I am in the planning phase of migrating from ZDesktop 7 to ZCM, and have a performance related question. I will have low bandwidth connections, 1.5mbps, between the Primary Configuration Server and small offices of 6 to 45 managed devices per office.

At the moment there are eDirectory replicas at each site, which include the DLU and Group policies.

When I move to ZCM, I understand Group and DLU policies will be migrated to the Primary Configuration server, which will be at the other end of a 1.5mb connection. Does anyone have any experience in an environment like this, and in particular what impact it has on the login performance when Group and/or DLU policies are being accessed?

Would introducing a Satellite server at each office effectively move the Group and DLU policies to the office, reducing the login network traversal?