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Product details

  • Paperback: 1360 pages
  • Publisher: Sams; 01 edition (18 July 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0672334372
  • ISBN-13: 978-0672334375
  • Product Dimensions: 17.5 x 4.8 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 162,707 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Product Description

From the Back Cover

The comprehensive reference and technical guide to Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2012.

Foreword by Wally Mead, Microsoft Corporation

Leading System Center experts offer step-by-step coverage of every feature area, organized to help you rapidly optimize ConfigMgr 2012 for your specific requirements, deploy and use it successfully, and gain even more value by integrating it with the rest of System Center.

Extensively revised to reflect major improvements in Configuration Manager 2012, this book fully addresses planning, design, and implementation, offering best practice processes for everything from software distribution to client security. Drawing on their unsurpassed “in-the-trenches” experience, the authors show how to use Configuration Manager 2012’s user-centric capabilities to provide anytime/anywhere services and software, and to strengthen both control and compliance.

• Understand Configuration Manager 2012’s key concepts and components
• Plan your architecture, and design supporting network infrastructure
• Install Configuration Manager 2012 and integrate it with existing systems
• Leverage Configuration Manager 2012’s major improvements in security and scalability
• Manage operations and clients through the new Outlook-style console
• Efficiently create, manage, distribute, deploy, and update applications
• Centrally manage all your mobile devices
• Simplify client security management with new Endpoint Protection capabilities
• Query and report on configurations throughout your enterprise
• Implement reliable backup and recovery
• Establish security accounts, groups, and requirements, and safely delegate security rights

About the Author

Kerrie Meyler, System Center MVP, is the lead author of numerous System Center books in the Unleashed series, including System Center Operations Manager 2007 Unleashed (2008), System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Unleashed (2009), System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 Unleashed (2010), System Center Opalis Integration Server 6.3 Unleashed (2011), and System Center Service Manager 2010 Unleashed (2011). She is an independent consultant and trainer with more than 15 years of Information Technology experience. Kerrie was responsible for evangelizing SMS while a Sr. Technology Specialist at Microsoft, and has presented on System Center technologies at TechEd and MMS.

Byron Holt, CISSP and an IT professional for more than 15 years, has been a lead SMS and Configuration Manager engineer for several Global 5000 corporations and was part of the Active Directory and Enterprise Manageability support teams while working at Microsoft. Byron’s experience includes software development, security architecture, and systems management. He currently works for McAfee managing internal deployment and validation. Byron coauthored System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Unleashed (Sams, 2009).

Marcus Oh, System Center MVP, is IT Manager of Directory and Systems Management for a large telecommunications provider, running directory services and management infrastructure for ~30,000 systems. He has been a MVP since 2004 in System Center, specializing in Configuration Manager and Operations Manager. Marcus has written numerous articles for technology websites as well as his own blog. He coauthored Professional SMS 2003, MOM 2005, and WSUS (Wrox, 2006), and was a contributing author to System Center Opalis Integration Server 6.3 Unleashed (Sams, 2011). Marcus is also a coauthor to the upcoming System Center 2012 Orchestrator Unleashed (Sams).

Jason Sandys, ConfigMgr MVP, is currently the Director for Solutions Engineering for Adaptiva (Adaptive Protocols, Inc.) where he is responsible for delivery of ConfigMgrcentric solutions. Jason was formerly a managing consultant for Catapult Systems Inc. and has more than 15 years of experience in a wide range of technologies, environments, and industries with extensive experience implementing and supporting SMS and Configuration Manager beginning with SMS 2.0. Jason is also active in the online support community, was a contributing author to System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Unleashed (Sams, 2009), and is a frequent presenter at Microsoft TechEd and MMS.

Greg Ramsey, ConfigMgr MVP, has worked with SMS and desktop deployment since 1998. He currently works for Dell, Inc., as a ConfigMgr administrator, and previously was a sergeant in the United States Marine Corps. Greg is a columnist for myITforum.com, cofounder of the Ohio SMS User Group and Central Texas Systems Management User Group, and creator of SMS View. Greg previously coauthored SMS 2003 Recipes: A Problem-Solution Approach (Apress, 2006) and System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Unleashed (Sams, 2009).
 

Contributing Authors:

Niall Brady, Samuel Erskine, Torsten Meringer, Stefan Schörling, Kenneth van Surksum, and Steve Thompson.


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I was new to SCCM when I bought this book and wanted something which added detail and structure to the plethora of online materials. I found it to be exactly what I wanted: easy to follow, well indexed, thorough and with a logical layout. It's the first book that I've had in the 'Unleashed' series, if they're all this good, I won't be buying Microsoft's own publications again as lately I've found them to be poorly edited and inaccurate.
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If, like me, you found the prospect of setting up SCCM 2012 from scratch nearly impossible, then this book will be a God-send to you. From going through the full planning stages to installation and customising, this book looks to have it all. I haven't completed the book so far, but have been able to use all that I have read to good measure.
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Very wordy, but then it is a technical publication. Sometimes difficult to find things using the index as terminology can be not quite what you expect. I have always found what I have needed to though, eventually.
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So SCCM is a complex piece of software. This book is around 1300 pages long. About 1000 pages are about configuration with about 100 being installation and the rest being planning. I suspect there is a section about the pre-installation requirements, but it isn't included within the installation section. I skipped to the installation section so it would have been useful to have the full installation all in one place and this is why I have marked it down.

I recently bought a book on PowerShell and it came with a download code to get a copy of the book in PDF format it would be great if all study books did the same as searching 1300 pages isn't easy and one often defers to the internet instead.
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This title is the essential guide to everything SCCM 2012. In typical Microsoft Fashion it is very hard work to read and to disseminate, however the answers are all there in this veritable orange tome. Buy it, Use it.....don't just leave it on the self to look good.
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