Prevent SCCM2012 client to be pushed to Server OS machine RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have enabled automatic site-wide client push installation, but only checked Workstations under System types, No Server OS

    But anyway the client are pushed out to servers, and Configuration Manager site system servers.
    How can prevent client push to servers?

    Running System Center Configuration Manager 2012 Service Pack 1.


    Thursday, October 24, 2013 4:57 AM

All replies

  • you can use a registry key on the sccm server to prevent installation on some machines, as described here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg712273.aspx

    or change the AD system discovery method to only specify 'computer' OUs and not the 'server' OUs

    Thursday, October 24, 2013 5:43 AM
  • If we have to manually modify the registry key, then why there're options in SCCM console -> client push installation to choose Server/Workstation/SCCM Site Server?

    Monday, October 28, 2013 2:04 AM
  • Do you have another installation method in play like WSUS or script?

    Have you reviewed ccm.log to verify this behavior?

    Have you gone back into the client push settings to verify that the servers option is in fact still unchecked?

    Jason | http://blog.configmgrftw.com

    Monday, October 28, 2013 2:16 PM
  • The option to choose if the client is installed on server/workstation/cm sites is for Automatic Client Push. Client Push will not create the CCR file that triggers the initial installation if the device matches with anything selected there.

    Using the registry key option is an override that is fully honored by the Client Configuration Manager component, so installation will be skipped there.

    Rob Marshall | UK | My Blog | WMUG | File CM12 Feedback | CM12 Docs | CM12 Release Notes

    Wednesday, November 13, 2013 8:06 PM