Over the years we (SCCM admins) are waiting for “Big Red Button” feature which can help to stop all the accidental deployments, package replications over the WAN. Even I had a bad experience deploying office packages to remote DPs in Australia. During office hours, we deployed office package to Australia DPs and the WAN bandwidth was NOT very good. So SCCM started using 80% of the total bandwidth available for business users. All the business applications started getting performance issues like slowness and not responding etc. Natively, SCCM / ConfigMgr doesn’t have any mechanism to immediately stop the package replication or traffic over the WAN. However, we can have some work arounds to stop the SCCM WAN traffic. I don’t think most of them are very effective.
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