Force an SCCM Client to use a particular AD Site

Did you know it was possible to make SCCM think that a computer is in a particular AD site, even though based on its IP address, it is in a completely different one?

You may want to use this for many scenarios such as a test environment, where you want to force a client to download from a particular DP.

It is very easy to do by simply going to the following registry key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Netlogon\Parameters

Create a new String Value called SiteName with a value of the AD Site you want to use.

ADSiteName
Once it has been added, open up the SCCM Client on the machine and you will see that the AD Site Name has now been changed:

ADSiteNameOnClient
All software downloads initiated from this client will now take place from the DP that has the boundary for this AD site.

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2 Responses to Force an SCCM Client to use a particular AD Site

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