Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager: Administration Cookbook

There is a new book on Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager coming soon.


This book will cover the following:

    • Install SQL before considering System Center 2012 Configuration Manager
    • Set up security so administrators can’t see or touch each other’s machines
    • Use the new System Center 2012 Configuration Manager features to set up monthly patching
    • Create applications, deploy them, enforce them, and monitor them
    • Create Security Baselines and Monitor Drift
    • Use Compliance Settings instead of Hardware or Software Inventory
    • Set up Discovery and Inventory with the least impact to the network
    • Install SRS and edit the canned reports
    • Flatten your hierarchy to get faster reporting back from your clients
    • Deploy Windows 7 to your workstations
    • Manage drivers for your images
    • Leverage boundary groups to save you work

It is being authored by Brian Mason and Greg Ramsey. Brian Mason is the president of the Minnesota System Center User Group, a Microsoft Configuration Manager MVP, and manages 350,000 clients for Wells Fargo using SCCM.

Greg Ramsey specializes in systems management for Dell Services, is a Microsoft Configuration Manager MVP,  author of  2 previous books on SMS and is cofounder of the Ohio SMS Users Group.  These two know their stuff and I am sure have put together an awesome book.

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