Network Diagram for Internet-Based Servers - Scenario 1 with no SQL Server Replica

Applies To: System Center Configuration Manager 2007, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R3, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP1, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2

This network diagram shows server placement and firewall configuration for the following operational scenario for Internet-based client management in Configuration Manager 2007:

  • Scenario 1: A Configuration Manager 2007 site that does not support intranet clients and spans the perimeter network and intranet. All the Internet-based site systems are in the perimeter network, and they accept connections for clients connecting over the Internet. The site server is in the intranet. The management point that supports Internet-based clients communicates directly with the SQL server in the intranet.

If you have a server running the software update point role that needs to synchronize software update metadata with an active software update point in a parent site in the intranet, Configuration Manager synchronizes the software updates metadata with a connection from this server to the active software update point. Most connections will use HTTPS. However, when the software updates metadata has associated license terms (for example, if the software update is a service pack), the connection uses HTTP. To avoid these in-bound connections from the perimeter network to the intranet, use the export and import method of synchronizing the software updates as described in How to Synchronize Updates Using Export and Import.

Internet-based diagram: Scenario 1a


For additional information relating to the installation requirements for the site systems, see the section “Installation Requirements for Internet-Based Site Systems” in Ports Used by Configuration Manager.

See Also


Determine Server Placement for Internet-Based Client Management
Overview of Internet-Based Client Management
Supported Scenarios for Internet-Based Client Management

For additional information, see Configuration Manager 2007 Information and Support.
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