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Is there a way for a normal user to initiate a client push to their own PC RRS feed

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  • I have lots of clients on VPN and have a created a script that works to install the client, but it uses SMB to copy the files across slow connection to the local PC and then runs CCMSETUP,so it is not ideal, as I'm not a Powershell person quite just yet, is there a way for the end client to initiate a SCCM client push from  their own machine ?

    My idea would be to give them a link on the homepage to click which would initiate the client push process, just not sure how to do it, also it would have to gpupdate /force as these clients also do not have a cert for PKI, so would have to do that first.

    Really appreciate anyones help on this,

    regards


    many thanks


    • Edited by MisterD101 Sunday, January 25, 2015 2:42 PM
    Sunday, January 25, 2015 2:42 PM

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  • Here is a .cmd file that you can create.

    https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/systemcenter/en-US/862857bf-f402-464a-9365-873376ec1233/script-to-install-sccm-client?forum=configmgrsetup

    you can e-mail that to your users,   or  put it a sharepoint  site  etc.

    @echo off

    "\\YourSCCMServerName\C$\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Configuration Manager\Client\ccmsetup.exe" /mp:YourSccmServerName SMSSITECODE=YoursiteCodeName SMSSLP=YourSccmServerName SMSMP=YourSccmServerName DISABLECACHEOPT=TRUE DISABLESITEOPT=TRUE

    Sunday, January 25, 2015 2:50 PM
  • The above script and process assumes the users have local admin rights which is a very bad thing -- you may as well be inviting the Russian mob or North Korea to take over your network.

    There is nothing built in for users to be able to initiate a client push, no. What scenario are you trying to address? Is there a reason a startup script would not work?


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

    Sunday, January 25, 2015 6:37 PM
  • As Jason says a computer start up script would work for you. He's too modest to say but he wrote the best one

    http://blog.configmgrftw.com/configmgr-client-startup-script/



    Gerry Hampson | Blog: www.gerryhampsoncm.blogspot.ie | LinkedIn: Gerry Hampson | Twitter: @gerryhampson

    Sunday, January 25, 2015 7:07 PM
  • Hi Jason,

    goot to talk to you again....and the users do not have admin rights, would love to use your script, but the over 60% of my users only connect via VPN (and that's rarely now we have Office 365) so I have the following scenario.

    1.No SCCM Cert installed on VPC PN- so require this installed

    2.No SCCM Client installed - startup script would be great but they are not connected to the network immediately on startup, and on VPN very little, a solution to getting the start up script on the PC would be great if it was completely self contained (to install SCCM client) I could just copy files to laptops over VPN link, but am trying to use BITS to install rather than SMB copy.

    I may be missing a trick here with your startup script, as I have lots of other responsibilities, working in a different timezone and have very little time of testing at the moment, so any help on this would be really appreciated, I do have a script that works to install the client, but it requires an admin account on local PC to run, I have wrapped it into an .EXE to hide username/PW and it will work.

    As the client does not auto connect via CISCO VPN first I am finding it very difficult to find a solution that will work with minimum end user interaction......

    Thanks to everyone who has responded


    many thanks

    Monday, January 26, 2015 3:57 AM
  • Sorry, my misunderstanding - I thought you were referring to users at the other end of a site to site VPN with a poor link. If your users connect very rarely to the corporate network then traditional ConfigMgr client access will not help you very much. You should investigate other Internet based solutions:

    Internet Based Client Management

    http://blogs.technet.com/b/configurationmgr/archive/2013/12/11/a-closer-look-at-internet-based-client-management-in-configmgr-2012.aspx

    Direct Access

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/hh922970.aspx



    Gerry Hampson | Blog: www.gerryhampsoncm.blogspot.ie | LinkedIn: Gerry Hampson | Twitter: @gerryhampson

    • Marked as answer by Daniel JiSun Monday, February 2, 2015 10:09 AM
    Monday, January 26, 2015 7:37 AM
  • Thanks for the heads up Gerry,

    we may have to enforce an end user policy for VPN connectivity, would love to get Direct Access win ASAP but not on this years schedule.....

    regards


    many thanks

    Monday, January 26, 2015 10:20 AM