This month, we've been focusing on the Configuration Manager 2007 R3 content and the only updates to the existing documentation set is to clarify a support statement around branch distribution points. In May, we were contacted by a customer who noticed the following support statement in the status message ID 10035: "...
branch distribution points do not support advertisements that are configured to run directly from a distribution point
" and found the same statement in the software distribution troubleshooting documentation but not in any of the planning documentation, or the topic
About Standard and Branch Distribution Points
. We updated the documentation accordingly for the May update, and included this revision in the blog
A sharp-eyed customer on the
commented that he had never seen this configuration causing any problems and asked us to verify it. The result of the investigation was that the product group decided to overturn their original decision and support the option
Run program from distribution point
for branch distribution points, but failed to update the status message.
We've also been republishing topics that contain links that don't work and "Note" or "Important" icons that don't display correctly. Republishing the topic allows us to correct this publishing problem and does not warrant the Updated date (no technical change).
Unfortunately, the problem seems to be very intermittent, which makes it difficult for us to find all the topics that have this problem. If you come across topics like this, please let us know - and thank you to customers who have helped us to identify these topics so far.
Although we can't promise to make the docs perfect for everybody, we are committed to continual improvement. So, keep that feedback coming, and feel free to contact us about anything related to the documentation by using our usual address of