I’d like to get the communities thoughts on using the Client Deploy Tool and the documentation behind using it.
We’ve recently had a task in our org to get BigFix agents installed on every compatible device possible which for us is amazing however it’s now caused some issues due to missing parts on the documentation etc…
After raising a support case (as we just couldn’t get it to work as planned, even after following the pre-reqs) we found that we had to additionally add two reg keys to servers and then reboot them to be able to use the application (as per https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/troubleshoot/windows-server/networking/problems-administrative-shares-missing).
As you can imagine, this was a massive problem. If we are logging on to servers to add the reg keys and also then reboot it, we’d be as well to just manually install, right?
I considered a GPO push to add the reg keys at the domain level however we have a very large number of domains and this would cause problems in itself not to mention it not resolving the reboot issue.
Ultimately I’m now at a loss…
As an organisation who WANTS to deploy BigFix everywhere, we now can’t without involving a number of other teams, engineers and raising more changes than we would ever be able to manage.
What’s your thoughts on this as a community? Have we missed something or is there a better way of doing the mass roll out? Have you been a successful user of the CDT on mass?