search folder: A folder that provides an easy way to retrieve a set of software updates that meet the defined search criteria.software update: Composed of two main parts: The metadata and software update file.The Advanced Client communicates with a more scalable management infrastructure, namely the Management Point.
The metadata is the information about each software update and is stored in site server database.
The software update file is what client computers download and run to install the software update.
Basically if some content already exists on a distribution point and you want to send some updated content then we use RDC to compute only the delta that needs to be sent and thus use network bandwidth effectively. Once content is staged on a distribution point clients download it using BITS/SMB (depending on whether your distribution point is BITS enabled or not).
In this case there is no compression - clients download each individual file from the distribution point as is.
The most frequently used feature is software deployment, which provides installation and updating of Windows Apps, legacy applications and Operating Systems across a business enterprise.
SMS 2003 saw the introduction of the Advanced Client.2012 Client won’t finish install: The client upgrade process requires that certain values that we have assigned to the client via group policy in the past be removed.If your machine has problems with group policy processing, you will have the client installed, but it won’t ever connect to the 2012 infrastructure, and thus show “Client: No” in the console.When an Advanced Client is within another location (SMS Site), it may use a local distribution point to download or run a program, which can conserve bandwidth across a WAN.Deployment : An object that is used to deploy software updates to clients in the target collection.This is being used in conjunction with Wo L to install clients that have missed both the GPO and SCCM package scheduled task upgrade times.