SCCM 2007 - Programmatically Pre-Populate SCCM Client Record


  • Hi,

    We have an SCCM 2007 R3 SP2 environment.  I am working on a project where I would like to pre-populate an SCCM client record and place it in a collection.  However, in my attempts, I am able to prepopulate the SCCM client record (using MAC address as the unique identifier) but when the REAL SCCM client comes online, a NEW SCCM record is created in the database.

    Reason I want to do this:  I'm using VMware tools to actually deploy the OS (and not SCCM OSD).  I want to prestage the client record and place it in a collection.  This collection will have a task sequence advertised to it.  I am hoping that when the OS is deployment and the SCCM client is installed, the client will automatically find itself in the "software deployment" collection... and start to install software via a task sequence.

    Is this possible?  Or am I approaching this the wrong way in SCCM?

    Wednesday, May 01, 2013 8:14 PM