~ How to Configure System Center Essentials 2010 ~
We already covered How to install System Center Essentials 2010 (SCE2010) in part 1:
It has been a while as I had to find the time to draft this post. In part 2 we will cover basic configuration of SCE2010. As you already know SCE2010 is a combination of several System Center products so there are a fair amount of settings that need to be configured. When you first open up SCE2010 a wizard opens that you use to configure it. Here is the list of what is in the initial configuration:
- Group Policy Settings (Use Local or Domain Group Policy)
- Computer Discovery (A scheduled job that adds new computers to SCE2010.)
- Email Notifications (What email server and account is used to send out notifications.)
- Proxy Server
- Monitoring Configuration
- Error Monitoring and Forwarding
- Microsoft Updates (Update Languages, Update Classifications, and Update Deployment)
Here is a screenshot of the initial configuration wizard.
In this post we will basically go through the options in the wizard and some other basic settings you may want to configure.
Group Policy Settings
This gives you two options for Group Policy. You have domain or local. Domain is the recommended option as this will automatically make changes to computers that you add to SCE2010 such as directing computers to use SCE2010 for Windows updates. If you do not have a domain account that has privileges to create objects in the domain group policy then you will have to go with the local option. This will work just fine but changes are made to the local group policy of ever computer that is managed by SCE 2010 rather then pushed down through domain group policy.
When the SCE 2010 agent is installing on a computer a SCE_ConfigureAgentCertPolic...