1. In the Configuration Manager console, click Administration.
2. In the Administration workspace, expand Hierarchy Configuration, and click Boundary Groups.
3. On the Home tab, in the Create group, click Create Boundary Group.
4. In the Create Boundary Group dialog box, select the General tab and specify a Name for this boundary group.
5. Click OK to save the new boundary group.
To configure a boundary group
3. Select the boundary group you want to modify.
4. On the Home tab, in the Properties group, click Properties.
5. In the Properties dialog box for the boundary group, select the General tab to modify the boundaries that are members of this boundary group:
· To add boundaries, click Add, select the check box for one or more boundaries, and click OK.
· To remove boundaries, select the boundary and click Remove.
6. Select the References tab to modify the site assignment and content location configuration:
· To enable this boundary group for use by clients for site assignment, select the check box for Use this boundary group for site assignment, and then select a site from the Assigned site dropdown box.
· To configure content location settings for this boundary group:
a. Click Add, and then select the check box for one or more servers. The servers are added as content location servers for this boundary group. Only servers that have a distribution point or state migration point installed on them are available.
You can select any combination of distribution points and state migration points from any site in the hierarchy. Selected site systems are listed on the Protected Site Systems tab in the properties of each boundary that is a member of this boundary group.
b. To remove a server as a content location from this boundary group, select the server and then click Remove.
To stop use of this boundary group for content location you must remove all servers listed as site system servers for content location.
c. To change the network connection speed for a content location site system server for this boundary group, select the server and then click Change Connection.
By default, the connection speed for each site system is Fast, but can be changed to Slow. The network connection speed and the configuration of a deployment determine whether a client can download content from the server.
7. Click OK to close the boundary group properties and save the configuration.
To associate a content deployment server with a boundary group
2. In the Administration workspace, expand Site Hierarchy, and click Boundary Groups.
5. In the Properties dialog box for the boundary group, select the References tab.
6. Under Content location click Add, select the check box for the site system servers you want to associate with this boundary group, and then click OK.
Only site system servers that have installed a distribution point or state migration point are available.
7. Click OK to close the dialog box and save the boundary group configuration.
To configure a fallback site for site assignment
2. In the Administration workspace, expand Site Configuration, and click Sites.
3. On the Home tab, in the Sites group, click Hierarchy Settings.
4. On the General tab, select the check box for Use a fallback site, select a site to use as the Fallback site, and then click OK to save the fallback site configuration for the hierarchy.