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System Center 2012

Administering System Center 2012 Configuration Manager
(Microsoft Training Course: 10747) - 5 days - £1850 exc VAT

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> Target Audience
This course describes how to configure and manage a System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager site and its associated site systems. It is intended for IT Professionals who are responsible for configuring and managing endpoints in one or more System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager sites and all supporting systems. They have up to three years of experience managing and maintaining client computers, devices, and servers in medium to large enterprise organizations.
> Course outline
  1. Overview of System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager
  2. Discovering and Organizing Resources
  3. Managing the Configuration Manager Client Agent
  4. Managing Inventory and Software Metering
  5. Querying and Reporting Data
  6. Managing Software Distribution and Deployment by using Packages and Programs
  7. Creating and Deploying Applications
  8. Deploying Additional Application Types
  9. Deploying and Managing Software Updates
  10. Implementing Endpoint Protection using System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager
  11. Managing Operating Systems Deployment
  12. Managing Compliance Settings and Profiles
  13. Mobile Device Management using System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager
  14. Configuring Wake On LAN, Power Management, and Remote Control


Module 1: Overview of System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager
  • Introduction to System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager
  • Overview of the System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager Architecture
  • Managing Configuration Manager by Using Configuration Manager Administration Tools
  • Tools for Monitoring and Troubleshooting a Configuration Manager Site
  • Lab: Performing Administration Tasks by Using Configuration Manager Tools
  • Exploring and searching the Configuration Manager Console
  • Using Windows PowerShell with Configuration Manager
  • Lab: Monitoring and Troubleshooting a Configuration Manager Site
  • Managing Components by Using Configuration Manager Service Manager
  • Monitoring Site and Component Status
  • Reviewing Log Files by Using the Configuration Manager Trace Log Tool
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Module 2: Discovering and Organizing Resources
  • Configuring Boundaries / Boundary Groups
  • Configuring Resource Discovery; User and Device Collections; Role-Based Administration
  • Lab: Configuring Boundaries and Resource Discovery
  • Configuring Boundaries and Boundary Groups and AD Discovery Methods
  • Lab: Configuring User and Device Collections
  • Configuring a Maintenance Window
  • Lab: Configuring Role-Based Administration
  • Configuring a New Scope for Toronto Administrators
  • Configuring a New Administrative User
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Module 3: Managing the Configuration Manager Client Agent
  • Overview/Deploying the Configuration Manager Client Agent
  • Managing Client Settings
  • Configuring and Monitoring Client Status
  • Lab: Deploying the Configuration Manager Client Agent
  • Preparing the Site for Client Installation
  • Deploying the Configuration Manager Client Agent using Client Push Installation
  • Lab: Managing Client Settings
  • Lab: Configuring and Monitoring Client Communication and Health Status.
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Module 4: Managing Inventory and Software Metering
  • Overview of Inventory Collection
  • Configuring Hardware/Software Inventory
  • Managing Inventory Collection
  • Configuring Asset Intelligence
  • Configuring Software Metering
  • Lab: Configuring and Managing Inventory Collection
  • Lab: Configuring and Managing Asset Intelligence
  • Preparing the Site for Asset Intelligence
  • Configuring and Customizing Asset Intelligence
  • Viewing Asset Intelligence Reports
  • Lab: Configuring Software Metering
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Module 5: Querying and Reporting Data
  • Introduction to/and Managing Queries
  • Configuring SQL Server Reporting Services
  • Lab: Creating and Running Queries
  • Creating Data, Subselect and Status Message Queries
  • Lab: Configuring Reporting
  • Configuring a Reporting Services Point
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Module 6: Managing Software Distribution and Deployment by using Packages and Programs
  • Configuring Software Deployment
  • Configuring Packages and Programs
  • Distributing Content to Distribution Points
  • Deploying Programs to Configuration Manager Clients
  • Lab: Managing Software Deployment by Using Packages and Programs
  • Preparing the Infrastructure for Software Deployment
  • Creating a Package and Configuring Programs
  • Distributing Content to Distribution Point
  • Deploying a Program to Configuration Manager Clients
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Module 7: Creating and Deploying Applications
  • Overview of Application Management
  • Creating, deploying and managing Applications
  • Lab: Creating and Deploying Applications
  • Installing and Configuring the Application Catalog Roles
  • Creating Applications that use Requirements
  • Deploying Applications
  • Lab: Managing Application Supersedence and Removal
  • Configuring Application Supersedence and Removal
  • Uninstalling the Excel Viewer Application
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Module 8: Deploying Additional Application Types
  • Deploying Windows Store Apps and Virtual Applications using System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager
  • Lab: Deploying Windows Store Apps by Using System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager
  • Configuring Support for Sideloading Windows Store Apps
  • Configure a Windows Store App
  • Deploying Windows Store Apps to Users
  • Lab: Deploying Virtual Applications by Using System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager
  • Configuring Support for App-V
  • Creating/Deploying Virtual Applications
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Module 9: Deploying and Managing Software Updates
  • Overview of the Software Updates Feature
  • Preparing a Configuration Manager Site for Software Updates
  • Managing Software Updates
  • Configuring Automatic Deployment Rules
  • Monitoring and Troubleshooting Software Updates
  • Lab: Configuring the Site for Software Updates
  • Configuring and Synchronizing the Software Update Point
  • Lab: Deploying and Managing Software Updates
  • Determining Software Update Compliance
  • Deploying Software Updates to Clients
  • Configuring Automatic Deployment Rules
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Module 10: Implementing Endpoint Protection using System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager
  • Overview of Endpoint Protection in Configuration Manager
  • Configuring and Monitoring Endpoint Protection Policies
  • Lab: Implementing Endpoint Protection
  • Configuring the Endpoint Protection Point and Client Settings
  • Configuring and Deploying Endpoint Protection Policies
  • Monitoring Endpoint Protection
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Module 11: Managing Operating Systems Deployment
  • Overview of Operating System Deployment
  • Preparing a Site for Operating System Deployment
  • Building and Capturing a Reference Operating System Image
  • Deploying an Operating System
  • Lab: Preparing the Environment for Operating System Deployment
  • Managing the Site System Roles Used to Support Operating System Deployment
  • Managing Packages to Support Operating System Deployment
  • Lab: Building and Capturing a Reference Image
  • Creating a Build and Capture Task Sequence
  • Capturing the Reference Computer
  • Lab: Performing an In-Place Upgrade
  • Creating a Task Sequence to Deploy an Image, Deploying an Image
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Module 12: Managing Compliance Settings and Profiles
  • Overview of Compliance Settings
  • Configuring Compliance Settings
  • Viewing Compliance Results
  • Lab: Managing Compliance Settings
  • Managing Configuration Items/Baselines
  • Viewing Compliance Settings Reports
  • Configuring Remediation in Compliance Settings
  • Using Compliance Information to Create Collections
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Module 13: Mobile Device Management using System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager
  • Overview of Mobile Device Management
  • Managing Mobile Devices using the Windows Intune Connector
  • Deploying Applications to Mobile Devices
  • Lab: Managing Mobile Devices Enrolled By Windows Intune
  • Preparing Windows Intune and Understanding the Configuration Manager Prerequisites
  • Integrating Configuration Manager with Windows Intune
  • Enrolling a Stand-Alone Windows 8.1 Device
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Module 14: Configuring Wake On LAN, Power Management, and Remote Control
  • Configuring Wake On LAN
  • Overview of Out of Band Management
  • Configuring Power Management Settings
  • Configuring Remote Control
  • Lab: Configuring Power Management Settings
  • Applying a Power Management Plan
  • Lab: Configuring Remote Control
  • Configuring the Remote Tools Client Settings and Permissions
  • Managing Desktops by Using Remote Control
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> Pre-Requisites
Before attending this course, students must have System Administrator-level working knowledge of:
  • Installation, configuration, and troubleshooting for Windows-based personal computers.
  • Windows client management including endpoint security fundamentals.
  • Networking fundamentals, incl. TCP/IP and DNS.
  • Windows Server administration concepts including AD and group policy principles.
  • Basic concepts of PKI security.
  • Familiarity with Windows Intune
> Purpose
After completing this course, students will be able to describe the System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager feature set and manage and troubleshoot sites by using the Configuration Manager Console and associated toolset; configure boundaries and boundary groups, configure discovery methods, manage user and device collections, and implement role-based administration; describe the client deployment process, configure client deployment methods and agent settings, and monitor client status; describe the inventory collection process, configure and manage hardware and software inventory, monitor inventory data flow, and use Asset Intelligence and Software Metering; analyze data by creating queries and running reports; create, deploy, and manage software packages and programs; create and deploy applications; deploy and manage software updates; integrate and implement Endpoint Protection; deploy operating systems; manage configuration items, baselines, and profiles to assess and configure settings for devices; manage mobile devices; configure Wake On LAN, Power Management policies, and Remote Control.