Trying to give something back to the Community...
here's one for comment.
By design if an Advanced Client cannot contact a Proxy MP it is basically dead in the water until the PMP comes back online again (or some other intervention is taken), which could potentially go unnoticed for a long period of time depending on the type of the fault, as after all the whole reason of putting a PMP there in the first place is to reduce the impact on the WAN which you're negating but introducing the failover.
But I'd be interested to know how many of you would like the ability to configure your PMPs to failover (and back again) automatically if a Client's Proxy MP is unavailable?
OK folks, here's one for comment. By design if an Advanced Client cannot contact a Proxy MP it is
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Yes! We had a secondary site that was "down" for 2 weeks because the client systems thought there was a proxy management point, even though it had been deleted. In the end we had to reinstall the PMP on the secondary site server in order to get the clients to start works. When an SMS 2003 Advanced Client can not connect to the PMP it should then connect to the MP of its assigned site.