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)
- OR (here shown as Windows 7)
- Launching SCCM will give you the following set of tabs.
- 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.
- Advanced and Updates tabs should look like the below samples.
- 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.