troubleshooting Question

Best SCCM discovery method to reduce old/dead computers

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Joseph DalyFlag for United States of America asked on
Windows Server 2003Windows Server 2008IT Administration
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We are in the process of testing/deploying SCCM to our company. Today we basically got the server installed and configured and are working on some very basic tasks. One item that we have come accress while pushing out the clients is the best discovery option to use.

Right now we have turned on the AD computer discovery option. This is working as I can see a whole bunch of our systems in the all systems group. We then manually tested the client push and this worked as expected. After that we turned on the automatic client install and that worked fine as well.

Now comes the issue. I noticed in site status we were in a warning for the client install component. After a little digging this was due to some old computer accounts in AD that SCCM was not able to find/contact in order to install the client on. Im guessing this is because we have some non-existent computer accounts in our AD.

So my question to the SCCM gurus out there is there a better way to do discovery to limit these false positives?

Is there a way in SCCM to automatically remove clients from the console that havent checked in after a certain amount of days?

If I delete the computer accounts from AD will they be automatically deleted from SCCM?

Any other reccomendations that you may have in order to keep our SCCM installation clean and uncluttered with dead computer accounts.

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