8.8sp3 => 9.x
We currently use Control Panel/Scheduled Tasks that execute Robocopy scripts to disseminate patch and packages shares across our preferred servers and has been solid for 4 years without issues.
One specific question I have is, am I able to set up the same scripts/shares using Robocopy to the same existing Preferred servers/shares as to make the transition easier? or...Do i need to recreate new shares (essentially duplicating and taking up more HD space when the patch and packages directories could be re-used in my thought process)?
Other more general questions are:
1) is the share setup identical from 8.8 to 9.0?
2) how are preferred servers setup? Are they the same as 8.8 as i remember it?
3) DFS....do we use it instead?
4) can the SDMCache "life" be controlled? example, make the cache stay on client side for shorter period of time than the default is. Is this controlled by the Agent or server side or not configurable?
Server 2003 = preferred servers
Server 2003 = 8.8 LDMS server
Server 2008 = new 9.0 VM server