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System Center and the NETID Domain

This document includes common questions about Microsoft’s System Center products within the NETID domain.


Can I install System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) in NETID?

Yes. Changes to SCCM circa 2016 have resulted in the ability for anyone to install it in a domain without domain admin permissions.

However, in a shared domain, you can not use SCCM’s Active Directory based discovery to on-board SCCM clients. There are several instances of SCCM running in the NETID domain.

It is worth noting that UW-IT is looking at how we can offer SCCM as a central service.

Will SCCM be a centrally provided offering in NETID?

UW-IT’s Managed Workstation service migrated its services into the NETID domain in 2017, and deployed SCCM in NETID as a result. UW-IT is looking at what we can offer as a central service. Progress on this is currently blocked by resourcing issues within UW-IT.

Will I be able to get delegated permissions in a central SCCM over my computers?

We’ve looked at several models for delegation with SCCM, and all of them require a fairly significant amount of effort to maintain, which would make a model with delegation rather expensive.  We have not ruled it out and are continuing to discuss this with Microsoft.  But delegation is not likely to be something we will support initially.

Doesn’t <insert name of some university here> have a delegated SCCM model?

Probably. We’ve talked with our peers and several institutions, and with Microsoft, about various delegated management models.  Most of the models require a significant amount of work to implement and maintain, while the rest are only viable in smaller environments or require delegation that would be unacceptably broad here.