SMS 2003 in this environment points to the entire domain even though software is only deployed to desktops and laptops.

I believe it should only point to the "Desktop" OU, or whatever it's named, the OU that holds all the desktops and laptops.
The concern someone raised is.........what if a Desktop is in the wrong OU, it will not receive SMS deployments.
Well........it shouldn't be in a "wrong" OU.

Anyway, I am curious as to what you think of the scenario.
Why point to the entire domain and why not?

Thanks so much.
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Your SMS site boundaries are generally either AD sites or IP subnets - which will cover, in general, your whole AD.
You could just include the client subnets and exclude the server subnets here, but there are other configuration options that you can exclude servers with, including the client installation settings to only target desktop OSs

Then depending how you target computers for software deployment you can use AD group membership (computer) and a query to bring that OU membership into a collection. You can specify which OUs are queried on a schedule as part of the SMS settings - thereby just including your desktop OUs.

The option is always there then to deploy to servers at a later stage with a minor configuration change.

Hope that helps,

Dunnpy
Answered 08/12/2010 by: dunnpy
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Remember that SMS/SCCM isn't just for deploying software, but for use as a management/reporting tool.
Answered 08/12/2010 by: VBScab
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