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  • Question

  • Hi

    Whenever a computer is reinstalled the SCCM client doesn't seem to get pushed automatically and the existing record in SCCM (2012) is eventually marked inactive. How does  SCCM Client automatically reinstall on inactive clients?  

    Thanks

    Wednesday, February 4, 2015 1:35 PM

Answers

  • ConfigMgr doesn't install the client automatically on devices marked as Inactive. Only devices with client marked as NO, will be targeted by an automatic client push (if configured). The only mechanism that would set client back to NO is the Clear Install Flag maintenance task.

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    Wednesday, February 4, 2015 2:18 PM
  • When a client is off the network for an extended period of time the clear install flag will do just what it indicates it does. When the client comes back online it sends a heartbeat which reactivates the record (makes it client=yes)


    John Marcum | Microsoft MVP - Enterprise Client Management
    My blog: System Center Admin | Twitter: @SCCM_Marcum | Linkedin: John Marcum

    • Marked as answer by Daniel JiSun Tuesday, March 3, 2015 7:51 AM
    Wednesday, February 4, 2015 6:03 PM

All replies

  • ConfigMgr doesn't install the client automatically on devices marked as Inactive. Only devices with client marked as NO, will be targeted by an automatic client push (if configured). The only mechanism that would set client back to NO is the Clear Install Flag maintenance task.

    My Blog: http://www.petervanderwoude.nl/
    Follow me on twitter: pvanderwoude

    Wednesday, February 4, 2015 2:18 PM
  • When a client is off the network for an extended period of time the clear install flag will do just what it indicates it does. When the client comes back online it sends a heartbeat which reactivates the record (makes it client=yes)


    John Marcum | Microsoft MVP - Enterprise Client Management
    My blog: System Center Admin | Twitter: @SCCM_Marcum | Linkedin: John Marcum

    • Marked as answer by Daniel JiSun Tuesday, March 3, 2015 7:51 AM
    Wednesday, February 4, 2015 6:03 PM