Mastering System Center 2012 Configuration Manager (Paperback)

By Steve Rachui, Kent Agerlund, Santos Martinez

Sybex, 9781118128985, 792pp.

Publication Date: May 1, 2012

List Price: 59.99*
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Expert coverage of Microsoft's highly anticipated networksoftware deployment tool

The latest version of System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)is a dramatic update of its predecessor Configuration Manager 2007, and this book offers intermediate-to-advanced coverage of how thenew SCCM boasts a simplified hierarchy, role-based security, a newconsole, flexible application deployment, and mobile management.You'll explore planning and installation, migrating from SCCM 2007, deploying software and operating systems, security, monitoring andtroubleshooting, and automating and customizing SCCM 2012 withscripts.

  • Features an unparalleled team of authors, two of whom areinsiders at Microsoft and have worked with SCCM since nearly itsinception
  • Provides in-depth coverage and offers a hands-on approach tolearning all there is to know about SCCM
  • Explores why SCCM 2012 is the most significant update in its16-year history

Packed with real-world scenarios to show you how to use SCCM invarious contexts, Mastering System Center Configuration Manager2012 covers all aspects of this powerful and complete networksoftware deployment tool.

About the Author

Steve Rachui, Premier Field Engineer for Microsoft, has supported System Center products at Microsoft for 13 years, working with Systems Management Server/System Center Configuration Manager since version 1.2. Steve blogs at Agerlund is Senior IT Consultant, Trainer, and Cofounder of System Center User Group in Denmark. He is also an MVP for ConfigMgr and has been working with it since SMS version 1.2. Kent blogs at Martinez, Premier Field Engineer for Microsoft, has been working with ConfigMgr since it was known as SMS. Before joining Microsoft, he was also awarded an MVP for ConfigMgr two years in a row and has been a SQL Server MVP four times. Santos blogs at Daalmans, MCTS: Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007, Configuration, is a Senior Technical Consultant at IT-Concern, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner in the Netherlands. He is also part of the Community Evaluation Program for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager, evaluating early versions of the product since 2010. Peter blogs at