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distant sites should include an SCCM server or not RRS feed

  • Question

  • hello,

    our infrastructure contains about 2000 computers deployed on about 40 different geographical sites (AD sites too) connected to the central site with a 4mbps dedicated wan connections.

    i would like to know if the installation of the sccm primary site is sufficiant to make central administration. also if the DP (distribution point) is an SCCM machine or just a shared folder in the LAN.

    thanks in advance.


    Lotfi BOUCHERIT

    Wednesday, July 18, 2012 10:59 AM

Answers

  • Well it depends ... on the number of clients at each location and the features you want to use.
    A primary site is enough to manage 2k clients. You could install (a) a secondary site, (b) sender- and PXE-enabled DP or (c) not ConfigMgr site system at all in a remote location - or a mixture of them.
    A DP can be installed on a client or server OS.

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

    • Marked as answer by Lotfi B Wednesday, July 18, 2012 2:56 PM
    Wednesday, July 18, 2012 11:34 AM
  • A DP can be on a server or on a workstation.  If you have the right OS you can also use branch cache or a 3rd party product like 1e-nomand. 

    If you have a primary site in the main location then all your clients will have to traverse the WAN to connect to the MP in the central site, however the MP traffic is about 7k per client per hour so its very small.


    Paul Keely

    • Marked as answer by Lotfi B Wednesday, July 18, 2012 2:56 PM
    Wednesday, July 18, 2012 12:12 PM
  • yup

    But if you put the DP on a client you cant use it as a PXE point.


    Paul Keely

    • Marked as answer by Lotfi B Wednesday, July 18, 2012 2:56 PM
    Wednesday, July 18, 2012 12:55 PM

All replies

  • Well it depends ... on the number of clients at each location and the features you want to use.
    A primary site is enough to manage 2k clients. You could install (a) a secondary site, (b) sender- and PXE-enabled DP or (c) not ConfigMgr site system at all in a remote location - or a mixture of them.
    A DP can be installed on a client or server OS.

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

    • Marked as answer by Lotfi B Wednesday, July 18, 2012 2:56 PM
    Wednesday, July 18, 2012 11:34 AM
  • A DP can be on a server or on a workstation.  If you have the right OS you can also use branch cache or a 3rd party product like 1e-nomand. 

    If you have a primary site in the main location then all your clients will have to traverse the WAN to connect to the MP in the central site, however the MP traffic is about 7k per client per hour so its very small.


    Paul Keely

    • Marked as answer by Lotfi B Wednesday, July 18, 2012 2:56 PM
    Wednesday, July 18, 2012 12:12 PM
  • thanks for the answers,

    so if i understand, i just need to install a DP on a client OS, to, at least, to reduce the loud on the wan connection.

    am i right?

    thanks in advance


    Lotfi BOUCHERIT

    Wednesday, July 18, 2012 12:33 PM
  • yup

    But if you put the DP on a client you cant use it as a PXE point.


    Paul Keely

    • Marked as answer by Lotfi B Wednesday, July 18, 2012 2:56 PM
    Wednesday, July 18, 2012 12:55 PM