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How to set up SCCM with MDT in AD env?

Dear Experts,

Currently we have MDT server in place and it's working just fine. We are exploring more features in SCCM (now MECM) and it's in testing stage. I'm in the middle of OS deployment.

My question is - currently our DHCP is to ask client machine to check PXE boot from MDT server, is there any way that when client machine boots from network, it can select either MDT or SCCM, one or another? Or we have to replace the server address then only SCCM can be used?

Thanks a lot!

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Hi,

Thanks for posting in Microsoft MECM Q&A forum.

1,==>Currently our DHCP is to ask client machine to check PXE boot from MDT server, is there any way that when client machine boots from network, it can select either MDT or SCCM, one or another?
Generally speaking, the PXE client will randomly pick up MDT or MECM (the client will select the first server that replies to its DHCP request about boot file). So it's not recommended that you place one seperate MDT environment and one MECM environment on the same subnet (everything is unsure in such situation).

2,==>Or we have to replace the server address then only SCCM can be used?
Are you using DHCP options to specify the boot server? It may work, but Microsoft don't recommend to do that.

3,If you would like to use MDT and MECM simultaneously, I would suggest to integrate MDT with MECM. This lets you use pretty much every MDT feature inside MECM. Some guides for your reference:
Integrating Microsoft Deployment Toolkit with Configuration Manager
Prepare for Zero Touch Installation of Windows 10 with Configuration Manager

4,Some helpful article to better understand PXE boot for your reference:
You want to PXE Boot? Don't use DHCP Options.
How to boot from a PXE server that's on a different network

Best regards,
Simon


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Hi @SimonRenMSFT-3639,

Thanks a lot! I will look further into these docs then let you know what I need.

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Hi @EavenHuang,

You are welcome! Looking forward to hearing from you.

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Hi,

I am currently standing by for further update from you and would like to know how things are going. If you have any questions or concerns on the recent information I've provided you, please don't hesitate to let me know.

Best regards,
Simon

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