Lets assume that you have to decommission a distribution point that’s part of your ConfigMgr 2007 R3 infrastructure. Doing it the clean way would mean manually removing all packages, you have ever copied, which is definitely not fun. Initial copy of packages, when the DP is first setup, has a nice feature called “Copy Packages” but there is absolutely nothing allowing you to remove them. Pretty stupid really as trying to find every single package and manually “Manage Distribution Point” can take literally hours… Fortunately there is very handy tool to help us out here called “ConfigMgr 2007 Distribution Point Package Utility” created by Cory Becht.
This utility queries the primary site server for all of its distribution points including child sites and then displays the packages for each distribution point. You check or uncheck which ones you want on that distribution point. You can also copy the packages list from one DP to another.
This utility was done in Visual Studio 2005, so it does require .NET Framework 2.0
1.3 – Now includes duplicating the packages of another distribution point.
1.2 – Updated to include new ConfigMgr 2007 classes for packages (SoftwareUpdate, BootImage, etc.)
1.1 – Fixed multiple DP’s per site error.
1.01 – Included “Select All” button for packages.
Utility can be downloaded from here:
When you first run it you need to supply site server name which will then query all configured distribution points and packages available on them (including child sites). From there on is just as easy as deciding what you want to do next i.e. UPDATE or COPY DP.
Here is a quick screenshot of how it looks and what are the options you get:
A really handy piece of software. All credit goes to Cory Becht so thank you Cory for creating this tool!
New download link – 12171setup.zip