ConfigMgr SCCM GUI Tool to Manually Exchange Public Keys Between Sites Endpoint Manager

ConfigMgr SCCM GUI Tool to Manually Exchange Public Keys Between Sites Endpoint Manager. For many years we’ve been exchanging public keys “manually” to resolve the communication issues between ConfigMgr sites.

Sudheesh N just came up with an excellent GUI tool to do this work. See more details in his recent blog post (Full Post).

GUI Tool to Exchange Public Keys Between Sites (here are some extracts from his blog post)

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ConfigMgr SCCM GUI Tool to Manually Exchange Public Keys Between Sites Endpoint Manager

I had feedback from a few of the customers and colleagues that the process of manual exchange of keys as per this link http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb693690.aspx
takes time and is confusing because of similar steps. So for the same, I had made a GUI tool that does this work.

Once you extract the content to the same folder in the central server or parent server and run the preinstUI.exe, you will get a UI as shown below, and you can select the parent site and the child site.

Once you click on the exchange, the GUI vanishes, and you will be asked if you want to proceed with the exchange, and if pressed yes, it does the exchange. After the exchange, the GUI again pops up.

The steps are logged in the \bin\i386\\preinst.log on the server you are running and would like this.

Note: Please read the readme.txt before using this tool. And as usual, Microsoft makes no warranties or guarantee’s regarding the applicability of this utility, nor does Microsoft support the use of this tool in any way. This is just one of those ‘use at your own risk’ types of things that hopefully you’ll find helpful.

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Anoop is Microsoft MVP! He is a Solution Architect in enterprise client management with more than 20 years of experience (calculation done in 2021) in IT. He is a blogger, Speaker, and Local User Group HTMD Community leader. His main focus is on Device Management technologies like SCCM 2012, Current Branch, and Intune. E writes about ConfigMgr, Windows 11, Windows 10, Azure AD, Microsoft Intune, Windows 365, AVD, etc…

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