A look at transaction based replication in Configuration Manager 2007

Hi folks, my name is Umair Khan.  I am on the Configuration Manager support team here at Microsoft and I wanted to take a minute to go through transaction based replication between sites in Configuration Manager 2007.  Keep in mind that what I’ve written below assumes that you already know the basic flow of Site… Read more

The Biggest Changes in Hierarchy Design in Configuration Manager 2012

Microsoft’s very own D.C. Tardy (Senior Program Manager for Configuration Manager) has posted yet another fantastic article over on the Microsoft Server and Cloud Platform Blog.  This one talks about hierarchy design in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager: You are planning to install a Configuration Manager 2012 environment within your organization? That is great news…. Read more

Data Replication in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

Microsoft’s very own D.C. Tardy (Senior Program Manager for Configuration Manager) just posted another great article over on the Microsoft Server and Cloud Platform Blog that talks about data replication in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager.  If you haven’t read this one yet then you’ll definitely want to check it out: Gone are the days… Read more

Hierarchy Design in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

Microsoft’s very own D.C. Tardy (Senior Program Manager for Configuration Manager) just posted a great article over on the Microsoft Server and Cloud Platform Blog that talks about the new hierarchy design in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager and some of the changes regarding primary site servers : “What has changed in Configuration Manager?” This… Read more

The end to end flow of distributing a ConfigMgr 2007 package to a standard DP and a Branch DP in a single site environment

Hi folks, my name is Yuvaraj Tamil Mani and I’d like to take a minute and share some information about the flow of package distribution to a standard Distribution Point (DP) and a Branch Distribution Point (BDP). When a package is sent to a standard DP, the Distribution Manager component connects to the SMSPKGdriveletter$ of… Read more

Configuration Manager 2007 R3 SP2: An Explanation of Server and Client Communications

The following post was written by Charlie Chen (MCS): ===== Though System Center Configuration Manager 2007 has been out for some time now (currently at R3 SP2), and System Center Configuration Manager 2012 is due to be out soon, there still lingers occasional questions such as, “How do Clients communicate with the Site Servers,” and… Read more