Configuring High-Risk Deployment Settings in Configuration Manager

 

Updated: May 14, 2015

Applies To: System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP2, System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager SP1

Beginning with System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP2, you can manage the behavior for high-risk task sequence deployments. A high-risk deployment is a deployment that is automatically installed and has the potential to cause unwanted results. For example, a task sequence that has a purpose of Required that deploys an operating system is considered a high-risk deployment.

To reduce the risk of an unwanted high-risk deployment, you can configure the following deployment verification settings:

  • Collection size limits: Hide collections that contain more clients than a configured number when you create a deployment.

    • Default size: This setting hides collections, by default, with more clients than the configured number when you create a deployment. You can still view these collections when creating the deployment, but they are hidden by default. The default value is 100. Enter a value of 0 to ignore this setting.

    • Maximum size: This setting always hides collections with more clients than the configured number when you create a deployment. The default value is 0, which ignores this setting. The Maximum size value must be greater than the Default size value.

    For example, let’s say you set Default size to 100 and the Maximum size to 1000. When you create a high risk deployment, the Select Collection window will only display collections that contain less than 100 clients. If you clear the Hide collections with a member count greater than the site’s minimum size configuration setting, the window will display collections that contain less than 1000 clients.

  • Collections with site system servers: Block deployments, or require verification before creating the deployment, when the target collection contains a computer with a site system role. When a deployment is blocked, you must select a different collection that meets the deployment verification criteria.

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High-risk deployments are always limited to custom collections, collections that you create, and the built-in Unknown Computers collection. When you create a high-risk deployment, you cannot select a built-in collection such as All Systems.

To configure deployment verification for a site

  1. In the Configuration Manager console, click Administration.

  2. In the Administration workspace, expand Site Configuration, click Sites, and then click the primary site to configure.

  3. On the Home tab, in the Properties group, click Properties, and then click the Deployment Verification tab.

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