Get to grips with the System Center 2012 Orchestrator using Packt’s new Book and eBook

September 2013 | Cookbooks, Enterprise, Microsoft

Packt is pleased to announce the publication of Microsoft System Center 2012 Orchestrator Cookbook, a practical step-by-step guide to help readers create powerful runbooks for Active Directory tasks and IT service management processes. The eBook, which is available in all the popular formats, comes in at over 325 pages and is priced at $19.99, while the print book is competitively priced at $54.99.

About the Authors:

Samuel Erskine is not only a Computer Engineering graduate, but also a ‘Microsoft Valuable Professional’, who has over 15 years of experience in a wide range of technologies and industries.

Andreas Baumgarten has worked as an IT professional for more than 20 years and has 14 years of experience as a Microsoft Certified Trainer.

Steven Beaumont currently provides consultancy and designs for System Center 2012 and Private Cloud solutions.

Orchestrator provides a workflow management solution for the data center. Originally a third-party product named Opalis, which Microsoft acquired in 2009, Orchestrator provides a simplified way of building complex automation. System Center Orchestrator is a complete solution that goes beyond basic automation.

Microsoft System Center 2012 Orchestrator Cookbook will teach readers how to effectively plan, create and manage powerful runbooks to enable automation of mission-critical and routine administration tasks. Using this practical, hands-on book, readers will not only discover how to automate their System Center environment, but will also learn to create branching, looping, and child runbooks. This guide will help readers control every imaginable feature of System Center 2012 Orchestrator and completely master it.

This book will be useful for administrators who wish to save time and energy by simplifying the process of automating system administration tasks.

Microsoft System Center 2012 Orchestrator Cookbook covers the following topics:

Chapter1: Unpacking SCO 2012

Chapter2: Securing and making SCO fault-tolerant

Chapter3: Planning and creating Runbook designs

Chapter4: Creating Runbooks for Active Directory tasks

Chapter5: Creating Runbooks for System Center Configuration Manager tasks

Chapter6: Creating Runbooks for System Center Virtual Manager Virtualization tasks

Chapter7: Creating Runbooks for System Center Configuration Manager tasks

Chapter8: Creating IT Service Management Process Runbooks

Chapter9: Creating advanced Runbooks

Packt Publishing has also released several other Microsoft System Center 2012 books:

Microsoft System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection Cookbook

Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager: Administration Cookbook

All Microsoft System Center 2012 books are published by Packt Enterprise. Packt Enterprise is a publishing division of Packt Publishing designed to serve the information needs of IT Professionals in the Enterprise space. Packt Enterprise also publishes on IBM, Oracle, Citrix, Java, Amazon, Google and SAP technologies.


Microsoft System Center 2012 Orchestrator Cookbook
"Microsoft System Center 2012 Orchestrator Cookbook" helps to effectively plan, create and manage powerful runbooks to enable automation of mission-critical and routine administration tasks

For more information, please visit: http://www.packtpub.com/microsoft-system-center-2012-orchestrator-cookbook/book

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