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Planning Software Distribution

Applies To: System Center Configuration Manager 2007, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R3, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP1, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2

The Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007, software distribution feature does not require extensive planning before it can be used. However, some planning is necessary to effectively deliver software packages to the appropriate clients.

The topics in this section provide checklists that will help you anticipate the end-to-end process of software distribution in Configuration Manager, as well as factors to consider when planning software distribution.

In This Section

 

Choose Between a Server and Server Share Distribution Point
Provides information to help you choose between configuring a site system as a server or a server share.

Choose Between a Standard and Branch Distribution Point
Provides information to help you choose between configuring a standard distribution point or a branch distribution point.

Decide Whether to Enable BITS on a Distribution Point
Provides information to help you decide whether you should enable Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) on a distribution point.

Decide Whether to Protect the Distribution Point
Provides information to help you decide whether you should protect the distribution point.

Decide Whether Clients Should Download Content If They Are on a Slow or Unreliable Network Boundary
Provides information to help you decide whether clients should download content if they are on a slow or unreliable network boundary.

Choose Between Updating and Refreshing a Package
Provides information to help you choose between updating and refreshing packages.

See Also

For additional information, see Configuration Manager 2007 Information and Support.
To contact the documentation team, email SMSdocs@microsoft.com.
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