Depending on how many sites you manage you could create an Agent policy for each EPO site with the repositories in order of preference and even exclude certain ones.
Both the ping and subnet methods will try to dynamically identify the closest repository - but because of this there's always something that can go wrong. Generally speaking these methods work pretty well - but, if it is essential to you that agents only use a certain repository, the only 100% sure method is to define the list of repositries they are allowed to use - i.e. don't let the agent have any choice in the matter.
Hi tonyharding ,
If the problem didn't solve with repository, try to use superagent for deploying new dats or patches.
The SuperAgent is an agent with the ability to contact all agents in the same subnet as the SuperAgent, using the SuperAgent wakeup call. Its use is triggered by Global Updating being enabled on the ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO) server, and it provides a bandwidth efficient method of sending agent wakeup calls.Understanding the SuperAgent -KB59326RegardsNagu