Communications Using SMB

SMB protocol is the core protocol for Windows file, printer, and port sharing, and for interprocess communications mechanisms such as Named Pipes and Mail Slots. ConfigMgr processes rely on file exchanges along with data exchanges within the site database to communicate with each other, as described in Chapter 3, “Looking Inside Configuration Manager.” Most site systems also pass status message and state message files back to the site server using SMB. SMB traffic involves a series of requests and responses, which can involve multiple round trips between the communicating systems. This means that network latency can substantially affect certain SMB communications.

Note: Network Latency versus Bandwidth

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