Establishing Boundaries and Boundary Groups
Establishing site boundaries and boundary groups is one of the most important aspects of Configuration Manager. Boundaries let managed systems receive content and communicate status to the closest server in the Configuration Manager hierarchy.
The boundaries, in effect, map physical locations, based on IP address, to systems such as workstations. Boundary groups allow administrators to logically group boundaries together and then assign resources such as Distribution Points for them to use.
Boundaries can be created based on IP subnet, IPv6 prefix, IP address range, and Active Directory sites. Typically in an Active Directory environment, the Configuration Manager is based on Active Directory site boundaries. ...