Randomizing content downloads from the default management server or a Group Update Provider

Your default management server or Group Update Providers might experience reduced performance when multiple client computers attempt to download content from them simultaneously. You can set a randomization window in the communication settings for the group to which the client computers belong. Each client computer attempts to download content at a random time that occurs within that window.
The communication settings do not control the randomization settings for the client computers that download content from a LiveUpdate server. You can change the randomization settings for those computers in the LiveUpdate Settings policy.
  1. To randomize content downloads from the default management server or a Group Update Provider
  2. In the console, click
    Clients
    .
  3. Under
    Clients
    , click the group that you want.
  4. On the
    Policies
    tab, under
    Location-independent Policies and Settings
    , under
    Settings
    , click
    Communication Settings
    .
  5. In the
    Communication Settings
    dialog box, under
    Download Randomization
    , check
    Enable randomization
    .
  6. Optionally, change the randomization window duration.
  7. Click
    OK
    .