Go Premium for a chance to win a PS4. Enter to Win

x
?
Solved

SCCM Branched DP

Posted on 2011-03-17
3
Medium Priority
?
995 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-21
I have an SCCM server on a 192.x.x.x address.
I have setup a branched DP on a machine on a 10.137.65.x address.
I have replicated all my packages to the new DP.

When I put a client PC on a 10.137.65.x address (the same subnet as the DP) and run a task sequence, the network on the DP machine stays at 0% utilisation. Am I correct in expecting the client to pull the data from the DP.

I would appreciate any advice on how I can ensure clients run from the branched DP and also how to check which machine the client is pulling the files from.

Thanks.
0
Comment
Question by:IM&T SRFT
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 1

Accepted Solution

by:
fswilliams earned 2000 total points
ID: 35156391
Use protected dustribution points to ensure clients are only allowed to download from a specific DP.

Checking the client ContentTransferManager.log for client downloading package from the correct distribution point:

Checking the contenttransfermanager.log for a specific job ID:

Starting CTM job {xxx-xxxxx-xxxxxxxxxxx-xxxxxxxx-xxxxxxxxxxx}
Created CTM job {xxx-xxxxx-xxxxxxxxxxx-xxxxxxxx-xxxxxxxxxxx}
[LOG[CTM job {xxx-xxxxx-xxxxxxxxxxx-xxxxxxxx-xxxxxxxxxxx} entered phase CCM_DOWNLOADSTATUS_DOWNLOADING_DATA]
Queued location request '{yyyy-yyyyyyy-yyyyyyyyyy-yyyyyyyyyyy-yyyyy}' for CTM job '{xxx-xxxxx-xxxxxxxxxxx-xxxxxxxx-xxxxxxxxxxx}
Persisted locations for CTM job {xxx-xxxxx-xxxxxxxxxxx-xxxxxxxx-xxxxxxxxxxx}
Persisted locations for CTM job {xxx-xxxxx-xxxxxxxxxxx-xxxxxxxx-xxxxxxxxxxx}
CTM job {xxx-xxxxx-xxxxxxxxxxx-xxxxxxxx-xxxxxxxxxxx} (corresponding DTS job {xxx-xxxxx-xxxxxxxxxxx-xxxxxxxx-xxxxxxxxxxx}) started download from 'http://DISTRIBUTION POINT NAME/SMS_DP_SMSPKGD$/OTL00018/zzz-zzzzzzzzzz-zzzzzzzzzzz-zzzzzzzzzzz-zzz
CTM job {xxx-xxxxx-xxxxxxxxxxx-xxxxxxxx-xxxxxxxxxxx} entered phase CCM_DOWNLOADSTATUS_DOWNLOADING_DATA
CTM job {xxx-xxxxx-xxxxxxxxxxx-xxxxxxxx-xxxxxxxxxxx} successfully processed download completion.

Checking the security event log of the distribution point will show logon and log off events from clients to the distribution point after successful software deployment. Below an example from a Windows 2008 server:

Authentication from client host to to distribution point event logs:

An account was successfully logged on.
Logon Type: 3
New Logon:
Security ID: domain\clientname
Account Name: clientname
Account Domain: domain
Logon ID: 0x55e3b48d
Logon GUID: {xxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxx}
Network Information:
Workstation Name:
Source Network Address: 169.254.10.10
Source Port: 1274
Detailed Authentication Information:
Logon Process: Kerberos
Authentication Package: Kerberos
Key Length: 0

Corresponds with application system logs on client event logs:

Log Name: Application
Source: SmsClient
Date: Somedate
Event ID: 10024
Task Category: None
Level: Information
Keywords: Classic
User: N/A
Computer: clientname.domain.com
Description:
Download of the content "aaa-bbbbb-cccccccccc-bbbbb-aaaaaaaa" - "1" has completed successfully.
0
 

Expert Comment

by:kevinh52
ID: 35156555
Others need to chime in but.

If i remember correctly,  They pull from the local DP that has been protected.
So it needs protected.
If not if fails back to one that is protected.

and the Task sequence's smsts.log should tell you what DP it picked.
It is usually on the client the task sequence was run on.
0
 

Expert Comment

by:kevinh52
ID: 35156592
Sorry was late submitting
0

Featured Post

 [eBook] Windows Nano Server

Download this FREE eBook and learn all you need to get started with Windows Nano Server, including deployment options, remote management
and troubleshooting tips and tricks

Question has a verified solution.

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

Remote Apps is a feature in server 2008 which allows users to run applications off Remote Desktop Servers without having to log into them to run the applications.  The user can either have a desktop shortcut installed or go through the web portal to…
This article provides a convenient collection of links to Microsoft provided Security Patches for operating systems that have reached their End of Life support cycle. Included operating systems covered by this article are Windows XP,  Windows Server…
this video summaries big data hadoop online training demo (http://onlineitguru.com/big-data-hadoop-online-training-placement.html) , and covers basics in big data hadoop .
Exchange organizations may use the Journaling Agent of the Transport Service to archive messages going through Exchange. However, if the Transport Service is integrated with some email content management application (such as an anti-spam), the admin…

886 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