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  • Good Morning -

    Currently, I have my primary SCCM server here inlocally along with 2 local, separate distribution points.  I have 3 remote locations - each with it's own dedicated server set up as a secondary site.  These secondary sites have dist point roles along with a couple of other roles.  2 of the remotes are Windows 2008 R2 x64 based and one is Windows 2003 x86 based.

    What I'm needing to do is create a reporting point at each remote location.  Unfortunatly, it seems that I cannot add the reporting point role to servers set up as secondary sites.  Therefore, I considered using a separate server at these sites with just the reporting point, but the only ones that I can use currently run Windows 2003.

    Therefore, my questions are:

    1. Is it possible to add the Reporting Point / Services Role to a Secondary Site.

    2. Does anyone have a link to where I can set up a Windows 2003 SP2 x86 server for site systems? (WebDAV, BITS, etc... configuration)

    On the Windows 2008 R2 x64 sites, I will probably end up using a different server at that site anyways in Office Web Components cannot be used on x64.  That is unless anyone knows of a workaround... :)

    I've searched Google for instructions on how to do this on Windows 2003, but was unable to find anything which gave all the details.  I was able to find WedDAV and BITS in Add/Remove programs, but wasn't able to configure it.

    Any suggestions would be appreciated - Thanks!


    Ben K.
    Tuesday, August 2, 2011 4:42 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

    1# Yes you can do it.

    2# Look at this link http://markswinkels.nl/2009/09/29/how-to-prepare-install-sccm-2007-on-windows-2003-server/

    3# The Office Web Components are automatically installed with Office. You can also download the file http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=22276

     


    Bechir Gharbi | http://myitforum.com/cs2/blogs/bgharbi/ | Time zone : GMT+1
    Tuesday, August 2, 2011 5:34 PM

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  • Hi,

    1# Yes you can do it.

    2# Look at this link http://markswinkels.nl/2009/09/29/how-to-prepare-install-sccm-2007-on-windows-2003-server/

    3# The Office Web Components are automatically installed with Office. You can also download the file http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=22276

     


    Bechir Gharbi | http://myitforum.com/cs2/blogs/bgharbi/ | Time zone : GMT+1
    Tuesday, August 2, 2011 5:34 PM
  • Thanks for the info.  I"m going to try it in a few minutes.

    You said that yes, the reporting role may be installed on a secondary site.  Why do I not have that option for any of my secondary sites, then?

    Here's a screenshot of one of my secondary sites assigned and available roles in SCCM.  The reporting ones are missing.  The appear when adding roles to a non-secondary one, though.

    Screenshot

    Thanks!


    Ben K.
    Tuesday, August 2, 2011 5:45 PM
  • You have to install the RP from the primary site not from the secondary site. I told yes about installing the RP on the same secondary site machine.
    Bechir Gharbi | http://myitforum.com/cs2/blogs/bgharbi/ | Time zone : GMT+1
    Tuesday, August 2, 2011 5:49 PM
  • Thanks - 

    I read the link you provided about the 2003 settings, but it did not answer my question unfortunatly.  I already had the roles / features installed (which that article showed), but didn't know how to configure each of the roles to get it ready for a site system.

    In SCCM, I've already added the RP role to the 2003 server, but it still does not work. I figured that it must be the lack of roles configuration in 2003 since it was never performed.

    What do you think - Thanks


    Ben K.
    Tuesday, August 2, 2011 10:11 PM
  • One more thing...

    I just checked the 2003 server and it does have the SMS_Executive and SMS_reporting services installed and running already.

    Also - when I try to browse to the repoting homepage via IE, I get prompted for credentials - that's what makes me thing that perhaps windows authentication isn't configured correctly - 

    Thanks


    Ben K.
    Tuesday, August 2, 2011 10:13 PM
  • Check out the dcom permissions? Is there any specific error?
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