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 18th, 2015 3:14am

One additional clarifying note: Content location by clients is always based on boundaries, their membership in boundary groups, and the site systems assigned to the same boundary groups. Thus, to define where clients download content from, you need to ensure the boundary containing the clients in question (or client in this case) is a member of the boundary group with the appropriate DP assigned to it.
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May 18th, 2015 9:44am

Thanks Jason for that reply. It makes sense now why I need to create boundaries. Appreciate the help on having too make collections too to deploy software.

May 24th, 2015 7:34pm

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