What is smsdpusage.exe?

This time I’ve got another short post, which could be seen as a sort of follow-up on last weeks post. As this post is also about an executable that is used within a scheduled task. Since ConfigMgr 2012 R2 there is a new built-in report named Distribution point usage summary. This report can be used to view details about how individual distribution points are utilized, including how many unique clients access the distribution point, how many request are processed by the distribution point and how much data is send from the distribution point. To generate content for these reports there is a new executable named smsdpusage.exe. This executable starts the distribution point usage process. When this process starts, it evaluates the IIS logs, of the …

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What is smsdpmon.exe?

A short post this time with an even short title. As I was working on documenting the content library and its content validation, one of the things I ran into was smsdpmon.exe. As I was not familiar with this executable, I thought it would be a good idea to write about my findings on it. This executable is used to start the content validation process. The validated content can be anything that is distributed to the distribution point and available in the content library. When the content validation process starts, ConfigMgr verifies the hash of the content files on the specific distribution point with the hash in the database and if the hash is unexpected for the content files on the distribution point, it creates …

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