Deploying software to machine manually advice

Good day guys

Currently on SCCM 2012 SP1, and wondering how I can deploy a software package to just one machine. I want to deploy it to one machine as a "available software" in their software centre list. 

I understand I have to deploy it to a collection if I want to deploy it to a bulk amount of workstations, but what if i want to deploy it to just one machine? Is the best SCCM practice to just build a separate collection and manually add the computer name in the membership details?

Also this machine is on a physical site which doesn't have a distribution point, where in the options can I set it so it downloads off the closest remote distribution point?

Lastly what is the simpliest way to create a distribution point on a new site? Should I just create one off scratch, or can I perhaps copy settings of another distribution point and edit details (IP address ranges etc) if that's faster?

Thanks very much guys


May 17th, 2015 11:16pm

You always have to deploy to a collection, even with only one device. With one device it's probably the easiest to use a direct membership.

You can't let it specifically download from the closest remote distribution point, unless you create a boundary for the remote location and specifically connect the boundary to the closest remote distribution point. Also, the easiest for creating a single distribution point is probably by simply creating a new one and configuring it the way it should be. There is often not much to gain with copying settings.

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