Mastering System Center Configuration Manager

Master how to configure, back up, and secure access to System Center Configuration Manager with this practical guide
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Mastering System Center Configuration Manager

Vangel Krstevski

Master how to configure, back up, and secure access to System Center Configuration Manager with this practical guide
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Book Details

ISBN 139781782175452
Paperback278 pages

Book Description

Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager is a powerful system management product that helps IT administrators perform better asset and organization management by grouping them into logical containers. These logical containers allow you to perform application deployments and software and security updates in no time.

Mastering System Center Configuration Manager explains the Configuration Manager architecture, hierarchy, and components, as well as how to use them. It also provides advanced-level content on how to set up System Center Configuration Manager and integrate it with an existing system. You will also find information on deploying applications, creating client settings, and integrating Configuration Manager with Windows Azure to utilize its full power. At the end of the book, you will learn how to troubleshoot issues with SCCM 2012 R2 on the server side and also on the client side.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction to System Center Configuration Manager 2012 R2
System Center Configuration Manager 2012 R2 – requirements
Prerequisites for System Center Configuration Manager 2012 R2
Installing MS SQL Server 2012
Installing System Center Configuration Manager 2012 R2
Site system server and roles
Summary
Chapter 2: Assets and Compliance
The benefits of centralized system management
Managing compliance
Compliance authoring
Endpoint Protection
Configuring custom client device settings for Endpoint Protection
The Endpoint Protection client
Summary
Chapter 3: The Software Library
Introducing packages
Creating a package
Creating and managing applications
Creating applications
Creating deployment types
Creating detection methods
Managing applications
Package conversion
Operating System Deployment
Summary
Chapter 4: Reporting in Configuration Manager
SQL Server Reporting Services
Implementing SQL Server Reporting Services
Reports in the Configuration Manager console
Creating a report
Troubleshooting SSRS
Optimizing SSRS performance
System Center Data warehouse
Summary
Chapter 5: Administration and Monitoring
The Configuration Manager's discovery methods
Hierarchy planning
Planning your hierarchy structure
Planning boundaries and boundary groups
Client discovery and installation methods
Role-based administration
In-console alerts
Client settings
Client policy device settings
Software deployment device settings
Using Resource Explorer
Summary
Chapter 6: Cloud Integration
Cloud integration – prerequisites
Subscribing to Windows Intune
Adding the Windows Intune subscription to Configuration Manager
Cloud distribution points
Summary
Chapter 7: Security and Backup
Administrative users
Security roles
Preventing unauthorized administrative access
Securing the Configuration Manager infrastructure
Site and SQL Server backups
Summary
Chapter 8: Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting network issues
Troubleshooting console issues
Troubleshooting the client installation
Troubleshooting compliance settings
Troubleshooting application deployments
Troubleshooting software updates
Troubleshooting SQL Server Reporting Services
Summary

What You Will Learn

  • Set up System Center Configuration Manager servers
  • Configure System Center Configuration Manager hierarchy components
  • Create applications and packages
  • Deploy applications and software updates
  • Generate powerful and interactive reports
  • Define Site System roles
  • Back up System Center Configuration Manager settings
  • Secure access to the System Center Configuration Manager console

Authors

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction to System Center Configuration Manager 2012 R2
System Center Configuration Manager 2012 R2 – requirements
Prerequisites for System Center Configuration Manager 2012 R2
Installing MS SQL Server 2012
Installing System Center Configuration Manager 2012 R2
Site system server and roles
Summary
Chapter 2: Assets and Compliance
The benefits of centralized system management
Managing compliance
Compliance authoring
Endpoint Protection
Configuring custom client device settings for Endpoint Protection
The Endpoint Protection client
Summary
Chapter 3: The Software Library
Introducing packages
Creating a package
Creating and managing applications
Creating applications
Creating deployment types
Creating detection methods
Managing applications
Package conversion
Operating System Deployment
Summary
Chapter 4: Reporting in Configuration Manager
SQL Server Reporting Services
Implementing SQL Server Reporting Services
Reports in the Configuration Manager console
Creating a report
Troubleshooting SSRS
Optimizing SSRS performance
System Center Data warehouse
Summary
Chapter 5: Administration and Monitoring
The Configuration Manager's discovery methods
Hierarchy planning
Planning your hierarchy structure
Planning boundaries and boundary groups
Client discovery and installation methods
Role-based administration
In-console alerts
Client settings
Client policy device settings
Software deployment device settings
Using Resource Explorer
Summary
Chapter 6: Cloud Integration
Cloud integration – prerequisites
Subscribing to Windows Intune
Adding the Windows Intune subscription to Configuration Manager
Cloud distribution points
Summary
Chapter 7: Security and Backup
Administrative users
Security roles
Preventing unauthorized administrative access
Securing the Configuration Manager infrastructure
Site and SQL Server backups
Summary
Chapter 8: Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting network issues
Troubleshooting console issues
Troubleshooting the client installation
Troubleshooting compliance settings
Troubleshooting application deployments
Troubleshooting software updates
Troubleshooting SQL Server Reporting Services
Summary

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Paperback278 pages
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