Endpoint Services, MECM, How do I provision a distribution point for MECM?


Follow this guide to configure an MECM distribution point for your department.


Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager (MECM), formerly SCCM

Intended Audience

University of Illinois IT Pros leveraging MECM, hosted by Technology Services' Endpoint Services team

General Information

You will need

  • to add the relevant primary site computer object to its administrators group (i.e. SCCMUIUCPS1$ for UIUC, see table below) on your unit's distribution point.
    AD object nameHostnameCampus
  • to submit a request to EPS which specifies if you want your unit's distribution point to be configured for PXE, and other functions such as HTTPS (manage off-campus endpoints) and USMT.
  • a stable workstation-grade computer or virtual machine with at least 8GB RAM and a separate drive for storing the packages your group is likely to create and request. You should err on the side of supplying more storage space where possible.  For units interested in VMs hosted by Technology Services' Virtual Hosting service, please visit https://help.uillinois.edu/TDClient/42/UIUC/Requests/ServiceDet?ID=185.

Distribution points configured for PXE that reside on a network outside of the endpoints they support will need IP helpers configured on those additional networks. We recommend contacting net-trouble@illinois.edu to get those set up. Please provide them the network names that will be used for PXE imaging and the IP address of the distribution point.

Contact the EPS MECM team and they'll help you get a distribution point set up.  Follow these steps to configure a new distribution point:

Contact the EPS team