Components and Communications

ConfigMgr’s code design is based on a componentized architecture, where sets of related tasks are carried out by logically distinct units of executable code, that work together to implement higher-level functionality. Most ConfigMgr code resides in dynamic link libraries (DLLs) in the bin\<processor architecture> folder under the ConfigMgr installation folder. Although most components run as threads of the SMS Executive service, some run as separate services. You can install all the components on the site server, or you can alternatively distribute many components to other servers.

Many of the thread components use folders known as inboxes to receive files from other components within the site. Inboxes may consist ...

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