System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager Unleashed: Supplement to System Center 2012 Configuration Manager (SCCM) Unleashed

System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager Unleashed: Supplement to System Center 2012 Configuration Manager (SCCM) Unleashed

By: Kerrie Meyler (author), Kenneth van Surksum (author), Dan Andersen (author), Greg Ramsey (author), Jason Sandys (author), Panu Saukko (author)Paperback

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Since Microsoft introduced System Center 2012 Configuration Manager, it has released two sets of important changes and improvements: Service Pack 1 and R2. This comprehensive reference and technical guide focuses specifically on those enhancements. It offers 300+ pages of all-new "in the trenches" guidance for applying Configuration Manager 2012's newest features to improve user and IT productivity across all corporate, consumer, and mobile devices. An authoring team of world-class System Center consultants thoroughly cover System Center integration with Microsoft Intune and its mobile device management capabilities. They fully address Microsoft's increased support for cross-platform devices, enhanced profiles, changes to application management, operating system deployment, as well as improvements to performance, security, usability, and mobile device management. The essential follow-up to System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager Unleashed, this new supplement joins Sams' market-leading series of books on Microsoft System Center. * Use ConfigMgr 2012 R2 with Windows Intune to deliver people-centric management to any user, any device, anywhere * Simplify BYOD registration and enrollment, and enable consistent access to corporate resources * Integrate new mobile device management capabilities into the Configuration Manager console without service packs, hot fixes, or major releases * Provision authentication certificates for managed devices via certificate profiles * Automate repetitive software- and device-related tasks with PowerShell cmdlets * Centrally control roaming profiles, certificates, Wi-Fi profiles, and VPN configuration * Configure User Data and Profiles to manage folder redirection, offline files/folders, and roaming profiles for Windows 8.x users * Enable users to access data in Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) environments * Manage devices running OS X, UNIX, Linux, Windows Phone 8, WinRT, iOS, and Android * Understand the new cross-platform agent introduced in ConfigMgr 2012 R2 * Automate Windows setup with OSD * Prepare for, configure, install, and verify successful installation of the Windows Intune connector role * Respond to emerging challenges in mobile device management

About Author

Kerrie Meyler, System Center MVP, is the lead author of numerous System Center books in the Unleashed series, including System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Unleashed (2012), System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Unleashed (2009), System Center 2012 Operations Manager Unleashed (2013), System Center 2012 Orchestrator Unleashed (2013), and System Center 2012 Service Manager Unleashed (2014). She is an independent consultant with more than 17 years of Information Technology experience. Kerrie was responsible for evangelizing SMS while a Sr. Technology Specialist (TSP) at Microsoft. She was a member of the Management Insiders Group and has presented on System Center technologies at TechEd and MMS. Jason Sandys, Enterprise and Client Management MVP, is a Technology Evangelist and Principal Consultant for Catapult Systems LLC, with just under 20 years of experience in a wide range of technologies, environments, and industries. He has extensive knowledge about implementing and supporting all things SMS and Configuration Manager beginning with SMS 2.0. He is a coauthor for System Center Configuration Manager 2012 Unleashed (2012), a contributing author to System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Unleashed (2009), and is a frequent presenter at Microsoft TechEd and MMS, as well as various other events and user groups nationwide. Jason blogs at and is active in the online support community. Greg Ramsey, Enterprise and Client Management MVP, is the Enterprise Tools Strategist at Dell, Inc. He has a B.S. in Computer Sciences and Engineering from Ohio State University. Greg coauthored System Center Configuration Manager 2012 Unleashed (2012), Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager: Administration Cookbook (Packt, 2012), and System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Unleashed (2009). Greg is a cofounder of the Ohio SMS Users Group and the Central Texas Systems Management User Group.


Foreword x Introduction 1 PART I: OVERVIEW Chapter 1 People-Centric IT 5 Microsoft's People-Centric IT Philosophy 6 Enabling Users for People-Centric IT 7 Unifying Your Environment for People-Centric IT 8 Protecting Your Data in a People-Centric IT World 9 People-Centric IT and ConfigMgr 2012 R2 with Windows Intune 9 Enabling Users with ConfigMgr 2012 R2 and Windows Intune 10 Unifying Your Environment with ConfigMgr 2012 R2 and Windows Intune 12 Protecting Your Data with ConfigMgr 2012 R2 and Windows Intune 13 People-Centric IT and Windows Server 2012 R2 14 Enabling Users with Windows Server 2012 R2 14 Unifying Your Environment with Windows Server 2012 R2 16 Protecting Your Data with Windows Server 2012 R2 16 People-Centric IT and Microsoft Azure Active Directory 17 Summary 18 Chapter 2 What's Changed Since Configuration Manager 2012 RTM 19 Administration Changes 19 Configuring Database Replication 20 Configuring Internet Proxy Server on Each Site System 24 Windows Intune Integration and Extensions for Windows Intune 25 Software Update Points 25 Certificate Profiles 27 Client Settings 27 Security 28 Distribution Points (DPs) 28 Automatic Client Upgrade 31 Network Access Accounts 32 PowerShell Support 32 Assets and Compliance 34 Collections 34 Compliance Settings 37 Software Library 38 Application Management 38 Software Updates 39 Operating System Deployment 41 Monitoring Changes 42 Alerts 43 Reporting 43 Distribution Status 43 Deployment Status 44 Client Operations 44 Other Improvements 44 Setup and Recovery 45 Client and Client Experience 48 Summary 58 PART II: DEEP DIVE Chapter 3 User Data and Profiles 61 User Data and Profiles Overview 61 User Data and Profiles Prerequisites 62 Configuring User Data and Profiles 64 Using Folder Redirection 64 Using Offline Files 67 Using Roaming User Profiles 70 Roaming Profiles, Folder Redirection, and Offline Files in a Mash-Up 74 Deploying User Data and Profiles Configuration Items 75 Reporting User Data and Profiles Compliance 76 Summary 76 Chapter 4 New Application Deployment Types 77 Application Overview 77 Definition of an Application 77 Defining Deployment Types 78 What's New for Applications Since ConfigMgr 2012 RTM 78 Support for Write Filters in Windows Embedded 79 Working with Virtual Applications 81 Creating a Microsoft Application Virtualization 5 Deployment Type 82 Using App-V Virtual Environments 83 Creating an App-V Virtual Environment 84 Deploying Applications to Mobile Devices 85 Creating Application Store Deployment Types 86 Sideloading Applications 93 Using VPN Profiles in Your Applications 104 Deploying Software to OS X, Linux, and UNIX Platforms 105 Deploying Applications to Apple OS X Computers 105 Deploying Software to Linux and UNIX 108 Deploying Web Applications 111 Best Practices for Working with Applications 112 Best Practices for Installing Software 112 Best Practices for Working with Applications in Task Sequences 115 Summary 116 Chapter 5 On-Premise Cross-Platform Support 117 Supported Platforms 117 Cross-Platform Agent Architecture 119 Cross-Platform Agent Communication 120 Client Agent Settings 120 Cross-Platform Settings 121 Linux/UNIX Requirements 121 OS X Requirements 121 Firewall Ports 125 Downloading Client Agents 126 Cross-Platform Agent Deployment 126 Deploying the Linux/UNIX Client 127 Deploying the OS X Client 129 Uninstalling or Reinstalling Linux/UNIX 132 Uninstalling OS X 134 Cross-Platform Agent Components 134 Settings Management 134 Software Inventory 135 Hardware Inventory 136 Client Agent Commands 143 Troubleshooting with Log Files 143 Linux/UNIX Log Files 143 Verbose Logs 144 OS X Log Files 144 Summary 145 Chapter 6 What's New in Operating System Deployment 147 The Alphabet Soup of Prerequisites 148 Operating System Version Support 149 Boot Images 151 Windows Setup Support Change 155 Deployment Control 160 Deployment Monitoring 164 New Task Types 166 New Built-In Task Sequence Variables 175 UEFI Support 176 Virtual Hard Disks and Windows To Go 180 Deploying to and Maintaining VHDs 180 Deploying WTG Media 183 Other Improvements 185 Offline Servicing 185 Driver Package Export and Import 186 Unknown Computer Cleanup 187 Prestaged Media 188 Content Prestaging 189 Task Sequence Size Ceiling 190 Troubleshooting Hints and Tips 190 Reviewing SMSTS.log 191 Using SMSPXE.log 191 SMSTSErrorDialogTimeout 192 Power Scheme 193 Pausing a Task Sequence 193 Windows 8.1 Wireless Network Prompt 195 Summary . 196 PART III: JOURNEY TO THE CLOUD Chapter 7 Using the Intune Connector 199 Getting Started with the Intune Connector 199 Synchronizing AD with Microsoft Azure AD 200 Creating a Windows Intune Instance and Azure AD Namespace 200 Installing the Directory Synchronization Tool 204 MDM Prerequisites 209 Managing Windows 8.1 Devices 210 Managing Windows Phone 8.x Devices 212 Managing iOS Devices 215 Installing the Windows Intune Subscription and Connector 220 Creating the Intune Subscription 220 Adding the Windows Intune Connector Site System Role 231 Confirming the Installation of the Subscription and Connecter Role 232 Removing or Overriding an Existing Intune Subscription 236 Receiving Feature Updates Using the Extensions for Windows Intune 238 Summary 241 Chapter 8 Mobile Device Management in Configuration Manager 2012 R2 243 Understanding Mobile Device Management Challenges 244 Prerequisites of Mobile Device Management 246 Enrolling Mobile Devices 248 Enrolling Windows Phone 8 Devices 249 Enrolling Windows 8.1 Devices 251 Enrolling iOS Devices 252 Enrolling Android Devices 254 Inventorying Mobile Devices 254 Available Discovery and Inventory Data 255 Personal Versus Company-Owned Devices 259 Managing Mobile Device Settings 259 Configuration Items for Mobile Devices 260 Creating Custom Configuration Items for Mobile Devices 267 Remote Connection Profiles 267 Company Resource Access 271 Deploying Applications to Mobile Devices 281 Defining Application Information 282 Using the Company Portal 285 Retiring/Wiping Mobile Devices 288 Troubleshooting 290 Log Files on Site Server 291 Log File on iOS Devices 291 Log File on Windows Phone 8.x Devices 291 Log File on Android Devices 291 Troubleshooting Windows 8.1 OMA-DM Devices 293 Summary 293 PART IV: APPENDIXES Appendix A About Windows Intune 297 Introduction to Windows Intune 297 Intune Comes Into Focus 298 Microsoft Strategic Direction Announcement 299 Mobile Device Management Features 300 Device Management 301 Device Inventory 301 Policy Settings Management 303 Application Distribution and the Windows Intune Company Portal 303 Device Retirement and Remote Wipe 310 Windows Intune Licensing and Supported Architectures 311 Unified Architecture 311 Cloud-Only Architecture 312 The Windows Intune Connector and Subscription 314 Appendix B Reference URLs 315 General Resources 315 Microsoft's Configuration Manager Resources 322 Other Configuration Manager Resources 327 Blogs 331 Public Forums 332 Utilities 333 Appendix C Available Online 335 Setting SMSTSPreferredAdvertID 335 Creating an OfflineImageServicing Folder 335 Viewing the Current Drive Letter Set 336 Pausing a Task Sequence 336 Live Links 336 Index 337

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  • ISBN13: 9780672337154
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 384
  • ID: 9780672337154
  • weight: 606
  • ISBN10: 0672337150

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