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  • Blog Post: Content Distribution Priorities

    Author: Prasanna Kumar Jayapal, Senior Development Lead Introduction Have you ever wondered if there is a way to force a package to get to a distribution point soon? Or wanted to get the package to a distribution point sooner than another distribution point, without manually distributing the package...
  • Blog Post: Configuration Manager Distribution Points and Windows Server 2012 Data Deduplication

    -- Bippen Bisht | Software Development Engineer Introduction In System Center 2012 Configuration Manager, one of the major changes with regards to the package and application content storage and distribution is the introduction of the Configuration Manager content library, the common repository...
  • Blog Post: Troubleshooting Content Mismatch Warnings on a Distribution Point in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

    You might see content mismatch warnings in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager when content validation runs and determines that there is a discrepancy between the expected list of packages in WMI on the distribution point and the packages in the content library. In this scenario, the distribution...
  • Blog Post: Windows PowerShell Examples for Content Management

    Overview This article covers some basic content management usage scenarios using Windows PowerShell for System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager. Included are examples on how to create a site system and configure it as a distribution point (including pull-distribution points), and how to create...
  • Blog Post: Software Update Content Cleanup in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

    In System Center 2012 Configuration Manager, we’ve added the capability to automatically remove software update content from distribution points when that content is related to expired updates. This process helps manage drive space on your distribution points by removing any content you no longer need...
  • Blog Post: Introducing the Pull-Distribution Points

    Hi everyone, welcome to the second blog in the series “New Distribution Points in Configuration Manager SP1”. In this second post I am going to talk about “pull-distribution points” You may ask why we introduced this new distribution point in SP1. One of the easiest ways...
  • Blog Post: Known Issue: Pull Distribution Point Unable to Download Migrated Packages—Malformed XML

    This blog post describes a problem that prevents pull-distribution points, which were introduced with System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1, from acquiring packages that were migrated from another Configuration Manager site. Scenario After a package is migrated from one site to another ...
  • Blog Post: Understanding the Configuration Manager Content Library

    Introduction The content library is a new concept that was introduced in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager. In a nut-shell, the content library stores all the Configuration Manager content efficiently on the disk. If the same file is part of two different packages, it stores only one copy in...
  • Blog Post: New Distribution Points in Configuration Manager SP1

    Hi everyone, my name is Kerim Hanif. I am a Program Manager in the Configuration Manager team responsible for content distribution. In Configuration Manager SP1 we introduced two new distribution points, the Cloud-based Distribution Point and the Pull Distribution Point. In this blog post series I...