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<p>SCCM / SMS Interview Questionssecondary site to a primary site?No. A secondary site is always a secondary site. It cannot be upgraded, moved, or changed without deleting it and reinstalling it. If you delete and reinstall, you lose all secondary site data.Can you distribute a package to a computer without making it a member of a collection?No. To distribute software you must have a package, a program and an advertisement. Advertisements can only be sent to collections, not to computers. If you want to distribute a package to a single computer, you must create a collection for that computer.What is Secondary Site?Four Main characteristics: A Secondary Site does not have access to a Microsoft SQL Database Secondary Sites are ALWAYS a Child Site of a Primary Site and can only be administered via a Primary Site Secondary Sites cannot have Child Sites of their own Clients cannot be assigned directly to the SiteWhat is CENTRAL SITE?A Central Site is a Configuration Manager Primary Site that resides at the top of the Configuration Manager hierarchy. All Database information rolls from the child to the parent and is collected by the Central Sites Configuration Manager Database. The Central Site can administer any site below it in the hierarchy and can send data down to those sites as well.What is PRIMARY SITE?Four main characteristics: The Site has access to a Microsoft SQL Server Database Can administer or be administered via the Configuration Manager Console It can be a child of other Primary Sites and can have Child Sites of its own Clients can be assigned directly to the SiteHow do you install and configure Secondary site serverhttp://exchangeserverinfo.com/2008/05/02/installation-and-configuration-of-secondary-site-server.aspxHow do you create a package for Adobe?the command line msiexec.exe /q ALLUSERS=2 /m MSIHPSJR /i AcroRead.msi TRANSFORMS=mytransform.mstHow do you distribute a package? create a package in SCCM, pointing it to the installation sources, and in the package create an install program (you may have already done this?) assign Distribution Points to your package so the contents get synched. create a Collection containing the objects (users/computers) that are allowed to receive the package. create an Advertisement for the distribution, linking the package you created to the collection, decide whether the Adverisement is mandatory (installation enforced) or not (users have to go to the Run Advertised Programs dialog in Windows and select to install the program)How SCCM download the patches?You need to add the Software Update Point site role to the site, configure the software update point as active, configure the products, classifications, sync settings, etc. in the Software Update Point properties. THEN, you can go to the Update Repository node and run the Run Synchronization action from the central primary site. Once synchronization completes, you will see the metadata in the Configuration Manager console.How do youconfigurethe SUP?In the Configuration Manager console, navigate toSystem CenterConfiguration Manager/Site Database/Site Management/ /Site Settings/Site SystemsRight-click the site system server name, and then clickNew Roles.SelectSoftware update point,and then clickNext.Specify whether the site server will use a proxy server when connecting to the software update point, and then clickNext.SelectUse this server as the active software update point,and then specify the port settings configured for the WSUS Web site on this site system.Specify the synchronization source for the active software update point using one of the following settings:likeSynchronize from Microsoft Update or Synchronize from an upstream update serverKeep the default settingDo not create WSUS reporting events,and then clickNextSpecify whether to synchronize software updates on a schedule by selectingEnable synchronization on a scheduleSpecify the update classifications for which the software updates will be synchronized, and then clickNext.Specify the products for which the software updates will be synchronized, and then clickNext.OpenSUPSetup.login \Logs to monitor the installation progress for the software update point. When the installation completes,Installation was successfulis written to the log file.OpenWCM.login \Logs to verify that the connection to the WSUS server was successful.How do you Backup SCCM Server?To create a scheduled backup task, expand the Site Settings node and expand the Site Maintenance node, click on Tasks.For Manual backup StartSMS_SITE_BACKUP serviceWhat are the client deployments methods?Client Push Installion, Software update point based installation, Group Policy Installation, Logon Script Installation, Manual Installation, Upgrade Installation(software Distribution)Can you discover clients those are in different AD forest?yes.Internet-based client management, which supports the following site systems installed in a separate forest to the site server:Management pointDistribution pointSoftware update pointFallback status pointWhat are the prerequisite for Software Update Point?Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) 3.0, WSUS 3.0 Administration Console, Windows Update Agent (WUA) 3.0,Site server communication to the active software update point,Network Load Balancing (NLB),Background Intelligent Transfer Server (BITS) 2.5,Windows InstallerWhat is SMS Provider?The SMS Provider is a WMI provider that allows both read and write access to the Configuration Manager 2007 site database. The SMS Provider is used by the Configuration Manager consoleThe SMS Provider can be installed on the site database server computer, site server computer or another server class third computer during Configuration Manager 2007 Setup. After setup has completed, the current installed location of the SMS Provider is displayed on the site properties general tabWhat is ITMU?SMS 2003 Inventory Tool for Microsoft UpdatesWhat is the use of WSUS (Windows Server Update Service)?It enables administrators to deploy the latest Microsoft product updates to computers that are running the Windows operating system.Difference between SMS 2003 and SCCM 2007What is WMI (indows Management Instrumentation)?You can write WMI scripts or applications to automate administrative tasks on remote computersWhat is SUP ( Software Update Point)?This is required component of software updates, and after it is installed, the SUP is displayed as a site system role in the Configuration Manager console. The software update point site system role must be created on a site system server that has Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) 3.0 installed.You want specific users\groups to run specific custom reports. What should you do?Navigate to System Center Configuration Manager Site Database Security Rights UsersRight click on Users and select Manage ConfigMgr UsersNavigate to the SCCM Support group you created earlier1. For Collection (All Instances) add the following:- Delete resource- Modify resource- Read- Read resource- Use remote tools2. For Report (All Instances) add the following:- Read3. For Computer association (All Instances) add the following:- Create- Delete- Read- Recover user state4. Click Next5. Click Next6. Click CloseYouhave been provided with permissionson the SCCM console to create, distribute, modify and delete packages? However, whendistributing a packagethere is no Distribution points listedin the Distribution Point Wizard. What should you do?To designate a distribution point on a new server or server share1. In the Configuration Manager console, navigate toSystem CenterConfiguration Manager/Site Database/Site Management/ /Site Settings.2. Right-clickSite Systems,point to New, and then click Server or Server Share, depending on which you want to create.3. If you are creating a new server, use theNew Site System Server Wizardto create the site system server, and select theDistribution Pointcheck box from theAvailable Roleson theSystem Role Selectionpage to designate this server as a distribution point.What are the required ports used by Configuration Manager?http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb632618.aspxYou distributed a software application tosome systems in your environment and few are failed, how do u troubleshoot the failure? what steps you will follow on client side and site server side?How SCCM clients come to know that they have to use SCCM WSUS?How certificates created in SCCM and what they called?How SCCM Communicate securely between sites? And where do you define that setting?what you will keep in mind before configuring SCCM server to manage clients.What are the causes for a slow Configuration Manager Console connection and what would you do to make your Configuration Manager Console users experience better?Hope these SCCM / SMS Interview Questions with Answers will be helpful for you to prepare for SCCM /SMS Interviews.This is how People come here Searching: sccm administrator interview questions sccm deployment interview questions Question:What is SMS provider and what it does.=Answer:The SMS Provider is a WMI provider that allows both read and write access to the Configuration Manager 2007 site database. The SMS Provider is used by the Configuration Manager console, Resource Explorer, tools, and custom scripts used by Configuration Manager 2007 administrators to access site information stored in the site database. The SMS Provider also helps ensure that Configuration Manager 2007 object security is enforced by only returning site information that the user account running the Configuration Manager console is authorized to view.More on SMS provider Question:Can we upgrade SCCM secondary site to primary site?Answer:Yes we can do.More on upgrading secondary sites.. Question:Can you change a secondary site to a primary site?Answer: No. A secondary site is always a secondary site. It cannot be upgraded, moved, or changed without deleting it and reinstalling it. If you delete and reinstall, you lose all secondary site data. Question:Can you distribute a package to a computer without making it a member of a collection?Answer: No. To distribute software you must have a package, a program and an advertisement. Advertisements can only be sent to collections, not to computers. If you want to distribute a package to a single computer, you must create a collection for that computer. Question:Can a site have more than one default management point?Answer: No. You can configure more than one management points in a site, but only one of those management points can be configured as the default management point to support intranet clients in the site. If you are concerned about performance, you can configure more than one management point, configure them to be part of a Network Load Balancing (NLB) cluster, and them configure the NLB cluster as the default management point. Question:Can a secondary site have child sites?Answer:No. A secondary site cannot have a primary or secondary site reporting to it. Secondary sites are always child sites to a primary site. Question:Can you install the Configuration Manager client components without discovering the computer first?Answer:Yes. Client Push Installation is the only client installation method that requires clients to be discovered first. Question:Does Configuration Manager 2007 mixed mode require a public key infrastructre (PKI)?Answer: No. Configuration Manager 2007 native mode requires a PKI, but Configuration Manager 2007 does not. PKI authentication helps provide a greater level of security, but Configuration Manager 2007 does not help you install or configure the PKI infrastructure. If you do not already have the expertise to install and configure the PKI infrastructure, you can start with mixed mode and then change to native mode later. Question:Can computers show up in the Configuration Manager console before they have the Configuration Manager client installed?Answer: Yes. If you use a discovery method, Configuration Manager can find many resources and create data discovery records (DDRs) for them, and those DDRs are stored in the database. However, you cannot use Configuration Manager features such as software distribution, software updates management, and inventory until you install the client components. Question:Can you assign clients to a secondary site?Answer: No.If you have a secondary site, the client must be assigned to the primary parent of the secondary site. However, Configuration Manager knows how to manage clients at the child secondary site. If there is a distribution point at the secondary site that has the content the clients need, the clients will probably get the content from the local distribution point instead of crossing the WAN link to the primary site. Question:Can Configuration Manager 2007 be used to package software for distribution?Answer: No. Configuration Manager 2007 delivers command lines to clients and can force those command lines to run with administrative rights using the Local System account. Configuration Manager 2007 command lines can be batch files, scripts, Windows Installer files with .msi extensions, executable files any file that the operating system can run, Configuration Manager 2007 can distribute. However, Configuration Manager 2007 does not actually package any software for distribution.</p> <p> Basic DNS Interview Questions and AnswersQ1. What is DNS?Domain Name System is a service that can be installed on any windows server operating system to resolve the Name to IPAddress and vice-versa. TCP/IP networks, such as the Internet, use DNS to locate computers and services through user-friendly namesQ2.What is DDNS?Dynamic DNS or DDNS is a method of updating, in real time, a Domain Name System to point to a changing IP address on the Internet. This is used to provide a persistent domain name for a resource that may change location on the network.Q3. What are the resource records in DNS? A (Address) Maps a host name to an IP address. When a computer has multiple adapter cards and IP addresses, it should have multiple address records. CNAME (Canonical Name) Sets an alias for a host name. For example, using this record, zeta.tvpress.com can have an alias as www.tvpress.com. MX (Mail Exchange) Specifies a mail exchange server for the domain, which allows mail to be delivered to the correct mail servers in the domain. NS (Name Server) Specifies a name server for the domain, which allows DNS lookups within various zones. Each primary and secondary name server should be declared through this record. PTR (Pointer) Creates a pointer that maps an IP address to a host name for reverse lookups. SOA (Start of Authority) Declares the host that is the most authoritative for the zone and, as such, is the best source of DNS information for the zone. Each zone file must have an SOA record (which is created automatically when you add a zone)....</p>

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