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Creating an SCCM Connector for Service Manager Beta 1

Creating an SCCM Connector for Service Manager Beta 1

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In Service Manager Beta 1, you can create a Connector to a System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP1 database.

The SCCM Connector brings Configuration Item data about computers managed by SCCM, including Hardware & Software Inventory, Software Updates, and Desired Configuration Management (DCM) data.

To create an SCCM Connector, you need to be a Service Manager administrator.  Connectors are found in the Administration workspace.

Start by clicking on the “Create Connector” task and choose the Configuration Manager Connector option.

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That launches the SCCM Connector wizard:

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After supplying a Name and Description, you are given an option to provide an SCCM database server and database instance as well an account to access the database. 

(Note: You cannot edit the database server name or database name for an existing SCCM connector – you have to create a new SCCM connector in this case)

TIP: The account must have rights for smsroledb_extract and databasereaders in SQL.

TIP: You should always check the validity of the credentials by pressing the “Test Connection” button.

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Next you have provide the schedule for running the SCCM connector, which can run once a day or once a week.

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You are then shown a summary screen and a completion screen when the connector is created.

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  • If you’re just getting started with the Service Manager beta, Marc Umeno (one of the team’s Program Managers)

  • Editing an AD Connector To edit an AD connector, highlight an AD Connector and click Edit Connector task

  • I am not able to create this connector.  It tells me that a database name is mandatory and I am not sure what I should use.

  • figured it out.  for the record... reading the documentation helps :-)

    it is looking for the site database SMS_sitecode

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