MECM 2111 Distribution Point

Dan Stoutamire 1 Reputation point

MECM 2111. The OS drive on one of our distribution points failed and could not be restored. The data drive with the content library survived. My question is would it be possible to attach the old data drive to a new server? In this scenario, when we add the DP role to the new server would it recognize the existing content library?


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  1. Limitless Technology 37,341 Reputation points

    Hi DanStoutamire,

    Thanks for posting the query and we are happy to help you!

    In normal scenario, we have following options. There is no direct tool for this.

    1. Use prestaged content. This basically allows you to export the content from the old DP and import it on the new DP.
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    2. Make the new DP a Pull-DP and set the old DP as the upstream DP. Assign the content to the new DP and it will be copied from the old DP.

    The instructions to manage a distribution points were located here.

    If this is not working, please try following option.
    Before actually moving the content library to a remote location, make sure that the following prerequisites are in place:

    Create a folder on a network share that will be used as the location for the content library;
    Provide the site server account with read and write permissions to the created folder;
    Make sure that the site server doesn’t have the distribution point role.

    Move content library
    Now let’s have a look at actually moving the content library. This action is actually relatively simply and can be achieved by performing the following four steps.

    1. Open the Configuration Manager administration console and navigate to Administration > Overview > Site Configuration > Sites;
    2. Select the site and click Manage Content Library on the Site section of the Home tab, to open the Manage Content Library dialog box;

    Note: The option will be grayed out when the site server has the distribution point role.

    1. CM_MCL-NewLocationOn the Manage Content Library dialog box, provide the just created new folder and click Move; Here is a helpful page with information about Windows Server

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