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.

Related Topics

Creating a Highly Scalable LTI Deployment Infrastructure
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
Configure CustomSettings.ini