Standard configuration of update agents: Single office
In a standard "single-office" configuration, all devices are within the organization’s network so they can "see" each other. The organization's network may consist of a few separate parts (networks or network segments) linked by narrow channels.
The following methods of building the structure of administration groups are possible:
- Building the structure of administration groups taking into account the network topology. The structure of administration groups may not reflect the network topology with absolute precision. A match between the separate parts of the network and certain administration groups would be enough. You can use automatic assignment of update agents or assign them manually.
- Building the structure of administration groups, without taking the network topology into account. In this case, you must disable automatic assignment of update agents and then assign one or several devices to act as update agents for a root administration group in each of the separate parts of the network, for example, for the Managed devices group. All update agents will be at the same level and will feature the same scope spanning all devices in the organization's network. In this case, each of Network Agents in version 10 Service Pack 1 or later will connect to the update agent that has the shortest route. The route to an update agent can be traced with the tracert utility.