Microsoft System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection Cookbook

Microsoft System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection Cookbook
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Table of Contents
Sample Chapters
  • Master the most crucial tasks you’ll need to implement System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection
  • Provision SCEP administrators with just the right level of privileges, build the best possible SCEP policies for your workstations and servers, discover the hidden potential of command line utilities and much more in this practical book and eBook
  • Quick and easy recipes to ease the pain of migrating from a legacy AV solution to SCEP

Book Details

Language : English
Paperback : 208 pages [ 235mm x 191mm ]
Release Date : October 2012
ISBN : 1849683905
ISBN 13 : 9781849683906
Author(s) : Andrew Plue
Topics and Technologies : All Books, Microsoft Other, Virtualization and Cloud, Cookbooks, Enterprise, Microsoft

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Getting Started with Client-Side Endpoint Protection Tasks
Chapter 2: Planning and Rolling Installation
Chapter 3: SCEP Configuration
Chapter 4: Client Deployment Preparation and Deployment
Chapter 5: Common Tasks
Chapter 6: Management Tasks
Chapter 7: Reporting
Chapter 8: Troubleshooting
Chapter 9: Building an SCCM 2012 Lab
      • Chapter 3: SCEP Configuration
        • Introduction
        • Modifying SCEP default client settings
        • Creating, modifying, and deploying a SCEP policy
        • Setting up SCEP alerts
        • Configuring reports
        • Chapter 4: Client Deployment Preparation and Deployment
          • Introduction
          • Preparing your environment for SCEP
          • Creating an effective deployment plan
          • Deploying SCEP clients with SCCM 2012
          • Verifying that SCEP policies are being applied correctly
          • Performing a manual FEP client installation
          • Chapter 5: Common Tasks
            • Introduction
            • Checking that your SCCM server has up-to-date SCEP definitions
            • Performing SCEP operational tasks using the SCCM console
            • Using SCEP reports to verify task completion
            • Utilizing the SCEP dashboard
            • Using MpCmdRun remotely
            • Chapter 6: Management Tasks
              • Introduction
              • Verifying that SCEP clients are installed on all systems
              • Changing control with SCEP policies
              • Using SCEP policy templates
              • Merging client policies
              • Responding to SCEP alerts
              • Chapter 7: Reporting
                • Introduction
                • Using the system-based SCEP reports
                • Utilizing the user-based SCEP reports
                • Providing access to reports
                • Building custom reports
                • Chapter 8: Troubleshooting
                  • Introduction
                  • Resolving client-side definition update issues
                  • Fixing SCCM client health issues
                  • Resolving false positives
                  • Dealing with infections that SCEP cannot resolve
                    • Appendix
                      • Integrating SCEP with SCOM 2012
                      • Client deployment checklists
                      • List of SCEP logfiles
                      • Using Windows Intune Endpoint Protection

                      Andrew Plue

                      Andrew Plue is a Senior Consultant in the Secure Infrastructure Management group at Certified Security Solutions (CSS). He is veteran of the United States Army, and served as a paratrooper with the 1/508th Airborne Combat Team. He has 18 years of experience in information security, with a focus on vulnerability detection, and corporate anti-virus solutions. During his tenure at CSS, he has acted as a lead engineer on numerous deployments of the Forefront Suite of anti-malware products, with production deployments of Forefront Client Security as large as 140,000 seats. He has spoken at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference on the topic of Forefront Client Security. In his spare time, he does not do all that much, to be honest.

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                      What you will learn from this book

                      • Get up and running with a range of common tasks accomplished with the local SCEP client
                      • Learn how to design a SCEP architecture
                      • Create an effective SCEP client deployment plan
                      • Perform operational tasks via the SCCM console
                      • Take full advantage of the SCEP dashboard
                      • Prepare for Disaster Recovery scenarios using SCCM
                      • Understand how to fully configure and automate various reporting features
                      • Build effective and efficient SCEP client polices
                      • See these skills in action with a bonus appendix chapter: a complete SCEP walk-through covering the initial install, building the client package, deployment, policy and procedures

                      In Detail

                      Microsoft System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection (previously known as Forefront Endpoint Protection 2012) protects client and server operating systems against threats with leading malware detection technologies. Built on Configuration Manager, it provides a unified infrastructure for client security and compliance management and "Microsoft System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection Cookbook" will help you get to grips with vital tasks for implementing this security tool.

                      With the release of System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection, Microsoft is continuing its commitment to offering a cutting edge, enterprise- ready Anti-Virus solution. With its practical and easy to follow recipes, "Microsoft System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection Cookbook" fully prepares you for a simple, headache-free migration.

                      This hands-on, practical cookbook will have you equipped with the knowledge to install and manage System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection like a pro in no time by following step by step recipes.
                      You’ll gain insight into a wide range of management tasks, such as building your SCEP infrastructure, deploying SCEP clients and building the perfect AV policies for your workstation and servers. You’ll also benefit from a complete SCEP walk-through in a bonus appendix chapter.

                      With "Microsoft System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection Cookbook" in hand, you will have the confidence to tackle essential tasks like deployment, policy and much more for SCEP.


                      "Microsoft System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection Cookbook" is a highly practical cookbook for beginner-intermediate use to get you started with a variety of SCEP tasks, as well as providing a sneak peek at a full SCEP walkthrough to give you some real world context.

                      Who this book is for

                      If you are a System Administrator or Engineer using System Center 2012 EndPoint Protection, then "Microsoft System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection Cookbook" is for you.

                      You should have a good background with Microsoft products in general, although no knowledge of EndPoint Protection is required.

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