Working with Distribution Point Jobs in Configuration Manager 2012

Recently, we had a case in which a customer needed to find out how to prioritize his ConfigMgr packages so that certain ones would be distributed before others that were also distributing at the same time.  There is other information out there about this and a very good blog from the System Center team which…

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Verifying a Distribution Point Has Installed Successfully

When installing the DP role in Configuration Manager 2012, the most traditional way to verify the role has installed is to look on the site server at distmgr.log.  While this is certainly useful, there are other ways to verify DP installation that I’ll go through in this article.  Monitoring One of the nice things in…

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The Basics of Client Inventory in System Center Configuration Manager 2012

At times, I have had customers contact me with concerns that their Configuration Manager 2012 environment is very slow or in some cases that the database is running out of space.  When assessing the source of this, I have found that these customers are using the Inventory system in Configuration Manager to collect significant amounts…

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