Multiple SCCM servers in same domain
How can we install 2 SCCM primary site servers in the same domain? What are the steps to do that? Also, I have a confusion about PXE that if there will be 2 WDS servers then how the new machine will PXE from the WDS according to my choice? Any help would be highly appreciated. Thanks Chandan
April 20th, 2012 8:08am
"How can we install 2 SCCM primary site servers in the same domain?" - do you mean two primaries as a parent/child or two primaries as two central sites? If the former then that's fairly straightforward. In the case of the second then you'll want to avoid publishing to AD and when you install the SCCM client specify the name of the FSP, SLP and MP as appropriate On the PXE front you may have an interesting time. There is an unsupported registry hack which you can make on WDS which allows you to select the correct PXE server if more than one respond.
April 20th, 2012 8:17am
It's no problem having two separate hierarchies (sites) in the same domain/forest even if AD publishing is enabled. It's just a matter of boundaries. Make sure that they don't overlap and you won't run into problems.Torsten Meringer | http://www.mssccmfaq.de
April 20th, 2012 9:04am
Thanks for this useful reply. My requirement is to install two primary central sites in same domain. What kind of registry changes are needed for PXE response?Thanks Chandan
April 20th, 2012 11:52am
What kind of registry changes are needed for PXE response? Not sure what you're after here. PXE is a broadcast based protocol initiated by a client's NIC well before Windows is ever loaded. PXE servers simply respond to PXE requests from clients. This has absolutely nothing to do with AD or domains. What kind of functionality change or control are you expecting from a registry change?Jason | http://blog.configmgrftw.com | Twitter @JasonSandys
April 21st, 2012 6:09pm
hi jason, As torsten mentioned in the above post,that we can have two SCCM in the same domain but the boundries should be different. so when a client machine request for PXE how can we make sure which PXE server has replied to the request. DHCP provides the ip to the client machine, so if we are having boundry set according to the IP then How can we make my 2nd sccm in the domain to respond to the PXE request. MY Scenario - 2 SCCM installed in the same domain. I want my 2nd sccm to respond to pxe request. Please help. Thanks Pranay.
April 23rd, 2012 1:22am
PXE is an industry-standard, network layer protocol that has no concept of anything having to do with AD domains or boundaries in ConfigMgr. Honestly, the best way to explain PXE is to point you to wikipedia (which has an very good page on PXE) or the session I just did at MMS 2012: Configuration Manager 2012: Getting Started in which I covered PXE communication (all of the MMS 2012 sessions are available online and free at http://www.mms-2012.com/Headlines/Details/a49e819b-8589-e111-b8c3-001ec953730b).Jason | http://blog.configmgrftw.com | Twitter @JasonSandys
April 23rd, 2012 1:53am