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How to Provision Configuration Manager Client Installation Properties using Group Policy

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

You can use Windows Group Policy to provision computers in your enterprise with Configuration Manager 2007 client installation properties. These properties are stored in the registry of the computer and read when the client software is installed. This procedure would not normally be required for Configuration Manager 2007. However, this might be required for some client installation scenarios, such as the following:

  • You are using the Group Policy or software update point client installation methods and you have not extended the Active Directory schema for Configuration Manager 2007.

  • You want to override client installation properties on specific computers.

If any installation properties are supplied on the CCMSetup.exe command line, then installation properties provisioned on computers will not be used.

A Group Policy administrative template named ConfigMgr2007Installation.adm is supplied on the Configuration Manager 2007 installation media which can be used to provision client computers with installation properties. Use the following procedure to configure and assign this template to computers in your organization.

To configure and assign client installation properties using Group Policy:

  1. Import the administrative template ConfigMgr2007Installation.adm into a new or existing Group Policy object, using an editor such as Windows Group Policy object editor.

    This file can be found in the folder TOOLS\ConfigMgrADMTemplates on the Configuration Manager 2007 installation media.

  2. Open the properties of the imported setting Configure Client Deployment Settings.

  3. Click Enabled.

  4. In the CCMSetup field, enter the required CCMSetup command line properties. For a list of all CCMSetup command line properties and examples of their use, see About Configuration Manager Client Installation Properties.

  5. Assign the Group Policy object to the computers that you want to provision with Configuration Manager 2007 client installation properties.

For information about Windows Group Policy, refer to your Windows Server documentation.

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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