Topic Last Updated—August 2008
The following considerations should be taken into account when installing the Configuration Manager 2007 R2 client status reporting feature:
- Deployment scope
- Client status reporting host system
- Network Bandwidth
|The information in this topic applies only to Configuration Manager 2007 R2 and Configuration Manager 2007 R3.|
Only one SQL server and one Configuration Manager 2007 site database can be specified for each installed instance of client status reporting. Only one instance of client status reporting can be installed on a computer.
Client Status Reporting Host System
The client status reporting host system is the computer on which you install client status reporting. Consider the following when designating the client status reporting host computer:
- You can install client status reporting on
any Configuration Manager 2007 site system. However, this is not a
requirement. You can also install client status reporting on any
server or workstation with network connectivity to your
Configuration Manager 2007 site.
Note For performance reasons, Microsoft recommends installing client status reporting on a server other than the server hosting the Configuration Manager 2007 site database.
- It is recommended that the client status
reporting host system be located in close proximity on the network
to the site server of the monitored site.
- If you want to monitor the status of client
computers in a Configuration Manager 2007 secondary site, you must
configure client status reporting to report to the database of the
- Client status reporting might use
considerable computer resources on the client status reporting host
system. For this reason, it is recommended that you do not install
client status reporting on a computer that is running other
resource intensive applications.
- The Client Status Reporting Service Account
requires administrator privileges and the "logon as a service"
right on the client status reporting host system computer.
- To be able to query the Configuration Manager
2007 client service on client computers by using client ping, the
Client Status Reporting Service Account must have administrator
permissions on the client computers.
If you have slow network connections between Configuration Manager 2007 sites in your hierarchy, the available bandwidth might not be sufficient to support using client ping and collecting policy request log files. In this case, consider installing an instance of client status reporting at each primary site in your hierarchy.
|Client status reporting does not consolidate reports for multiple instances of the feature.|