Redistribute Package in Configuration Manager 2012

One pain point with Configuration Manager 2007, was that when a package failed to distribute content to a distribution point after the retry count was exceeded, it was permanently stuck in a distributing state. There was no easy supported method to redistribute that package to a specific Distribution Point.

Now in 2012 we have the new option to Redistribute a package.

Open the properties of any application or package and click on the Content Locations tab.

From there you can either select a specific Distribution point or a Distribution Point Group. see Figures below

Application Properties


Package Properties


then Click on Redistribute


Click OK on the Warning and the package will then redistribute the content to that DP or DP Group.