SCCM Frequently Asked Questions
How can I tell if an SCCM Client is installed a computer? How can I tell which version of SCCM 2007 or SCCM 2012 Client is installed on a machine? What is Software Center? System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection Icon has dissapeared from the computer's System Tray. I think the machine is no longer has Antivirus Protection, what should I do? What is Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI)?
Open the Control Panel;if an Icon named "Configuration Manager" is present, SCCM Client is installed on the machine. If not, SCCM Client is not installed.
SCCM 2007 Client: Open the Control Panel. If "Run Advertised Programs" and "Configuration Manager" Icons are present, SCCM 2007 is installed.
SCCM 2012 Client: Open Windows Explorer. Navigate to “Computer” > “Local Disk (C:) Windows Folder, verify the presents of CCM and ccmsetup folders. If both folders are present, then SCCM 2012 Domain Client is installed on the computer.
Software Center replaces Run Advertised Programs previously found in SCCM 2007. Applications available for installation by the end-user are shown here.
- Open Control Panel > Programs and Features
- Uninstall System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection; alert messages pertaining to Microsoft Defender will appear.
- Click "Start" > "Run"; Type "C:\Windows\ccmsetup" (minus quotes).
- Right-click on file named "SCEPInstall.exe and select "Run as administrator".
- In about 3 - 5 minutes, examine the System Tray; the green Antivirus Icon should be present.
- Right-Click on the green Icon, select “Open”, and verify version of Antivirus installed on computer.
- If System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection installed, all went well and the software definitions will require updating.
- If no green Antivirus Icon is found in the System Tray or Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection is present SCCM 2012 Client should be reinstalled.
- Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) is a set of extensions to the Windows Driver Model that provides an operating system interface through which instrumented components provide information and notification.
- The purpose of WMI is to define a proprietary set of environment-independent specifications which allow management information to be shared between management applications.
- WMI is Microsoft's implementation of the Web-Based Enterprise Management (WBEM) and Common Information Model (CIM) standards from the Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF).
- WMI allows scripting languages like VBScript or Windows PowerShell to manage Microsoft Windows personal computers and servers, both locally and remotely. WMI is preinstalled in Windows 2000 and newer OSs.
- For further information please refer to "About WMI".