Endpoint Services, MECM, How do I provision a distribution point for MECM?
Follow this guide to configure a distribution point for your department.
Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager (MECM), formerly SCCM
University of Illinois IT Pros leveraging MECM, hosted by Technology Services' Endpoint Services team
You will need
to add the relevant primary site computer object to its administrators group (e.g. SCCMUIUCPS1$ for UIUC, see table below) on your unit's distribution point.
AD object name
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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:
Install Windows Server 2019 with Desktop Experience
Join the server to the appropriate Active Directory domain
Reference the table above and add the appropriate primary site computer object to the local Administrators group (open lusrmgr.msc)