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System Center Configuration Manager Current Branch Unleashed

Paperback Engels 2018 9780672337901
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This is the comprehensive reference and technical guide to Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager Current Branch. A team of expert authors offers step-by-step, end-to-end coverage of related topics in every feature area, organized to help IT professionals rapidly optimize Configuration Manager Current Branch for their requirements, and then deploy and use it successfully.

The authors begin by introducing Configuration Manager Current Branch 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 Current Branch's most important feature sets. You'll find detailed, expert coverage of these and many other topics:

- Managing clients and compliance
- Creating and managing applications, deployment types, packages, and programs
- Distributing and deploying applications and packages
- Managing software updates
- Integrating Intune Hybrid
- Managing mobile devices
- Providing conditional access
- Protecting endpoints
- Querying and reporting with Configuration Manager
- Deploying operating systems
- Enforcing security and delegation
- Performing backup, recovery, and maintenance

The first book on Configuration Manager 2016, System Center Configuration Manager Current Branch 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.


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Lab Environment 4
Disclaimers and Fine Print 4

Chapter 1 Configuration Management Basics 7
10 Reasons to Use Configuration Manager 8
The Evolution of Systems Management 9
Systems Management Defined 14
Microsoft’s Strategy for Systems Management 16
Bridging the Systems Management Gap 26
The Value Proposition of Configuration Manager 27

Chapter 2 Configuration Manager Overview 29
A Journey Through Time: SMS to ConfigMgr Current Branch 29
Configuration Manager Terminology 35
What’s New in Current Branch (Through the 1710 Release) 53
Deprecated Features, Software, and Operating Systems 67

Chapter 3 Looking Inside Configuration Manager 69
Understanding the ConfigMgr Architecture 70
A WMI Primer 76
Configuration Manager and WMI 89
Inside the ConfigMgr Database 101
Status and State Messages Overview 106
Site-to-Site Replication 107
Active Directory Integration with ConfigMgr 110

Chapter 4 Architecture Design Planning 117
Developing the Solution Architecture 117
Planning for Infrastructure Dependencies 122
Hierarchy Planning in ConfigMgr 130
Site Planning for Configuration Manager 138
Planning for Client Deployment and Settings 147
Planning for External Device Management 159
Planning for Continuous Updates 164
Planning for Restorability and Recoverability 168

Chapter 5 Network Design 173
Configuration Manager and the Network 174
Understanding Data Flows 177
Designing Intrasite Communication 179
Using Intersite Communication 182
Designing Client Communication 190
Troubleshooting Network-Related Issues 209
Chapter 6 Installing and Updating System Center Configuration Manager 217
Performing Preinstallation Tasks 218
Performing Site Installation Tasks 225
Configuring Site Properties 238
Troubleshooting Site Installation 248
Updating Configuration Manager 249

Chapter 7 Upgrading and Migrating to ConfigMgr Current Branch 255
Deciding Whether to Upgrade or Migrate to Current Branch 256
Upgrading to ConfigMgr Current Branch 256
Migrating to ConfigMgr Current Branch 263
Migrating Reports and Clients 278
Troubleshooting Migration Issues 280

Chapter 8 Using the Configuration Manager Console 285
Touring the Console 286
Configuration Manager Workspaces 289
Deploying the Console 294
Using Role-Based Administration 297
Connecting to a Site 298
Personalizing the Console 298
The In-Console Alert Experience 299
Configuration Manager Service Manager 303
Using PowerShell with ConfigMgr 306
Security Considerations 308
Troubleshooting Console Issues 311
Console Logging 311
Connectivity Issues 313
Common Problems 313

Chapter 9 Client Management 315
ConfigMgr Client Agent Requirements 316
Installing, Upgrading, and Uninstalling ConfigMgr Client Agents 317
Finding Potential ConfigMgr Clients in Your Network 332
What to Know About Client Agent Assignment 343
Monitoring Client Agent Health and Activity Status 345
Understanding Client Settings 347
Using the Resource Explorer 364
Using Wake on LAN and Power Management 365

Chapter 10 Managing Compliance 371
Configuring Compliance Settings 372
Understanding Compliance Settings 374
Creating Configuration Items 378
Developing a Compliance Strategy 402
Troubleshooting Settings Management 406

Chapter 11 Creating and Managing Applications 409
ConfigMgr Applications Overview 410
Creating and Modifying Applications 415
Creating Detection Methods 427
Creating Detection Methods for Windows Installer Applications 427
Managing and Creating Global Conditions 433
Managing Application Management, Application Configuration, and Volume License Purchases 440
More About Managing Applications 447
Deploying PowerShell Scripts 457

Chapter 12 Creating and Using Deployment Types 459
Creating and Using Windows Installer Deployment Types 460
Creating and Using Application Virtualization Deployment Types 464
Using Deployment Types for Mobile Devices 470
Creating and Using Other Deployment Types 486

Chapter 13 Creating and Managing Packages and Programs 493
Understanding Packages and Programs 494
Creating a Package from a Definition File 495
Configuring Package Properties 499
Defining Program Properties 503
Creating Packages Using the Package and Program Wizard and for UNIX and Linux Systems 515

Chapter 14 Distributing and Deploying Applications and Packages 523
Creating and Managing Collections 524
Using Distribution Points 531
Deploying Applications and Packages 548
Understanding the End-User Experience 555
Monitoring and Troubleshooting 565

Chapter 15 Managing Software Updates 567
What’s New with Software Updates in ConfigMgr Current Branch 567
Creating Your Update Design 569
Planning for Software Updates 571
Configuring Components 577
Creating and Deploying Updates 594
Understanding Windows 10 Servicing 612
Client Experience 623
Troubleshooting Software Updates 629
Using the System Center Update Publisher 633
Summary 650

Chapter 16 Integrating Intune Hybrid into Your Configuration Manager Environment 651
Introducing Microsoft Intune 651
User Identity Options 655
Preparing Your Environment for Intune 656
Integrating Intune with Configuration Manager 664
Troubleshooting Intune Hybrid 674
Summary 680

Chapter 17 Managing Mobile Devices 681
Enabling Devices for Management 682
Managing Company Devices 695
Protecting Mobile Devices 697
Configuring Mobile Devices 701
Inventorying Mobile Devices 707
Deploying Apps 709
Using the Company Resource Access Workspace 714
On-Premise Mobile Device Management 718

Chapter 18 Conditional Access in Configuration Manager 723
Understanding Modern Authentication 724
Implementing Configuration Manager Policies 725
Enabling Conditional Access for Exchange Online 731
Enabling Conditional Access for SharePoint Online 737
Enabling Conditional Access for Skype for Business Online 741
Enabling Conditional Access for Exchange On-Premises 744
Monitoring and Troubleshooting Conditional Access 750

Chapter 19 Endpoint Protection 755
Protection Capabilities of Microsoft’s Antimalware Platform 756
Prerequisites for Endpoint Protection 763
Planning and Considerations 764
Deploying and Configuring Endpoint Protection 767
Monitoring and Reporting in Endpoint Protection 788
Endpoint Protection Actions and Alerts 794
Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection 801
Windows Defender ATP Capabilities 802

Chapter 20 Configuration Manager Queries 805
Introducing the Queries Node 806
Creating Queries 809
Using the ConfigMgr Query Builder 813
Understanding Criterion Types, Operators, and Values 816
Writing Advanced Queries 822
Understanding Relationships, Operations, and Joins 829
Using Query Results 834
Using Status Message Queries for In-Depth Analysis 837

Chapter 21 Configuration Manager Reporting 843
Overview of SSRS and Configuration Manager Reporting 844
Understanding Configuration Manager Data 846
Introducing Transact-SQL 850
Building a Report Design 853
Building a Basic Report 855
Advanced Reporting Concepts 869

Chapter 22 Operating System Deployment 871
What’s New with OSD in Current Branch 872
OSD Deployment Scenarios 873
Tools Used with OSD 874
Planning for OSD 876
Using the Console 878
Using Tasks and Variables in a Task Sequence 894
Site System Roles for OSD 897
Getting Ready for Deployment 905
Creating the TS Media 912
Troubleshooting OSD Deployments 919

Chapter 23 Security and Delegation in Configuration Manager 931
Planning for Security and Delegation 931
ConfigMgr Security Solutions 938
About Role-Based Administration in ConfigMgr 939
Securing Administrative Access to ConfigMgr 949
Securing the ConfigMgr Infrastructure 954
Chapter 24 Backup, Recovery, and Maintenance 969
Implementing Configuration Manager Backup 970
Recovering Configuration Manager Sites 982
Maintaining a Configuration Manager Site 986
Monitoring Configuration Manager 993

Appendix A Configuration Manager Log Files 999
Viewing Log Files 999
Configuring Logging 1000
Client Logs 1001
Server Logs 1005

Appendix B Co-Managing Microsoft Intune and ConfigMgr 1013
Modern Management in Windows 10 1013
Defining Co-Management 1015
Configuring Co-Management in ConfigMgr 1017

Appendix C Reference URLs 1023
General Resources 1023
Microsoft’s Configuration Manager Resources 1030
Other Configuration Manager Resources 1040
Blogs 1043
Public Forums 1044
Utilities 1045

Appendix D Available Online 1049
Configuration Manager Reporting 1049
Live Links 1050
Extending Hardware Inventory–Online Only 1050

Index 1051

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