Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager Cookbook - Second Edition

Over 60 applicable recipes to administer and manage System Center Configuration Manager Current Branch
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Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager Cookbook - Second Edition

Samir Hammoudi et al.

Over 60 applicable recipes to administer and manage System Center Configuration Manager Current Branch
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Book Details

ISBN 139781785881206
Paperback354 pages

Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Designing a System Center Configuration Manager Infrastructure
Introduction
What's changed from System Center 2012 Configuration Manager?
System Center Configuration Manager's new servicing models
Keeping your CM deployment up-to date
Infrastructure sizing considerations
Dividing up site system roles
Upgrading in-place from Configuration Manager 2012
Installing SQL the right way
Managing Internet-facing clients
Using remote and workstation distribution points and BranchCache
Chapter 2: Deploying Windows 10 with Operating System Deployment
Introduction
Creating an OSD test environment
Leveraging the build and capture process
Migrating user state
Managing drivers
Customizing the build process with prestart hooks
Patching your reference build
Using the new Windows 10 in-place upgrade task sequence
Leveraging the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit with CM OSD
Chapter 3: Deploying Applications and Software Updates
Introduction
Creating applications and deployment types
Deploying Store Apps - Windows, iOS, Android
Creating Mobile Application Management Policy
Managing Software Center and Application Catalog
Reducing collection dependencies with conditional rules and global conditions
Converting classic packages to applications
Creating and deploying Virtual Applications - App-V
Superseding applications
Monitoring content and deployment status
Preparing for software updates
Creating and monitoring software updates
Leveraging Automatic Deployment Rules - ADRs
Deploying custom updates
Leveraging Windows 10 Servicing to deploy features upgrades
Chapter 4: Managing Compliance Settings
Introduction
Building Configuration Items the old way
Building Configuration Items for Windows 10
Creating and deploying a baseline
Leveraging Security Compliance Manager
Monitoring compliance with SSRS
Chapter 5: Managing Mobile Devices using Configuration Manager with Microsoft Intune
Introduction
Creating a Microsoft Intune subscription
Connecting Microsoft Intune to CM
Creating and deploying MDM policies
Using Conditional Access to control devices' access to Office 365 services
Managing mobile devices enrolled in Microsoft Intune via the CM console
Chapter 6: Managing Sites
Introduction
Managing collections
Configuring site maintenance
Managing site communications
Configuring Discovery
Managing Boundary Groups
Managing role-based security
Configuring the Application Catalog
Managing and validating content for DPs and DP groups
Chapter 7: Managing Clients
Introduction
Deploying clients
Upgrading client agents
Managing client health
Managing client settings
Enabling Device Health Attestation in Windows 10
Monitoring client installation and activity
Making use of user-centric improvements
Configuring power management
Chapter 8: Managing Inventory
Introduction
Managing hardware inventory
Managing software inventory
Managing software metering
Monitoring inventory data flow
Integrating Asset Intelligence
Chapter 9: Managing Reports and Queries
Introduction
Installing SQL Server Reporting Services - SSRS
Configuring reporting services
Sharing your reports with others
Configuring report subscription
Building queries
Editing and creating reports

What You Will Learn

  • 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

Authors

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Designing a System Center Configuration Manager Infrastructure
Introduction
What's changed from System Center 2012 Configuration Manager?
System Center Configuration Manager's new servicing models
Keeping your CM deployment up-to date
Infrastructure sizing considerations
Dividing up site system roles
Upgrading in-place from Configuration Manager 2012
Installing SQL the right way
Managing Internet-facing clients
Using remote and workstation distribution points and BranchCache
Chapter 2: Deploying Windows 10 with Operating System Deployment
Introduction
Creating an OSD test environment
Leveraging the build and capture process
Migrating user state
Managing drivers
Customizing the build process with prestart hooks
Patching your reference build
Using the new Windows 10 in-place upgrade task sequence
Leveraging the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit with CM OSD
Chapter 3: Deploying Applications and Software Updates
Introduction
Creating applications and deployment types
Deploying Store Apps - Windows, iOS, Android
Creating Mobile Application Management Policy
Managing Software Center and Application Catalog
Reducing collection dependencies with conditional rules and global conditions
Converting classic packages to applications
Creating and deploying Virtual Applications - App-V
Superseding applications
Monitoring content and deployment status
Preparing for software updates
Creating and monitoring software updates
Leveraging Automatic Deployment Rules - ADRs
Deploying custom updates
Leveraging Windows 10 Servicing to deploy features upgrades
Chapter 4: Managing Compliance Settings
Introduction
Building Configuration Items the old way
Building Configuration Items for Windows 10
Creating and deploying a baseline
Leveraging Security Compliance Manager
Monitoring compliance with SSRS
Chapter 5: Managing Mobile Devices using Configuration Manager with Microsoft Intune
Introduction
Creating a Microsoft Intune subscription
Connecting Microsoft Intune to CM
Creating and deploying MDM policies
Using Conditional Access to control devices' access to Office 365 services
Managing mobile devices enrolled in Microsoft Intune via the CM console
Chapter 6: Managing Sites
Introduction
Managing collections
Configuring site maintenance
Managing site communications
Configuring Discovery
Managing Boundary Groups
Managing role-based security
Configuring the Application Catalog
Managing and validating content for DPs and DP groups
Chapter 7: Managing Clients
Introduction
Deploying clients
Upgrading client agents
Managing client health
Managing client settings
Enabling Device Health Attestation in Windows 10
Monitoring client installation and activity
Making use of user-centric improvements
Configuring power management
Chapter 8: Managing Inventory
Introduction
Managing hardware inventory
Managing software inventory
Managing software metering
Monitoring inventory data flow
Integrating Asset Intelligence
Chapter 9: Managing Reports and Queries
Introduction
Installing SQL Server Reporting Services - SSRS
Configuring reporting services
Sharing your reports with others
Configuring report subscription
Building queries
Editing and creating reports

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ISBN 139781785881206
Paperback354 pages
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