Can't decide whether or not to protect you DP? Sounds like a silly question but in reality there are a lot of things that you'll need to consider. Learn about the pros and cons in our latest doc update below:
Decide Whether to Protect the Distribution Point
Topic last updated—November 2007
When you protect a Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 site system, only clients in that boundary can access the distribution point or state migration point role on that site system. You protect these site roles to help control network utilization.
However, before protecting any distribution points, you should consider the effect on software distribution. Careful configuration of protected distribution will preserve network bandwidth, but haphazard configuration of protected distribution points might prevent clients from accessing crucial content, including software updates and operating system deployment packages.
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