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How to Create a Server Locator Point in Configuration Manager

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

Server locator points are used in a Configuration Manager 2007 hierarchy to complete site assignment and help clients locate management points when clients cannot locate that information through Active Directory Domain Services.

For more information, see Determine If You Need a Server Locator Point for Configuration Manager Clients.

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The server locator point site system must have Internet Information Services (IIS) installed.

Clients can find a server locator point by either automatically locating it in WINS, or by having the server locator point manually assigned during installation. For more information see How to Specify the Server Locator Point for Configuration Manager Client Computers.

Procedure

Use the following procedure to create the server locator point.

To create a server locator point:

  1. In the Configuration Manager console, navigate to System CenterConfiguration Manager/ Site Database /Site Management/ <site code> - <site name> /Site Settings/Site Systems

  2. To launch the New Site Role Wizard, right-click the server that will be assigned the server locator point role and then click New Roles.

  3. On the General page of the New Site Role Wizard, complete the options if needed, and then click Next.

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    For more information about the options, see Site System Properties: General Tab.

  4. On the System Role Selection page, click Server Locator Point, and then click Next.

  5. On the Server Locator Point page, specify any options that are required, and then click Next.

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    For more information about the options, see ConfigMgr Server Locator Point Properties: General Tab.

  6. On the Summary page,click Next.

  7. Click Close to complete and exit the wizard.

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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