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Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager: Administration Cookbook


About the Authors

About the Reviewers


Designing a System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Infrastructure


Dividing up site system roles

Creating migration jobs

Installing SQL the right way

Managing Internet-facing clients

Using remote and workstation distribution points, and BranchCache

Deploying Windows 7 with Operating System Deployment


Creating an OSD test environment

Leveraging the build and capture process

Migrating user state

Managing drivers

Customizing the build process with prestart hooks

Patching your reference build

Leveraging the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit with CM12 OSD

Deploying Applications and Software Updates


Creating applications and deployment types

Managing Software Center and Application Catalog

Preparing for software updates

Creating and monitoring software updates

Leveraging Automatic Deployment Rules

Reducing collection dependencies with conditional rules and global conditions

Deploying custom updates

Converting classic packages to applications

Creating and deploying Virtual Applications (App-V)

Superseding applications

Monitoring content and deployment status

Managing Compliance Settings


Building Configuration Items

Creating and deploying a baseline

Leveraging Security Compliance Manager

Monitoring compliance with SSRS

Managing Sites


Managing collections

Configuring site maintenance

Managing site communications

Configuring discovery

Managing Boundary Groups

Managing role-based security

Configuring the Application Catalog

Managing and validating content for DPs and DP groups

Managing Clients


Deploying clients

Managing client health

Managing client settings

Monitoring client installation and activity

Making use of user centric improvements

Configuring power management

Managing Inventory


Managing hardware inventory

Managing software inventory

Managing software metering

Monitoring inventory data flow

Integrating Asset Intelligence

Managing Reports and Queries


Installing SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS)

Configuring Reporting Services

See also

Sharing your reports with others

Building queries

Editing and creating reports