We are moving from Radia (active directory based) to SCCM. We have been using AD groups to entitle and not entitle workstations to applications. There are instances where some machines cannot have certain applications (i.e., part of a department that cannot use a newer version of acrobat reader since it breaks a custom app) and we have an exception group that is checked prior to application deployment.

Is there anyway to check active directory group membership from within a wise install script?

Hope this makes sense.....


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Why not use SCCM in the way it's designed to be used - tied in to Active Directory?

Collections can be set to populate from AD groups with methods of creating the exceptions you require using queries, in a SQL type way. That way you can mirror your Radia setup to some extent.

Sounds like you need to attend some SCCM training, or at least buy the SCCM Administrator's Companion to give you a helping hand.

Hope this helps,

Answered 04/02/2009 by: dunnpy
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The above book that was mentioned is a good one for SCCM and it also includes a CD with ebook and podcast overviews of each chapter.

You can find a lot of free resource info on the web for learning SCCM.

The main site page of course at:
http://www.microsoft.com/systemcenter/configurationmanager/en/us/default.aspx has some free resource downloads and also some "virtual labs" which I haven't tried yet myself.

There's hours of free videos here:

Microsoft SCCM Technet webcast Videos:

Then the virtual labs and virtual machine downloads:

Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2 VHD

Online Virtual Lab

If you have the money there's also a CBT nuggets video which gives a good overview of SCCM

Hope some of that info is helpful..
Answered 04/03/2009 by: LB3
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