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Setting up and customizing the Distribution server is done from the properties entry available in both Systems Administration and Configuration Management. The settings are then stored in the database, where they are accessible to the Replicator. These settings establish the location of each Management Server and the policies for replicating packages between Management Servers. The different properties is described in the below.



The General tab enables you to establish the basic properties of the container, including its name, location and synchronization policy.






This is the name of the Management Server in the CMS console.


This is the name of the server.


This is the name of the share on the server.

Last sync

The last date the server was synchronized.

UNC path

This is the path to the \\server\share


This is the Version of the Management Server


This is the unique identification of the Management Server in the CMS system.

Lock this server

Locks the server and prevents synchronization.


Distribution Points

The purpose of "Distribution-point" is to allow clients to automatically use the nearest Container when downloading packages.
A Distribution server and a Management server can service defined networks. This information can be specified as a property for the server (Distribution points). If the branch office network uses the same IP addresses internally (e.g. 192.168.1.x) it’s possible to specify the Mac address for the default gateway. Hereby the client will always be able to download content from the nearest server






Add IP Range/MAC

Enter a IP range or Mac address


A internal CMS description.

Distribution points

List of all IP ranges for this Management Server.


Patch Management



Use the default WSUS Server to handle this

The default WSUS server will be used to handle this Management Server.

Use the WSUS Proxy server to handle this Management Server

A specific WSUS replica server can be selected to handle this server.



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