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Is Management point server role on central site server mandatory for Client push?

    Soru

  • Hello All,

    I am assigned the job of SCCM client agent ( 1200 desktops to be precise) troubleshooting. I have the setup ( setup by somebody probably a year ago) which is described as below:

    A central site and 6 primary sites under it. All the necessary server roles including management point configured on all the primary servers. Management server role is not added on the central site.

    I have logged onto the Central site server. Now,when i filter out a list of desktops on which SCCM client agent is not installed (from All systems collection) and try to push the client, it says 'Client Installation cannot succeed unless a computer has been assigned the role of management point for site 'My_Central_Site'.

    Note: 1.Management point server role installed on all the Primary site servers and Allow devices to use this checkbox ticked.

              2. The logon user account has the complete previliges on collections.

     

    Can somebody please let me know what I am missing here?

    Is it mandatory to install Management point server role on SCCM central site server as well?

    Any suggestions are welcome and most appreciated.

    Thanks in advance.

    Ragards,
    Madhu

     

     

    21 Mart 2012 Çarşamba 13:50

Yanıtlar

  • To push from the Central you'll need an MP installed.

    A work-around would be to perform your Client pushes down-level on the Primaries that  have an MP already installed, or just install the MP.

    It is not mandatory to install an MP on the Central. In fact most people do not, and also do not perform Client Push from the Central, but there is no reason why you cannot, just not the done thing. We treat the Central rather as if it is very special :-)

    22 Mart 2012 Perşembe 10:12
    Moderatör

Tüm Yanıtlar

  • Can somebody please let me know what I am missing here?

    Is it mandatory to install Management point server role on SCCM central site server as well?

    To be honest: education! Get a training. Set up a testlab etc. Don't get me wrong, but ConfigMgr is a complex and powerful product. You could end up in reinstalling ALL clients and/or leaving them in a non-operational state.
    There's no need for a MP on a central site where no clients are assigned to. You can initiate the client push by connecting the console to a child primary site.

    Torsten Meringer | http://www.mssccmfaq.de

    21 Mart 2012 Çarşamba 14:04
  • Hi Madhu

    for SCCM client deployment, clients need to assign to your primary sites. you can do this by setting the boundary on different primary sites.i think this might be the reason that some computers not getting the client.

    on computers that client not deployed check whether that computers are assign the correct site code. you can check this by going to the collection and viewing the tab site code tab.

    if this is not set, assign those computers to a correct site code by setting the boundary or active directory site.


    Asitha

    22 Mart 2012 Perşembe 07:29
  • To push from the Central you'll need an MP installed.

    A work-around would be to perform your Client pushes down-level on the Primaries that  have an MP already installed, or just install the MP.

    It is not mandatory to install an MP on the Central. In fact most people do not, and also do not perform Client Push from the Central, but there is no reason why you cannot, just not the done thing. We treat the Central rather as if it is very special :-)

    22 Mart 2012 Perşembe 10:12
    Moderatör
  • Hello Marshall/Asitha/Torsten/Marshall,

    Thanks everybody for your advices/responses.

    Now, I understand that MP is not mandatory on central site.

    Also would appreciate if somebody could tell me the best way to start troubleshooting SCCM client agents.

    The things stand as described below:
    --out of 8000 desktops,1200 desktops show as Cleint not installed.
    -Out of these 1200 desktops, for 90% of the desktops sitecode is already assigned.

    Things already tried with no luck (I mean, No change in client status):

    --Uninstall SCCM client from SCCM console and try to install again.
    --Repair client

    Now,I am thinking of complete cleanup and fresh installation on these 1200 desktops.

    Would appreciate if somebody could tell me the best possible way to do it and get it done in very few days (as there are many other activities to be followed after reaching a satisfactory successful rate). May be some reference to links and tools also would be helpful.


    Regards,

    Madhu

    22 Mart 2012 Perşembe 13:43