Chapter 7

Client Health

Maintaining healthy Configuration Manager clients is critical for delivering Configuration Manager services and meeting required service-level agreements. When clients in the environment are not healthy, the accuracy and dependability of Configuration Manager services are degraded, resulting in systems that are either completely or partially unmanaged.

Client health has been a challenge historically with Configuration Manager, and many tools or processes have been developed to help identify and repair broken clients. The most recent offering from Microsoft was the Client Status Reporting tool, which arrived in Configuration Manager 2007 R2. While good, many of these tools fall short in that client health problems must ...

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