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In a large site, multiple Management Points assist in load-balancing traffic from multiple clients. They are also useful so that clients continue to receive their policy after Management Point failure. Howver this feature should be regarded as load-balancing rather than true High Availability.
This Technet Library article explains the limitations well:
Planning for High Availability with Configuration Manager
You can also configure the additional Management Point to use a database replica (rather than the site database) and this further reduces the CPU processing on the site database server. This is described here:
Configure Database Replicas for Management Points
ConfigMgr 2012 Management Points are only supported on Windows Server 2008 and upwards (see Supported Configurations)
For Windows Server 2012
Prior to Windows Server 2012
Add the computer account of the Primary Site server to be Local Administrator of the new Management Point server.
Management Point Installation
Navigate to Administration > Site Configuration.
Right click "Servers and Site Systems" and choose "Create Site System Server".
Enter the server name and choose your site code.
Select "Management Point".
Choose to use either the site database or a database replica (see above).
Click Next to install the Management Point.
Close the wizard.
The new site system appears in the console.
Verify the installation using the SITECOMP.log file.
See additions in Site Status.
See additional components.
Folder structure on new MP.
New objects published to Active Directory.