Microsoft System Center 2012 Compliance Management Cookbook

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Table of Contents
Sample Chapters
  • A step-by-step guide filled with practical recipes that will show you how to start your compliance project using Microsoft System Center and other supporting technologies
  • Demystify the compliance deployment myth; bridge the gap between IT, audit, and compliance programs
  • Maximize your return on investment using the System Center product components

Book Details

Language : English
Paperback : 328 pages [ 235mm x 191mm ]
Release Date : September 2014
ISBN : 1782171703
ISBN 13 : 9781782171706
Author(s) : Susan Roesner, Ronnie Isherwood, Andreas Baumgarten (MVP)
Topics and Technologies : All Books, Enterprise Products and Platforms, Enterprise
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Susan Roesner

Susan Roesner works as an IT architect for H&D International Group. She works with a number of different technologies including Hyper-V and System Center in different industries. In addition, she worked on several GRC projects for several years. She actively participates in several Microsoft Technology Adopter Programs (TAP) in System Center and Windows Server, including the compliance functions of these.

Ronnie Isherwood

Ronnie Isherwood, MCITP, MBCS is a technology entrepreneur who has worked in the IT industry for more than 20 years including 15 years’ experience in delivering infrastructure, systems management and virtualization technologies to Government, financial and legal companies. He has worked with Microsoft learning as subject matter expert and technical reviewer contributing to several MCSE courses on System Center, Windows server and cloud. In addition to running an infrastructure and development company, he provides System Center consultancy and training. Ronnie is committed to the IT community and is founder of a Microsoft Windows user group and Chairman of the Charted Institute for IT in Jersey.

Andreas Baumgarten (MVP)

Andreas Baumgarten (MVP), IT Architect with the German IT service provider H&D International Group, has worked as an IT pro for more than 20 years. He has always been interested in Microsoft technologies and he can also look back on 14 years of experience as a Microsoft Certified Trainer. Since 2008, he has been responsible for the field of System Center technology consulting and ever since he has taken part in SCSM 2010, 2012, 2012 SP1 and 2012 R2 and System Center Orchestrator 2012 Technology Adoption Program with H&D. With his deep inside technology know-how and his broad experience across the System Center product family and IT management, he now designs and develops private cloud solutions for customers. In October 2012, he was awarded the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) title for System Center Cloud and Datacenter Management.
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What you will learn from this book

  • Design your compliance program
  • Explore Microsoft Security Compliance Manager as a base entry solution for your compliance program through the use of Group Policy Objects you create in SCM
  • Use Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager’s settings management to manage the life cycle of compliance baselines
  • Employ Microsoft System Center Operations Manager to monitor for compliance breaches
  • Design and run reports to understand your compliance status and security audit state
  • Automate your compliance program using Microsoft System Center
  • Deploy Microsoft System Center Service Manager to centralize your compliance program

In Detail

Compliance programs are often run and managed by security and audit teams. These teams provide policies and guidance that require implementation by the IT team using technology. Microsoft Security Compliance Manager and Microsoft System Center are an ideal combination to provide this bridge between IT and the teams responsible for compliance policies.

Aimed at getting you familiar with the practical side of IT compliance, this book starts by introducing you to Microsoft Security Compliance Manager (SCM). You will learn how to enhance the capabilities of IT compliance programs using the Microsoft System product. You will also gain access to compliance technology implementations from the smallest organizations to enterprise cloud-ready corporations.

Moving on from the basics, this book will delve into the recommended critical tasks to start a compliance program, and then provide steps to start the compliance program with the free Microsoft Security Compliance Manager. You will then be introduced to the steps to create a GPO Compliance Baseline using Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager, and steps to monitor the created baseline in addition to introducing Microsoft System Center Operations Manager compliance functionalities.

Following that, you will learn how to program and design a GRC program, and also implement it with Microsoft System Center2012 Service Manager. You will also learn how to automate GRC processes with Microsoft System Center 2012 and create compliance reports using Microsoft System Center 2012.


The hands-on recipes provide a guide on how to start your compliance project using Microsoft System Center and other supporting technologies like Microsoft Active Directory. You will find practical examples in this book.

Who this book is for

If you are an administrator who wants to learn how Microsoft System Center helps to fulfil compliance and security requirements, this is the book for you. Prior knowledge of Microsoft System Center is required.

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