Linux Client Management Using SCCM – Detailed ( Part # 1)

It’s time to Move towards Linux and Unix Clients . 

linux Client SCCM

With SCCM 2012 SP1 we can Support Clients With Different Operating Systems . Linux and Unix Client Machines can be Managed Using SCCM and the best part is ” IT is DAMN SIMPLE “ .  To Install Client on Linux and Unix Machines , there is No Client Push Facility ( That was there for Windows Based Clients ) Available. So , it has to be done either Manually , through a Script Remotely or through SCORCH run books .

The Install Files can be download from Microsoft’s Download Library

Path is :

Now , Once you have the Linux Client Downloaded , you may start to Install it . Let us in this example look at the Manual Method of Installing SCCM Client on Linux and Unix machines .

The Command is : ./install -mp <computer> -sitecode <sitecode> <property #1> <property #2> <client installation package>

Now , as Linux guys would know .Install is used for Installation . We need to mention the Management Point ( as in Mp) so that the Linux client can get in touch with the Management point . Site Code again needs to be given . Rest you may add diffrent criterions basis your requirement .

./install –mp –sitecode ABC ccm-Linuxclient.tar   ( In this Example , my MP  is , Site code is ABC )

Once you run the Above command on the Linux Machine , it will take some time and at the end of the Installation it will show you as ” INSTALLATION Completed successfully “

In the Below Figure , you will see that a Linux Client is displayed in the Console :

Linux Client SCCM 1

If you double click this Item it will show you some thing like this :

Linux Client SCCM 2

It Shows UNIX and LINUX in the Agent Edition , For Windows Based Computers it is Windows Desktop or Server Normally : See fig

Linux Client SCCM 3

It May be Noted that Client Log files for UNix and Linux clients are :

scxcm.log –> This log provides info aboutInfo about CCMEXEC.

Log file location =/var/opt/microsoft/configmgr/scxcm.log

scxcmprovider.log—> This log file provides details aboutCIM service.

Log File Location =/var/opt/microsoft/configmgr/scxcmprovider.log


Now , if you want More details on how to Install Linux and Unix Clients ( SCCM ) you may refer this Virtual lab file image  which has Handy Information .

Linux Client SCCM 4



Published by Abheek Dutta

A perennial thrill-seeker with an avid interest in transforming and improving lives around the globe through the wonderful gift of technology, I am the Senior Vice President of Henson Group . My specialties include Leadership, problem-solving, and putting cutting-edge technology (Cloud, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning) in the hands of corporates, startups, and professionals. I have been obsessed with the idea of using technology to solve real-world problems. Having previously worked with global software giants like TCS and IBM, I now usually sit at my office at the World Trade Center, New York and Chandigarh , India. Among my greatest achievements, increasing the revenue of Henson Group by ten-folds in the past two years, remains my favorite along with the fact that Henson Group’s India center has now become ‘a center of excellence’ with its entire technical team being Microsoft certified. On the delivery side, I helped Henson Group attain the prestigious “ Azure Expert MSP Certification “ with Microsoft . Hailing from Jammu, my team has grown from five to 150 employees and associates in just two years. Even during COVID-19 era, our growth has soared while helping corporates, industries and startups to tide over many hurdles and challenges. Henson Group is recently featured at rank 132 in the Inc. 5000 Rating. Skillsets: Cloud Services, Managed Services Provider (MSP), Computers & Networks, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Project management, Leadership , Cyber Security Mr. Dutta manages and monitors the performance of consultants and partners on engagements, communicating with the account executive, project teams, and customers. Works in close collaboration with the Microsoft project manager, providing hands-on project management expertise as required. Mr. Dutta provides direct oversight over the MSP Client Operations team responsible for managing MSP relationships with existing MSP clients and day to day operations of these accounts. Mr. Dutta oversees the Centralized Delivery Team that is responsible for high volume cloud migrations and MSP delivery to current clients. Team consists of over 120+ engineers and project managers.

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