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How clients in distant sites know about their local Distribution Points RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello,

    I would like to know how can a client in a remote site know about the deployed distribution point in that site if there's no remark or switch to tell the sccm client about it??

    Thanks in advance.


    Lotfi BOUCHERIT

    Sunday, February 24, 2013 7:33 AM

Answers

  • The client does not know - it is being told by the management point.

    In a nutshell:

    • When you deploy something to a client it sends a content request to the management point.
    • In return the management point sends of list of preferred DP's back to the client (within the boundaries).
    • The client picks one of the DP's on the list for getting the sources.
    • In case there are no preferred DP's available the MP will send a list of all DP's that have the requested content. The client will then use one of those (if fallback is allowed).

    • Proposed as answer by Henrik_Dahl Sunday, February 24, 2013 1:12 PM
    • Marked as answer by Lotfi B Monday, February 25, 2013 7:50 AM
    Sunday, February 24, 2013 1:03 PM
  • Tim's answer is correct.

    @Lotfi, were you specifically referring to client roaming?

    If so, the process isn't really any different as the client will still communicate with the local MP and receive the list of DPs it should retrieve content from.


    Jason | http://blog.configmgrftw.com

    • Marked as answer by Lotfi B Monday, February 25, 2013 7:51 AM
    Sunday, February 24, 2013 8:24 PM

All replies

  • The client does not know - it is being told by the management point.

    In a nutshell:

    • When you deploy something to a client it sends a content request to the management point.
    • In return the management point sends of list of preferred DP's back to the client (within the boundaries).
    • The client picks one of the DP's on the list for getting the sources.
    • In case there are no preferred DP's available the MP will send a list of all DP's that have the requested content. The client will then use one of those (if fallback is allowed).

    • Proposed as answer by Henrik_Dahl Sunday, February 24, 2013 1:12 PM
    • Marked as answer by Lotfi B Monday, February 25, 2013 7:50 AM
    Sunday, February 24, 2013 1:03 PM
  • Tim's answer is correct.

    @Lotfi, were you specifically referring to client roaming?

    If so, the process isn't really any different as the client will still communicate with the local MP and receive the list of DPs it should retrieve content from.


    Jason | http://blog.configmgrftw.com

    • Marked as answer by Lotfi B Monday, February 25, 2013 7:51 AM
    Sunday, February 24, 2013 8:24 PM
  • Then i just have to install Site servers with DP deployed with the option of automatic prestaging, am i right?

    Thanks in advance


    Lotfi BOUCHERIT

    Monday, February 25, 2013 7:52 AM
  • What do you want to achieve exactly? Content has to be distributed to a DP so that clients can download it. A DP can be configured for prestaging. This would require an administrator to manually copy (prestage) content to that DP (if not set to auto-prestage if content was requested by a client).

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

    Monday, February 25, 2013 8:06 AM
  • @Torsten:Hello Sir, we plan to use SCCM for software deployments, we have more than 40 remote sites, so network bandwidth is so important to our organisation. We decided to use Site Systems instead of Secondary sites. don't know if this reflection is right or not, that's it.

    Lotfi BOUCHERIT

    Monday, February 25, 2013 10:28 AM
  • DPs can make use of senders in CM12, so they can be used instead of secondary sites (depending on the number of clients, bandwidth etc)

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

    Monday, February 25, 2013 10:34 AM