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Site System Server Share Properties: General Tab

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

Use this tab to specify the configuration of site systems in a Configuration Manager 2007 site. A site system is a server or share that provides functionality to the site, depending on the assigned role. A site system can perform one or more roles.

This tab applies to all site system types (such as server computers and server shares).

This tab contains the following elements:

Specify a fully qualified domain name (FQDN) for this site system on the intranet. This is required for native mode and for publishing in DNS
Enables or cancels the intranet FQDN text box, which allows you to specify an intranet FQDN for the site system.

Enter an FQDN that adheres to RFC 1123:

  • ASCII letters, digits, and the '-' (hyphen or dash) character.

  • Labels cannot be all numbers, but can have a leading digit.

  • Labels must end and begin only with a letter or digit.

This option is recommended for native mode and if the site system is a management point that is publishing to Domain Name System (DNS).

Intranet FQDN
Enter a fully qualified domain name (FQDN) for the site system on the intranet. This can be the same FQDN as the server's network configuration, or it can be a CNAME.

noteNote
Configuration Manager cannot validate that the name specified is configured on DNS servers.

Specify an Internet-based fully qualified domain name for this site system
Enables or cancels the Internet FQDN text box, which allows you to specify an Internet FQDN for the site system if you are using Internet-based client management.

Internet FQDN
This option is not supported on site system server shares.

Enable this site system as a protected site system
Enables or cancels the option to prevent clients from accessing the site system unless they are located within the configured protected boundaries of the site system. If a site system is configured as a protected site system and no boundaries are specified, clients will be unable to access the site system. This option applies only to site systems that are configured as distribution points and state migration points.

Protected site systems cannot be configured for connections from clients over the Internet.

Select Boundaries
Click to open the Boundaries dialog box to specify protected boundaries for the site system.

Allow only site server initiated data transfers from this site system
By default, site systems initiate connections to the site server to send status information to the site. Enabling this option results in the site server initiating the connection to site systems that are configured for site system roles that are supported across forests. This configuration might introduce some latency in sending status messages, with a decrease in performance on the site server.

The site system roles that support this option are the following:

  • Management point

  • Distribution point

  • Software update point

  • Fallback status point

Enable this option only if these site system servers are in a different forest than the site server and you need to control the direction of connections between the servers. The most likely scenario for this requirement is when the site is configured for Internet-based client management and the site system is in the perimeter network with the site server on the intranet.

ImportantImportant
You must use the Site System Installation Account with this option, and you cannot use the site server's computer account even if a trust exists.

OK
Saves the changes, and exits the dialog box.

Cancel
Exits the dialog box without saving any changes.

Apply
Saves the changes, and remains in the dialog box.

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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