All posts tagged Distribution Point

Additional ConfigMgr Post Restore Step

After performing a System Center Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr) Current Branch (CB) site restore with a customer recently, I started noticing a lot of the following error message in distmgr.log:

 Failed to decrypt cert PFX data

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Content Distribution Magic

Content Distribution Follow-up

This post is inspired by a question submitted on my previous post: Content Distribution: The Myth. The question was about how ConfigMgr determines if files are different when deciding whether or not to replicate them to distribution points. Specifically, the requestor wanted to know whether a simple name change to a file would cause ConfigMgr to see the file as a new file and thus not re-replicate it to the distribution points. Read more…

Content Distribution: The Myth

A quick post to dispel a common ConfigMgr myth about content distribution. The functionality in question is what happens when you change the source location of a package (or any content since they’re all technically packages on the back-end)? I’ve seen it stated multiple times by multiple folks that ConfigMgr will re-copy all of the files within that source location to your DP(s). This simply isn’t so (and never was even in ConfigMgr 2007). Read more…