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Mastering System Center Configuration Manager by Vangel Krstevski

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Troubleshooting the client installation

A client installation might cause problems for many reasons; this depends on how you install the client, whether the client can be reached, and whether all the prerequisite software is installed. When you use a client push, ensure that all the prerequisites are fulfilled, the site server can connect to the client machines, and that one of the configured client push installation accounts has permissions to the ADMIN$ share on the target machine. Some of the common issues when Configuration Manager cannot connect to the client are:

  • Incorrect firewall configuration
  • The ADMIN$ share is not available
  • The client push installation account is locked out, or the password has expired
  • There is a pending reboot that is ...

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