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If the Client Install Fails on Initial Discovery... RRS feed

  • Question

  • Can the Client Push be sent out again Automatically and not by a Manual Push. Reason for the failure was I have 'Task Scheduler service' 'Disabled' for security reasons. After I setup the new SCCM 2012 only a few clients got the agent. I have since turned ON the TS service, but it does not seem to try again to push out the client. Only newly discovered clients get the agent. I see there are many methods of sending out the client..not sure which one I need...I just want it to keep trying upon a failure...

    Thursday, July 21, 2016 7:19 PM

Answers

  • Here's a summary of the different client deployment methods: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb633063.aspx

    For manual client push, a push will be retried to a specific client every hour for 7 days.

    Auto client push won't really ever stop trying.

    Alternatively, a startup script that initiates ccmsetup on systems without an agent already installed is also a popular method.

     


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

    • Proposed as answer by Frank Dong Friday, July 22, 2016 9:02 AM
    • Marked as answer by Frank Dong Monday, August 8, 2016 12:27 AM
    Thursday, July 21, 2016 8:04 PM

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  • Here's a summary of the different client deployment methods: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb633063.aspx

    For manual client push, a push will be retried to a specific client every hour for 7 days.

    Auto client push won't really ever stop trying.

    Alternatively, a startup script that initiates ccmsetup on systems without an agent already installed is also a popular method.

     


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

    • Proposed as answer by Frank Dong Friday, July 22, 2016 9:02 AM
    • Marked as answer by Frank Dong Monday, August 8, 2016 12:27 AM
    Thursday, July 21, 2016 8:04 PM
  • Thanks Jason, I read all that, but what log would show me that the manual push is trying every hour. I'm looking at the ccmsetup.log it it only shows activity when it was Initial Discovered...nothing after that...                              
    Thursday, July 21, 2016 8:10 PM
  • ccm.log on site server.

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

    Thursday, July 21, 2016 8:15 PM
  • Thanks again...it is working...I had set the Task Scheduler to 'auto' and reboot the clients...next question is...what happens after 7 days?...I'm not sure I will have all clients on board. Can this time limit be extended?
    Friday, July 22, 2016 2:23 PM
  • Well, that depends upon on how you installing the client.

    If you are using manual push, then nothing happens after 7 days -- you'd have to initiate the push again.

    If you are using auto client push, then every time the system is re-discovered, the 7 days of attempts will start over.

    If you use a start-up script, then 7 days is irrelevant.

    Keep in mind that none of these methods are mutually exclusive -- you can use as many as you wish to ensure coverage.


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

    Saturday, July 23, 2016 6:41 PM