CAS - sccm

we have one CAS and three primary servers . Can anyone confirm can we push packages from CAS only?
Also is there any other overhead having this structure?
Pls advise.
Keyennar nAsked:
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NinjaStyle82Systems AdministratorCommented:
Yeah, just only put the packages on the CAS distribution point only.

Are the primary site servers at different sites? you would be missing out on the saved bandwidth if that is the case.
Mike TLeading EngineerCommented:

Microsoft strongly recommends against using a CAS unless you exceed 100,000 machines. It over complicates things, is expensive (you have another box) and only 6 companies in the world *need* it, including MS themselves. Having a CAS is an extreme "use case". If you want to delegate control then use Roles and AD Groups.

Are you using 2012 or 2007?

Keyennar nAuthor Commented:
HI, Sorry..for the delay...We are using 2012.
Our customer is asking us to use CAS as it wil have primary server and it can be added at any time.
Mike TLeading EngineerCommented:

What do they want to add multiple primary sites then? I keep asking because the CAS is an administrative overhead, designed for huge enterprise scale infrastructures.

Please read this article, as it explains better than I could:

Your customer will thank you if you can explain this and save them money.

The overhead is not so much network as time, hardware,  and housekeeping on an additional server that is not required except in the cases David Baur states.


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Keyennar nAuthor Commented:
Good one. but in my case, customer wants to have traffice flow shouldbe through HUB. So, they need a primary wherever there is a HUB.
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