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Mastering System Center Configuration Manager by Vangel Krstevski

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Planning your hierarchy structure

The new content distribution functionality in Configuration Manager 2012 gives you the ability to span a single site across multiple geographical locations using WAN links more efficiently. A well-designed System Center Configuration Manager hierarchy is more likely to contain fewer, flatter, simpler, and easier ways to manage sites. The top site can be a single primary site or a CAS. A primary site cannot have another primary site as a child site. If you want to extend your Configuration Manager hierarchy with a primary site, you need to create a CAS. The reasons to create additional sites are given as follows:

  • Exceeding the number of clients that a single primary site can handle
  • An additional primary site distributes ...

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