Mastering System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

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John Wiley & Sons, Apr 19, 2012 - Computers - 624 pages
Expert coverage of Microsoft's highly anticipated network software deployment tool

The latest version of System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) is a dramatic update of its predecessor Configuration Manager 2007, and this book offers intermediate-to-advanced coverage of how the new SCCM boasts a simplified hierarchy, role-based security, a new console, flexible application deployment, and mobile management. You'll explore planning and installation, migrating from SCCM 2007, deploying software and operating systems, security, monitoring and troubleshooting, and automating and customizing SCCM 2012 with scripts.

  • Features an unparalleled team of authors, two of whom are insiders at Microsoft and have worked with SCCM since nearly its inception
  • Provides in-depth coverage and offers a hands-on approach to learning all there is to know about SCCM
  • Explores why SCCM 2012 is the most significant update in its 16-year history

Packed with real-world scenarios to show you how to use SCCM in various contexts, Mastering System Center Configuration Manager 2012 covers all aspects of this powerful and complete network software deployment tool.

 

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Contents

Overview of Operations Management
1
Planning a Configuration Manager Infrastructure
23
Designing Your Configuration Manager Environment
56
The Bottom Line
64
Migrating from Configuration Manager 2007
65
Planning a Migration
79
Migrating Packages to the New Application Model
100
Migrating Branch Offices with the PhysicaltoVirtual Migration Toolkit
109
Inventory and Software Metering
493
Software Metering in Configuration Manager 2012
521
The Bottom Line
530
Reporting
533
Running a Report
541
Managing Reports
550
Creating Reports
561
Creating a Report Using Business Intelligence Development Studio
566

The Bottom Line
117
Installation and Site Role Configuration
119
Implementing Site Servers
123
Installing Site System Roles
157
XIV
170
The Bottom Line
207
RoleBased Administration
209
Security Scopes
214
Administrative Users
220
The Bottom Line
227
Client Installation
229
Discovering Network Objects
235
Configuring Boundaries and Boundary Groups
245
Verifying Client Installation
260
Application Deployment
267
Dependencies for Application Deployment
274
Elements of Application Deployment
281
The Bottom Line
328
Software Updates
329
Planning to Use Software Updates in Configuration Manager
345
Configuring Software Updates
360
Preparing Software Updates for Deployment
380
Using System Center Updates Publisher
395
Monitoring Software Update Deployments
404
Operating System Deployment
411
Preparing Configuration Manager 2012
419
Adding Operating System Installers
429
Capturing an Operating System Image
436
Deploying the Operating System on Bare Metal
448
Installing Device Drivers into OSD
454
Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2012
464
Maintaining the User State
470
Asset Intelligence
473
Elements of Asset Intelligence
475
Configuring Asset Intelligence
485
The Bottom Line
491
Compliance Settings
573
Building a Configuration Baseline
589
Compliance Settings Reporting
596
Mobile Device Management
603
Troubleshooting
645
Troubleshooting
647
Using Troubleshooting Tools
651
Troubleshooting Configuration Manager Deployment
664
The Bottom Line
671
Disaster Recovery
673
Restoring Configuration Manager
682
The Bottom Line
697
System Center Endpoint Protection
699
Endpoint Protection Client Agent
705
Definition Files
717
Reporting
723
Client Health
731
Results
740
Appendix The Bottom Line
745
Migrating from Configuration Manager 2007
746
Installation and Site Role Configuration
749
RoleBased Administration
750
Client Installation
751
Application Deployment
752
Software Updates
753
Operating System Deployment
754
Asset Intelligence
755
Inventory and Software Metering
756
Reporting
757
Compliance Settings
758
Mobile Device Management
760
Troubleshooting
761
Disaster Recovery
762
Client Health
763
Index
765
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About the author (2012)

Steve Rachui, Premier Field Engineer for Microsoft, has supported System Center products at Microsoft for 13 years, working with Systems Management Server/System Center Configuration Manager since version 1.2. Steve blogs at blogs.msdn.com/steverac.

Kent Agerlund is Senior IT Consultant, Trainer, and Cofounder of System Center User Group in Denmark. He is also an MVP for ConfigMgr and has been working with it since SMS version 1.2. Kent blogs at blog.coretech.dk/kea.

Santos Martinez, Premier Field Engineer for Microsoft, has been working with ConfigMgr since it was known as SMS. Before joining Microsoft, he was also awarded an MVP for ConfigMgr two years in a row and has been a SQL Server MVP four times. Santos blogs at blogs.technet.com/smartinez.

Peter Daalmans, MCTS: Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007, Configuration, is a Senior Technical Consultant at IT-Concern, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner in the Netherlands. He is also part of the Community Evaluation Program for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager, evaluating early versions of the product since 2010. Peter blogs at systemcenterblog.nl.

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