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Chapter 12. Client Management > Configuring Client Agents

Configuring Client Agents

You configure client agents to enable specific client features such as hardware inventory, software updates, and software distribution. Client agents are always configured at the primary site level, which means that all clients assigned to that site will receive the same client agent settings. All ConfigMgr clients are assigned to a primary site—although clients may use a secondary site for proxy management points and other client communication, the client agent configuration is from the primary site.

Real World: Managing Client Settings for Multiple Sites

Most environments with multiple primary sites attempt to configure client agents consistently throughout the hierarchy; you can manage this easily using the Transfer Site Settings Wizard, described in Chapter 8.

Alternatively, some environments implement a new primary site just to configure the clients assigned to that site differently. As an example, you may have an office in a country that prohibits collecting user information. You could configure a new primary site in that office and disable the hardware inventory client agent, but still collect hardware inventory from client computers in other locations.


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