Posted by: kurtsh | March 31, 2020

INFO: Optimizing Windows Client Management with SCCM Cloud Mgmt Gateway & Group Policy

We recently wrote a post about using SCCM’s Cloud Management Gateway to manage “remote worker” machines.

If your company still insists on piping everything clients do through a VPN, including corporate traffic, Internet access, patching, etc/, here are some other ways to reduce bandwidth consumption for updates & patches:

    1. imageOpen Settings.
    2. Click on Update & Security.
    3. Click the Advanced options link.

    4. On "Advanced options," click the Delivery Optimization link.

    5. Click the Advanced options link.

    6. Under "Download settings," check the Limit how much bandwidth is used for downloading updates in the background option.
    7. Use the slider to specify (in percentage) the amount of bandwidth you want your device to use.
  • How to limit bandwidth for Windows Update using Group Policy
    imageIf you’re not running version 1709 on your machine, but you’re using Windows 10 Pro (version 1703), it’s also possible to change the Delivery Optimization settings to limit the download and uploads bandwidth using the Group Policy Editor.
    1. Use the Windows key + R keyboard shortcut to open the Run command.
    2. Type gpedit.msc and click OK to open the Local Group Policy Editor.
    3. Browse the following path:
      Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Delivery Optimization

    4. Double-click the Maximum Download Bandwidth (percentage) policy (the equivalent to the "Download settings" option in the Settings app).

    5. Select the Enabled option.

    6. Under "Options," enter the download bandwidth in percentage.

    7. Click Apply.

    8. Click OK.


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