PXE affinity in Configmgr
We have implemented Configuration Manager 2012 R2 SP1 CU1, We verified Management point affinity works however it doesn’t work for PXE and PXE point randomly selects any Management Point.
We have a lot of firewalls and several MPs.
I could see below mentioned article with a workaround for untrusted forest.
System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Client PXE boot may fail if the Management Point is in an untrusted forest
I could see similar not same feedback request
OSD should not connect to "Internet-only" Management Points
It will be good idea to have PXE affinity like Management Point affinity
Updating to completed as SCCM 1610 is now released – see https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/core/plan-design/changes/whats-new-in-version-1610 for more details
Thanks for all feedback
Justin King commented
Currently, during an OSD process the DP will return all management points to client that boots from PXE as valid connection points. At the very minimum, this list should filter out "internet-only" management points as this, I feel, would be expected behavior anyway. Many clients expect a MP flagged as "internet-only" to only function as a sort of fall-back (can't find anything published in AD, internal MPs not available, etc.).
I've not tested the new boundary/preferred MP capability available in SP1 yet, but from what I read it doesn't work for the initial connection so I"m not certain the way it was written it will work for PXE.