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SCCM 2010 distribution points

From training my understanding is that branch distribution points (dedicated SCCM 2007 server) has been scrapped in SCCM 2012.

You can now use the following clients (max 20 connections):

Windows vista, Windows 7, Windows server 2003, and windows server 2008/r2

What about Windows 8 and Windows 2012 are they supported ? Can I use HyperV as a distribution point?

How would I make the clients a distribution point? Can I just select a client in SCCM 2012 and tell it to make it a distribution point?
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merowingerCommented:
Yes they are all supported (except of PXE and Multicast Feature)
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg682077.aspx#BKMK_SupConfigSiteRoleReqs
--> " Operating System for Typical Site System Roles"

You mean to use a virtual machine hosted on HyperV as a DP?....Pretty sure yes, as other Site Systems are also supported in virtual environment

Here's a link how you install a DP on a Windows 7 Client
http://sccmavenger.com/2013/06/16/windows-7-as-distribution-point/

Another option without Clients with Distribution Point Role is Windows 7 / 8 Branch Cache.
The idea is, that each Client in a specific subnet which Downloads a package first, offers this to other Clients in the same scope, so that they do not have to download it again.
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/video/windows-7-branchcache-explained.aspx
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Ikky786Author Commented:
thanks for that.

In reference to HyperV, what I meant to say is can I actually use the HyperV server as a distribution point (not the VM running in HyperV)
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merowingerCommented:
Its a normal windows Server with a hyperv role, so yes you can pretty sure use it as DP
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