Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager

Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager
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Sample Chapters
  • Deploy highly available Configuration Manager sites and roles
  • Backup, restore, and copy Configuration Manager to other sites
  • Get to grips with performance tuning and best practices for Configuration Manager sites

Book Details

Language : English
Paperback : 146 pages [ 235mm x 191mm ]
Release Date : November 2013
ISBN : 1782176764
ISBN 13 : 9781782176763
Author(s) : Marius Sandbu
Topics and Technologies : All Books, Other, Web Development, Enterprise

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Planning for High Availability with Configuration Manager
Chapter 2: Configuring Roles for High Availability
Chapter 3: Deploy Highly Available Backend Services
Chapter 4: Backup and Recovery
Chapter 5: Performance Tuning
  • Chapter 1: Planning for High Availability with Configuration Manager
    • Planning
      • Networking
      • Hardware
      • Database server
      • Virtualization hosts
      • Other Configuration Manager roles
      • Backup
      • Other components
    • Database planning
      • Central Administration site
      • Primary sites
      • Secondary sites
      • Management point
      • Distribution point
      • Software Update point
      • Fallback Status point
      • Application Catalog Website point & Web Service point
      • Reporting Services point
    • Network flow
    • New in Service Pack 1
    • Summary
  • Chapter 2: Configuring Roles for High Availability
    • Site Server
      • Endpoint Protection
      • Asset Intelligence Synchronization Point
      • Fallback Status Point
      • Out of Band Service Point
      • Secondary sites
      • Windows Intune Connector
      • Management Point
    • Distribution point
      • PXE distribution point
      • Cloud-based distribution point
      • Pull-based distribution point
      • Rate limiting options
      • Application Catalog Website point
      • Application Catalog Web Service point
      • Reporting Services point
      • State Migration point
      • System Health Validator point
      • SMS Provider
      • Software Update point
    • Client
    • Sample site designs
      • Scenario 1
      • Scenario 2
      • Scenario 3
      • Scenario 4
      • Scenario 5
      • Scenario 6
      • Monitoring
    • Summary
  • Active Directory Certificate Services
  • Summary
  • Chapter 4: Backup and Recovery
    • Backing up the site server
    • Backing up content
      • Backing up user state migration data
      • Backing up custom reports
      • Backing up a cloud-based distribution point
      • Backing up the Certification Authority
      • Restoring a site server
    • Restoring a secondary site server
    • Summary
  • Chapter 5: Performance Tuning
    • Servers
      • Virtualizing hosts and physical servers
      • Identifying bottlenecks
      • Virtualization hosts
      • IIS
      • A SQL server
      • OS-deployment
    • Endpoint Protection
      • The Configuration Manager site
      • Reporting services
    • Summary

Marius Sandbu

Marius Sandbu is a Consultant, Advisor, and Trainer working at the Value Added Distributor (VAD) Commaxx in Norway. He has worked with Microsoft technology for over nine years and has been awarded an MVP title from Microsoft because of his great dedication to the Microsoft community. He is also a board member of the local Microsoft technology user group and has spoken at many public events at both Microsoft and other events. He has always had a high interest in technology. Over the past few years, he has taken over 30 certifications in different areas of technology, and also had a role within Microsoft as an Infrastructure Ranger. He is also a certified Microsoft trainer and has held different courses on System Center and Windows Server. As an experiment to improve his learning skills, he started blogging in 2012 and now has over 2,000 visitors to date. He also contributes to Born To Learn, which is a Microsoft community website for training and certification.

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What you will learn from this book

  • Discover the different availability options for Windows roles
  • Set up backup and recovery options with Configuration Manager
  • Understand the planning for high availability hardware and SQL layouts
  • Set up high availability AD, ADCS, DNS, DHCP, and SQL server
  • Set up high availability Configuration Manager roles
  • Create sample design scenarios
  • Identify bottlenecks within Windows Server

In Detail

Microsoft Configuration Manager is both extensive and complex, and for many, it is the primary tool for Enterprise management. With each new release, Configuration Manager continually proves itself to be the ultimate solution for managing both clients and mobile devices.

This book covers in detailed and easy-to-understand steps how to set up highly available Configuration Manager roles and backend services such as SQL, DNS, and AD. You will learn how to plan for high availability, what kind of roles there are, and how they scale.

The book starts by examining what needs to be taken into account when planning for high availability before moving on to focus on the different roles and how they can be set up. The book will also go through different scenarios as well as various backup and recovery procedures. You will learn how to identify bottlenecks within the different components and create sample design scenarios for high availability on Configuration Manager. The book will also look at the different high availability options and how to deploy them.


This book is a step-by-step tutorial that guides you through the key steps in implementing best solutions for high availability and performance tuning. It is split into two distinct approaches: client and site side HA and optimization.

Who this book is for

Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager is for IT professionals and consultants working with Configuration Manager who wish to learn the skills to deploy a redundant and scalable solution.

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