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Sunday, July 19, 2009

Part 105: SCCM Client Agent Configuration

Welcome back. In this articles, I will continue to explore on SCCM Client Agent Configuration. There are 10 different agents which each of them pull information from workstation/device to SCCM server.



let start the configuration for each agents:-

a) Hardware inventory Client Agent
Purpose: To get hardware inventory such as RAM,processor, display, etc
-default inventory every: 7 days
-Set to : 30 minute in the lab environment








b) Software Inventory Client Agent
Purpose: To get software inventory
-default inventory every: 7 days
-Set to : 30 minute in the lab environment









On the Inventory Collection tab, delete the default value and add file types of *.exe in the location %ProgramFiles%\ and exclude files in the Windows directory. This option allow the SCCM to get inventory of all files with the extension .exe in the Program Files folder.






c) Advertised Program Client Agent

Purpose: To enable package distribution
Tick New program notification icon opens Add/Remove Programs







d) Computer Client Agent

Specify the Network Access Account to lab\SMSUser account which we've created in earlier article.








On customization tab, allow you to change the text message display when software update, software distribution and operating system deployment.
On BITS tab,select Apply to branch distribution points and all clients and allow BITS downloads outside of throttling window






e) Desired Configuration management Client Agent

Default: 7 days
Set to: 30 minute in the lab environment








f) Mobile Device Client Agent

Leave the default value.










g) Remote Tools Client Agent

Purpose: To allow remote tools
Tick Users cannot change policy or notification setting ...

Leave the default level of access allowed.







On the Security tab, add the user account lab\SMSAdmin and lab\SMSUser as the permitted viewer









on the Remote Assistance tab, tick Configure unsolicited Remote Assistane setting and configure solicited Remote Assistance setting with Full Control level of access







h) Network Access Protection Client Agent

Leave the default value
NAP is enabled
Default evaluation: 7 days








i) Software Metering Client Agent

Leave the default value
Software metering agent is enabled by default.
Default schedule: 7 days
Set to: 30 minute







j) Software Update Client Agent

Leave the default value.
Software update agent is enabled by default.
We will configure this agent later.







That's concluded client agents configuration.
Please take note that changing the schedule of the agents will have direct impact on the performance of the SCCM01 server.

Stay tune for our next Part 106: Backup SCCM.

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