Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager Cookbook - Second Edition

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  • Administer System Center Configuration Manager
  • Upgrade computers from Windows 7/ 8.x to Windows 10, using Serivce Plans to keep Windows 10 machines up to date
  • Manage Compliance Settings effectively and monitor it with SSRS
  • Manage Sites in System Center Configuration Manager and also learn to create collections, leverage role-based administration (RBA), and support clients over the internet without a VPN connection
  • Implement multiple methods to deploy the client, as well as how to be proactive in monitoring client agent health
  • Achieve Mobile device management with Microsoft Intune

This practical cookbook is based on the 1602 current branch of System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM). It shows you how to administer SCCM, giving you an essential toolbox of techniques to solve real-world scenarios. Packed with over 60 task-based and instantly usable recipes, you’ll discover how design a SCCM Infrastructure, and dive into topics such as the recommended SQL configuration for SCCM and how to deploy Windows 10 with Operating System Deployment (OSD).

You will learn to easily manage Windows 10 devices by deploying applications, software updates, and feature upgrades, andl be able to leverage Mobile Device Management (MDM) using SCCM and Microsoft Intune. Finally, you see how to gather the inventory of all your PC park and create reports based on it. By the end of the book, you will have learned the best practices when working with SCCM and have a handy reference guide for troubleshooting.

  • Overcome the challenges of administering System Center Configuration Manager when deploying single and multiple-hierarchy sites
  • Help your organization to build a custom-line of business apps and also protect the server against malware threats with Endpoint protection
  • Get easy guidance and best practices to help you work with SCCM
Page Count 354
Course Length 10 hours 37 minutes
ISBN 9781785881206
Date Of Publication 23 Nov 2016


Brian Mason

Brian Mason is a Systems Engineer at Wells Fargo where he manages over 350,000 resources with CM (note that any views expressed in this book are Brian's and not necessarily those of Wells Fargo). Brian is a 6-time Microsoft MVP for Configuration Manager (CM). He currently runs the Minnesota System Center User Group and its website where he blogs. He can be found answering forum questions on TechNet and myITforum.

Greg Ramsey

Greg Ramsey is a Systems Engineer specializing in global systems management for Dell Services. He has a B.S. in Computer Sciences and Engineering from the Ohio State University and is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager. Greg co-authored SMS 2003 Recipes: A Problem Solution Approach (Apress, 2006) and Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager Unleashed (Sams, 2009). Greg is the co-founder of the Ohio SMS Users Group and the Central Texas Systems Management User Group.

Samir Hammoudi

Samir Hammoudi is a Microsoft Full Time Employee (MSFT) working as a Sales Engineer (TSP) on Surface devices and Windows 10 in Tokyo, Japan. During the beginning of his career, he worked as a Senior ICT Consultant in Switzerland for 7 years offering his wide technical expertise on Microsoft technologies such as Active Directory, Exchange, Virtualization, and Windows client deployment and management. Looking for a new challenge, he then moved to Japan and joined Microsoft as a Premier Field Engineer (PFE) on System Center Configuration Manager, where he covered customers all around APAC region. Avid of learning new technologies, Samir is the holder of a wide range of Microsoft certifications as MCSE (Server and Private Cloud) and MCITP (Enterprise Admin, Messaging Admin, and Lync Server Admin). He regularly writes tech notes and articles in both his blogs, one written in English covering Microsoft Devices and Cloud technologies ( and one written in Japanese covering mainly Microsoft Deployment Toolkit ( Samir loves sharing information to empower the Microsoft IT pros community. He tries his best through his blogs to cover information that is missing from official Microsoft sites. Samir is passionate about sports (football in particular) and about technology in general. Always open to direct contact, he encourages anyone wanting to discuss about anything on Windows client technologies to head over to his blogs and contact him personally.

Chuluunsuren Damdinsuren

Chuluunsuren Damdinsuren is a Microsoft Full Time Employee (MSFT) working as a Premier Field Engineer (PFE) in client management area such as Active Directory, System Center Configuration Manager, and Remote Desktop Services for Microsoft Japan. He has an Engineering degree from Osaka University and an MS degree in Computer Science. His primary focus is to design, migrate, deploy, train, and troubleshoot System Center Configuration Manager and Active Directory. He has a couple of technical blogs, and various MSCA and MCSE certificates. He is a passionate fan of football and topcoder.