How do I limit the number of clients that run an advertisement in SCCM 2007

I want to be able to limit the number of connections to a particular package/advertisement.  When all 2000 clients hit the package it brings the file server down.

Thanks,

Ross
integrityPCAsked:
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integrityPCAuthor Commented:
Is the throttling set per client agent or for the whole dp.

Example:

Set the Max rate at 100 Kbps:

Is that 100 per client or for the whole DP.

Thanks,

Ross
merowingerCommented:
@mmaris: This does just apply to the communication between sccm site servers, but not between the client and the DP
@integrityPC: You have to use a branched disitrbution point to control the bandwith for the clients and the DP
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integrityPCAuthor Commented:
@merowinger:  Are you sure about that, since one of the options is Branch DP and all clients?  Also it doesn't seem very smart to deploy a bdp when there is already a main DP in the same network.
merowingerCommented:
a DP is designed for network segments where you have no bandwitdh problems. For this reason there is no possibility to configure such settings on it.
If the bandwidth is not sure you should use the branch DPs as they deilver the option to handle the traffic.
You can protect the branch dp. This means you allow it just to deilver packages for specific subnets only.
I don't see another option, but let's wait for other expert's responses
integrityPCAuthor Commented:
@merowinger: Bandwidth isn't so much the problem as 2000 clients hitting the server.  It brings the server down because of the processing to the SAN.  That's why I wanted to limit the number of connections.

Thanks for the help.
merowingerCommented:
If you want a fast solution, then just add a specific number of clients to the collection and wait until they downloaded the package, then continue...
Adam LeinssServer SpecialistCommented:
If you look at the distribution point share properties, you can limit the number of connections made.  The clients should keep retrying for a while before giving up.  You could limit it to 100 at a time or whatever fits your environment.

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integrityPCAuthor Commented:
Not the ideal solution but it'll work.
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