Installing SCCM 2012R2 Clients

There are many articles on the internet on how to push the SCCM client to clients/servers, but not all of them go into the pre-requisitse:

If you have not set up an account for client push installations (and I suggest you do) the computer account of the SCCM server will be used. This must have administrative rights on the target machine. I generally create a specific user account in AD and add it to domain admins. I use this account ONLY for client pushes.

Firewall Рseveral rules need to be created on the windows firewall to allow the client push to happen (I use a group policy for this):

DescriptionUDPTCP
Server Message Block (SMB) between the site server and client computer.445
RPC endpoint mapper between the site server and the client computer.135135
RPC dynamic ports between the site server and the client computer.DYNAMIC
Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) from the client computer to a mixed mode management point.80 (See note 1,Alternate Port Available)
Secure Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTPS) from the client computer to a native mode management point.443 (See note 1,Alternate Port Available)

 In order to successfully use client push to install the Configuration Manager 2012 client, you must also add the following as exceptions to the Windows Firewall:

File and Printer Sharing

Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI)

The following links will give more details

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb680537.aspx

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff189805.aspx

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb694088.aspx

 

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