A bit of background - we have a main site in the UK with a LANDesk core, then a couple of satellite sites (Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Netherlands, Germany) which have another couple of cores between them.
It's hard to pin down, but I think that our main core is very slow. For example, we are currently working on an Office 2010 deployment. We have used the same package files on all the cores, but when we deploy them (using SDP) in the UK it takes 1.5 - 2 hrs and in Australia (for example) it takes 24 mins. The agent settings are identical, and the network speed is actually faster in the UK than Australia, they are only using 100mb and the test machine was a laptop so nothing special.
There are other issues which are similarly vague - if I add software to the SDP in the UK sometimes it won't appear, or it takes ages, whereas if I add it in Australia it goes on straight away. When building workstations, in the UK we often get the template timeout but elsewhere never.
I know this is a bit of a tricky thing to answer but I'm really looking for some advice. Does anyone know anything worth checking? Another thought - is it possible to build another core in parallel from scratch, then transfer things across and see if that improves matters? Any ideas welcome!