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Managing Multiple Workgroup Machines with the Same Host Name RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have an interesting scenario in an environment where a vendor service that runs at multiple sites has an on-site server that is on a workgroup, and they all have the same hostname. I manage a number of workgroup machines, but before I attempt this - has anyone done this before? I feel like there will be issues because I believe SCCM requires DNS fully functioning for each client. 

    Thanks, 

    Friday, June 23, 2017 5:46 PM

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  • DNS won't be an issue as all client agent communication is client agent initiated (remote control, WoL, and client push are kind of exceptions to this statement but they aren't really part of the agent itself). Your issue will be that ConfigMgr simply requires unique NetBIOS names for managed Windows systems. This is a leftover requirement from way back that still unfortunately exists to my knowledge.

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

    Friday, June 23, 2017 5:58 PM