Configuration Manager 2007 console does not recognize installed clients
Posted on 2009-05-15
I am trying to install the Config Manager client on 500+ workstations. So I did a client push to all PCs in the domain from the Config Manager console. According to the console, about half of the PCs now have the client installed on them, the other half does not. However, on every PC I have ever logged into (whether the console tells me it has a client installed or not), it appears that the Config Manager client is installed just fine.
I am installing Configuration Manager 2007 R2 on top of Server 2008 Standard with a SQL 2008 database in a Windows 2000 domain (2000, I know, we're upgrading the domain this month). This is a side-by-side installation within a domain that previously had SMS 2003 installed in it. I have not kept any of the old SMS infrastructure, I have even deleted the old SMS site information out of Active Directory. So when I check workstations one-by-one, I know that my client push seemed to work, since on every machine I now have a "Configuration Manager" icon in the control panel instead of the old Systems Management icon. In addition, the Configuration Manager control panel applet all point to the correct ConfigMgr site and Management Point.
So, if I sit behind one of the workstations, I would have no idea anything was wrong. Everything looks fine. I can even open a remote desktop session from the console to workstations that are listed as not having a client installed. The only reason I know something is wrong is because the Config Manager console says they don't have a client installed. I found another EE article that said to delete the SMSCFG.ini file on the workstation and try pushing the client install again, but that didn't work for me. Can anyone help me troubleshoot this issue?