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Configure Sites and the Hierarchy in Configuration Manager

Updated: September 1, 2013

Applies To: System Center 2012 Configuration Manager, System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1, System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager

After you install a new System Center 2012 Configuration Manager site, upgrade a site to a new version, or expand a stand-alone primary site into a larger hierarchy, you might need to customize several features and configurations for use by your organization. Use this topic to help you configure settings that are used at individual sites and by the hierarchy.

In most situations you will not need to configure the following options in any specific order. However, some options build upon each other, such as boundaries and boundary groups.

Several of these configurations have default values you can use without configuration changes, at least temporarily. Others, such as boundary groups and distribution point groups, require you to configure them before you can use them.

Plan to review these configurations over the lifecycle of your Configuration Manager deployment and to adjust them to meet changing business requirements or evolving network configurations.

Use the information in the following sections of this topic to help you manage these configurations:

Use the information from the following topics and sections to identify configurations you might need to restore or reconfigure after you upgrade a site:

For upgrade to System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1:

For upgrade to System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager:

Use the information from the following topics and sections to help you identify configurations and settings you might need to restore or reconfigure after you expand a stand-alone primary site:

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