Distribution point restoration in SCCM


Hi Everyone,

Hope everyone is safe and sound!

I need your help regarding an issue I have been trying to get the answer of us to have a situation in hand where we had to reconfigure a distribution point in SCCM. Now we have requested our backup team to take the backup to content validation could be done ASAP and DP would be all ready to be used.

After we reconfigured the DP all the packages were successfully replicated and we did not see any error on that for a week but all of a sudden it shows all of our content had been failed and checking the Distmgr log tell some of thee packages have been failed to validated but we see all of the shows as failed on DP so I need your assistance in how to deal with this issue.

If we choose to reconfigure the DP should we remove the entire content library manually and if yes which folders should we be removing ?

Is there a way we can redistribute all the packages on the DP at once using console?

In case if i dont not want my data replication to take place from the backup and if we have already taken the backup how to make sure backup won’t play any role in replication?

Hope someon’es experience can help me out here?


Arvind Dubey


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    Dear Anoop,

    My sincere thanks for your valuable experience and guidance on this topic. This has answered all of my queries and question that I was hoping to get the answer to.

    Once again thanks for your time and guidance 🙂

    Arvind Dubey

  1. 1. Look for the supported scenario (I think backup and restore is not officially supported).
    2. Use Prestaged content – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/mem/configmgr/core/servers/deploy/configure/deploy-and-manage-content#bkmk_prestage
    3. Try posibility of using Content Library Transfer tool – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/mem/configmgr/core/support/content-library-transfer Add an additional drive to existing DP and move the content to that Drive

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