From the Back Cover
An Expert, Hands-on Guide to ConfigMgr 2012
If you're responsible for Microsoft's new System Center 2012 Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr), you'll want this detailed guide on hand. It offers intermediate and advanced coverage of the topics you need most—planning and installation, migrating from ConfigMgr 2007, deploying, setting up security, monitoring and troubleshooting, and automating and customizing ConfigMgr 2012 with scripts. Hands-on exercises and practical advice from the expert author team bring real-world scenarios into sharp focus, helping you master skills you can put to use right away.
Developing a plan for configuration and deployment
Asking the right questions to make sure you cover all the bases
Getting up to speed on a new hierarchy, console, and security
Migrating, installing, and site role configuration
Converting legacy packages to the new Application Model
Distributing, deploying, and updating software
Reporting, compliance settings, and inventory
Securing your devices with Endpoint Protection
Managing non-Windows mobile devices and virtual machines
Troubleshooting and setting up disaster recovery
Master Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager
Plan, Install, Deploy, Monitor, and Troubleshoot an Installation
Roll Out Patches and Updates and Manage Inventory
Meet the Needs of the PC Configuration Lifecycle Management (PCCLM) Market
Learn in the Context of Real-World Scenarios and Tasks
About the Author
, 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 blogs.msdn.com/steverac.
Kent 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 blog.coretech.dk/kea.
Santos 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 blogs.technet.com/smartinez.
Peter 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 systemcenterblog.nl.