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How to Convert a Standard Distribution Point to a Branch Distribution Point

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

If you have a standard distribution point in Configuration Manager 2007 that you want to be a branch distribution point, ensure that you use the same package location (for example, do not chose a different partition when you select the branch distribution point option) and use the following procedure to convert the standard distribution point into a branch distribution point.

To convert a standard distribution point to a branch distribution point

  1. In the Configuration Manager console, navigate to System Center Configuration Manager / Site Database / Site Management / <site code> - <site name> / Site Settings / Site Systems.

  2. Expand the site system server that is configured with the standard distribution point role that will be converted to a branch distribution point.

  3. In the results pane, right-click ConfigMgr distribution point, and then select Properties.

  4. On the General tab, cancel the option Allow clients to transfer content from the distribution point using BITS, HTTP, and HTTPS, and then click Apply.

  5. Select the option Enable as a branch distribution point, and click OK.

    noteNote
    This action causes the branch distribution policy to be downloaded to the client, and the packages that are assigned to it are checked. If a package is already downloaded to the same location and if the hash matches, the package will not be downloaded again. If the package is not already downloaded to the same location or if the hash does not match, the package will be downloaded. If the location is different, the old package is not deleted before downloading the package to the new location.

  6. If you need to add new packages to the branch distribution point, follow the procedure in How to Send a Package to Distribution Points.

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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