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1 The following 10 questions test your knowledge of client site assignment in Configuration Manager Configuration Manager 2007 Client Site Assignment Quiz

2 Question Can you assign a client to a site before it is installed? Configuration Manager 2007 Client Site Assignment Quiz

3 Question Can you assign a client to a site before it is installed? Configuration Manager 2007 Client Site Assignment Quiz Incorrect. The client assignment process always happens after the client has been successfully installed. A client can be installed and immediately assigned to a site, or it can be installed and not assigned, in which case it is considered an unmanaged client until site assignment is successful. For More Information: About Client Site Assignment in Configuration Manager

4 Question Can you assign a client to a site before it is installed? Configuration Manager 2007 Client Site Assignment Quiz Correct! The client assignment process always happens after the client has been successfully installed. A client can be installed and immediately assigned to a site, or it can be installed and not assigned, in which case it is considered an unmanaged client until site assignment is successful. For More Information: About Client Site Assignment in Configuration Manager

5 Can clients be assigned to a secondary site? Question Configuration Manager 2007 Client Site Assignment Quiz

6 Question Can clients be assigned to a secondary site? Configuration Manager 2007 Client Site Assignment Quiz Incorrect. Configuration Manager clients cannot be assigned to secondary sites; they are always assigned to the parent primary site. However, if they reside in the boundaries of the secondary site, they can take advantage of any proxy management points and distribution points at the secondary site to minimize network bandwidth between them and the primary site. For More Information: About Client Site Assignment in Configuration Manager Understanding Configuration Manager Sites

7 Question Can clients be assigned to a secondary site? Configuration Manager 2007 Client Site Assignment Quiz Correct! Configuration Manager clients cannot be assigned to secondary sites; they are always assigned to the parent primary site. However, if they reside in the boundaries of the secondary site, they can take advantage of any proxy management points and distribution points at the secondary site to minimize network bandwidth between them and the primary site. For More Information: About Client Site Assignment in Configuration Manager Understanding Configuration Manager Sites

8 Your intranet clients are in a different Active Directory forest than their site server. Does this scenario require a server locator point for site assignment? Question Configuration Manager 2007 Client Site Assignment Quiz

9 Question Your intranet clients are in a different Active Directory forest than their site server. Does this scenario require a server locator point for site assignment? Configuration Manager 2007 Client Site Assignment Quiz Correct! If clients cannot location site information in Active Directory Domain Services that is published by the site server, they require a server locator point to complete site assignment. This is a requirement even if you directly assign these clients instead of using auto-site assignment. For More Information: Determine If You Need a Server Locator Point for Configuration Manager Clients How to Specify the Server Locator Point for Configuration Manager Client Computers

10 Question Your intranet clients are in a different Active Directory forest than their site server. Does this scenario require a server locator point for site assignment? Configuration Manager 2007 Client Site Assignment Quiz Incorrect. If clients cannot location site information in Active Directory Domain Services that is published by the site server, they require a server locator point to complete site assignment. This is a requirement even if you directly assign these clients instead of using auto-site assignment. For More Information: Determine If You Need a Server Locator Point for Configuration Manager Clients How to Specify the Server Locator Point for Configuration Manager Client Computers

11 You want to manage some workgroup clients over the Internet. Do these clients require a server locator point to complete site assignment? Question Configuration Manager 2007 Client Site Assignment Quiz

12 Question You want to manage some workgroup clients over the Internet. Do these clients require a server locator point to complete site assignment? Configuration Manager 2007 Client Site Assignment Quiz Incorrect. Although assigning workgroup clients would normally involve specifying a server locator point, assigning a client to an Internet-based site is the exception for when clients dont need to locate site information to complete site assignment. For More Information: Configuration Manager and Service Location (Site Information and Management Points) Site Assignment Data Flow

13 Question You want to manage some workgroup clients over the Internet. Do these clients require a server locator point to complete site assignment? Configuration Manager 2007 Client Site Assignment Quiz Correct! Although assigning workgroup clients would normally involve specifying a server locator point, assigning a client to an Internet-based site is the exception for when clients dont need to locate site information to complete site assignment. For More Information: Configuration Manager and Service Location (Site Information and Management Points) Site Assignment Data Flow

14 Can clients find a server locator point using DNS? Question Configuration Manager 2007 Client Site Assignment Quiz

15 Question Can clients find a server locator point using DNS? Configuration Manager 2007 Client Site Assignment Quiz Incorrect. Configuration Manager clients can find a server locator point from Active Directory Domain Services or from WINS. It can also be specified as an installation property during client installation. For More Information: Configuration Manager and Service Location (Site Information and Management Points) How to Specify the Server Locator Point for Configuration Manager Client Computers

16 Question Can clients find a server locator point using DNS? Configuration Manager 2007 Client Site Assignment Quiz Correct! Configuration Manager clients can find a server locator point from Active Directory Domain Services or from WINS. It can also be specified as an installation property during client installation. For More Information: Configuration Manager and Service Location (Site Information and Management Points) How to Specify the Server Locator Point for Configuration Manager Client Computers

17 Can a Configuration Manager client be assigned to an SMS 2003 site? Question Configuration Manager 2007 Client Site Assignment Quiz

18 Question Can a Configuration Manager client be assigned to an SMS 2003 site? Configuration Manager 2007 Client Site Assignment Quiz Incorrect. Although you can assign an SMS 2003 client to a Configuration Manager site, you cannot assign a Configuration Manager client to an SMS 2003 site. Because this combination will not work, Configuration Manager prevents site assignment from succeeding in this scenario. This is one of the new site compatibility checks in Configuration Manager that requires clients to locate site information from either Active Directory Domain Services or a server locator point. For More Information: About Client Site Assignment in Configuration Manager - Completing Site Assignment by Checking Site Compatibility What's New in Client Deployment for Configuration Manager - Checking for Site Compatibility to Complete Site Assignment

19 Question Can a Configuration Manager client be assigned to an SMS 2003 site? Configuration Manager 2007 Client Site Assignment Quiz Correct! Although you can assign an SMS 2003 client to a Configuration Manager site, you cannot assign a Configuration Manager client to an SMS 2003 site. Because this combination will not work, Configuration Manager prevents site assignment from succeeding in this scenario. This is one of the new site compatibility checks in Configuration Manager that requires clients to locate site information from either Active Directory Domain Services or a server locator point. For More Information: About Client Site Assignment in Configuration Manager - Completing Site Assignment by Checking Site Compatibility What's New in Client Deployment for Configuration Manager - Checking for Site Compatibility to Complete Site Assignment

20 Is it necessary to configure boundaries for the site for auto-site assignment to succeed? Question Configuration Manager 2007 Client Site Assignment Quiz

21 Question Is it necessary to configure boundaries for the site for auto-site assignment to succeed? Configuration Manager 2007 Client Site Assignment Quiz Correct! The clients network location during assignment must fall within one of the configured boundaries for site assignment to succeed. For More Information: About Client Site Assignment in Configuration Manager - How Auto-Site Assignment Works About Client Site Assignment in Configuration Manager - How Auto-Site Assignment Works Planning Configuration Manager Boundaries Example Assignment Scenarios for Configuration Manager: Primary Sites - Auto-Site Assignment Succeeds with Manual Installation Example Assignment Scenarios for Configuration Manager: Primary Sites - Auto-Site Assignment Fails with Manual Installation

22 Question Is it necessary to configure boundaries for the site for auto-site assignment to succeed? Configuration Manager 2007 Client Site Assignment Quiz Incorrect. The clients network location during assignment must fall within one of the configured boundaries for site assignment to succeed. For More Information: About Client Site Assignment in Configuration Manager - How Auto-Site Assignment Works About Client Site Assignment in Configuration Manager - How Auto-Site Assignment Works Planning Configuration Manager Boundaries Example Assignment Scenarios for Configuration Manager: Primary Sites - Auto-Site Assignment Succeeds with Manual Installation Example Assignment Scenarios for Configuration Manager: Primary Sites - Auto-Site Assignment Succeeds with Manual Installation Example Assignment Scenarios for Configuration Manager: Primary Sites - Auto-Site Assignment Fails with Manual Installation

23 Are there some scenarios where auto-site assignment is not suitable? Question Configuration Manager 2007 Client Site Assignment Quiz

24 Question Are there some scenarios where auto-site assignment is not suitable? Configuration Manager 2007 Client Site Assignment Quiz Correct! Configuration Manager clients cannot be automatically assigned to a site – and instead must be manually assigned – if they are currently assigned to a site; you want to manage them as Internet-based clients; they will use DNS publishing to locate their site's default management point; their IP address does not fall within one of the configured boundaries in the Configuration Manager hierarchy. Auto-site assignment might also be unsuitable for laptops that roam between sites and computers with multiple network cards. For More Information: About Client Site Assignment in Configuration Manager Example Assignment Scenarios for Configuration Manager: Primary Sites - Auto-Site Assignment Fails with Manual Installation Example Assignment Scenarios for Configuration Manager: Primary Sites - Auto-Site Assignment Fails with Manual Installation Example Assignment Scenarios for Configuration Manager: Primary Sites - Auto-Site Assignment Assigns Client to Wrong SiteExample Assignment Scenarios for Configuration Manager: Primary Sites - Auto-Site Assignment Assigns Client to Wrong Site

25 Question Are there some scenarios where auto-site assignment is not suitable? Configuration Manager 2007 Client Site Assignment Quiz Incorrect. Configuration Manager clients cannot be automatically assigned to a site – and instead must be manually assigned – if they are currently assigned to a site; you want to manage them as Internet-based clients; they will use DNS publishing to locate their site's default management point; their IP address does not fall within one of the configured boundaries in the Configuration Manager hierarchy. Auto-site assignment might also be unsuitable for laptops that roam between sites and computers with multiple network cards. For More Information: About Client Site Assignment in Configuration Manager Example Assignment Scenarios for Configuration Manager: Primary Sites - Auto-Site Assignment Fails with Manual Installation Example Assignment Scenarios for Configuration Manager: Primary Sites - Auto-Site Assignment Fails with Manual Installation Example Assignment Scenarios for Configuration Manager: Primary Sites - Auto-Site Assignment Assigns Client to Wrong SiteExample Assignment Scenarios for Configuration Manager: Primary Sites - Auto-Site Assignment Assigns Client to Wrong Site

26 In the scenario shown in the following illustration, the computer has been installed as a mixed-mode client, the Active Directory schema has not been extended for Configuration Manager 2007, and the server locator point is published in WINS. Will site assignment to the native mode site succeed? Question Configuration Manager 2007 Client Site Assignment Quiz

27 Question Configuration Manager 2007 Client Site Assignment Quiz Correct! In this scenario, site assignment will succeed. However, the client will be unmanaged because it is in the wrong site mode for its assigned site, and it cannot automatically reconfigure for native-mode client communication. Solutions to this scenario include the following: Extend the Active Directory schema for Configuration Manager 2007, and ensure that the site is publishing to Active Directory Domain Services. This will resolve the situation for clients in the same Active Directory forest as the site server, and they will automatically inherit their assigned sites native-mode site configuration. Reinstall the client using client push. This automatically installs the client for the same site mode. Reinstall the client manually using native-mode installation properties. For More Information: Example Assignment Scenarios for Configuration Manager: Primary Sites - Site Assignment When the Client's Communication Mode Doesn't Match its Assigned Site's Mode How to Install Configuration Manager Clients Using Client Push How to Install Configuration Manager Clients Manually In the scenario shown in the illustration, the computer has been installed as a mixed-mode client, the Active Directory schema has not been extended for Configuration Manager 2007, and the server locator point is published in WINS. Will site assignment to the native mode site succeed?

28 Question Configuration Manager 2007 Client Site Assignment Quiz In the scenario shown in the illustration, the computer has been installed as a mixed-mode client, the Active Directory schema has not been extended for Configuration Manager 2007, and the server locator point is published in WINS. Will site assignment to the native mode site succeed? Incorrect. In this scenario, site assignment will succeed. However, the client will be unmanaged because it is in the wrong site mode for its assigned site, and it cannot automatically reconfigure for native-mode client communication. Solutions to this scenario include the following: Extend the Active Directory schema for Configuration Manager 2007, and ensure that the site is publishing to Active Directory Domain Services. This will resolve the situation for clients in the same Active Directory forest as the site server, and they will automatically inherit their assigned sites native-mode site configuration. Reinstall the client using client push. This automatically installs the client for the same site mode. Reinstall the client manually using native-mode installation properties. For More Information: Example Assignment Scenarios for Configuration Manager: Primary Sites - Site Assignment When the Client's Communication Mode Doesn't Match its Assigned Site's Mode How to Install Configuration Manager Clients Using Client Push How to Install Configuration Manager Clients Manually

29 In the scenario shown in the following illustration, the client is assigned to the Houston primary site but its IP address falls within the boundary of the secondary site, in Melbourne. Melbourne is not attached to the clients assigned site. Can the client use the proxy management point in Melbourne to request client policy and send it inventory data? Question Configuration Manager 2007 Client Site Assignment Quiz

30 Question Configuration Manager 2007 Client Site Assignment Quiz Incorrect. In this scenario, the client must contact the default management point in the clients assigned site in Houston to request client policy and send its inventory data. However, if the client has global roaming capability, it can use the proxy management in Melbourne for content location requests. For More Information: Example Assignment Scenarios for Configuration Manager: Secondary Sites - Assignment with Secondary Site that Isn't Attached to the Client's Assigned Site In the scenario shown in the illustration, the client is assigned to the Houston primary site but its IP address falls within the boundary of the secondary site, in Melbourne. Melbourne is not attached to the clients assigned site. Can the client use the proxy management point in Melbourne to request client policy and send it inventory data?

31 Question Configuration Manager 2007 Client Site Assignment Quiz Correct! In this scenario, the client must contact the default management point in the clients assigned site in Houston to request client policy and send its inventory data. However, if the client has global roaming capability, it can use the proxy management in Melbourne for content location requests. For More Information: Example Assignment Scenarios for Configuration Manager: Secondary Sites - Assignment with Secondary Site that Isn't Attached to the Client's Assigned Site In the scenario shown in the illustration, the client is assigned to the Houston primary site but its IP address falls within the boundary of the secondary site, in Melbourne. Melbourne is not attached to the clients assigned site. Can the client use the proxy management point in Melbourne to request client policy and send it inventory data?

32 Where to go next: For some example assignment scenarios related to primary sites: Example Assignment Scenarios for Configuration Manager: Primary Sites For some example assignment scenarios related to secondary sites: Example Assignment Scenarios for Configuration Manager: Secondary Sites For information about the flow of the site assignment process: Site Assignment Data Flow Configuration Manager 2007 Client Site Assignment Quiz

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