Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager

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  • Discover the different availability options for Windows roles
  • Set up backup and recovery options with Configuration Manager
  • Understand the planning for high availability hardware and SQL layouts
  • Set up high availability AD, ADCS, DNS, DHCP, and SQL server
  • Set up high availability Configuration Manager roles
  • Create sample design scenarios
  • Identify bottlenecks within Windows Server

Microsoft Configuration Manager is both extensive and complex, and for many, it is the primary tool for Enterprise management. With each new release, Configuration Manager continually proves itself to be the ultimate solution for managing both clients and mobile devices.

This book covers in detailed and easy-to-understand steps how to set up highly available Configuration Manager roles and backend services such as SQL, DNS, and AD. You will learn how to plan for high availability, what kind of roles there are, and how they scale.

The book starts by examining what needs to be taken into account when planning for high availability before moving on to focus on the different roles and how they can be set up. The book will also go through different scenarios as well as various backup and recovery procedures. You will learn how to identify bottlenecks within the different components and create sample design scenarios for high availability on Configuration Manager. The book will also look at the different high availability options and how to deploy them.

  • Deploy highly available Configuration Manager sites and roles
  • Backup, restore, and copy Configuration Manager to other sites
  • Get to grips with performance tuning and best practices for Configuration Manager sites
Page Count 146
Course Length 4 hours 22 minutes
ISBN 9781782176763
Date Of Publication 25 Nov 2013


Marius Sandbu

Marius Sandbu is a senior consultant from Norway. He has over 10 years of experience in IT. He has worked as an architect and instructor at Veeam, Microsoft, and Citrix. He has also presented at the NetScaler master class and been to local Citrix user groups' events. Marius is the author of other NetScaler books as well, including Implementing NetScaler VPX™, Packt Publishing.

He is also a Microsoft MVP, Veeam Vanguard, and PernixPro.

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