Do OSD deployments require an SCCM distribution point to be on-site?

Mujahith Muzamil 26 Reputation points


I want to know, if I want to deploy operating systems through SCCM, should the SCCM distribution point be in the site where I intend to deploy the operating systems.


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  1. AllenLiu-MSFT 38,016 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor

    Hi, @Mujahith Muzamil

    Thank you for posting in Microsoft Q&A forum.

    Operating system deployment in SCCM requires at least one distribution point to store data such as the image or driver packages. The distribution point can be located onsite or offsite.

    SCCM uses bandwidth, throttling, and scheduling options to control content distribution, so the distribution point can be located anywhere with a network connection.

    However, it's essential to plan for the placement of distribution points in your hierarchy to support the deployment of operating systems to computers as well as consider factors such as processing speed, disk speed, available bandwidth, and the size of the image package to determine how many distribution points you need.

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