Endpoint Services, SCCM, How do I provision a distribution point for SCCM?

SCCM distribution point needs and suggestions. Also covers what are the system requirements for a distribution point.


System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) Current Branch

Affected Customers

University of Illinois IT Pros leveraging Technology Services Endpoint Service SCCM Current Branch

General Information

You will need

  • to add the relevant primary site computer object to its administrators group (e.g. SCCMUIUCPS1$ for UIUC, see table below) on your unit's distribution point.
    AD object name Hostname Campus
    SCCMUICPS1 SCCMUICPS1.ad.uillinois.edu Chicago
    SCCMUIUCPS1 SCCMUIUCPS1.ad.uillinois.edu Urbana-Champaign
  • to make a request which specifies if you want your unit's distribution point to be configured for PXE, and other functions such as HTTPS (manage off-campus endpoints) and USMT.
  • a stable desktop-quality computer or virtual machine with at least 8GB RAM and a separate drive for storing the packages your group is likely to create and request. You should err on the side of supplying more storage space where possible.

Distribution points configured for PXE that reside on a network outside of the endpoints they support will need IP helpers configured on those additional networks. We recommend contacting net-trouble@illinois.edu to get those set up. Please provide the network names and the IP address of the distribution point.

Contact the SCCM team and they'll help you get a distribution point set up.

Contact the EPS team

Keywords: "distribution point" needs DP EPS SCCM windows endpoint TechS-EPS-SCCM   Doc ID:71947
Owner:EPS Distribution List .Group:University of Illinois Technology Services
Created:2017-03-22 13:42 CSTUpdated:2018-12-20 11:34 CST
Sites:University of Illinois Technology Services
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