Thursday, July 25, 2013

SCCM Interview Questions/FAQs - Part 4

1) Can you deploy virtual application packages to any configuration Manager 2007 Clients?
Ans: No.

Explanation: Client Computers must be running Windows XP or later to run virtual application packages.

References: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc161873.aspx

2) Can configuration Manager 2007 R2 be used to monitor the Microsoft Forefront Client Security agent?

Ans: Yes

Explanation: A desired Configuration management configuration pack is supplied with SCCM 2007 R2 to monitor the status of the client agent. This configuration pack can be imported into you site and assigned to a collections of computers running Forefront Client Security Agent.

Reference: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc161958.aspx & http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb693504.aspx

3) When a Configuration Manager 2007 r2 operating system deployment to an unknown computer fails to install OS and Configuration Manager Client, will the computer appear in a node labelled as UnProvisioned Computers?

Ans: Yes

Explanation: When a computer is identified by the PXE Service point but the operating system deployment task sequence fails to install the OS and a configuration Manager Client, the computer will appear under the UnProvisioned Computers node under Operating System Deployment.

Reference: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc431437.aspx

4) Does scheduling a multicast for OS deployment allow the administrator to specify a time when OS deployment packages will be sent to clients?

Ans: No

Explanation: Scheduling multicasts allows the administrators to specify the time delay before a multicast is started, specify the minimum number of sessions required before the multicast begins or both.

Reference: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc161836.aspx

5) Can the Client status reporting host system be installed on any computer in a Configuration Manager 2007 R2 site?

Ans: Yes.

Explanation: The Client status reporting host system is the computer on which the client status reporting feature is installed. This can be installed on any supported computer in a configuration manager site. For performance reasons, it is recommended that you do not install client status reporting on your Configuration Manager Site server.

Reference: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc161853.aspx & http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc161905.aspx

6) Does client status reporting use a separate Microsoft SQL Server database to store data about the health of Configuration Manager Clients?

Ans: No

Explanation: The Client health monitoring tool in System Management Server (SMS) 2003 used a separate database to store client health data. In SCCM 2007 Client status reporting, the client health data is integrated into the SCCM 2007 database.

Reference: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc431368.aspx

7) Can you copy existing Configuration Manager Reports into SQL Reporting Services in Configuration Manager 2007 R2?

Ans: Yes

Explanation: SQL Reporting Services feature the Copy Reports to Reporting Services Wizard, which enabled you o copy existing Configuration Manager reports to SQL reporting Services.

Reference: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc161979.aspx

8) Is the Create Report Wizard the only method of creating SQL Reporting Services Reports in Configuration Manager 2007 R2?

Ans: No

Explanation: In addition to using the create Report Wizard, you can also create SQL Reporting Services reports using the SQL reporting Services Webpage. Both the Create Report Wizard and the SQL Reporting Services Webpage will initiate Microsoft Report Builder to create the report.

Reference(s): http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc678412.aspx and http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc512025.aspx

9) Are custom reports installed with client status reporting in Configuration Manager 2007 R2?

Ans: No.

Explanation: Although a number of custom reports are supplied with the client status reporting, these are not installed by default. To install these reports, you must locate the file ClientStatusReports.mof on the Configuration Manager 2007 R2 installation media and use the Import Object Wizard to import the reports.

Reference: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc161853.aspx

10) In Configuration Manager 2007 R2 SQL Reporting Services, can you configure reports to be delivered to you on recurring schedule?

Ans: Yes.

Explanation: SQL Reporting Services in Configuration Manager 2007 R2 allows you to configure reports to be run on a specified schedule and then delivered to you via e-mail or by being deposited in a file share you specify.

Reference: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc872783.aspx