because of the rename problem, what we have being trying to do with limited success is thru SCCM2012 we remove dp role from server, then we delete the site system. We delete the server from the collection. Then we remove the client agent if server is still reachable.

    Our understanding now is that SCCM will eventually remove this server from the database.  Once this is done we can use the same name for the replacement DP.

    We have to use same name due to printer shares.  We are not allowed to interfer with user experience in trhese locations.  it always needs to be seamless to them.

    After waiting hours and days prior to readding new server in SCCM we have some success - about 50%.

    We believe that after we do what we previously stated that there should be some way to ensure record deletion from database, and also in a way that would be more real time.  (our thoughts is some sort of query in the database that removes this record).

    We are in the middle of an OSD deployment to over 15000 systems from XP to 7 and any assistance would very greatly apprecited. eagerly await responses.


    Michael Pace Client Services Team Allegis Group, Inc.

    Wednesday, November 27, 2013 4:07 PM

Answers

  • You could maybe (IN A TOTALLY UNSUPPORTED WAY) delete it directly from the database. Again, this is not reccomended by MS and shouldn't be done unless you really know what you are doing. I've blogged some steps to do this with a secondary site server, it may also work with a DP but I've never tried it.

    See this:

    http://myitforum.com/cs2/blogs/jmarcum/archive/2010/08/27/150930.aspx

    And this:

    http://sdrv.ms/1iTqtsu


    John Marcum | http://myitforum.com/myitforumwp/author/johnmarcum/

    • Marked as answer by Joyce L Sunday, December 8, 2013 12:35 PM
    Wednesday, November 27, 2013 4:25 PM
  • nothing really worked.  will keep searching for away.

    Michael Pace Client Services Team Allegis Group, Inc.

    • Marked as answer by smadge Wednesday, May 6, 2015 3:37 PM
    Wednesday, May 6, 2015 3:37 PM

All replies

  • You could maybe (IN A TOTALLY UNSUPPORTED WAY) delete it directly from the database. Again, this is not reccomended by MS and shouldn't be done unless you really know what you are doing. I've blogged some steps to do this with a secondary site server, it may also work with a DP but I've never tried it.

    See this:

    http://myitforum.com/cs2/blogs/jmarcum/archive/2010/08/27/150930.aspx

    And this:

    http://sdrv.ms/1iTqtsu


    John Marcum | http://myitforum.com/myitforumwp/author/johnmarcum/

    • Marked as answer by Joyce L Sunday, December 8, 2013 12:35 PM
    Wednesday, November 27, 2013 4:25 PM
  • Thanks much John Marcum.

    i can see through those links some things I believe we can try without obliterating our sccm.

    several items i see would take the old server from the database cleanly and will give them a try this weekend.

    will update on results.  Safe and Cheerful Holidays.


    Michael Pace Client Services Team Allegis Group, Inc.

    Wednesday, November 27, 2013 4:50 PM
  • nothing really worked.  will keep searching for away.

    Michael Pace Client Services Team Allegis Group, Inc.

    • Marked as answer by smadge Wednesday, May 6, 2015 3:37 PM
    Wednesday, May 6, 2015 3:37 PM