To restore packages on a branch distribution point
If necessary, reinstall the Configuration Manager client and redeploy the branch distribution point. For information about how to do this, see How to Deploy a Branch Distribution Point.
If the share does not exist, create an SMSPKG<driveletter>$ directory on the branch distribution point, where <driveletter> is the relevant drive on the branch distribution point.
Restore the package directories and files from their backup location.
On the branch distribution point:
- Double-click Configuration Manager in
- On the Actions tab, select Branch
Distribution Point Maintenance Task.
- Click Initiate Action.
The Branch Distribution Point Maintenance Task will verify the prestaged packages and download any packages that do not exist on the branch distribution point. A success status message is sent to the management point, and the server’s records are then updated to reflect the availability of the packages.
- Double-click Configuration Manager in Control Panel.