Checking SCCM After Post-Config

 System Center Configuration Manager (CM12 or CM07 or ConfigMgr or Configuration Manager), formerly Systems Management Server (SMS), is a systems management software product by Microsoft for managing large groups of Windows-based computer systems. Configuration Manager provides remote control, patch management, software distribution, operating system deployment, network access protection, and hardware and software inventory.

In preparing a Windows-based client for use, you will need to check if all entries of SCCM are loaded on the client machine after post-config has completed. Not completing the last step of post-config causes SCCM to not install properly.

Steps to take:

  • Configuration Manager can be located in the control panel (here shown as XP)

    XP Control Panel

  • OR (here shown as Windows 7)

    Win7 Control Panel

  • Launching SCCM will give you the following set of tabs.

    SCCM panel

  • Important
    • Make sure that under the Components tab Status shows as installed or enabled.
    • Make sure that under the Actions tab all the actions are listed as shown below.

    Note: It takes a while to show all the available actions. (In case you need click to Repair the components, you'll need to login with your domain account). Your main concern is that the second tab, Components, has been loaded correctly.

     

    Components tab Actions tab
  • Advanced and Updates tabs should look like the below samples.
     
    Advanced tab Updates tab
  • Important.
    • If the Configurations tab is blank, you can go to the Action tab and select "Machine Policy Retrieval & Evaluation Cycle" and then click on the Initiate Action button.
    • It may be necessary to open and close the "Configuration Manager Properties" to refresh the tabs.

    SCCM panel

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