How to Configure a Protected Distribution Point

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

Protecting a Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 site system means that clients outside of the protected boundaries will be unable to access the distribution point or state migration point roles on that site system. Protection is applied to the entire site system, not just to the properties of the site role. However, protection has no effect on any site system roles except distribution points and state migration points.

To configure a protected distribution point

  1. In the Configuration Manager console, navigate to System CenterConfiguration Manager / Site Database / Site Management / <site code> - <site name> / Site Settings / Site Systems.

  2. Expand the site system server that is configured with the distribution point role that you want to protect.

  3. In the results pane, right-click ConfigMgr site system, and then select Properties.

  4. Click Enable this site system as a protected site system.

  5. Click Select Boundaries.

  6. In the Boundaries dialog box, click New.

  7. In the New Boundaries dialog box, select a boundary from the list, and then click OK.


    Boundaries appear in the list only if they have been configured for the site and have not already been assigned as protected boundaries to another site system.

  8. Click OK twice.

See Also


How to Configure Configuration Manager Boundaries
How to View Configuration Manager Boundaries


About Protected Distribution Points
Boundaries Dialog Box
Choose Configuration Manager Boundaries
Configuration Manager and Content Location (Package Source Files)
Decide Whether to Protect the Distribution Point
New Boundaries Dialog Box
Planning Configuration Manager Boundaries

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