Distribution Points

DPs are responsible for making all content used in ConfigMgr available to the clients. This also includes everything OSD needs to deploy Windows to a client system including

• Driver Packages

• Boot Images

• Operating System Installers

• Operating System Images

• Applications

• Software Distribution Packages

• Software Update Deployment Packages

With System Center 2012 Configuration Manager, the DP also handles all PXE and TFTP responsibilities for bare-metal booting of a target client system and delivery of the WinPE boot image. You probably already have a DP installed in your environment because ConfigMgr is limited without one. If you don’t, Chapter 6, “Installing System Center 2012 Configuration Manager,” includes a discussion ...

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