Distribution Point Groups in ConfigMgr 2007

This time I want to devote a post to Distribution Point Groups in ConfigMgr 2007. The most important thing to understand is that Distribution Point Groups are NOT meant to balance the load. Distribution Point Groups are meant to facilitate the processes of copying packages to Distribution Points (DP). Packages can then be sent to a Group of DP’s rather than to a single DP.

One important thing to remember is that if you add a DP to an existing Group of DP’s, the new DP does not automatically receive packages that are previously copied to that Group.

Create a Distribution Point Group by following the next steps:

  1. Open the Configuration Manager console and browse to System Center Configuration Manager > Site Database > Site Management > <YourSiteName> > Site Settings > Site Systems.
  2. Select the/ a Distribution Point and click in the Actions pane Properties to open the ConfigMgr Distribution Point Properties.
  3. Select the General tab and press with Group Membership the New Icon.
  4. On the Distribution Point Group General Tab fill in a Distribution Point Group Name, select Include this site system in the Distribution Point Group and click Ok.

More information about Distribution Point Group Membership: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb680754.aspx

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