SCCM: Deploy Batch File

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Description:

This is an example of how to use SCCM run a batch file on a collection of servers.

To Resolve:

  1. Go to Assets and Compliance\Device Collections\SiteName\Security Update Collections, right click and ‘Create A New Device Collection’

General Tab:
Name: Whatever
Limiting Collection: All Server With Clients

Membership Rules:
Skip this tab, we will configure after it gets created
Finish

  1. Now go to your collection, right click – Properties:

Go to Membership rules tab and create a new one:
Name: Whatever – I chose ‘query by computer name’
Click ‘Edit Query Statement’:
Click ‘Show Query Language’ button on bottom right:
Copy/Paste with your own list of servers:

select SMS_R_SYSTEM.ResourceID,SMS_R_SYSTEM.ResourceType,SMS_R_SYSTEM.Name,SMS_R_SYSTEM.SMSUniqueIdentifier,SMS_R_SYSTEM.ResourceDomainORWorkgroup,SMS_R_SYSTEM.Client from SMS_R_System where SMS_R_System.Name in ( "server1", "server2", "server3" )
  1. Copy your batch file to your SCCM Distribution point – \sccmServerName\SoftwarePackages\WhateverSubFolder. Make sure that ‘Domain Computers’ still has read/execute permissions to the share.

  2. Next, create a package
    \Software Library\Overview\Application Management\Packages
    Package Tab:
    Give it a name

Program Type tab: Standard program radio button

Standard Program tab:
Name: WhatYourBatchFileDoes
Command line: cmd /c “\sccmServerName\SoftwarePackages\myscript.bat”
Startup folder:
Run: Normal
Program can run: Where or not a user is logged in
Run Mode: Administrative rights
Drive mode: Run with UNC name

Next-Next-Finish

  1. Right click -> Deploy

General Tab:
Set it to the collection from step 1
Check box to “use default distribution point”

Scheduling Tab:
New Assignment schedule, give the time

  1. At this point, it should deploy at whatever time you specified. Monitor the results in the monitoring tab of SCCM Console.