Packt is pleased to announce Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager : Administration Cookbook, a new cookbook which not only helps administer System Center 2012 Configuration, but also manage it. Written by Brian Mason and Greg Ramsey, this book illustrates how to install SQL before considering System Center 2012 Configuration Manager.
Brain Mason is a system engineer who manages over 350,000 resources with configuration manager at Wells Fargo. He is a 6-time Microsoft MVP for Configuration Manager and also currently runs the Minnesota System Center User Group and its website where he blogs.
Grey Ramsey, a B.S. in Computer Sciences and Engineering from the Ohio State University and a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager. He is also a co-founder of the Ohio SMS Users Group and the Central Texas Systems Management User Group.
Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager is a system managing application that helps one manage large groups of Windows-based computer systems and sets up the security in such a way that the administrators can’t see or touch each other’s machines. This application provides remote control, patch management, software distribution, operating system deployment, network access protection, and hardware and software inventory.
Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager : Administration Cookbook not only enables administrators set up monthly patching, but also helps to create Security Baselines and Monitor Drift. It also manages drivers for their images and leverage boundary groups to save their work along with deploying Windows 7 to their workstations.
Advanced administrators who have working knowledge of System Center Configuration Manager and wants to administer System Center 2012 Configuration Manager along with understanding how to solve particular scenarios, will find this book to be interesting and beneficial read.
The principal chapters emphasized in this book are:
Chapter 1: Designing a System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Infrastructure
Chapter 2: Deploying Windows 7 with Operating System Deployment
Chapter 3: Deploying Applications and Software Updates
Chapter 4: Managing Compliance Settings
Chapter 5: Managing Sites
Chapter 6: Managing Clients
Chapter 7: Managing Inventory
Chapter 8: Managing Reports and Queries
Packt Publishing has also released and is due to publish other Microsoft System Center books:
1. Microsoft System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection Cookbook (Published)
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