imageLooks like our very own DustinJ (Program Manager for System Center Essentials) just posted a great article on how to troubleshoot agent deployment in System Center Essentials 2010:

I'll focus this article on troubleshooting the deployment of the Operations Manager agent using the Computer and Device Management Wizard (aka Discovery Wizard), the most common agent deployment mechansim, explain how the Windows Update agent is configured once the Operations Manager agent has been installed, and close with an explanation of the backup agent deployment mechanism we introduced in Essentials 2010 RC.

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J.C. Hornbeck | System Center Knowledge Engineer