System Center configuration Manager 2012 SP1; How to change the Automatic Client Upgrade checkbox from greyed out to editable?

In Configuration Manager 2012 SP1 you could run into an Automatic Client Upgrade property being greyed out even if the user is a full administrator.

 Sites Hierarchy Settings         Site Settings Properties - automatic Client Upgrade - grayed out

In this example the user is a member of an Active Directory group called ADSBehWPBSCCMLG that has Full Administrator rights within the Configuration Manager site but is not able to use the Automatic Client Upgrade settings.

administrative users

 

Solution

  • log in with the account which was used when the site server was installed.
  • Go to Administration | Security | Administrative Users.
  • Open the properties of the Full Administrators.

               administrative users properties

  • Goto the Security Scopes tab.
  • Click Add
  • Select All Security Scopes.

              administrative users properties security scopes 

  • Click OK.

All users in the ADSBehWPBSCCMLG group (Full Administrator) are able to change the Automatic Client Approval properties.

Site Settings Properties - automatic Client Upgrade

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