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Configuration Manager Tasks for Planning a Single Site

Applies To: System Center Configuration Manager 2007, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R3, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP1, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2

When planning to deploy a Configuration Manager 2007 site, you should carefully consider the following planning tasks in this section.

In This Section

Decide If You Should Have Multiple Sites in Your Hierarchy
Helps you decide if you should plan for multiple sites in your Configuration Manager hierarchy.

Decide If You Should Extend the Active Directory Schema
Helps you decide if you should extend the Active Directory schema for Configuration Manager.

Decide If You Should Upgrade or Perform a New Installation
Helps you decide if you should upgrade an existing SMS 2003 site or perform a new installation of Configuration Manager.

Choose Between Simple or Custom Setup
Helps you choose between simple or custom Configuration Manager Setup.

Determine If You Will Use a Custom Web Site
Helps you decide if you should use a custom Web site for Configuration Manager sites.

Determine If You Will Use FQDN Server Names
Helps you to determine if you should use fully qualified domain names (FQDNs) for site system servers.

Choose Configuration Manager Boundaries
Helps you choose boundaries for Configuration Manager sites.

Choose a Configuration Manager Client Installation Method
Helps you choose a client installation method for Configuration Manager client installation.

Choose Which Configuration Manager Features You Need
Help you to determine which features you require in Configuration Manager.

Choose Between Local and Remote Configuration Manager Site Database Servers
Helps you choose where to install the Configuration Manager site database.

Choose the SMS Provider Installation Location
Helps you choose where to install the SMS Provider for a Configuration Manager site.

Configuring DNS for Configuration Manager Site System Roles
Provides guidance on how to configure DNS for site systems on the intranet, or for site systems that support Internet-based client management.

Determine If You Need to Publish to DNS
Helps you determine if you should publish the default management point to DNS.

Choose between Native Mode and Mixed Mode
Helps you determine which site mode you should configure for the site.

Determine Whether You Can Use Your Existing PKI for Native Mode
Helps you determine if you can use your existing public key infrastructure (PKI) when configuring a site for native mode.

Determine If You Need to Specify Client Certificate Settings (Native Mode)
Helps you determine if you need to specify client certificate settings for native mode, or whether you can use the defaults.

Decide How to Deploy the Site Server Signing Certificate to Clients (Native Mode)
Provides guidance on the different options for deploying the site server signing certificate to clients when the site is configured for native mode.

Renewing or Changing the Site Server Signing Certificate
Provides information on whether you need to take additional steps when the site server signing certificate is renewed or changed in a native mode site.

Determine Whether You Need to Enable Certificate Revocation Checking (CRL) On Clients (Native Mode)
Provides guidance on whether you should configure native mode clients to use certificate revocation checking (CRL).

Determine If You Need to Configure a Certificate Trust List (CTL) with IIS (Native Mode)
Provides guidance on whether you should configure a certificate trust list with IIS when the site is configured for native mode.

Decide If You Need to Configure HTTP Communication for Roaming and Site Assignment (Native Mode)
Provides guidance on whether you should enable the option for HTTP communication on a native mode site.

See Also

For additional information, see Configuration Manager 2007 Information and Support.
To contact the documentation team, email SMSdocs@microsoft.com.
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