SCM to SCCM process RRS feed

  • Question

  • Can I ask a couple of low tech basics on SCM and SCCM.

    How does an admin get the SCM policy get into SCCM and how does that then scan your PC's across the domain for compliance / non compliance?

    Say an admin uses SCM - picks some policies for say Win7SP1 clients, and then wants that in SCCM to use as a "all our machines must adhere to this" type baseline compliance mechanism. What happens?

    Second part of my question, in SCM, if you pick one of the default baselines, how do you actually pick your choice of configuration. Or put another way, if you dont pick a configuration, which default will be applied when you export this baseline prior to import into SCCM. Each parameter listed has "default", "microsoft" or "custom" recommendations. How do you chose which you want to use, or will it just go with the default unless otherwise configured?

    • Edited by cf090 Tuesday, August 14, 2012 10:06 AM
    Tuesday, August 14, 2012 10:02 AM

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  • You export the baseline in DCM format, then import that file into Configuration Manager. You need to refer to the COnfiguration Manager documentation to fully understand how to use DCM to monitor groups of computers. That product is designed for managing medium and large enterprise networks and compliance scanning via DCM is only one of its many features. In other words, if you're not familiar with it there is a lot of information available: http://technet.microsoft.com/library/gg682129.aspx.

    Kurt Dillard http://www.kurtdillard.com

    Wednesday, August 15, 2012 11:00 PM