Primary Site vs Secondary Site vs Distribution Point ( SCCM 2012 ) !! Which one to choose and when to Choose ?


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Normally You would find SCCM Architects / Designers / Administrators in a Dilemma when it comes to Which one to choose : A Primary Site vs Secondary Site vs a Distribution Point :-

OK I will try to make life easy for you here : Choose a Primary When you want to manage Clients Directly . Choose Distribution point at almost most of the occasions except for :

  • Scenarios where : You want to manage the Upwards flow of Data , You want to have a local SUP ( Software Update Point ) , You want to have a local Management Point so that Clients Pick up policies and report to this Local MP , and your low bandwidth site has more than 500 Client Machines ( When i Say 500 , its a ball parking figure ) .

I hope I have made life Easy for you here . So next time you design a SCCM 2012 Environment for a Client Do consider the above mentioned points .

 

 

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5 comments

  1. I have HQ with 350 users and 15 branch offices WW with 60 users on each site, how should I need design my SCCM 2012? Is 1 primary in HQ and DP In all branch office will be enough?

      1. HI Abheek, What type of license is required if I want to manage 6000+ clients from different locations. Am planning to use per OSE CAL’s for all 6000 desktop OS’es. Is that ok?

        THanks,
        JP

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