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Other Options For Distribution Point Besides Installing Role On Server? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello Community Friends, 

    I am designing a new SCCM site + several DPs. A question was posed to me that I could not answer. Here we go my friends! 

    So, we have a SAN at each site. However, the SAN is used for storing storing camera recording. What we are wondering is, instead of installing another server there and installing the DP role on it. Is it possible to just create an SMB share on the SAN and use that as what would be the repository for a DP? How would the clients know where to go to get the packages, updates..etc? 


    Phil Balderos


    • Edited by vPhillip B Thursday, July 25, 2019 4:38 PM Add on
    Thursday, July 25, 2019 4:13 PM

Answers

  • There are pros and cons with all paths (that's why there are multiple paths). Peer to Peer can work very well though and is being adopted by more and more customers now that the built-in methods are more mature and capable.

    Jason | https://home.configmgrftw.com | @jasonsandys

    • Marked as answer by vPhillip B Sunday, July 28, 2019 3:52 PM
    Friday, July 26, 2019 2:20 PM
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  • Is it possible to just create an SMB share on the SAN and use that as what would be the repository for a DP?

    No. The DP role must be hosted on a Windows Server or Windows workstation system. The actual storage for that system can be anywhere (as long as it's presented as a local volume on that system), but it must be a Windows system.

    The only alternative to the DP model is using peer to peer for content distribution.


    Jason | https://home.configmgrftw.com | @jasonsandys

    Thursday, July 25, 2019 5:35 PM
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  • Thanks Jason! Have you seen any pitfalls with peer to peer? These sites will be running 5-9 POS systems that are windows 10 based and maybe 1 physical server that a 3rd party company will use to mange security system. Just trying to avoid purchasing server for a DP at such a small retail location.

    Phil Balderos

    Friday, July 26, 2019 11:45 AM
  • There are pros and cons with all paths (that's why there are multiple paths). Peer to Peer can work very well though and is being adopted by more and more customers now that the built-in methods are more mature and capable.

    Jason | https://home.configmgrftw.com | @jasonsandys

    • Marked as answer by vPhillip B Sunday, July 28, 2019 3:52 PM
    Friday, July 26, 2019 2:20 PM
    Moderator
  • There are pros and cons with all paths (that's why there are multiple paths). Peer to Peer can work very well though and is being adopted by more and more customers now that the built-in methods are more mature and capable.

    Jason | https://home.configmgrftw.com | @jasonsandys

    Thank you sir!

    I will update this thread with whatever solution we use. 


    Phil Balderos

    Friday, July 26, 2019 2:46 PM