110 votesNick R. commented
This is exactly what my current client has need for as well:
- The company’s geographical structure is very spread-out, with small offices (1 to 5 people per office) in many different countries all over the globe. Seeing the low occupancy and the spread-out nature of these foreign offices, together with the fact that these offices rarely have IT infrastructure of their own, a private CDN for update distribution would not really be a viable option. Also, deploying a CDN in the cloud without the need for physical infrastructure is not considered an option, seeing the assumed cost factor for downloads.
- There is 1 central SCCM server, which houses both the management point role and the distribution point role (as well as all other CM roles).
- All clients are fitted with Direct-Access technology and will therefor in normal working conditions always have a connection to the office network and thus the SCCM server.
==> Remote sites with low internet connection speeds are having many difficulties with downloading the updates over the Direct-Access VPN connection. Seeing the connection is always on, the clients will never fall back to use the Microsoft update servers as download source. Having the option in the deployment to force the client to download from internet would in our eyes be a solution for the issue.Nick R. supported this idea ·