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SCCM 2007 - Source and Distribution of Software

Posted on 2011-03-14
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Dear Experts

We have recently setup SCCM 2007 but i am unsure if this is correct.

Our software and associated files has always resided on a server (applications.company.com)
SCCM is installed on a different server (sccm.company.com)

For each application the source location is set to applications.company.com and the distribution point set to sccm.company.com
This has meant that there are 2 copies of everything on the network which doesn't seem correct to me..

Is this correct? If not how should i rectify this?

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This is the same as I have set up.  It means SCCM keeps it's own "Library" as source and distributes it as it requires.

You do have the option to specify your own "source" location.  You then can copy the "source" to your distribution points manually.

I have found it easier to let SCCM do it's "thing"

Your own "source" location can then be played with until you are ready to tell SCCM that an updated version of the source is available.

You will probably have your source organised in a meaningful way, relevant to the packages you work with.  SCCM will organise it's own library along the lines of \\<DISTRIBUTIONSERVERNAME>\SMSPKG<DRIVELETTER>$\<SITECODE>xxxxxx


In summary - yes.  It's quite normal to work this way.

cheers
Mark S..
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Thanks for confirming that
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