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Boundary Configuration in SCCM 2012 R2. RRS feed

  • Question

  • We are having a Cas & two primary site (PS1,PS2) in our prod.PS2 was not installed earlier so we have added the ip range boundary of PS2 in PS1 boundary, there was a separate boundary group for PS2 site.

    Now, we have installed the PS2 site and all the setting & boundary which were configured in PS1 were replicated to PS2 site(as it was connected to the CAS) but PS2 is not discovering all the devices in it's range.

    The devices which are discovered in PS1 is more than 9 K & the devices which are discovered in PS2 site is 1K approx.

    Boundary range are the same in PS1 & PS2 but the OU which is added in Active directory system Discovery is different.

    PS1 has 5 OU(All the sites) & PS2 has 2(Created only for PS2 Sites). All the machines which are present in the OU of PS2 site are showing up in PS1 site but they are not showing up in PS2 site (after adding the OU in Active directory system discovery in PS2 Site) and PS2 site has discovered many devices which are not in the site OU.

    Where i am going wrong. i wanted to know how the machines are discovered in such hierarchy.

    Please help.

    Thanks,

    Pranay.


    Friday, December 13, 2013 9:05 AM

Answers

  • It's not filtering, that's the way it works though because a primary site only knows about the clients that it manages: it has no knowledge of clients in other primary sites so can't display them. That's the point of a CAS: it's a central *administration* site and you should perform all administration from it although unless you have 100,000+ managed clients, having multiple primary sites and a CAS is a bad idea in the first place.

    Jason | http://blog.configmgrftw.com

    Saturday, December 14, 2013 2:52 PM

All replies

  • Assuming that these systems have the client agent installed, they will never automatically switch sites -- it doesn't work that way. Once a client agent is assigned to a site, it will never automatically reassign itself. If you want to move the clients in question to the new site, you must do this manually, with a script, or using the new functionality in 2012 R2 that does this from the console.

    Jason | http://blog.configmgrftw.com

    Friday, December 13, 2013 3:08 PM
  • Ya all the system have clients installed from PS1.

    Does SCCM 2012 R2 filter out the machines according to the site assigned to the machines.

    like machine having PS1 site code will only me seen under Asset & compliance -> Devices, of PS1 site similarly the machine with PS2 Site code are shown in PS2 site.

    Please Suggest,

    Thanks,

    Pranay.

    Saturday, December 14, 2013 7:43 AM
  • It's not filtering, that's the way it works though because a primary site only knows about the clients that it manages: it has no knowledge of clients in other primary sites so can't display them. That's the point of a CAS: it's a central *administration* site and you should perform all administration from it although unless you have 100,000+ managed clients, having multiple primary sites and a CAS is a bad idea in the first place.

    Jason | http://blog.configmgrftw.com

    Saturday, December 14, 2013 2:52 PM