System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) 2012 Unleashed
Meyler Kerrie et al
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This book is your most complete source for in-depth information about Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007! "System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Unleashed" is a comprehensive guide to System Center Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr) 2007. ConfigMgr 2007 helps you manage servers and desktops, integrates SMS 2003 "feature pack" functionality, and adds new capabilities. It enables you to assess, deploy, and update servers, clients, and devices across physical, virtual, distributed, and mobile environments, including clients that connect only over the Internet. This book guides you through designing, deploying, and configuring ConfigMgr 2007 with detailed information on topics such as capacity planning, security, site design and hierarchy planning, server placement, discovery, native mode, and using Windows Server 2008. You will learn how to tackle challenges such as setting up DCM and OSD, customizing inventory, creating queries and using query results, and configuring asset intelligence. Detailed information on how to... - Understand how ConfigMgr works - Plan your ConfigMgr deployment - Manage Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) - Architect for performance - Install or migrate to ConfigMgr 2007 with Windows 2003 or Windows 2008 - Discover and manage clients - Create and distribute packages - Understand patch and compliance management - Create queries - Use reports - Deploy operating systems - Secure ConfigMgr 2007 - Perform site maintenance - Back up ConfigMgr components
Kerrie Meyler, MVP, lead author of System Center Service Manager 2010 Unleashed is a consultant, trainer, and former Microsoft product evangelist. Byron Holt supports Configuration Manager at a top security technology firm. He served on Microsoft's Active Directory and Enterprise Manageability support teams. Marcus C. Oh, MVP, coordinates management and IT at a private telecommunications company. Jason Sandys, MVP, MCITP, MCP, MCSE, is Senior Consultant at Catapult Systems, where he implements and supports System Center customer solutions. Jannes Alink, MVP, MCP, MCSE, MCTS, MCITP is an independent consultant specializing in Microsoft System Center.
This is the first and only comprehensive reference and technical guide to Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2012. A team of expert authors offers step-by-step coverage of related topics in every feature area, organized to help IT professionals rapidly optimize Configuration Manager 2012 for their requirements, and then deploy and use it successfully. The authors begin by introducing Configuration Manager 2012 and its goals, and explaining how it fits into the broader System Center product suite. Next, they fully address planning, design, and implementation. Finally, they systematically cover each of Configuration Manager 2012's most important feature sets, addressing issues ranging from configuration management to software distribution. Readers will learn how to use Configuration Manager 2012's user-centric capabilities to provide anytime/anywhere services and software, and to strengthen both control and compliance. The first book on Configuration Manager 2012, System Center Configuration Manager 2012 Unleashed joins Sams' market-leading series of books on Microsoft's System Center product suite: books that have achieved go-to status amongst IT implementers and administrators worldwide.