Learn System Center Configuration Manager in a Month of Lunches is a super-practical guide to Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager. In this book, you'll cut to the chase and learn the administrative procedures and techniques that will keep your systems humming smoothly.
Purchase of the print book comes with an offer of a free PDF, ePub, and Kindle eBook from Manning. Also available is all code from the book.
About the Technology
Businesses rely on a complex patchwork of client computers, physical and virtual servers, middleware, mobile devices, and cloud services. Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) sits in the middle of this mix, providing a single administrative control center to deploy and manage Windows servers and applications across your entire infrastructure, including cross-platform management of Mac OS X, Linux, and UNIX. To get up to speed with the day-to-day tasks of managing a system with ConfigMgr, all you need is this book—and a quiet place to eat your lunch.
About the Book
Learn System Center Configuration Manager in a Month of Lunches is a super-practical guide to Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager. In this book, you’ll cut to the chase and learn the administrative procedures and techniques that will keep your systems humming smoothly. Whether you’re a new sysadmin or you already understand the inner workings of Active Directory and Windows Server, you’ll be productive immediately as you work through the 22 self-contained lessons in this handy tutorial.
Covers the latest build of Configuration Manager
How to simplify updates, operating system deployment, and reporting
Cross-platform and mobile management including Linux, OS X, and Windows
Smart application delivery
About the Reader
No prior experience with System Center Configuration Manager needed.
About the Author
James Bannan is a Cloud and Datacenter Management MVP based in Australia.
Table of Contents
Before you begin
Setting up your lab environment
Making ConfigMgr aware of your environment
Managing ConfigMgr devices and users
Organizing devices and users
Configuring ConfigMgr clients
Creating and configuring applications with the AppModel
Deploying applications and packages to ConfigMgr clients
Ensuring that ConfigMgr clients can access content
Keeping ConfigMgr clients patched
Preparing to deploy Windows
Advanced deployment of Windows with ConfigMgr and MDT