System Center Configuration Manager Current Branch Unleashed

System Center Configuration Manager Current Branch Unleashed

By: Kerrie Meyler (author), Michael Wiles (author), Kenneth van Surksum (author), Saud Al-Mishari (author), Greg Ramsey (author), Gerry Hampson (author)Paperback

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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.

About Author

Kerrie Meyler, Cloud and Datacenter Management MVP, is the lead author of numerous System Center books in the Unleashed series, including Microsoft Hybrid Cloud Unleashed (2018), System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager Unleashed Supplement (2014), System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Unleashed (2012), and System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Unleashed (2009). She also coauthored System Center Configuration Manager Reporting (2016). Kerrie is an independent consultant with more than 20 years of information technology experience. She was responsible for evangelizing Systems Management Server (SMS) while a Senior Technology Specialist at Microsoft and has presented on System Center technologies at TechEd and MMS. Gerry Hampson, Enterprise Mobility MVP, is a senior consultant with Ergo Group, based in Dublin. He has 20 years of technology experience and specializes in deploying Microsoft solutions. Gerry has a bachelor of engineering degree and numerous Microsoft, HP, and Cisco certifications (MCSE, MCITP, ASE, CCNA). He previously coauthored Troubleshooting System Center Configuration Manager (Packt, 2016). Gerry has a popular blog where he shares device management tips and tricks ( He is an active member of the Windows Management Users Group and regularly presents at user group meetings and conferences in Ireland and the UK. Gerry has worked with SMS and Configuration Manager since SMS 2003. Saud Al-Mishari is a 15-year Microsoft veteran and a Program Manager with the Enterprise Mobility and Management (EMM) group, which owns Microsoft Intune and System Center Configuration Manager. He is part of EMM's Customer Experience Team (CXP) organization and helps Microsoft's largest customers deploy and adopt Microsoft Intune. Saud's career has focused on systems and device management, along with enterprise operations across various roles in consulting and support. He has worked across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa; he has spent significant time working with industry-leading companies in the UK and Saudi Arabia. Greg Ramsey, Enterprise Mobility 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 R2 Unleashed, System Center Configuration Manager 2012 Unleashed, Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager: Administration Cookbook (Packt, 2012), and System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Unleashed. Greg is a cofounder of the Ohio SMS Users Group and the Central Texas Systems Management User Group. Kenneth van Surksum, MCT and former MVP, is a trainer and managing consultant at insight24, a company based in the Netherlands. With almost 20 years of experience, Kenneth has worked with SMS 1.2 and successive versions of the product and specializes in OS deployment. Kenneth was a contributing author for System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager Unleashed, System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Unleashed, System Center 2012 Service Manager Unleashed, and coauthored Mastering Windows 7 Deployment (Sybex, 2011). Michael Wiles begin working with SMS 1.1 as a Microsoft support engineer in 1997 and was a Senior Premier Field Engineer (PFE) from 2005 to 2012. He now works for NTT Data, as a Configuration Specialist Advisor, leading the infrastructure team and working on transitions and transformations with new customers at NTT Data Services. Michael was a contributing author on System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager Unleashed Supplement (2014).


1. Configuration Management Basics 2. Configuration Manager Overview 3. Looking Inside Configuration Manager 4. Architecture Design Planning 5. Network Design 6. Installing System Center Configuration Manager 7. Migrating to System Center Configuration Manager 8. Using the Configuration Manager Console 9. Client Management 10. Managing Compliance 11. Creating and Managing Applications and Deployment Types 12. Creating and Managing Packages and Programs 13. Distributing and Deploying Applications and Packages 14. Managing Software Updates 15. Integrating Intune Hybrid 16. Managing Mobile Devices 17. Conditional Access 18. Endpoint Protection 19. Configuration Manager Queries 20. Configuration Manager Reporting 21. Operating System Deployment 22. Security and Delegation in Configuration Manager 23. Backup, Recovery, and Maintenance A. Configuration Manager Log Files B. Reference URLs C. Available Online

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780672337901
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 1168
  • ID: 9780672337901
  • weight: 1175
  • ISBN10: 0672337908

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