First of all I would like to give you a quick overview of the new content library in Configuration Manager 2012, so you have some background information.This content library is the new file repository for the content on site servers and distribution points.At the Microsoft Management Summit earlier this year I attended a nice session about Software Delivery Advanced Topics and Troubleshooting.
The only option in this sort of situation is to stop the services, move the files out of the inbox, let normal inbox processing resume and then copy the files back in a block at a time.
In this case doing this manually wasn’t an option due to the number of files, so I resorted to a quick script based on the one found here: https://tricksntreats.wordpress.com/2010/05/30/sccm-backlog-fighting/ I first had this happen on just one of my servers.
It was annoying and was causing massive numbers of WMI entries in the event logs each time it happened.
I tried to just stop and disable the Config Mgr client, but it would be “reactivated” again by something.
My personal preference is to define distribution groups, and always distribute content to distribution groups.
The main advantage of this is, that when you add a new distribution group in your hierarchy, you simply add the distribution point to the already existing distribution point group and it will be filled with the content defined for the distribution point group. Either distribute all content to all distribution points, or at least be consistent to always distribute to distribution point groups instead of distribution points.While submitting changes to applications, each time a snapshot of the changes is saved for versioning purposes.While distributing content to distribution points, a single instance of a file is distributed from a site to a distribution point.With the release of System Center 2012 Configuration Manager, Microsoft introduced the distribution point groups functionality.Distribution point groups provide a logical grouping of distribution points and collections for content distribution as described in the following Technet Article: Configuring Content Management in Configuration Manager, Create and Configure Distribution Point Groups A Distribution Point can be made member of one or more Distribution Point Group, based on the content deployed to that Distribution Point Group and whether the Distribution Point is member of that group, the Distribution Point receives content which is defined for the Distribution Point group.Recently at a client site I found it happening an a large number… I checked there were no push jobs running, but there was *something* causing it to repeat. There is a scheduled task created by CCMSETUP to retry if it isn’t able to install correctly on the first attempt.