Use the Distribution Point tab of the Configuration Manager 2007 Software Distribution Properties dialog box to specify concurrent distribution settings, including maximum threads per package as well as software distribution retry settings.

The Distribution Point tab contains the following elements:

Concurrent distribution settings

Specifies the number of packages and maximum threads per package. Two settings are available:
  • Maximum number of packages: Specifies the maximum number of packages that Configuration Manager 2007 copies, in parallel.

  • Maximum threads per package: Specifies the maximum number of threads allocated to each package during distribution.

Retry settings

Specifies the retry settings that Distribution Manager will attempt when an initial software distribution attempt fails. Two settings are available:
  • Number of retries: Specifies the number of times that Distribution Manager attempts to distribute the software. Valid entries range from 1 to 1,000 attempts. The default value is 100 attempts

  • Delay before retrying (minutes): Specifies the interval between retry attempts when a previous attempt fails. Valid entries range from 1 to 1,440 minutes (24 hours). The default value is 30 minutes.

Send package from the nearest site in the hierarchy

Specifies that when a new distribution point is created, or when a site's distribution point is targeted to receive a new package, the source files are retrieved from the closest higher-level site in the hierarchy.

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