When I perform a new Configuration Manager installation after all the standard configuration (enable all agents necessary, configuring the different roles, boundaries, network access accounts and configure all the other standard components) I also end up doing a lot of other configuration as well.
I tried to collect all the information needed about the different tasks and thought I would share it here.
Configuration steps I perform after installation:
- Change Max mif file size = I normally configure it to 20MB http://be.enhansoft.com/post/2013/12/10/Change-the-Maximum-File-Size-of-Management-Information-Files-(MIF)-in-SCCM-2012.aspx
- Handle IIS Log files = http://ccmexec.com/?p=395
- Change IIS Filtering on all DP’s =http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc431377.aspx
- Change SCCM PXE cache timeout =http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2019640
- Configure DCOM permissions = http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb633148.aspx
- NO_SMS_ON_DRIVE.SMS = create an empty text file called NO_SMS_ON_DRIVE.SMS on all drives that are not to be used by the distribution point role, to control on which drive packages on the distribution point are created.
- Install Client status Reporting = Install the Client Status reporting component from the R2/R3 installation media.
- Modify Anti-virus real-time scan = information can be found in this article http://blogs.technet.com/b/configurationmgr/archive/2010/11/30/configmgr-2007-antivirus-scan-and-exclusion-recommendations.aspx
- Change the default client cache size = modify it on all clients to 10GB instead of the default, specially useful if you are going to use App-V together with SCCM. Modify the client installation strings in all task sequences, Client push and SCCM client installation packages by adding the following “SMSCACHESIZE=10240”
- Install the latest hotfixes = http://ccmexec.com/?p=644 Don’t forget to add the client hotfix installation to both OS deployment task sequences and Client Push configuration to ensure that all clients are updated.