Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Install MS Dynamics CRM 2011 for Outlook using Service Center Configuration Manager 2012 - part 2

In my previous post, I described how to install SCCM 2012 and in this post I will discuss how to configure SCCM 2012. All these tasks are accomplished from the Configuration Manager Console. I am listing the tasks in the order that I have performed then, there is no need to do them in this order, though:

Install Application Catalog roles

Navigate to Administration | Overview | Site Configuration | Server and Site System Role. Right Click on the SCCM server and select Add System Roles. Follow the wizard and ensure that the following roles are selected on the role selection screen:

Application Catalog web service point
Application Catalog website point

Continue with the Wizard accepting the defaults.

Enable Discovery Method(s):

Navigate to Administration | Overview | Discovery Methods. Double Click on the method you want to use for discovery of AD objects and tick the Enable box. Depending on the method there will be different options to configure.
The screenshot below shows Active Directory System Discovery, with a filter to limit the discovery to computers within the SCCMTEST OU.

Once enabled, right click on the enabled discovery method and select Run Full Discovery Now.

You can check the results of the scan by navigating to Assests and Compliance | Overview | Devices:

I also created a restricted groups policy in AD to make the SCCM server a member of the local administrators group in all computers in the SCCMTEST OU, as this is needed for software installation.

Create a Boundary:

Navigate to Administration | Overview | Boundaries.  Press the Create Boundary button and follow the wizard. I suggest using an Active Directory site as this seems to be the most common configuration:

Create a Boundary Group:
Navigate to Administration | Overview | Boundaries.  Right Click on the Boundary created in the previous section and select Add Select Items | Add Selected Items to New Boundary Group

Extend Schema:

This is very straight forward, simply run this command from the installation disc as a user with the necessary permissions to modify Active Directory's Schema:
Add Device Collection:

This is not strictly needed but it makes it easier to ensure that all devices receive the correct software. Navigate to Assests and Compliance | Overview | Device Collections and click on Create Device Collections button and follow the wizard. I suggest that the All system collection is used as the limiting collection.

Install Client:

If you have been following this series, then all you need to do is right click on the Device or Device Collection and follow the wizard. Otherwise, ensure that you read the Before you begin page of the wizard and comply with the pre-requisites there.

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