The boundary properties general tab is used to configure boundary settings depending on the type of boundary.

If the boundary is a predefined SMS 2003 child boundary it is not editable. In order to change SMS 2003 child boundaries, you must first delete the pre-existing boundary and then create a new boundary for the site from within the Configuration Manager console

Displays the boundary description and allows you to modify it.
Site Code

Displays the site code that the selected boundary applies to.

Displays the current boundary type and allows you to change it to one of the following options: IP Subnet, Active Directory Site, IP v6 Prefix, or IP Address Range.

  • IP Subnet.

    • Network:

    • Subnet mask:

    • Subnet ID:


  • Active Directory Site. Maximum 63 characters.

    • Site name:

    • Browse button.


  • IP v6 Prefix

    • Prefix:

      When configuring IPv6 prefixes as boundaries for Configuration Manager sites, prefixes entered using IPv6 zero compression are converted to the full IPv6 subnet format. For example, an IPv6 prefix entered as "aa::bb" would need to be translated into "00AA:0000:0000:00BB".

  • IP Address Range

    • Starting address:

    • Ending address:

Network Connection

You must specify whether clients located within this boundary will communicate with the site using a network that is one of the following options:
  • Slow or unreliable.

  • Fast (LAN).


Saves any changes and exits the dialog box.

Exits the dialog box without saving any changes.

Opens the help topic for this tab of the dialog box.

See Also

Other Resources

Boundary Properties