SCCM 2012 Client Compliance

We have about 4000 Managed Windows 8.1 clients some of which are Semi-Managed i.e users have local admin rights. We would like to ensure that the following agents are not disabled or uninstalled, if they are we would like these to be re-enabled or re-installed:
Endpoint Protection

What is the best way to do this?

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Mike TLeading EngineerCommented:

First thing is to make the agents for both "required". This will reinstall the agent as and when policy kicks in and installs them.
Secondly you need to set Desired Configuration (DCM) with a baseline. This is a ruleset of items that must be present for the machine to be compliant. Items are individual compliance rules, e.g. the CM "agent must be installed". The rule can check a registry entry or existence of a file.

There will be a time lag between someone removing the software and it being forced back. The better solution would be not to grant local admin rights in the first instance but I'm sure you know that already.

What is the justification for this, I'm intrigued?


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RSMGmailAuthor Commented:
Thanks Mike,

I'll set this up and test.

This has been led by senior management, local admin rights are required for users who's job it is to test software.

Second phase will be to introduce Bit9.

I'll keep you posted
Mike TLeading EngineerCommented:
OK, thanks. I hope you don't mean their are testing software with admin rights as it's unrealistic, troubleshooting with admin rights though is essential.

RSMGmailAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the help

It worked a treat
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