SCCM

System Center Configuration Manager is a systems management tool by Microsoft that layers on top of the functionality provided by Active Directory to supply a number of features:

  • Software Deployment – Push and Pull
  • Power Management
  • Imaging
  • Inventory – Hardware, Software, and Metering
  • Patching – Microsoft updates, Third-party vendors, and in-house
  • Mobile Device Management of Windows Phones
  • Integration with AD – authentication, authorization, and client targeting
  • Fully Functional API

SCCM and SQL Servers are maintained by OIT.
Feature implementation falls under the auspices of the AD Policy Committee.
SCCM Client licenses cover all university-owned machines.

The SCCM Service teams can be contacted using the following Google Groups:

  • Core Team – group-activedirectory-sccm@ncsu.edu
  • Application Team – group-activedirectory-packaging@ncsu.edu
  • Imaging Team – group-activedirctory-packaging@ncsu.edu
  • Patching Team – group-activedirectory-patching@ncsu.edu

If you need to submit a ServiceNow ticket for issues with SCCM you can email the following:

  • Core Team – activedirectory_sccm@help.ncsu.edu
  • Application Team – activedirectory_packaging@help.ncsu.edu
  • Imaging Team – activedirectory_imaging@help.ncsu.edu
  • Patching Team – activedirectory_patching@help.ncsu.edu

 

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Implementation decisions:

  • Distribution Points will use BITS instead of SMB for data transfer.
  • Support of off-campus clients is a requirement.
  • Management Points will be using NLB for redundancy.
  • Collections will be created following the same delegated OU structure as AD with the “Limit to Collection” setting.
  • SCCM Agent will be installed on all clients in AD. Exceptions will have to be approved by OIT S&C. The install of the agent will either be via a signed powershell script, task in WDS imaging, or via WSUS.

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