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Allow the admins to select (and ignore the current) the actual order of providers from which SCCM grabs the IP address for Content Location

The idea would be to have a setting (maybe Custom Client settings is a good place) where we can specify a specific order of priorities for network adapters from which SCCM takes the ipv4 address for content distribution and site assignment.

For example, we currently have the following settings in the network adapter configuration
1- wireless
2- LAN
3- Remote Access connections

For VPN clients this is a big issue if we have a boundary which conflicts with one of the internal ones, like 192.168.x.x since they'll use the local IP as a top priority instead of the VPN one.

If we have such a setting, we could specify for a specific "ServiceName" (in the wmi class of the network adapters) to have priority over the others it would be terrific! We would not have to change any network setting, we just instruct SCCM to override the default provider order so it can use the correct address.

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  • Juan Lamas commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This is an old "issue"...but i think that this will be an excelent idea to get rid of that. MS ..can you take this into account ?.

    Txz in advance.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    In short, you can end up having Chinese machines downloading content from the New York local DP because the local IP address of the Chinese clients belong to the internal boundaries of the New York office.
    And this happens despite the fact that the Chinese clients are connected over VPN. In this case, it doesn't change anything because the local IP address always take precedence against VPN IP addresses. This is a big problem for us.

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