Monthly Archives: September 2010

What is a Proof of Concept

I have started these series of posts on how to build a System Center Proof of Concept. I guess some explanations on what is a Proof of Concept are in order. I would begin by stating what a Proof of … Continue reading

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CfgMgr: Configure the Client Push Installation method

This procedure describes the steps to configure the automatic installation of Configuration Manager 2007 clients using the Client Push installation method. The result of this configuration will be the installation of Configuration Manager 2007 client on all workstations discovered previously. … Continue reading

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DC: Configure the Windows Firewall policy

This procedure describes the steps for configuring the Windows Firewall policy in the domain to allow Configuration Manager 2007 to install the clients using the Client Push method. The policy settings are different for the Windows XP SP2 and Windows … Continue reading

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CfgMgr: Configure the Site Systems for Configuration Manager 2007

This procedure describes the steps to configure the Site Systems: Distribution Point, Management Point, Reporting Point and Fallback Status Point for Configuration Manager 2007. Fallback Status Point is used by the clients if they cannot connect to the Management Point … Continue reading

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CfgMgr: Configure the Discovery Methods

This procedure describes the steps to configure the Discovery Methods used by Configuration Manager 2007 to discover the clients. When configuring the discovery methods, make sure you are searching only for the systems in the current site. Limit the query … Continue reading

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CfgMgr: Configure the Site Boundaries for Configuration Manager 2007

This procedure describes the steps to configure the Site Boundaries for a Configuration Manager 2007 site. This configuration will determine the client assignment to the site. This procedure is mandatory otherwise no clients will be assigned to the site. Prerequisites … Continue reading

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CfgMgr: Install System Center Configuration Manager 2007

This procedure describes the steps for installing System Center Configuration Manager 2007 with Service Pack 2 on the Primary Site Server, with SQL Server 2008 installed on the same server. Prerequisites Active Directory and DNS server are installed and configured … Continue reading

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Optional: Download prerequisite files for the Configuration Manager 2007 setup

During Configuration Manager 2007 Setup, the latest Configuration Manager client installation files will be downloaded from the Microsoft website. If the server on which you perform the installation of Configuration Manager 2007 does not have access to the Internet, the … Continue reading

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CfgMgr: Install Windows Server Update Services 3.0 SP2

This procedure describes the steps for installing Windows Server Update Services 3.0 Service Pack 2 on the Primary Site Server. This is a prerequisite for Configuration Manager 2007 Software Updates feature. Prerequisites Active Directory and DNS server are installed and … Continue reading

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CfgMgr: Install SQL Server 2008 with Service Pack 1

This procedure describes the steps for installing and configuring SQL Server 2008 x64 on the CfgMgr server. Note: The installation described below was performed using a SQL Server 2008 RTM installation media, after which we have applied Service Pack Prerequisites Active … Continue reading

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