If you are looking to perform SCCM Configuration manager site reset, this post will help you. In this post we will go through what a site reset does, ways to initiate site reset. Just a note here, do not get confused with site reset and recovering configuration site. Both of these are different and used in different scenarios.
What does a SCCM Configuration Manager site reset do ?
Most of all the site reset should be used when you have CAS or primary site. Because site reset cannot be done on secondary sites. In addition when you “perform a SCCM site maintenance or site reset”, two things are done in the background.
- Reapplies the default Configuration Manager file and registry permissions.
- Re-installs all site components and all site system roles at the site.
What account should be used to perform SCCM Configuration Manager Site Reset
Be it a CAS / Primary site, the account that you use to run a site reset at site must be a local administrator on the CAS server / Primary site server. It is always good to use an account which is a Full Administrator role-based administration security role.
Ways to initiate SCCM Configuration Manager Site Reset
There are multiple ways to initiate SCCM Configuation Manager Site Reset.
- Run Configuration Manager Setup from <SCCM site installation folder>\BIN\X64\setup.exe.
- On Site Server Start Menu > click Configuration Manager Setup.
- Using uninstall Configuration manager option in Control Panel\Programs\Programs and Features.
Video Tutorial – SCCM Configuration Manager Site Reset
How to Perform SCCM Configuration Manager Site Reset
You can use these steps to perform SCCM Configuration manager site reset. In this example, I am doing the site reset on my primary site server. Click on Start menu and click Configuration Manager Setup.
This brings up setup wizard, click Next.
Select Perform site maintenance or reset this site. Click Next.
Select Reset site with no configuration changes. Click Next.
Under Site Maintenance there are four options.
- Reset site with no configuration changes.
- Modify SQL Server configuration.
- Modify SMS Provider configuration.
- Modify language configuration.
Select “Reset site with no configuration changes” and click Next. You will be prompted with a message box. Your site will be reset with default file and registry permissions. Are you sure you would like to perform site reset ?. Click Yes to proceed with site reset.
When you click Yes, following steps are performed during site reset.
- Stopping Configuration Manager services.
- Setting up server accounts.
- Updating directory permissions.
- Upgrading site control information.
- Updating registry.
- Installing site component manager.
- Verifying directory permissions.
Clicking View Log button opens ConfigMgrSetup.log in trace log tool. If you examine this log file you will find that it does the same two things mentioned earlier. Reapplies the default Configuration Manager file and registry permissions. Re-installs all site components and all site system roles at the site.