Tuesday, June 7, 2016

SCCM 2012 - How to Deploy SCOM 2012 Agent

So now that we have SCCM 1511 up and running I wanted to setup up a deployment for the SCOM agent. This is actually a very simple application to setup.

Gather SCOM Agent Files:
So the first thing we need is the SCOM Agent files. On your SCOM server navigate to %ProgramFiles%\System Center 2012\Operations Manager\Server\AgentManagement. You will see AgentLogs, amd64, UnixAgents and x86. Since all the servers in my lab are 64bit I am going to copy the amd64 folder over to my app catalog on my SCCM server. I plan to cover multi-platform deployment in the next segment.

Create the Application:
Since this is an .msi we will be building an Application. On your SCCM server go to Software Library > Application Management > Applications. Right Click on Applications and choose Create Application. Type is .msi and you will need to browse to the share location of the MOMAgent.msi. Click Next

If you copied the entire amd 64 folder, all of your install files should be discovered successfully. Click Next

I like to be fairly detailed when building Applications. It makes it easier to manage them in the long run. Fill out the Application information as you feel is necessary. For Installation program you should fill it out as follows (updating the yellow text for your enveronment):


Click Next

Review the summary and Click Next

Wait for it...

And Done!

One final step. Open the SCOM console and go to Administration > Settings > Security. Change the radio button to Review new manual agent installations in pending management view and Check Automatically approve new manually installed agents. This will allow all newly installed clients to be accepted into the Management Group without any administrator intervention.

Distribute the content and deploy to your servers collection and you are all set!

More to come!

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