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Mastering System Center Configuration Manager

Santos Martinez, Peter Daalmans, Brett Bennet

ISBN 978-1119258452 / 1119258456
Paper • US$ 59.99 • 936 pages • 18.73 x 23.50 cm. • January 2017 • Publisher: Sybex

Your Hands-On, Practical Guide to System Center Configuration Manager
System Center Configuration Manager is one of Microsoft's flagship products. The newest version is fully updated with better Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016 compatibility, improved tools for managing non-Microsoft and BYOD mobile devices in the cloud, and more. Mastering System Center Configuration Manager provides expert, step-by-step direction to guide you through a new installation or a migration from a previous version. Written by a team of Microsoft insiders, it offers a hands-on approach to planning and installation, migration, deploying software and operating systems, security, monitoring and troubleshooting, automating, and customizing. Real-world scenarios show you how to use the tools in a variety of situations, enabling you to get right down to business.

Coverage includes:

  • Planning a configuration manager infrastructure
  • Planning and performing a migration
  • Implementing site servers and installing site system roles
  • Creating, configuring, and verifying client installation
  • Deploying applications
  • Managing the software update process
  • Preparing for and enacting operating system deployment
  • Installing SQL Server® reporting services
  • Handling compliance settings and endpoint protection
  • Restoring, recovering, and troubleshooting Configuration Manager
  • Manage Security in the Cloud and on Virtual Machines
  • Automate Processes and Customize Configurations
  • Monitor Performance and Troubleshoot Problems
  • Streamline Bring-Your-Own Devices into Your Everyday Workflow
  • Create a Complete Disaster Recovery Plan

Santos Martinez has over fifteen years of experience and worked on major implementations and support of Configuration Manager and Enterprise Mobility and Security. He has been both a SQL Server MVP and Configuration Manager MVP. Currently, he is a Senior Premier Field Engineer for Microsoft.

Peter Daalmans is a Senior Technical Consultant in the Netherlands with a primary focus on Configuration Manager and Enterprise Mobility. Peter has been awarded a Microsoft Enterprise Mobility MVP every year since 2012. Peter writes blogs, and shares his knowledge on his blog, More information about Peter can be found at

Brett Bennett is currently a Senior Premier Field Engineer at Microsoft, and has been with Microsoft for over 10 years. Brett has worked with Systems Management Server/System Center Configuration Manager since 1994, and has provided consulting and advisory services to many Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies over his 30-year career in the computer industry.

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