Hi Friends,

I have an issue related to SMS 2003. I have set up a Virtual SMS lab using the VMWare. Most of the installations is done i.e. Windows Server 2003, Active Directory configuration, set the same server as DC, Installation of SQL server and other required Windows Components. I am intending to you two clients (Win XPs) which are on the same domain as the server and also appear in the Active Directory console. However the machines do not appear in the SMS 2003 Administrator Console under collections.

Any ideas why does this happen and how can I change this? Am I missing anything?

Cheers,

Rajit
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Rajit,

Have a look in your 'Site Settings' > 'Discovery Methods'. I would suspect that you haven't set up the AD discovery methods, or if you have that the polling intervals are too long.

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Dunnpy
Answered 06/05/2009 by: dunnpy
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Hi Paul,

The 'Site Settings' > 'Discovery Methods' > 'Active Directory Discovery Methods' are set as
'Enable Active Directory System' - Checked
There is also a Active Directory Container that I have set which is Recursive and has Groups included.
I changed the polling date for today (set to kept as everyday) and that entered time has already passed.

I suspect one problem checkbox 'Run Discovery as soon as possible' can not be checked. Even if I check it, it gets unchecked immediately. Will that be a problem?
Answered 06/05/2009 by: India_Repackaging
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Rajit,

Once you've put the tick in the box to 'Run Discovery as soon as possible' and clicked 'Apply' it removes the tick, as the discovery has been initiated - this is normal.

What interval have you set your collections to update themselves? You can force an update from the context menu of a collection - All Tasks > Update Collection Membership, and then keep refreshing the collection until it loses the red hour glass.

See how you get on with that...

Thanks,

Dunnpy
Answered 06/05/2009 by: dunnpy
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Been a while since I've touched SMS...so bare with me. Have you configured your site boundaries? Did you specify the correct OU to be polled in discovery?

Also, check out your Adsysdis.log to see if anything jumps out at you in there as well as the Ddm.log...God I miss SMS...lol :).

- Jay
Answered 06/06/2009 by: jcarri06
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What clients are the XP machines running?

try update collection membership, then update subcollection.

In any case SMS takes a bit of time.
Answered 06/07/2009 by: dvdzonenz
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Hi jcarri6,

So now you are with SCCM etc or some other tool?
Answered 06/07/2009 by: dvdzonenz
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Hi Paul, Jay,

As suggested I did analyse the Adsysdis.log & Ddm.log logs. I found it from the Ddm.log that though the computers were found they werent added in to the collections. The problem was with the site boundaries as Jay rightly pointed out. Using the AD sites and services I did add a new subnet and allowed the subnet in the site boundaries on my SMS site and the computers were visble in the collections tab. Although they are showing in the collections tab they are being shown in All Systems rather than Win XP systems which is what they are. Is this a problem? Now I am going to try and install / deploy using this SMS site.

Will let you know my progress? Thanks a ton for your support [:D].
Answered 06/07/2009 by: India_Repackaging
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Now the machines are visible in the Win XP collections as well. Now I install the SMS client on these machines via collections tab, right clicking on the machine name and clicking 'Install SMS Client' -> Advanced Client. But this does not work and I cant see the client installed on any of the two machines and also see a 'No' in the Client & Assigned column of the server.

Is this the only way of installing a client or can i try some other way to overcome this issue?

Rajit
Answered 06/08/2009 by: India_Repackaging
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your XP machines may have firewall installed. You need to disable it to install remote clients.

Search for ccmsetup.log on sms 2003 machine.


http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc988013.aspx

Client Push Installation Client Push Installation fails on client computers running Windows XP SP 2. To enable Client Push Installation, enable File and Print Sharing in the Windows Firewall configuration on the Windows XP client.
Answered 06/08/2009 by: dvdzonenz
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You could also just install your clients manually while you troubleshoot why the the push method isn't working from your server. I believe you have to run CCMsetup.exe or something like that.

Remember that SMS is GREAT at logging everything it does...lol, both a blessing and a curse. There's always a log file, whether on your server or your client, that will tell you what's going on.

Dvd - I'm currently dedicated to packaging :).
Answered 06/08/2009 by: jcarri06
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Have you configured a "Client Push Installation" account? Client push will fail without it.
Answered 06/08/2009 by: DeployTech
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