SCCM Installation TIPS:

1. install sql 08 on windows 08 server - enterprise, get all the updates for sql as well.

2. Install sccm 2012 on windows 08 server - enterprise - get all the updates. Install ADK 8.1. Install KB2905002.
3. start all discovery from ->Administration->Overview->Hierachy Configuration->Discovery Methods, enable all discovery.
4. Create Boundary Group and Boundary under same location( Administration->Overview->Hierachy Configuration)
5. Add the bondary group to Distribution Point from Administration->Overview -> Distribution Points -> properties->Boundary Groups
6. Install application catalog and web service in cm server, install reporting role on sql serve from Administration->Overview->Site Configuration->Servers and Site System Roles.
7. change client settings - computer agent -Default Application Catalog to cm server and add default app catalog to trusted zone.
8. Administration -Site Configuration -Sites -Site-(ON Top) Settings-> configure client installtion to push to all clients.

9. Configure Network Access Account -> Administration->Overview->Site Configuration->Sites->Right Click->Configure Site Components->Software Distribution->Network Access Account



0. Always apply the image directly other than download by go to options, Task sequence options, access directly.

1. Import Image and make sure upload it to DP by distribute it to DP. Also under properties check copy it to DP.

2. Create Task sequence.

3. Create Collection of Computers and add Collection variable for example RoomName

4. Use Task Sequence Variable RoomName as Condition for different OSD in same task sequence. 

5. Also you can use IsLaptop, IsDesktop or IsVirtualMachine as Condition for task sequence.

6. For rename computer, using different condition and put text into .wsp and copy it to DeploymentShare$,create MDT package by integrate MDT first then create it by point it to MDT deployment share folder.

7. In task sequence deploy the MD Package first then run gather before you setup task sequence.

8.following wsp scripts can be used:

<job id="BSCRenameComputer">
<script language="VBScript" src="/ZTIUtility.vbs"/>
<script language="VBScript">

Dim ComputerName

ComputerName = InputBox("Please type in Computer Namae.","Rename Computer",,,0)
oEnvironment.Item("OSDComputerName") = Ucase(ComputerName)

9 Put it under MDT deployment Share then upgrade the MDT package, otherwise the scripts wont be copied to server.

10. To run BAT or EXE, copy them to a network location and share them, then add connect to network folder step and run them from network folder. 

For example connect \\cmserver\source\scripts to W:. And make sure all your scripts point to w:\. For example w:\LenovoSetupComplete.CMD.




SCCM WSUS Integration TIPS:

1. Install WSUS on window 2008 server, I install it on SCCM server

2. Install following updates:

Checking for supported version of WSUS (min WSUS 3.0 SP2 + KB2720211 + KB2734608) SMS_WSUS_CONFIGURATION_MANAGER 4/15/2014 2:48:40 PM 3648 (0x0E40)

3. Install Software Update role.

4. Start Sychronization under SOftware. Check WCS.log to see.

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