After a Configuration Manager 2007 client is installed, it must be assigned to a site before it can be managed.
Before assigning clients to a site, ensure that one of the following conditions are true:
- The site must be publishing to Active
Directory Domain Services, and clients are in the same Active
Directory forest as the site server's forest.
- There is a server locator point deployed in
the Configuration Manager 2007 hierarchy and clients can either
automatically locate it, or are directly assigned to it.
The exception to these requirements for site assignment is if you assign a client to an Internet-based site that does not manage clients on the intranet. In this scenario, you directly assign the site to the client and there is no requirement for retrieving information from Active Directory Domain Services, or from a server locator point.
For more information about site assignment, see About Client Site Assignment in Configuration Manager and Determine If You Need a Server Locator Point for Configuration Manager Clients.
Click any link in the following section for procedural information about assigning clients to sites.
In This Section
TasksHow to Publish Configuration Manager Site Information to Active Directory Domain Services
ConceptsOverview of Configuration Manager Client Deployment
Supported Scenarios for Internet-Based Client Management
Other ResourcesHow to Extend the Active Directory Schema for Configuration Manager
Tasks for Configuration Manager Client Deployment
Planning and Deploying Clients for Configuration Manager 2007