Find Server roles in SCCM
I want to be able to sort servers based on their function (i.e. Database server, file server, print server, DC, etc.). Does SCCM collect this information? If it is added to a field in the AD properties for the server can we then run a query to gather this information?
February 12th, 2010 12:30am
As far as I know you can collect any AD attibute as along as you know the attribute name and add it to discovery. You could then create collections based on that info.John Marcum | http://www.TrueSec.com/en/Training.htm | http://myitforum.com/cs2/blogs/jmarcum
February 12th, 2010 4:26am
HiBelow May helpDoes SCCM collect this information? we can not create a collection based on AD Attributes.If it is added to a field in the AD properties for the server can we then run a query to gather this information?You may create a AD OU based an AD properties and map it to SCCM collection.
February 12th, 2010 3:10pm
Domain Controller or not; that one is easy. Assuming you have on (in sms_def.mof) computersystem, domainrole, 0 or 1 is a workstation, 2 or 3 is a server, and 4 or 5 is a DC.For some other roles, no... not so straight forward. If your servers all happen to be Server 2008, there is a newer WMI class that could help you out there, but it only applies to server 2008 : http://myitforum.com/cs2/blogs/skissinger/archive/2008/09/27/win32-servercomponent-what-is-it.aspxOtherwise, as mentioned if you can in some other fashion tag those computers as having a specific role, whether you do that with a specific AD attribute on the computer object, or you manually drop a custom regkey onto those servers, and then compose a custom Hardware Inventory edit to pull that into ConfigMgr, there are multiple ways to get that information.Standardize. Simplify. Automate.
February 12th, 2010 6:23pm