While using the SCCM console to administer, SCEP is always the preferred method; you may find yourself in a situation where you will need to perform SCEP tasks without the use of the SCCM console. If there was a major virus outbreak on your network and SCCM was knocked offline, it would be critical to maintain control of your SCEP clients.
Additionally, you may have staff members that need to be able to launch full scans and force definition updates remotely, but you do not wish to grant them access to the SCCM console. This recipe will show you how to leverage
MpCmdRun.exe and a great free utility from Microsoft named PsExec to accomplish SCEP administration without the SCCM console.
For this recipe, you will ...