After configuring the replication of files and folders required to build the deployment infrastructure, configure SQL Server to replicate the MDT DB.
Note It is also possible to maintain only a single central MDT DB; however, by maintaining a replicated version of the MDT DB, greater control can be maintained over data transferring across the wide area network (WAN).
SQL Server 2005 uses a replication model that is similar to a magazine distribution model:
1. A magazine is made available (published) by a publisher.
2. Distributors are used to distribute the publication.
3. Readers can subscribe to a publication so that that publication is delivered to the subscriber periodically (a push subscription).
This terminology is used through the SQL Server replication setup and configuration wizards.
Creating a Highly Scalable LTI
Configure a SQL Server Publisher
Enable the MDT DB for Replication
Create a Publication of the MDT DB
Subscribe Child Deployment Servers to the Published MDT DB