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Mastering System Center Configuration Manager

By : Vangel Krstevski
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Mastering System Center Configuration Manager

By: Vangel Krstevski

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (15 chapters)
Mastering System Center Configuration Manager
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Planning your hierarchy structure

The new content distribution functionality in Configuration Manager 2012 gives you the ability to span a single site across multiple geographical locations using WAN links more efficiently. A well-designed System Center Configuration Manager hierarchy is more likely to contain fewer, flatter, simpler, and easier ways to manage sites. The top site can be a single primary site or a CAS. A primary site cannot have another primary site as a child site. If you want to extend your Configuration Manager hierarchy with a primary site, you need to create a CAS. The reasons to create additional sites are given as follows:

  • Exceeding the number of clients that a single primary site can handle

  • An additional primary site distributes the load and reduces the impact of a primary site failure

  • You might create an additional site to support Internet-based clients

  • Locations that use different language versions of the Configuration Manager client and system software

  • You might choose...