SCCM Central and Primary sites are up, now what?

Posted on 2011-03-14
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
Hello all,

Our main goal is to deploy FEP to replace Norton Anti-virus using SCCM.

I have installed SCCM 2007 R2 which includes a central site "ALF" and a Primary site "BRA". Everything seems ok so far however don't see anything on the Primary site (BRA).

The central site sees all the servers (using AD discovery) from both sites, installs the client on "ALF" only which is fine however the Primary sites (BRA) sees only the SCCM server in its own  site and that's it. All the collections appear empty, it cannot discover anything. I'm wondering what's next? What should I see on the Primary site and how can I get there?

Boundaries have been set.
Addresses have been set.

It seems like they don't sync to each other.

Any help would be appreciated.
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Expert Comment

ID: 35132594
AD discovery works kinda backwards.  It writes back up to the central rather than the other way round.  I run discoveries on all my secondaries, their parent primaries which in turn syncs to the central.

Author Comment

ID: 35133365
Oh I see. So it is best to use the Primary site as the main site rather than the central site, right? What I son't get is that the Primary site has a SCCM server with the proper site affected to it however when I see the server in the central site, the site code is blank... any ideas??
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Kezzi earned 250 total points
ID: 35133420
What do you mean by "the Primary site has a SCCM server with the proper site afftected to it"?

So Set up AD discovery on BRA to discover only the clients you want reporting to that site.  And then set up the rest of your discoveries for ALF.  The reason they do this, is so you can manage each site wihout affecting other sites by accidental rollouts and such if (also a reason for boundaries)
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Author Comment

ID: 35133692
I meant the sccm sees itself and has auto affected the proper code site to itself.
Maybe I had a wrong idea on how to manage the entire thing. I thought that the sites would "sync" at some points in order to have a one view sees all kinda thing but what you are saying makes sense as the sites won't affect each other.

It's a bit clearer in my mind now and I'll try to keep that in mind.


Author Closing Comment

ID: 35133696
Sometimes you need more than one brain to think straight ;o)
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Expert Comment

ID: 35133716
you're welcome :)
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Expert Comment

ID: 35133721
are you able to put this into the correct MS System Centre Zone?

Author Comment

ID: 35133760
I couldn't find it actually, the zone selection is  a bit odd.

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