SCCM 2012 R2 Client Health

SCCM 2012 R2 Client Health

If you want the SCCM 2012 R2 clients to remain fully managed, you need to ensure that they remain healthy. Fortunately there are mechanisms in SCCM 2012 R2 that will help you to evaluate client health, and if health problems are detected, they will be automatically remediated. In this blog post we will review the client health mechanism in SCCM 2012 R2. The client health tool in SCCM 2012 R2 runs as […]

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Configuring Client Settings in SCCM 2012 R2

Configuring Client Settings in SCCM 2012 R2

The Configuration Manager 2012 client software provides full management capability for users and devices. It is used to interact with the Configuration Manager site servers, and it consists of different agents that you can enable or disable. You use the Client Settings section of the Administration workspace to control the agent settings and configuration of the client software. It is possible to apply the same settings to all clients in the hierarchy, or […]

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Installing Site System Roles in SCCM 2012 R2

SCCM 2012 R2 Site System Roles

Site System Roles are roles that can be installed to support management operations at a Configuration Manager 2012 R2 site. Any computer hosting a site system role is referred to as a site system server. You can assign multiple roles to one site system server. In this blog post we will look at the installation and configuration of Fallback Status Point and Management Point site sytem roles, to get an understanding of […]

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SCCM 2012 R2 Client Installation

SCCM 2012 R2 Client Installation

Before you can start managing a device with Configuration Manager, you must install the client software on it. The Configuration Manager 2012 client software is used to interact with the Configuration Manager site servers, and it consists of different agents that you can enable or disable. It is possible to deploy the client automatically using various methods, and it is possible to install it completely manually. In this blog post we will look […]

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Configuring Boundaries and Discovery Methods in SCCM 2012 R2

Boundaries and Discovery in SCCM 2012 R2

After completing the installation of SCCM 2012 R2, you will have to perform some initial configuration before you can start assigning clients to the site. Discovery can be used, to locate potential clients prior to installing client software on those systems, to create custom queries and collections based on the discovered objects, or to determine if clients are still healthy and reachable. Boundaries can, through Boundary Groups, be used for assigning clients […]

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SCCM 2012 R2 Quickstart Installation Guide

SCCM 2012 R2 Quickstart Installation Guide

This is a quickstart installation guide for installation of SCCM 2012 R2. In this guide, we will quickly go through the prerequisites neccessary for installing SCCM 2012 R2, and then we will go through the actual installation process for quickly getting a SCCM 2012 R2 stand-alone primary site up and running. If you are installing SCCM 2012 R2 in a test lab, you only need a Domain Controller, in addition to the […]

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Installing SCCM 2012 R2

Installing SCCM 2012 R2

In the previous blog post we looked at the different prerequisites that need to be met, before you can install SCCM 2012 R2. In this blog post we will go through the installation process for a stand-alone Primary site. At the time of writing the latest version(s) for Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager are SCCM 2012 SP2 and SCCM 2012 R2 SP1. Both of them actually share the same binaries. When […]

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Installing SCCM 2012 R2 Prerequisites

Installing SCCM 2012 R2 Prerequisites

Before you can install Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager, certain prerequisites need to be met. These prerequisites relate to Active Directory, installation of SQL Server, installation of roles and features on the server you are installing SCCM 2012 R2, and installation of additional required software. In this blog post we will go through each prerequisite, to get a better understanding of why that prerequisite is required. If you just want […]

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SCCM 2012 R2 Architectural Components

SCCM 2012 R2 Architectural Components

Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager is an enterprise management tool that provides a complete solution for Windows client and server management, including delivery of new software packages, virtual applications, software updates and operating systems. SCCM 2012 R2 also has, to a certain extent, the capability to perform mobile device management and management of devices running non-windows operating systems. In this blog post we will briefly look at the architectural components of SCCM […]

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