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System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Introduction



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5 Days

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System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) 2012 R2 is Microsoft's state-of-the-art answer to enterprise patch management and deployment. In this training course, you learn the skills for managing enterprises with SCCM to complement Active Directory Group Policy technologies, Windows Management Instrumentation, Windows Server Update Services, PowerShell, and other built-in management enhancements. Starting in Spring 2017, this course will transition to the following Microsoft version: "Planning and Deploying System Center 2012 (10748)" (Course 8458)

You Will Learn How To

  • Install and configure System Center 2012 R2 ConfigMgr sites
  • Deploy and troubleshoot ConfigMgr clients, operating systems, applications, and security updates
  • Support and administer users and devices
  • Collect and report hardware and software inventory data
  • Configure and remediate compliance settings

Important Course Information

Recommended Experience:

  • Working knowledge of Windows Server 2012

Course Outline

  • Overview of System Center 2012 R2 SP1 Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr) Features

Examining the features and requirements

  • Application management
  • Software updates
  • Operating system deployment
  • Asset management

Exploring the new console

  • Navigating the components of the administrative interface
  • Completing a stand-alone console installation
  • Installing and Migrating to ConfigMgr

Setting up a primary site

  • Running the prerequisite checker
  • Preparing SQL Server for connectivity
  • Executing the installation wizard

Planning a migration

  • Selecting components to migrate
  • Examining migration jobs
  • Deploying ConfigMgr Clients

Evaluating client requirements and discovery methods

  • Prerequisites
  • Supported operating systems
  • Active Directory discovery
  • Network discovery
  • Heartbeat discovery

Deploying and troubleshooting client installation

  • Choosing a client installation method
  • Examining client installation logs
  • Evaluating resultant client settings

Supporting and administering mobile devices

  • Light vs. depth management
  • Employing Exchange ActiveSync
  • Adding an Enrollment Point
  • Identifying Primary Sites and Site Hierarchies

Leveraging a Central Administration Site (CAS)

  • Assessing the need for a CAS
  • Managing sites vs. clients

Planning a site infrastructure

  • Designing primary and secondary sites
  • Flattening a site hierarchy
  • Building Reports and Configuring Inventory

Implementing SQL Reporting Services

  • Viewing and analyzing reports
  • Creating a Reporting Services role

Customizing and troubleshooting inventory

  • Preparing inventory with WMI
  • Adding file types to inventory
  • Gathering software metering information
  • Managing Collections and Running Queries

Employing role-based administration

  • Applying security with roles and scopes
  • Assigning administrative roles

Working with collections and queries

  • Creating collection includes and excludes
  • Building collections from queries
  • Application Management

Preparing a site for application management

  • Configuring the software
  • Creating the Application Catalog web page

Creating packages and programs

  • Deploying to device collections
  • Determining when to use packages and programs

Application and software distribution

  • Developing user device affinities
  • Setting global conditions, dependencies and supercedence
  • Deploying Software Updates and Operating Systems

Installing and monitoring software updates

  • Configuring WSUS and creating the software update point
  • Assembling update groups

Managing operating system deployments

  • Building task sequences
  • Capturing and deploying a Windows OS
  • Enhancing ConfigMgr Administration
  • Performing remote administration
  • Implementing compliance and power management
  • Maintaining and troubleshooting sites
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