How to Assign Configuration Manager Client Computers to the Internet-Based Management Point

Applies To: System Center Configuration Manager 2007, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R3, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP1, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2

When Configuration Manager 2007 clients are managed over the Internet, you must configure them with the fully qualified domain name of their Internet-based management point, or their Internet-based network load balanced (NLB) management point from their assigned site. This name must be registered on Internet DNS servers, and match the Internet FQDN configured on the management point that is configured to accept client connections over the Internet, or on the Internet-based NLB management point.

You can configure the Internet-based management point on client computers in the Internet tab of Configuration Manager, or by using a command line configuration, or by using script.

Note

Do not specify an Internet-based management point from a site other than the client’s assigned site.

To assign client computers to the Internet-based management point in Configuration Manager Properties

  1. Navigate to Configuration Manager in the Control Panel of the client computer, and then double-click to open its properties.

  2. On the Internet tab, enter the fully qualified domain name of the Internet-based management point in the Internet FQDN text box.

    Note

    The Internet tab is only available if the Configuration Manager 2007 site is running in native mode.

  3. Click OK.

    Note

    For more information about the options on this tab, see Configuration Manager Properties: Internet Tab.

To assign client computers to the Internet-based management point by using a command-line configuration

To assign client computers to the Internet-based management point by using a script

  1. Open a text editor, such as Notepad.

  2. Copy and insert the following into the file:

    on error resume next
    
    ' Create variables.
    Dim newInternetBasedManagementPointFQDN
    Dim client
    
    newInternetBasedManagementPointFQDN = "mp.contoso.com"
    
    ' Create the client COM object.
    Set client = CreateObject ("Microsoft.SMS.Client")
    
    ' Set the Internet-Based Management Point FQDN by calling the SetCurrentManagementPoint method.
    client.SetInternetManagementPointFQDN newInternetBasedManagementPointFQDN
    
    ' Clear variables.
    Set client = Nothing
    Set internetBasedManagementPointFQDN = Nothing
    
    
  3. Replace mp.contoso.com with the Internet FQDN of your Internet-based management point.

    Note

    If you need to delete a specified Internet-based management point so that the client is not configured to use an Internet-based management point, remove the value inside the quotation marks so that this line becomes newInternetBasedManagementPointFQDN = "".

  4. Save the file with a .vbs extension.

  5. Run the script on client computers, using one of the following methods:

    • Send the file to existing Configuration Manager clients by using software distribution.

    • Run the file locally on existing Configuration Manager clients by double-clicking the script file in Windows Explorer.

See Also

Tasks

How to Configure Configuration Manager Client Computers to Access Their Internet-Based Management Point with a Proxy Server

Concepts

Overview of Internet-Based Client Management
Administrator Checklist: Configuring Client Computers for a Site that Supports Internet-Based Client Management

Other Resources

Deploying Configuration Manager Sites to Support Internet-Based Clients
Tasks for Configuration Manager Internet-Based Client Management

For additional information, see Configuration Manager 2007 Information and Support.
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