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  • Question

  • Hi,

    I have a MP in a untrusted forest. The MP can communicate with clients in that forest without a problem.

    I need to remotely install a number of clients but I cannot use Client Push. Is there some other external client push solution or community tool that can be used on the remote MP server to push the CM agent to computers in that forest?

    /ALX

    Monday, January 18, 2016 2:44 PM

Answers

  • Ultimately, *every* client installation method is about delivering ccmsetup.exe to the target system and then running it with appropriate parameters and properties if necessary. There's no magic here.

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg712298.aspx describes most of the possible ways that the product group could think of doing this.

    Another possibility is to use psexec or some other remote management method you may have in your environment. The most popular method outside of client push is startup script.

    Also note that PowerShell remoting is problematic and won't work to my knowledge because some of the components can't be installed this way -- sorry, I don't remember the details here at all. just that many have tried and failed and that one of the guys on product team investigated and said it wouldn't work.


    Jason | http://blog.configmgrftw.com | @jasonsandys

    • Proposed as answer by Frank Dong Wednesday, January 27, 2016 8:43 AM
    • Marked as answer by Frank Dong Wednesday, February 3, 2016 10:13 AM
    Monday, January 18, 2016 4:20 PM

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  • Monday, January 18, 2016 2:49 PM
  • Thanks for the reply, I rather not use group policy. 

    If anyone has any other ideas please chime in.

    Monday, January 18, 2016 2:53 PM
  • Ultimately, *every* client installation method is about delivering ccmsetup.exe to the target system and then running it with appropriate parameters and properties if necessary. There's no magic here.

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg712298.aspx describes most of the possible ways that the product group could think of doing this.

    Another possibility is to use psexec or some other remote management method you may have in your environment. The most popular method outside of client push is startup script.

    Also note that PowerShell remoting is problematic and won't work to my knowledge because some of the components can't be installed this way -- sorry, I don't remember the details here at all. just that many have tried and failed and that one of the guys on product team investigated and said it wouldn't work.


    Jason | http://blog.configmgrftw.com | @jasonsandys

    • Proposed as answer by Frank Dong Wednesday, January 27, 2016 8:43 AM
    • Marked as answer by Frank Dong Wednesday, February 3, 2016 10:13 AM
    Monday, January 18, 2016 4:20 PM
  • Thanks Jason. For anyone interested, I ended up using Roger Zanders Collection Commander and then a Powershell script to install the agent. 


    Wednesday, January 27, 2016 9:10 AM