SCCM Administration Guide

Integration

SCCM Connector empowers Apptimized customers to:

SCCM Connector Integration saves time and provides instant deployment of SCCM packages without the need to leave Apptimized.

Requirements and limitations

The following prerequisites apply for SCCM connector:

Integration configuration with Apptimized

Initial integration to Apptimized requires a one-time configuration of SCCM Connector settings. It is required to establish a connection to the remote SCCM Environment.

It is possible to override preconfigured settings during the creation of an object in SCCM if needed, so they take precedence over the template of settings defined during the initial setup.

Connection and default configuration

SCCM Environment

Apptimized enables a user to set up SCCM environments to perform with SCCM connector deployment integration.

Each SCCM Environment is configured separately and can be used for any purpose.

The option to create SCCM environment is available for project administrators under Settings in the project menu > Integration section > SCCM > New SCCM Environment

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Apptimized shows the following screen when successful:

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THe option to set the name of SCCM Environment is available under SCCM Environment name field.

The option to finish the creation process is available after setting the SCCM Environment name > Create button.

Apptimized shows the created environment when successful: 

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General settings

The one-time configuration is available for project administrators under Settings in the project menu > Integration section > SCCM > General.

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SCCM Connector becomes active when switched on and once the settings are completed.

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Table 1. General settings

Settings

Details

Environment name

The Environment name is the name of SCCM environment the SCCM connector operates in.

Remote ID

The remote ID is a unique identifier generated automatically for every project during its creation.

Remote ID provides customer identification. The Remote ID is used during SCCM connector installation on customer's environment.
Site code

Site codes and site names identify sites in a Configuration Manager hierarchy.

Configuration Manager Setup prompts for a site code and site name for the central administration site, and each primary site and secondary site installation. Learn more.
DML Location Secondary deployment target which packaged files will be copied to during the SCCM push in addition to the deployment type content library.
Name of the default distribution group

Indicates the default group of users or devices where to Install applications.

This setting corresponds to the term "Distribution point group" in the SCCM admin console.
Collection type

Indicates the type of collection where apps should be installed.

The following types are:

  • Device
  • User
Collection name

Indicates the collection of devices where to install applications.

This setting corresponds to the term "Collection name" in the SCCM admin console.

Folder for application in SCCM Console

This field is optional and can stay blank.

If provided, overrides the default “Application” folder in SCCM Administrator Console as a target path for created application records.

 

Example: Testfolder1\testFolder2 or Testfolder1\testfolder2\testfolder3.

Install or uninstall the application 

This setting indicates whether a task sequence action in SCCM Console can install the application. 

Yes or No options are available. 

 Deploy the purpose of the installation 

This option specifies whether the application deployment can is mandatory or optional. 

Available or Required options are available. 

Application display name

The name of the application to be shown in SCCM Console.

Localized application name

Specifies the application name for the English(US) default language. 

Administrator comments 

This optional field indicates the optional content with the dynamic variables can be filled by the user. 

If the endpoint connects to the internet via the proxy server, configure the connection by turning on Enable proxy and selecting Use default windows credentials or providing credentials in Username and Password fields.

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The option to use a proxy server whiсh is configured o VM where SCCM connector will be running is available under Use default Windows proxy server switch. 

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Note. If Use default Windows proxy server switched to Yes, the Proxy address field disappears.

The option to set a Proxy address is available under the Proxy address field.

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Deployment types templates settings

This setting enables a user to implement multiple deployment types by creating multiple deployment templates within one project.

The option to enable SCCM deployment templates becomes active when all required fields in the SCCM general tab are filled in.

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The deployment types sections is displayed in 2 blocks: 

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Deployment type templates data is grouped into the following categories: 

Сategory  

Description  

Template name 

The field indicates the template name to help a user to identify templates in Apptimized portal. 

Name 

This field indicates the name of a deployment type. 

Technology title 

This field indicates the type of template installation. 

Source folder 

This field indicates the path to the location of the package source. 

Path to executable 

This field indicates the path to the location of the package source executable file. 

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Users actions are grouped into the following categories:    

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The option to Create new deployment type is available under Create Deployment type button 

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Apptimized shows the following screen when successful: