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  • Question

  • Hi guys,

    I am looking to push out clients to over 700 devices on the network. Does anyone have experience as to how best to push them out - 1. all in one go 2. break it up 3. in working hours/out of hours 4. effect on the network?

    Thanks - Travis

    Wednesday, July 15, 2015 8:14 AM

Answers

  • @Travis - You could enable the auto site wide client push installation. You can configure client push installation for a site, and client installation will be automatically initiated on the computers discovered within the site's configured boundaries.

    Manual way - You can initiate a client push installation by targeting a specific collection or resource within a collection using the Client Push Installation Wizard

    help link - http://prajwaldesai.com/configuration-manager-2012-r2-client-installation/

                  - https://technet.microsoft.com/en-in/library/bb632380.aspx


    Prajwal Desai, http://prajwaldesai.com

    • Proposed as answer by Joyce L Tuesday, July 28, 2015 11:19 AM
    • Marked as answer by Joyce L Thursday, July 30, 2015 11:32 AM
    Wednesday, July 15, 2015 8:59 AM
  • Hi Travis,

    I would push out a couple of clients to see the impact on the client, for instance, if you have multiple required packages/applications deployed to the collections where you're going to add the clients to, the clients might start installing the software after you've installed the SCCM agent, and this might affect client performance or network performance.

    After you've tested the deployment of the SCCM agent, I would deploy them in batches. SCCM processes these batches in a non-simultaneous way, this behaviour can be observed in the CCM.log logfile - in my environment, it takes about 4-6 seconds to kick off the installation on a client, and then the next client is being processed.

    • Proposed as answer by Joyce L Tuesday, July 28, 2015 11:19 AM
    • Marked as answer by Joyce L Thursday, July 30, 2015 11:32 AM
    Wednesday, July 15, 2015 9:16 AM

All replies

  • @Travis - You could enable the auto site wide client push installation. You can configure client push installation for a site, and client installation will be automatically initiated on the computers discovered within the site's configured boundaries.

    Manual way - You can initiate a client push installation by targeting a specific collection or resource within a collection using the Client Push Installation Wizard

    help link - http://prajwaldesai.com/configuration-manager-2012-r2-client-installation/

                  - https://technet.microsoft.com/en-in/library/bb632380.aspx


    Prajwal Desai, http://prajwaldesai.com

    • Proposed as answer by Joyce L Tuesday, July 28, 2015 11:19 AM
    • Marked as answer by Joyce L Thursday, July 30, 2015 11:32 AM
    Wednesday, July 15, 2015 8:59 AM
  • Hi Travis,

    I would push out a couple of clients to see the impact on the client, for instance, if you have multiple required packages/applications deployed to the collections where you're going to add the clients to, the clients might start installing the software after you've installed the SCCM agent, and this might affect client performance or network performance.

    After you've tested the deployment of the SCCM agent, I would deploy them in batches. SCCM processes these batches in a non-simultaneous way, this behaviour can be observed in the CCM.log logfile - in my environment, it takes about 4-6 seconds to kick off the installation on a client, and then the next client is being processed.

    • Proposed as answer by Joyce L Tuesday, July 28, 2015 11:19 AM
    • Marked as answer by Joyce L Thursday, July 30, 2015 11:32 AM
    Wednesday, July 15, 2015 9:16 AM
  • That question cannot be answered without knowing all details about your infrastucture. I've initiated client push for 10k at once without any issues in the past, but that does not indicate that it will for for 700 too. 

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


    • Edited by TorstenMMVP Wednesday, July 15, 2015 2:40 PM
    Wednesday, July 15, 2015 9:36 AM
  • are those 700 clients are on at one geographical location or on same subnet?

    If those 700 clients ate scattered between different subnets and or geographical location I think it should be fine.

    Wednesday, July 15, 2015 2:34 PM

  • If those 700 clients ate scattered between different subnets and or geographical location I think it should be fine.

    What if there are 70 locations with 10 clients each and the WAN bandwidth is 128kbps?

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

    Wednesday, July 15, 2015 2:41 PM
  • That scenario is very rare but possible. In that case I wont recommend pushing clients all at once.

     
    Wednesday, July 15, 2015 3:50 PM