How to Configure the MBAM 2.5 System Center Configuration Manager Integration

This topic explains how to configure Microsoft BitLocker Administration and Monitoring (MBAM) to use the System Center Configuration Manager Integration topology, which integrates MBAM with Configuration Manager.

The instructions explain how to configure Configuration Manager Integration by using:

  • A Windows PowerShell cmdlet

  • The MBAM Server Configuration wizard

The instructions are based on the recommended architecture in High-Level Architecture for MBAM 2.5.

Before you start the configuration:

Step Where to get instructions

Review the recommended architecture for MBAM.

High-Level Architecture of MBAM 2.5 with Configuration Manager Integration Topology

Review the supported configurations for MBAM.

MBAM 2.5 Supported Configurations

Complete the required prerequisites on each server.

Install the MBAM Server software on each server where you will configure an MBAM Server feature.

Note

For this topology, you must install the Configuration Manager console on the computer where you are installing the MBAM Server software.

Installing the MBAM 2.5 Server Software

Review Windows PowerShell prerequisites (applicable only if you are going to use Windows PowerShell cmdlets to configure MBAM).

Configuring MBAM 2.5 Server Features by Using Windows PowerShell

To configure Configuration Manager Integration by using Windows PowerShell

  1. Before you start the configuration, see Configuring MBAM 2.5 Server Features by Using Windows PowerShell to review the prerequisites for using Windows PowerShell.

  2. Use the Enable-MbamCMIntegration Windows PowerShell cmdlet to configure the Reports. To get information about this cmdlet, type Get-Help Enable-MbamCMIntegration.

To configure the System Center Configuration Manager Integration by using the wizard

  1. On the server where you want to configure the System Center Configuration Manager Integration feature, start the MBAM Server Configuration wizard. You can select MBAM Server Configuration from the Start menu to open the wizard.

  2. Click Add New Features, select System Center Configuration Manager Integration, and then click Next.

    The wizard checks that all prerequisites for the Configuration Manager Integration have been met.

  3. If the prerequisite check is successful, click Next to continue. Otherwise, resolve any missing prerequisites, and then click Check prerequisites again.

  4. Use the following descriptions to enter the field values in the wizard:

    Field Description

    SQL Server Reporting Services server

    Fully qualified domain name (FQDN) of the server with the Reporting Service point role. This is the server to which the MBAM Configuration Manager Reports are deployed.

    If you don’t specify a server, the Configuration Manager Reports will be deployed to the local server.

    SQL Server Reporting Services instance

    Name of the SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) instance where the Configuration Manager Reports are deployed.

    If you don’t specify an instance, the Configuration Manager Reports will be deployed to the default SSRS instance name. The value you enter is ignored if the server has System Center 2012 Configuration Manager installed.

  5. On the Summary page, review the features that will be added.

    Note
    To create a Windows PowerShell script of the entries you just made, click Export PowerShell Script and save the script.

  6. Click Add to add the Configuration Manager Integration feature to the server, and then click Close.

    Got a suggestion for MBAM? Add or vote on suggestions here. Got a MBAM issue? Use the MBAM TechNet Forum.

Configuring the MBAM 2.5 Server Features

Validating the MBAM 2.5 Server Feature Configuration