Design Question - Site Hierarchy
Greetings,Currently I have SCCM RTM running one Primary Site with 7 Secondaries under it and about 6500 clients throughout. We are considering absorbing another department that has around 1500 machines on a separate subnet and management wants to have all of it under one SCCM site. If all goes well, there may also be several other departments with 100 - 800(or more) more machines brought in.My plan is to create a new Central Primary Site with no clients and attach our current Primary Site as a child. Then as we add more departments, I am going to add them in as children to the Central Site. I was thinking if I lay it out this way, I can control access and have seperate reporting points for each site.I should also mention the new department's machines are on a separate domain. I believe there are some trust relationships set up, however I do not know to what extent.So the question is, does this sound like the best approach or are there better ways to go about this? Also, are there any pitfalls to be aware of when moving site's parent/child relationships?Thanks,James
June 19th, 2008 9:25pm

If you are moving a site from one parent to a different one,I wouldfirst detach it from the existing parent (set the site to be a central site). Then make sure the old parent has removed references that former child, and that the former child no longer has any references to the old parent. Then go ahead and add addresses to the new parent/child (as appropriate), and attach. The rest seems fine. One consideration is that some status only goes as high as the site that created the deployment (such as advertisement status). So if a child primary site creates an advertisement, you need to do reporting on it locally at that child primary site not the central site.
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June 20th, 2008 11:51pm

Our existing site is technically a central site now as it has no parent. I was actually counting on your comment about the status messages and reporting. Since I will be responsible for managing the infastructure for several departments, I'm really glad the status doesn't go up. This will make is nice for me as far as reporting because I can give the individual groups access to only their child site reporting point and there's no way they can see status for any of the other sites.
June 20th, 2008 11:57pm

If you were to do the advertisment administration on the Central Site Server - would the changes replicate to all other parent servers in this scenario?
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March 29th, 2011 9:15am

Objects created/modified/deleted at a central site will be replicated down to all child sites.Torsten Meringer | http://www.mssccmfaq.de
March 29th, 2011 9:17am

If you were to do the advertisment administration on the Central Site Server - would the changes replicate to all other parent servers in this scenario?
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March 29th, 2011 4:11pm

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