In the past I have used WDS for large deployments of laptops. I recently have moved to SCCM 2007 on a Windos 2003 server. I have also tried on Windows 2008 server. Both works. I have tried SCCM on Domain controller and on member server. All works. The deployment is successful now. I am now deploying large number of laptops again. I just need to PXE boot and the rest is done without any intervention. Joining OU is automatic, laptop naming is automatic, driver integration is very easy. Forefront End Point Protection is integrated in the SCCM console and easy to deploy. Windows updates are easy to deploy as well.
I am not an expert on this product. I did face problems at every step. But step by step I have overcome all problems and now I have a functioning SCCM. I did a bit everyday. Watching youtube videos, windows-noob website and this site has helped me on the way.
If anybody is planning to deploy SCCM 2007 then you can ask me questions. I do not know all answers. But will try to help.
Just setting up SCCM and ForeFront Endpoint here. How are you updating the definitions on the ForeFront please?
Congrats on getting it installed - trust me - it'll be worth it!
If you want to make good use of SCCM in a school environment you need to spend a lot of time learning bit by bit. You could in fact wipe an entire network if used incorrectly. But it works great when it works well
Gatt (4th April 2012)
Just a heads up for anyone else installing/configuring SCCM - there is a blog series available via the link in my sig below...
A quick question for people using SCCM. Is it supposed to take literally hours to deploy a package to clients even though I have selected "run as soon as possible" on the schedule on the advertisement?
FN-GM (4th April 2012)
Ive been running some tests on it, transferring the setup I have now to 2012. It will be a Summer project if I do it. Some more tests with the RTM version...
Yes. As of two days ago.
Last edited by Arthur; 4th April 2012 at 11:50 PM.
Who you talking to please?by the way it maybe down to the refresh of when it does a machine retrieval policy. I set mine to 15 minutes instead of the basic 60 minutes.
I am setting up SCCM here and I have got to the point where the TS is called
Task Sequence Wizard
Select Task Sequence
but at the moment this is where my install fails with a message about a missing package. Time to create a new task sequence.
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