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Anyone know the procedures rolling SCCM/SMS agents to servers?

Thanks!!
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Hello Tiras25!

When you say SCCM/SMS agents... do you mean the SCCM clients?

If so, the following Microsoft TechNet site is a great place to start.  It gives a good overview and will describe everything from the requirements, best practices, planning, etc.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb633063.aspx

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We have SCCM agents rolled out to some unknown percentage of our servers.  I want to make sure they are deployed on all our servers.  
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you can Verify the success or failure of your Configuration Manager 2007 client deployment by viewing the following reports:
Client Deployment Success
Client Deployment Failure
Client Deployment Status Details
for more details can check the link below
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb680619.aspx

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The particular knowledge I need is about deploying to the servers DMZ.

Depending on whether they can access the AD    – and whether any firewall changes are necessary.
For example this is someones comments on modifying the lmhosts file of a DMZ computer in order to allow correct SCCM client installation http://myitforum.com/cs2/blogs/cstauffer/archive/2009/02/06/sccm-client-install-in-a-dmz.aspx 
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Hey again Tiras25!

Unfortunately you are still a bit vague on the details of your situation.  If you can answer a couple of questions, it might help us help you.
a.) Do you have the ConfigMgr 2007 environment operational and is Client Push Installation enabled?
b.) Are the servers you want to deploy the ConfigMgr client to already in place?
c.) Is the Client Push installation failing on the servers and is that your main issue?
d.) Can you utilize a port query tool (many available) on the servers that are having problems?

If the answers are: a.) yes, b.) yes, c.) yes, d.) yes, please do the following:
1. Carefully review this TechNet article, making note of the different port requirements for the different functions of the ConfigMgr 2007 - http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff189805.aspx
   - NOTE: for Client Push Installation, pay particular attention to TCP  135, TCP 445 and TCP 80 (443)
2. From the client server, run the port query tool identifying these ports against the ConfigMgr site server that they should be assigned to.  If any of these ports are blocked, this is most likely your problem and you will need to work with your organization's network/security team to unblock the ports.

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Thank you for the great points.  I will work on that and report back soon.

Thanks again!!
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Hi Tiras25!,

if you need install and assign your DMZ servers to your SCCM server , and your server are not domain member you need :

server locator point (SLP) site role to allow your system to  (Site assignment for clients and - Locating default management points for clients).

client will try to find SLP using one of the below:
•Clients first try to use the server locator point if it is specified on the command line
•if this fails they then try to locate a server locator point from Active Directory Domain Services
•if this fails they then try WINS (you can use lmhosts to configure it on your servers).

Clients locate their default management point using the following mechanisms in the order specified:

•Active Directory Domain Services (N/A)
•DNS (N/A)
•Server locator point ( will be used with the installtion command)
•WINS  (will use LMhosts file also).

So you can manually install the client on your servers and assign the SLP to the installtion command , so check the link below:
How to Specify the Server Locator Point for Configuration Manager Client Computers
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb694195.aspx
also you need to check your firewall setting and ports based on the KB below
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb632618.aspx
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Work in progress.
Thanks!!
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