Configuring Database Replication

As stressed in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Unleashed (Sams, 2012), and by every Enterprise Client Management (ECM) MVP on the planet, you should reduce complexity of your infrastructure by choosing to install a central administration site (CAS) only when absolutely necessary. (See the Note in this chapter titled “Only Install a CAS When Absolutely Needed.”) A CAS is a powerful role and is necessary in some scenarios, but due to the type of SQL replication used by ConfigMgr (SQL Service Broker—see http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/6598.sql-server-service-broker-at-a-glance.aspx) between the CAS and primary sites, there are scenarios where having an advanced understanding of ...

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