Using the Distribute File function from the Scripts Tab to several machines causes the VSA Server to lockup for a length of time.
The Distribute File function takes effect and checks the list of files during a full checkin. The transfers will therefore depend on whether the Agents need to checkin (e.g. if a script is set to run, or alarm candidates for monitoring are sent up, etc.).
If many agents are checking in, it could tie up the network bandwidth on the server side until the server can work through the distribution.
The Distribute File function is meant for relatively small files not multiple large files. Using an Agent Procedure to write the file to each Agent would allow better control in this situation by scheduling a longer distribution window that will reduce the load on the Kaseya server.
Applying a bandwidth throttle from the Agent > Check-in Control page to the Agents is also another option.
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