?
Solved

How can I identify a clients assigned SMS Distribution Point with VBScript

Posted on 2009-07-14
1
Medium Priority
?
1,236 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-21
I need to be able to identify the name of the SMS Distribution Point that is assigned to a client machine.  I have VBScripts that can return the Site and Management Point but have been unable to return the DP value.

Does anyone have some VBScript that can do this?
0
Comment
Question by:tneubauertocg
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
1 Comment
 
LVL 10

Accepted Solution

by:
JonLambert earned 750 total points
ID: 24857038
Clients aren't assigned to a Distribution Point, each time that a client requires access to a SCCM package, it performs a content location request, and the most appropriate distribution point is returned to the client for the package in question.

From memory, distribution points are returned in the following order (given that the package requested is available on the distribution point):

BITS enabled distribution point in same subnet
BITS enabled distribution point in site boundary
SMB enabled distribution point in same subnet
SMB enabled distribution point in site boundary
BITS enabled Distribution point in same ConfigMgr Site (if site boundary is not protected, or advert allows fallback to uprotected DPs)
SMB enabled Distribution point in the same ConfigMgr Site (if site boundary is not protected, or advert allws fallback to unprotected DPs)

As the client may be returned different Distribution Points depending on Package availability and advert configuration, there is no easy way to script what DP a client will use.
0

Featured Post

What does it mean to be "Always On"?

Is your cloud always on? With an Always On cloud you won't have to worry about downtime for maintenance or software application code updates, ensuring that your bottom line isn't affected.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This article is the result of a quest to better understand Task Scheduler 2.0 and all the newer objects available in vbscript in this version over  the limited options we had scripting in Task Scheduler 1.0.  As I started my journey of knowledge I f…
Issue: One Windows 2008 R2 64bit server on the network unable to connect to a buffalo Device (Linkstation) with firmware version 1.56. There are a total of four servers on the network this being one of them. Troubleshooting Steps: Connect via h…
Monitoring a network: how to monitor network services and why? Michael Kulchisky, MCSE, MCSA, MCP, VTSP, VSP, CCSP outlines the philosophy behind service monitoring and why a handshake validation is critical in network monitoring. Software utilized …
Do you want to know how to make a graph with Microsoft Access? First, create a query with the data for the chart. Then make a blank form and add a chart control. This video also shows how to change what data is displayed on the graph as well as form…

777 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question