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Management Point Component Properties: General Tab

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

Use this tab to specify the default management point for the site. You can specify whether the default management point is a physical management point or a network load balancing cluster virtual server.

Default management point
View or select a default management point for the site.

None
Indicates there is no default management point. Without a default management point for the site, clients assigned to the site will be unmanaged.

Management point
Indicates that a default management point for the site is established on the specified server name.

Server Name
Select a computer name among the site systems that have the management point role assigned.

Network Load Balancing cluster virtual server
Indicates that a network load balancing cluster virtual server serves as the default management point.

ImportantImportant
When using a network load balancing (NLB) cluster virtual server as the default management point for Configuration Manager 2007 sites configured to operate in mixed mode, a Service Principal Name (SPN) must be configured for the NLB virtual server before configuring it as the default management point. For more information about configuring an SPN for NLB management point site systems, see How to Configure an SPN for NLB Management Point Site Systems.

IP Address
Select the type of IP address (either IPv4 or IPv6 format), and then enter the virtual IP address of the network load balancing cluster server.

ImportantImportant
This option is not supported if the site is configured for native mode. Instead, specify a fully qualified domain name (FQDN).

FQDN
Type the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) of the network load balancing (NLB) cluster on the intranet if the NLB management points accept client connections on the intranet. This is a requirement for native mode sites.

Type the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) of the Internet-based network load balancing (NLB) cluster if the NLB management point accepts client connections from the Internet.

noteNote
Only sites in native mode can support Internet-based client management.

Additional configuration steps are required for NLB management points in mixed mode if the site is using automatic approval:

  • Locate the configuration steps provided in the Microsoft Windows Server 2003 article that explains how to configure Kerberos authentication for load balanced Web sites: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=92667 and follow the instructions in the article with the following two exceptions:

    • At the end of Phase 1: Administration of Domain Controller, add the domain user account to the local Administrators account on each server in the NLB cluster.

    • During Phase 2: Administration of Servers, add the domain user account to the application pool named CCM Windows Auth Server Framework Pool, rather than to the example application pool named DefaultAppPool.

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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