O R G A N I C / F E R T I L I Z E R: sms: stopping errant package from sending to distribution points

Jul 25, 2006

sms: stopping errant package from sending to distribution points

not real sure how else to put it. this came up on the myitforum sms discussion list today. an administrator inadvertently created a very large patch package and replicated it to all of his distribution points. there's a few things to be aware of here:
  • distribution points off of the site server are not governed by lan sender, hence have no bandwidth throttling
  • distribution manager will attempt to complete the cycle before attempting to stop the cycle
i'm not sure what his lan senders were set to ... but distribution manager sending this humongous package out to 20 or so distribution points (which only a few were local) was choking his wan links. how did he stop it? here's the steps:
  1. delete the package off the source site server
  2. execute stopjob.exe against all destination site servers