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Microsoft System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection Cookbook

Andrew Plue

Install and manage System Center Endpoint Protection with total professionalism thanks to the 30 recipes in this highly focused Cookbook. From common tasks to automated reporting features, all the crucial techniques are here.
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Book Details

ISBN 139781849683906
Paperback208 pages

About This Book

  • 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

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.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Getting Started with Client-Side Endpoint Protection Tasks
Locating and interrupting client-side SCEP logs
Performing manual definition updates and checking definition version
Manually editing local SCEP policy using the user interface
Utilizing MpCmdRun.exe
Chapter 2: Planning and Rolling Installation
Creating role-based SCEP administrators
Creating auto deployment rules for SCEP definitions
Enabling the Endpoint Protection role
Chapter 3: SCEP Configuration
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
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
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
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
Using the system-based SCEP reports
Utilizing the user-based SCEP reports
Providing access to reports
Building custom reports
Chapter 8: Troubleshooting
Resolving client-side definition update issues
Fixing SCCM client health issues
Resolving false positives
Dealing with infections that SCEP cannot resolve
Chapter 9: Building an SCCM 2012 Lab
Installing SCCM 2012 and SCEP in a standalone environment

What You Will Learn

  • 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.


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