11/20/2009 7976 views
My current method of software deployment is using System Center Configuration Manager Version: 4.00.6221.1000

My shop is setup to prestage software packages to branch distribution points to be installed on a demand, or advertised basis.

Due to bandwidth concerns and throttling during the daytime, we only push the software packages to the distribution points After office hours.

I haven't seen a way to do this, but I wanted to confirm: Is it possible to SCHEDULE Updating or Managing Distribution Points for a package on a Branch Distribution Point?

I can advertise any installation to my client machines as one would expect however, I don't see why Microsoft wouldn't include a way to advertise the distribution of the software to a distribution point as well if I wished.
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In the properties of a given package, you can set your data source to update on a schedule. Just go to the Data Source tab, then check the Update Distribution points on a schedule box, and I'm sure you can select an appropriate schedule from there.
Answered 11/20/2009 by: Jsaylor
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Thanks for the tip. This should work well for my updates! I have a few things in mind already. Do you know a way in which I can schedule like this adding a 'New' Distribution point ?
Answered 11/20/2009 by: Digitalweezil
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The schedule will update all DP's that the package is assigned to, so even if you add new ones, the scheduled updates will propagate the package to ones that were assigned after the schedule was set.
Answered 11/20/2009 by: Jsaylor
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