Microsoft SCCM/MECM integration

Introduced in 2022.2

Updated in 2023.1

Integration with Microsoft SCCM/MECM is a pre-built workflow package that keeps your CMDB in sync with computers you manage in Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM), recently known as Endpoint Configuration Manager (MECM). It regularly imports data about your organization's computers, laptops, and mobile phones from Microsoft SCCM/MECM and creates or updates Computer and Hardware records in Alloy Navigator. This article describes how to configure the integration and how to use it.

What does Microsoft SCCM/MECM integration include?

Integration with Microsoft SCCM/MECM includes these workflow items:

  • Integration > Microsoft SCCM - workflow parameters for quick customization

  • Microsoft SCCM Integration #2912 - a workflow scheduled task that regularly imports computers and mobile phones from Microsoft SCCM/MECM to Alloy Navigator

  • Other workflow items and components that make this scheduled task work

To enable the Microsoft Intune integration, you must first configure it as described below.

Configure Microsoft SCCM/MECM integration

To start using the integration, you must specify its workflow configuration. You will need to provide the credentials to access the SQL Server database that your Microsoft SCCM/MMECM uses to store the data.

To configure integration with Microsoft SCCM/MECM:

  1. In Alloy Navigator's web Admin Center or desktop Settings App , go to Workflow and Business Logic > Workflow Configuration > Integrations > Microsoft SCCM.

  2. Provide your credentials for access to your Microsoft SCCM/MECM database: SQL Server IP address, SQL Database Name, SQL Server Username, and SQL Server Password.

  3. Specify other details, including the types of devices you want to import, the policy on handing unknown device types, and others.

    To learn about every configuration parameter, see its description.

  4. Click Save to apply your changes.

Test your Microsoft SCCM/MECM integration

We recommend that you first turn the Safe Mode on and test the integration in the safe mode, without creating any records. You will need your Admin Center or Settings App for this.

NOTE: Make sure that the Automation Server is running. In the Settings App, you can do this by checking the status of the Automation Server icon in the App status bar.

  1. Under Workflow and Business Logic > Workflow Configuration > Integrations > Microsoft SCCM, turn the Safe Mode on.

    TIP: You may want to use the Safe Mode in conjunction with the Debug Logging Status when issues arise. Logs are available under Services > Scheduled Tasks > Logs in Settings or Admin Center. The task name is Microsoft Intune Integration.

  2. Go to Services > Scheduled Tasks, select the Microsoft SCCM Integration task, and click Run on the Module menu.

    If the Run command is unavailable, make sure that the integration is enabled, SQL Sever database credentials are provided, and the Automation Server is set-up and running. You may need click Refresh to refresh the information.

  3. To verify whether the task would run as expected, double-click the task, go to the Sessions tab, and review the entry at the top. You can also view the log under Services > Scheduled Tasks > Logs.

Automate your Microsoft SCCM/MECM integration

If everything works as expected, you can automate and schedule your Microsoft SCCM/MECM integration. To do so, just enable the scheduled task. You may want to customize the default schedule before.