Use the following best practices information to help you deploy clients on computers in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager.

Use software update-based client installation for Active Directory computers

Extend the Active Directory schema and publish the site so that you can run CCMSetup without command-line options

When you have many clients to deploy, plan a phased rollout outside business hours

Enable automatic upgrade after your main client deployment has finished

Use SMSMP and FSP if you install the client with client.msi properties

If you want to use client languages other than English, install the client language packs before you install the clients

Plan and prepare any required PKI certificates in advance –for Internet-based client management, enrolled mobile devices, and Mac computers

Before you install clients, configure any required client settings and maintenance windows

For Mac computers and mobile devices that are enrolled by Configuration Manager, plan your user enrollment experience

When you manage Windows Embedded devices on the Configuration Manager SP1 client, use File-Based Write Filters (FBWF) rather than Enhanced Write Filters (EWF) for higher scalability

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