determine what server a machine is defaulting to?

jwojda
Valued Contributor II

is there a way to determine what server/distribution point a machine will pull from? We have it scoped in the IP ranges and stuff, but we still have machines pulling from different locations as the primary server.

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davidacland
Honored Contributor II
Honored Contributor II

You can override the DPs in policies (when adding packages), with auto-run data and via network segments. If none are defined, it would probably go to the master DP.

dgreening
Valued Contributor II

There is a MySQL command to do this. Let me dig it up.

jwojda
Valued Contributor II

@davidacland yeah, I have it set to each locations default dp. I've seen it on machines all over defaulting to the wrong DP. I can hard set it, which works, but then all machines that run the policy now come off that one location...

musat
Contributor II

The other option that may be coming into play here is if you have "Enable Randomized Load Sharing" enabled on your distribution points.

Rosko
Contributor II

@jwojda Leave it to Ben!
JSS USING WRONG DISTRIBUTION POINTS AFTER V8 – V9 UPGRADE

...Keep in mind this will change for mobile devices as the IP changes.

~Josh

dgreening
Valued Contributor II

Yep those are the commands which I was looking for! I need to run that again at some point soon.