I’ve been having some fun at work recently with SCCM. Generally got it to work after following most of the articles on-line. It’s a bit of a mammoth program and configuring it takes time, so I’d certainly read everything first. Also, get an Enterprise CA, life is easier.
My first confusion with an SCCM client was when trying to auto-discover the site. It kept failing for no particular reason. Anyway, it turns out that you can’t do it when logged on locally when it’s AD integrated and there’s no WINS (remember that?). Tried it as a domain account and it worked fine. No idea why, one would assume it would use the computer account to connect to the SLP but it appears not to do so when run from the Control Panel