Decide How to Install Configuration Manager Clients for Internet-Based Client Management
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 the Configuration Manager 2007 site supports Internet-based client management for clients that are sometimes on the intranet, and sometimes on the Internet, you can install the clients on the intranet with any of the available client installation methods and include the configuration for Internet-based client management.
However, you might need to install clients that are on the Internet (either because they are Internet-only clients or because you need to install them before they come back into the intranet). In this scenario, you need to decide how to install these clients.
|Installing a client directly from the Internet-based management point, or from the Internet-based software update point is not supported.|
How to Install Clients on the Internet
There are two supported methods for installing clients that are on the Internet:
Provide a mechanism for these clients to temporarily connect to the intranet using a virtual private network (VPN), and then install them using any appropriate client installation method.
Use an installation method independent from Configuration Manager, such as packaging the client installation source files onto removable media that you can send to users to install with instructions. The client installation source files are located in the <InstallationPath>\Client folder on the Configuration Manager 2007 site server and management points. Include on the media a script to manually install the client by using CCMSetup.exe and all the appropriate CCMSetup command-line properties. These will need to include the following:
CCMSetup command-line property /source:<local path on removable media>
CCMSetup command-line property /native:[<native mode option]
Client.msi property CCMHOSTNAME=<FQDN of Internet-based management point>
Client.msi property SMSSIGNCERT=<local path to exported site server signing certificate>
Client.msi property SMSSITECODE=<site code of Internet-based management point>
Client.msi property FSP=<Internet FQDN of the Internet-based fallback status point>
Client.msi property CCMALWAYSINF=1
Note For a full list of CCMSetup command-line properties, see About Configuration Manager Client Installation Properties.
- CCMSetup command-line property /source:<local path on removable media>
PKI Client Computer Certificate Requirement
Because clients that are managed over the Internet must communicate with their Internet-based site using native mode communication, ensure that these clients also have their public key infrastructure (PKI) certificate installed. For more information about this certificate requirement, see the following topics:
ConceptsAdministrator Checklist: Configuring Client Computers for a Site that Supports Internet-Based Client Management
Example Scenarios for Implementing Internet-Based Client Management in Configuration Manager
Supported Scenarios for Internet-Based Client Management
Determine the Configuration Manager Client Installation Method to Use
Other ResourcesDeploying Configuration Manager Sites to Support Internet-Based Clients
Tasks for Installing Configuration Manager Clients
For additional information, see Configuration Manager 2007 Information and Support.
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