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Administrator Checklist: Deploying Clients in Configuration Manager

Updated: January 1, 2013

Applies To: System Center 2012 Configuration Manager, System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1, System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager

Use the following checklist for Configuration Manager client deployment to help you plan, configure, deploy, and manage Configuration Manager clients in your organization.

 

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Review the introductory information for client deployment and if applicable, changes since Configuration Manager 2007

Introduction to Client Deployment in Configuration Manager

Review the prerequisites for installing Configuration Manager clients and make any required changes

Prerequisites for Windows Client Deployment in Configuration Manager

Plan for any changes you must make for client deployment and make any required changes

Planning for Client Deployment in Configuration Manager

Configure your Configuration Manager hierarchy and infrastructure to prepare for client deployment

How to Configure Client Communication Port Numbers in Configuration Manager

How to Configure Client Computers to Find Management Points by using DNS Publishing in Configuration Manager

How to Prevent the Client Software from Installing on Specific Computers in Configuration Manager

Configure the client settings that will manage the devices when the client is installed

How to Configure Client Settings in Configuration Manager

Deploy the Configuration Manager client to devices

For Windows computers:

For Mac computers (Configuration Manager SP1):

For Linux and UNIX computers (Configuration Manager SP1):

For mobile devices:

Configure client status to monitor clients on Windows computers

How to Configure Client Status in Configuration Manager

For System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1 and System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager only:

For mobile devices that you want to enroll by using Windows Intune:

  • Configure a Windows Intune subscription and then install the Windows Intune connector

How to Manage Mobile Devices by Using Configuration Manager and Windows Intune

For mobile devices that you want to manage but cannot enroll by using Configuration Manager or Windows Intune:

  • Install and configure the Exchange Server connector

How to Manage Mobile Devices by Using Configuration Manager and Exchange

Manage devices

How to Manage Clients in Configuration Manager

Monitor Configuration Manager clients to ensure that they remain managed

How to Monitor Clients in Configuration Manager

See Also

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For additional resources, see Information and Support for Configuration Manager.

Tip: Use this query to find online documentation in the TechNet Library for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager. For instructions and examples, see Search the Configuration Manager Documentation Library.
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