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Supported concurrent connection for distribution point in SCCM 2012 RRS feed

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  • Hi,

    Please guide with the supported concurrent connection for distribution point in SCCM 2012 for below operating system which will help to plan & design the architecture of SCCM 2012

    1.        Windows 7
    2.        Windows Server 2003
    3.        Windows Server 2003 R2
    4.        Windows Server 2008
    5.        Windows Server 2008 R2
    6.        Windows Server 2012
    7.        Windows Server 2012 R2

    Thanks in advance

    Thursday, September 19, 2013 7:47 AM

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  • ConfigMgr does not do any magic to the underlying OS. The max concurrent connections stay the same (i.e. 20 for Win 7).

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

    Thursday, September 19, 2013 8:05 AM
  • What about the rest of the OS.
    Thursday, September 19, 2013 8:48 AM
  • How can we plan the operating system for distribution point or on which basis we can plan OS for DP in SCCM 2012 considering we don't want OSD feature as OSD is having some dependency on OS as per below link.

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg682077.aspx#BKMK_SupConfigSiteRoleReqs

    Please suggest.

     
    Thursday, September 19, 2013 11:32 AM
  • There is a recommend of 4000 PC per DP, which is listed within the docs. Is this what you are looking for?

    http://www.enhansoft.com/

    Thursday, September 19, 2013 11:42 AM
  • No.

    I want to understand once you distribute software/update package to distribution point to deploy on client machine then how many clients can connect simultaneously with distribution point to download that package.

    Is this count is depend on OS used for distribution point? Like earlier it was in SCCM 2007 BDP (10 concurrent connection for XP and 20 for Windows 7)

    Also want to know which will be the best OS for distribution point. Is there any selection criteria for same? except OSD dependency which is mentioned in below link. 

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg682077.aspx#BKMK_SupConfigSiteRoleReqs.

    Please guide.

    Thursday, September 19, 2013 12:38 PM
  • It is dependent on the OS, but only when it comes to DPs being installed on client OSes (Win7 and higher). Just follow the 4000 clients per DP advise and you're good to go. You can use any of the supported OSes to install a DP on, but I would use the latest one (Server 2012) just because I don't want to install an OS that's X years old.

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

    Thursday, September 19, 2013 12:49 PM
  • No.

    I want to understand once you distribute software/update package to distribution point to deploy on client machine then how many clients can connect simultaneously with distribution point to download that package.

    Is this count is depend on OS used for distribution point? Like earlier it was in SCCM 2007 BDP (10 concurrent connection for XP and 20 for Windows 7)

    Also want to know which will be the best OS for distribution point. Is there any selection criteria for same? except OSD dependency which is mentioned in below link. 

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg682077.aspx#BKMK_SupConfigSiteRoleReqs.

    Please guide.

    What OS should you use? Windows 2012 or Windows 2012 R2.

    How many PC can connect simultaneously? 4000 over the course of an hour.


    http://www.enhansoft.com/

    Thursday, September 19, 2013 12:55 PM
  • AFAIK the concurrent connection limit was for the Branch Distribution Point in SCCM 2007 (10 for XP/Vista, 20 for Win7)

    No, not at all. As Torsten mentioned above, this is an OS limitation, not a ConfigMgr, BDP, or DP one. If you installed a BDP on a server OS, there would be no concurrent connection limit.

    The recommend support number per DP is mentioned elsewhere in this thread multiple times: 4,000. Note that this is *not* a "concurrent" connection recommendation, this is a total client count per DP recommendation. Also, there are truly no actual hard/enforced limits and actual support in your environment will depend upon many other factors including the hardware and network.


    Jason | http://blog.configmgrftw.com

    Thursday, September 19, 2013 1:14 PM
  • So if we use any supported server operating system, will that give same output/concurrent connection support?

    actual support in your environment will depend upon many other factors including the hardware and network.

    Would like to know what are the many other factors and recommended hardware and network configuration.

    Thursday, September 19, 2013 4:02 PM
  • So if we use any supported server operating system, will that give same output/concurrent connection support?



    Yes.
    See http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh846235.aspx#BKMK_ReqRemoteSiteSystems for a list of hardware recommendations.

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

    Thursday, September 19, 2013 4:32 PM
  • Thanks to all for their suggestions.

    Friday, September 20, 2013 5:55 PM