15.5. Troubleshooting Clients with the Client Status Tool

Clients can become your main source of pain, but learning where to go when problems arise will help you quickly resolve any issues that could creep into your environment.

15.5.1. Client Status Reporting

With Configuration Manager 2007 R2, Microsoft released the client status reporting feature, which (as discussed in Chapter 4) evolved from the old SMS 2003 Client Health Monitoring solution. Client status reporting allows Configuration Manager 2007 to provide up-to-date information on the status of its clients. Prior to Configuration Manager 2007 R2, a Configuration Manager administrator could use the built-in web reports to check the health of a client; however, it was never possible ...

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