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M6451 Планирование, развертывание и управление Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007

Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager SCCM 2012
Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager SCCM 2012

Автор:
Производитель: Специалист
Год выпуска: 2011
Продолжительность: 11:31:43
Тип материала: Видеоурок
Язык: Русский
Стоимость: 7999 рублей

Описание:
Microsoft System Center Service Manager — программный комплекс, входящий в состав решения по управлению ИТ-инфраструктурой Microsoft System Center. Данный продукт позволяет организовать управленческую деятельность по организации работы ИТ-службы предприятия в соответствии с лучшими практиками ITIL и методикой MOF v. 4.0.

Курс актуален для руководителей ИТ-отделов, департаментов, ИТ-специалистов, занятых в службе поддержки, руководителей и аналитиков консалтинговой практики в области ИТ-услуг.

По окончании курса Вы будете уметь:
Развертывать, настраивать, конфигурировать и сопровождать Microsoft System Center Service Manager в соответствии с организацией ИТ-службы на основе лучших практик ITIL и методик MOF.

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MS System Center

M6451 Планирование, развертывание и управление Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007

System Center SCOM 2007
System Center SCOM 2007

Автор:
Производитель: Специалист
Год выпуска: 2011
Продолжительность: 18:22:57
Тип материала: Видеоурок
Язык: Русский
Стоимость: 7999 рублей

Описание:
На этом пятидневном курсе Вы овладеете знаниями и навыками, необходимыми для планирования, внедрения и управления Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R3.

На курсе особое внимание уделяется планированию и реализации сайтов и клиентов, конфигурации процесса развёртывания программного обеспечения и операционных систем и управлению обновлениями программного обеспечения. В ходе обучение Вы также рассмотрите средства удаленной работы и другие возможности SCCM.

System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM), ранее Systems Management Server (SMS), представляет собой продукт Microsoft для управления большими группами Windows-систем.
Configuration Manager обеспечивает инвентаризацию и контроль использования оборудования и программного обеспечения, управление обновлениями, распространение программного обеспечения, развертывание операционных систем, а также защиту доступа к сети.

Данный курс предназначен для ИТ-специалистов с опытом работы по поддержке большого количества рабочих станций и серверов под управлением Microsoft Windows в средних и больших организациях, в которых планируется применение Configuration Manager 2007.
Также этот курс будет полезен администраторам, которые конфигурируют и управляют одним или несколькими сайтами Configuration Manager 2007 и обслуживают поддерживаемые системы.

По окончании курса Вы будете уметь:
Планировать и развертывать сайт SCCM
Планировать и развертывать клиентов Configuration Manager 2007
Проводить инвентаризацию аппаратного и программного обеспечения
Следить за использованием программных продуктов
Составлять запросы и готовить отчеты
Управлять распространением программного обеспечения
Развертывать виртуальные приложения с использованием Configuration Manager 2007
Развертывать операционные системы с помощью Configuration Manager 2007
Управлять обновлениями для программного обеспечения
Конфигурировать требуемые конфигурации
Использовать инструменты удаленного управления и возможности WakeOnLAN
Поддерживать и устранять проблемы в Configuration Manager 2007
Планировать и конфигурировать иерархию из нескольких сайтов

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Модуль 1. Обзор Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007
Обзор Configuration Manager 2007
Возможности Configuration Manager 2007
Сценарии развертывания Configuration Manager 2007
Обзор клиентов Configuration Manager 2007
3
Модуль 2. Планирование и развертывание архитектуры с одним сайтом
Планирование и развертывания сайта Configuration Manager 2007
Подготовка к развертыванию сайта Configuration Manager 2007
Установка сервера сайта Configuration Manager 2007
Выполнение конфигурационных задач после установки
Обнаружение ресурсов
Средства мониторинга и устранения неполадок Configuration Manager 2007
Лабораторная работа:
Развертывание сервера сайта Configuration Manager 2007
Управление пользователями, настройка границ сайта и определение методов обнаружения
Мониторинг и устранение неполадок Configuration Manager 2007
3
Модуль 3. Планирование и выполнение развертывания клиентов
Методы развертывания клиентов
Развертывание клиентов
Управление клиентами Configuration Manager 2007
Использование системы отчетов Configuration Manager 2007 при инсталляции клиентов
Лабораторная работа:
Развертывание клиентов Configuration Manager 2007
Проверка клиентов Configuration Manager 2007
3
Модуль 4. Инвентаризация, контроль использования программного обеспечения и аналитика активов
Обзор инвентаризации
Инвентаризация аппаратного обеспечения
Инвентаризация программного обеспечения
Управление инвентаризацией и устранение неполадок
Аналитика активов
Анализ использования программного обеспечения
Лабораторная работа:
Инвентаризация
Использование аналитики активов
Настройка контроля использования программного обеспечения
3
Модуль 5. Запросы и система отчетов
Введение в запросы
Управление запросами
Настройка и развертывание точки формирования отчетов
SQL Server Reporting Services в Configuration Manager 2007
Отчеты состояния клиента в Configuration Manager 2007
Лабораторная работа:
Использование запросов и отчетов
Использование SQL Server Reporting Services
Установка и настройка отчетов состояния клиентов
3
Модуль 6. Развертывание программного обеспечения с использованием System Center Configuration Manager 2007
Обзор процесса развертывания программного обеспечения
Подготовка к развертыванию программного обеспечения
Обзор точки распространения
Создание и заполнение коллекций
Настройка свойств коллекции
Создание и настройка пакетов и программ
Развертывание пакетов
Объявление программ
Мониторинг и устранение неполадок развертывания программного обеспечения
Лабораторная работа:
Подготовка к развертыванию программного обеспечения
Создание и настройка коллекций
Создание пакетов и настройка программ
Развертывание приложений с использованием службы развертывания программного обеспечения
3
Модуль 7. Развертывание виртуальных приложений с использованием System Center Configuration Manager 2007
Настройка инфраструктуры для поддержки системы виртуализации приложений
Развертывание и управление пакетами виртуальных приложений
Использование программ виртуальных приложений
Лабораторная работа:
Развертывание виртуальных приложений на клиентах Configuration Manager
3
Модуль 8. Развертывание системы обновлений программного обеспечения и управление ей
Обзор обновлений программного обеспечения
Подготовка сайта Configuration Manager 2007 для системы обновлений программного обеспечения
Управление обновлением программного обеспечения
Мониторинг и устранение неполадок системы обновлений программного обеспечения
Лабораторная работа:
Развертывание системы обновлений программного обеспечения и управление ей
2
Модуль 9. Развертывание операционных систем с использованием System Center Configuration Manager 2007
Обзор процесса развертывания операционных систем
Подготовка к развертыванию операционных систем
Последовательность задач и процесс развертывания операционных систем
Снятие образа операционной системы
Управление данными пользователей
Развертывание операционных систем
Лабораторная работа:
Подготовка к снятию образа и развертыванию операционной системы
Снятие образа эталонного компьютера
Выполнение обновления операционной системы с использованием жестких ссылок
3
Модуль 10. Работа с управлением требуемыми конфигурациями
Обзор управления требуемыми конфигурациями
Настройка управления требуемыми конфигурациями
Просмотр и устранение неполадок результатов проверки на соответствие
Лабораторная работа:
Настройка управления требуемыми конфигурациями
3
Модуль 11. Настройка технологии WakeOnLAN, управления питанием и удаленных средств
Обзор технологии WakeOnLAN
Обзор управления питанием
Обзор средств удаленного управления Configuration Manager 2007
Настройка клиентского агента средств удаленного управления
Лабораторная работа:
Настройка и использование средств удаленного управления
3
Модуль 12. Планирование и настройка иерархии с несколькими сайтами
Обзор иерархий сайтов Configuration Manager 2007
Настройка взаимодействия сайтов Configuration Manager 2007
Установка сервера для дополнительного сайта
Роуминг в иерархии с несколькими сайтами
Вывод из эксплуатации сайтов и иерархий
Лабораторная работа:
Планирование иерархий Configuration Manager 2007 и установка основного дочернего сайта
Установка вторичного сайта и прокси-точки управления
Роуминг между сайтами Configuration Manager 2007
3
Модуль 13. Сопровождение и мониторинг System Center Configuration Manager 2007
Задачи управления Configuration Manager 2007
Резервное копирование и восстановление Configuration Manager 2007
Использование монитора производительности Windows для мониторинга Configuration Manager 2007
Лабораторная работа:
Резервное копирование и восстановление системы основного сайта
3
Модуль 14. Основной режим Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 и управление Интернет-клиентами
Введение в основной режим Configuration Manager 2007
Требования инфраструктуры открытого ключа для основного режима
Настройка сайтов для основного режима
Управление Интернет-клиентами
Лабораторная работа:
Настройка основного режима
Настройка сайта для управления Интернет-клиентами
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MS System Center

70-401-CBT Nuggets SCCM 2007

System Center SCOM 2007
System Center SCOM 2007

Автор:
Производитель: CBT Nuggets
Год выпуска: 2010
Продолжительность: 08:44:27
Тип материала: Видеоурок
Язык: Английский
Стоимость: 1999 рублей

Описание:
This video training course with Greg Shields covers the 2007 version of Microsoft Systems Center Configuration Manager, such as deploying SCCM clients, managing software usage, and more.

Recommended skills:
A year of experience using Systems Management Server (SMS) or Configuration Manager 2007
Experience using Active Directory and the Windows server

Recommended equipment:
Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007

Related certifications:
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS): System Center Configuration Manager 2007, Configuration
Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA) on Windows Server 2003
Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) on Windows Server 2003

Related job functions:
IT professionals
Wouldn't it be great to configure an entire system-wide OS deployment from your workstation? Microsoft Systems Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) gives you that power.

Instructor Greg Shields is a systems pro. He understands SMS and SCCM, and his unique experience with the production elements of both is evident in this course. Greg's training brings you up-to-speed fast and shows you how SCCM 2007 can make your working life so much easier. Become your organization's OS configuration expert, as you prepare to pass Microsoft MCTS certification exam 70-401.

All trademarks and copyrights are the property of their respective holders.

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1. Introduction to System Center, SCCM, and our Learning Style (00:17:40)
This video introduces the course, System Center and SCCM themselves, and how the course will discuss both the exam components and useful best practices that are based on Greg’s experience.
2. SCCM Components (00:23:01)
We first talk about the various components that come together to make an SCCM infrastructure. This video explains and introduces those components and how they interrelate.
3. Installing SCCM & Upgrading from SMS 2003 (00:42:02)
Once we understand the individual components, we then need to get them installed. This video discusses the SCCM installation process as well as how to upgrade an existing SMS 2003 environment to SCCM 2007.
4. Discovering Resources (00:24:34)
After installation, the next step is to configure SCCM to discover the resources on the network. Using multiple discovery mechanisms, we’ll understand how resources are discovered and how their information gets into the SCCM database for later client installation.
5. Deploying SCCM Clients (00:38:25)
Discovering resources is only the first step. Client software must be installed if we’re to get inventory information and truly interact with discovered machines. Here, we’ll discuss the client deployment process and best practices for getting client software onto candidate machines.
6. Inventory & Basic Collections (00:26:59)
Client software installed to candidate machines is the first step in pulling down rich inventory information to populate our SCCM database. This nugget explains the inventory process, what can be inventoried, and some of the very basic processes used to create collections of computers.
7. Queries & Query-based Collections (00:28:16)
The static collections created in the last nugget are just that…static. In order for your collections to truly represent your environment, you need to base them on characteristics of computers rather than actual computer names. In this nugget we follow on with the collection-creation process by showing how to use inventory information and queries to create collections.
8. Reports & Dashboards (00:25:51)
Inventory information isn’t used just for creating collections. It’s also useful for understanding what kinds of software and hardware are in the environment. SCCM has a rich web-based reporting engine for showing the contents of the SCCM database. This nugget will talk about creating reports and dashboards of reports for viewing a heads-up display of that information.
9. Software Distribution Part 1: The Art (00:16:39)
Once we’ve got our hands around the data portion of SCCM, we then move on to the idea of updating computers with software. Part 1 of software distribution talks about the art of software packaging, and best practices for getting software to install "silently", which is a major requirement of successful software distribution.
10. Software Distribution Part 2: The Science (00:39:42)
After this software is packaged, we then need to get it deployed - the "science" of the process. Getting those software packages uploaded into the SCCM infrastructure and ultimately pushed out to clients is the subject of this nugget.
11. Deploying Operating Systems (00:43:22)
But software packages only update individual pieces of systems. What if we want to deploy an entire system? This nugget talks about the very cool and exciting tools and techniques native to SCCM that enable the deployment of operating systems to clients.
12. Deploying Software Updates (00:31:10)
Also a newly native tool with SCCM 2007 with much improved functionality is the update deployment process. Pushing patches with SMS 2003 was hard, a process that gets much easier in SCCM 2007 with its new integration with WSUS. We’ll talk about that integration and how to successfully keep your machines patched.
13. Metering Software Usage (00:09:17)
A short but powerful nugget, metering software usage will help you understand exactly how often your users actually use the software you deploy to them. With this knowledge, you can determine if they actually need the software they say they do. We’ll talk about how to set up metering and how to see reports of actual minute-by-minute software usage.
14. Desired Configuration Management (00:24:00)
Sometimes you don’t want to manage a software package as a full package, but only a few settings within that package - maybe for security or compliance reasons. DCM is a native SCCM tool that allows you to create reports on computers that haven’t met a desired configuration you’ve enabled.
15. Remote Tools & Wake On LAN Features (00:15:50)
The troubleshooting and update process requires you to sometimes look over the shoulder of your users. Doing that with SCCM is easy with the built-in remote tools interface. This nugget talks about how to set up and use remote tools. It also finishes with a look at the Walk On LAN features that allow you to bring computers out of various sleep states before you attempt to update or patch them.
16. Network Access Protection (00:28:35)
SCCM integrates with NAP, and makes its enforcement of updates much easier. You’ve got to have a NAP infrastructure in place to use the integration, but once it’s in place, SCCM is a great add-on. This nugget talks about that integration and what you can expect when using SCCM as another database for NAP enforcement.
17. Mobile Devices (00:25:25)
Mobile devices are computers too! So, understanding their inventory, managing their configuration, and ensuring they’ve got the right software and patches are all parts of your job as systems administrator. SCCM has some great mobile device management capabilities built in. We’ll talk about those abilities, how to get clients onto mobile devices, and how to manage their configuration once you do.
18. Backups and Troubleshooting (00:29:03)
Managing your SCCM infrastructure means ensuring that it’s continuously available. Backups, logs, and security rights are all necessary security and protection components of your daily administrator "care and feeding" of your servers. This nugget will discuss all of the components you need to understand to keep your infrastructure happy.
19. Planning an SCCM Hierarchy (00:21:44)
Not all environments are made up of a single site. Most have multiple sites in multiple locations with all kinds of different network connectivity. Depending on the presence or absence of remote site IT, the network speed between sites, and the desire to keep servers in those remote locations, you have options with SCCM on how to manage them. This nugget will discuss those options and what and how you should deploy SCCM to best suit those needs.
20. Mixed Mode vs. Native Mode & Internet-based Clients (00:12:52)
Lastly, SCCM also has a more-powerful security mode called "native mode" that ensures encryption of virtually all traffic and enables internet-based clients to talk with your SCCM infrastructure. This final nugget will discuss the move to native mode, the need for certificates, and what benefits you can plan to get out of Internet-based client management.
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Microsoft System Center SCOM 2007 Configuring 70-400

System Center SCOM 2007
System Center SCOM 2007

Автор:
Производитель: CBT Nuggets
Год выпуска: 2010
Продолжительность: 07:17:14
Тип материала: Видеоурок
Язык: Английский
Стоимость: 1999 рублей

Описание:
Exam 70-400 was retired July 31, 2013. However, this course retains value as a training resource.

This video training course with Greg Shields covers Microsoft System Center from installation to customizing tasks to collective and business critical client monitoring.

Recommended skills:
A year of experience using Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM) 2005 or System Center Operations Manager 2007 for medium-sized to large organizations
Experience with Active Directory
Experience configuring and deploying management packs

Recommended equipment:
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007

Related certifications:
Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA) on Windows Server 2003
Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) on Windows Server 2003

Related job functions:
IT professionals
Take the frustration out of your day-to-day, problem-solving efforts by using the powerful monitoring tools in Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM).

Trainer Greg Shields leaves no loose ends as he shows you SCOM's full monitoring power. After watching this video course you'll become the proactive problem solver your system needs.

The training is mapped to the Microsoft MCTS certification exam 70-400 -- a test that Greg describes as "down and dirty," because all the questions relate directly to skills you need to configure, deploy and maintain your system.

All trademarks and copyrights are the property of their respective holders.

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1. Introduction to SCOM & the 70-400 Exam (00:17:49)
The introduction to this course talks about our learning style, the development of the network we will use for demonstrations throughout this course, and introduces the learning objectives for the MCTS certification exam; 70-400.
2. Operations Management & SCOM Components (00:20:15)
Before we can begin our discussion on SCOM, we must first understand how it relates to the overarching topics of operations management in general. Here, we talk about operations management and the need for proactive monitoring, achieved in SCOM through state-based monitors and roll-up health status. Also in this training we go over the components that make up a SCOM infrastructure.
3. Installing SCOM (00:26:51)
MCTS certification training content covered in this training Nugget will go through what you need to know on install SCOM.
4. Configuring Management Group Settings (00:24:41)
Once installed, the next step is to configure the organization-level settings required by SCOM. This nugget goes over those settings with an eye towards their proper setting based on the size and needs of your infrastructure.
5. Discovering Resources & Installing Agents (00:24:31)
Resources are discovered and agents are typically installed by SCOM through its wizard-based interface. But there are some "gotchas" associated with managing assets in your organization. We’ll discuss each of these topics in this nugget.
6. Understanding, Finding, & Importing Management Packs (00:21:26)
Management Packs are the life blood of any SCOM infrastructure. Once assets have been discovered and are ready to ingest data into SCOM’s database, Management Packs provide the logic that assists administrators with knowing what events are useful and need to be featured. Management Packs also provide the knowledge that helps administrators understand what to troubleshoot when a server is no longer healthy.
7. Configuring Alerting & Notifications (00:20:02)
Management Packs can provide the logic for alerting administrators, but SCOM itself has a rich capability for limiting how notifications and alerts actually make their way to pagers. In fact, setting up notifications correctly so that there aren’t too many nor too few can be one of the biggest success factors in any SCOM implementation. Learn the best practices here.
8. Day-to-Day SCOM Operations (00:28:20)
Now that we’ve got our basic configuration down, this nugget will talk about the daily operations of a SCOM infrastructure in production. Here you’ll learn about resolving alerts and tuning resolution states, you’ll understand how and why you should put servers in maintenance mode when working with them, and understand the views you’ll see, and later create, that display the right data for the right administrator.
9. Customizing Monitors & Rules (00:35:16)
Management Packs downloaded from the Microsoft catalog or third parties are all sealed, which means their configuration cannot be changed. But sometimes the settings that dictate what behaviors are good and which are bad aren’t properly tuned for your particular IT environment. This nugget will discuss at length the sometimes complex process of tuning monitors and rules in your Management Packs to ensure they make sense for your needs.
10. Customizing Attributes, Groups, & Views (00:27:51)
Following on from the previous nugget, we then look into the monitoring of individual attributes on a system as well as how to create groups of computers and customized views of data for the other administrators in your environment. It is here that you’ll learn how to best gather together the right amount of data for consumption by the various groups in your IT infrastructure.
11. Customizing Tasks (00:17:23)
Tasks are yet another hot topic with SCOM, providing a way for you to automatically run a process or script right from within the SCOM console. This nugget will show you how to create a task as well as make it available for use by other administrators through their console views.
12. Understanding & Creating Synthetic Transactions (00:13:28)
True operations management requires a look at IT services not only from the server’s view but also from the perspective of the client. One way in which clients can verify that their needed services remain up and running is by sending synthetic transactions to the servers they work with. This nugget will explain the ideas behind synthetic transactions as well as how to set them up.
13. Understanding & Creating Distributed Applications (00:21:43)
With the client perspective fully in-hand, we can now begin the creation of fullly distributed applications, which are the creation of comprehensive monitoring solutions across every element that makes up an IT service. These are custom creations, as they work across the servers and applications in your infrastructure. In this nugget you’ll learn how to use SCOM’s designer to create your own distributed applications with the goal of creating a health roll-up across multiple elements at once.
14. Coverting Legacy Management Packs (00:14:33)
One element that’s critical for the exam but also critical if you want to use older Management Packs in your SCOM 2007 environment is the converting of legacy MPs. This nugget will discuss the process as well as explain some of the gotchas associated with their use.
15. Installing, Using, & Creating Reports (00:28:16)
SCOM leverages SQL Reporting Services for the generation of its reports. Yet the process to install it and ingest its needed models for the creation of good reports can be a complex undertaking. This nugget will explain everything you need to know to set up reporting and begin creating your own custom reports for management updates, historical tracking, and even planning.
16. Managing Users & User Roles (00:11:35)
SCOM has the ability to present views, tasks, and reports to users based on who they are. It also has the ability to aggregate users by role, making user administration much easier. This nugget will explain the process of user management in SCOM as well as the creation of user roles.
17. Configuring Audit Collection Services (00:24:14)
SCOM, by default, collects system and application data from the Windows event log. But if you want to get security data, you’ll need to install its add-on ACS component. ACS is no picnic to install and use, lacking even the most basic of GUI controls. In this nugget we’ll discuss its installation and use and talk about how you might leverage ACS as a separate-but-controlled mechanism for storing audit data.
18. Configuring Agentless Exception Monitoring (00:20:02)
Dr. Watson gets a bad rap and so does Microsoft’s Customer Experience Improvement Program for sending data to Microsoft. You can control that flow of data and even store it locally for the generation of global reports on system errors and behaviors with Agentless Exception Monitoring. You’ll find that adding SCOM to Microsoft’s Corporate Error Reporting service makes the gathering of this bug check data much more valuable to you and your organization.
19. Collective & Business Critical Client Monitoring (00:19:49)
SCOM isn’t just for servers. Its also a great tool for monitoring the clients on your network. But you probably don’t want to monitor all your clients, just the ones that are critical to the daily flow of your business. This nugget explains the need for client monitoring as well as how to set it up. You’ll also learn more about how monitored clients can become the basis for the very client perspectives that we discussed earlier in creating distributed applications.
20. SCOM Backup & Restore (00:19:09)
Every IT service has the need for some level of backup and restore. SCOM is no different. Yet SCOM’s mechanisms for backing itself up are complex at best. This nugget will help you identify exactly what you need to back up and the order of restoration in case of a failure.
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MS System Center

70-247 CBT Nuggets — Configuring And Deploying A Private Cloud with System Center 2012

Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager SCCM 2012
Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager SCCM 2012

Автор:
Производитель: CBT Nuggets
Год выпуска: 2013
Продолжительность: 10:42:55
Тип материала: Видеоурок
Язык: Английский
Стоимость: 1999 рублей

Описание:
This Microsoft video training course with Greg Shields covers how create a private cloud with the latest version of Microsoft System Center, including how to install and configure VMM 2012, automating the deployment of Hyper-V hosts, and more.

Related Area of Expertise:
Microsoft System Center

Recommended skills:
Experience with Windows Server, Active Directory, System Center 2012, security, high availability, fault tolerance, and networking in an enterprise environment
Basic knowledge of Microsoft SQL Server and Windows PowerShell
Familiarity with with ITIL and MOF concepts

Recommended equipment:
Microsoft System Center 2012

Related certifications:
MCSE: Private Cloud

Related job functions:
IT professionals
In a world of confusion about cloud computing’s technologies, techniques, and reason for being, it takes a lot of guts for Microsoft to include a button marked “Create Cloud” in System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012. With so many people still trying to figure out what cloud means, the clever developers at Microsoft can now simply say, “Hey, we’ve got a button for that!”

That button might be a bold move for Microsoft, but clicking it isn’t something to be taken lightly. Before you ever consider that click, you’ve got to build Hyper-V hosts. You’ll need a storage and network fabric among those hosts. You might even need shared storage if clustering, automatic failover, and load balancing are your requirements. Indeed, that button might seem simple, but there’re a lot of configurations that require attention first.

In this course, Greg Shields walks you through the technologies that get your Microsoft Private Cloud operational. He helps you with learning the topics and technologies you need for success on the first of two MCSE: Private Cloud exams, the 70-247. But he doesn’t stop there. He digs deep into the reasons why the Microsoft Private Cloud is the next step in virtualization. You’ll learn how Microsoft’s System Center 2012 components like Virtual Machine Manager, Server App-V, App Controller, Operations Manager, Service Manager, and even Data Protection Manager integrate to automate everything in IT service delivery. You’ll construct complex IT services, made of virtualized applications, web applications, and databases, and configure them for self-service delivery by others in IT.

Configuring and deploying a Microsoft Private Cloud with System Center 2012 isn’t a task to be taken lightly. It takes up-front effort to build the proper automations and craft the right experience for self-serving users. And the reward? What you’ll get is near-complete automation for everything that makes up your Windows server operating environment.

So, consider joining Greg in this MCSE and Private Cloud exploration. There’s effort involved, but you won’t be sorry when all that IT scut work suddenly becomes smooth automation.

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1. Introduction to System Center 2012, VMM 2012, and the 70-247 Exam (00:27:41)
A Microsoft Private Cloud has Hyper-V as its foundation, but the MCSE: Private Cloud focuses little on Hyper-V itself. The exam’s focus is instead on System Center 2012, and most specifically VMM 2012. But don’t fret if you’re still a Hyper-V neophyte. Nearly all of Hyper-V’s activities are entirely manageable inside VMM these days. What you need is an introduction to Microsoft’s Private Cloud mindset and supporting System Center solutions. Get that and more in this introductory Nugget.
2. Understanding the Microsoft Private Cloud Architecture and Components (00:13:58)
Eight individual components make up the System Center 2012 portfolio. You’ll need experience in at least seven of them to pass the MCSE Private Cloud. You’ll also need that experience to truly appreciate Microsoft’s vision in delivering IT services. Greg gets you started in this Nugget as he whiteboards the entire solution set and accelerates your understanding of System Center’s place in Windows and Microsoft Private Cloud management.
3. Installing and Configuring Hyper-V on Windows Server 2008 R2 (00:37:07)
What? We’re not starting with Hyper-V on Windows Server 2012? What gives? Due to differences in the delivery schedules for Windows Server and System Center, VMM 2012 RTM only supports Hyper-V v2 on Windows Server 2008 R2. It isn’t until SP1 where Windows Server 2012 support gets added. Notwithstanding, most environments these days are still running Microsoft’s immediately-previous server OS. Not to worry: This is our only Nugget where we spend time in Hyper-V itself. Everything else happens inside System Center. In this Nugget, Greg will share his experience in preparing Hyper-V hosts for System Center management. You’ll get the exam info, but also the best practices in configuring Hyper-V hosts for best availability and performance.
4. Installing and Configuring VMM 2012 (00:49:40)
Our first activity in System Center is merely getting VMM 2012 installed. That’s an activity that requires a few prerequisites, as well as a few preparatory activities. Don’t waste time tracking down the TechNet minutiae of requirements. Get started fast by joining Greg in this installation and initial configuration.
5. Configuring the Network and Storage Fabric (00:28:10)
For the new Hyper-V admin, VMM’s “fabric” concept is going to seem a bit cumbersome. One can’t create a Private Cloud without it, and configuring its network and storage components might seem like extra work. But there are reasons for the fabric’s existence. Learn the right (and wrong) ways to build your own fabric with Greg in this incredibly important pre-cloud Nugget.
6. Clustering Hyper-V Hosts and Creating a Microsoft Private Cloud (00:32:27)
Your Private Cloud doesn’t necessarily require a Windows Failover Cluster, but yours might really want one. High availability and VM load balancing all require a cluster if they’re to protect your VMs. It is for those reasons that our entire Private Cloud build centers around standing up a Hyper-V host cluster. That’s not an easy task, even with VMM’s new built-in automations. Learn how best to cluster, and how to create your own highly-available Private Cloud in this Nugget.
7. Working with the VMM 2012 Library: Profiles and VM Templates (00:39:22)
Creating that Private Cloud is great, but it is merely the first step in assembling the building blocks you’ll need to automate your IT operations. Being smart in managing your Private Cloud means laying down the myriad of constituent components your Private Cloud services will eventually need. Those components include items in the VMM library like OS Profiles, Hardware Profiles, and VM Templates, among other things. Spend plenty of quality time with this Nugget, because your success here will determine everything about your automation success in the Nuggets to come.
8. Configuring VMM User Roles and the Self-Service Portal (00:22:43)
Get this: VMM’s Self-Service Portal is in fact deprecated in this version! Then why are we spending any time with it? Well, you’ve got to know it for the MCSE, and it in fact, is a great starting point for our Private Cloud exploration of self-service. You’ll get a chance to see it in this Nugget. Those self-serving activities require some high-quality roles and permissions too. That knowledge Greg also shares in this quick Nugget.
9. Creating Virtual Application Packages with the Server App-V Sequencer (00:30:07)
Heard of App-V? How about Server App-V? These two solutions have similarly-sounding names, but they are in fact quite different when you peel away the layers. Server App-V, as you can expect, is designed to deliver application packages to… servers! It’s also a built-in feature of VMM 2012 that many admins have missed entirely. Save yourself days of research, time, and effort. Learn the foundations of creating your own Server App-V packages in this art-and-science Nugget. You won’t get this kind of surprisingly-important training anywhere else.
10. Working with VMM 2012 Services and Service Templates (00:25:41)
VMM 2012 can provision virtual machines just like its previous versions, but VMM 2012 takes VM management to an entirely new level with Services and Service Templates. Using a VMM Service Template, you can automatically deploy a VM, its needed applications, any further configurations, and everything else that VM needs to be ready for production. But the hard part is in the Service Template Designer, an entirely new tool that takes getting used to. Greg shares his experience in this useful Nugget.
11. Automating the Private Cloud Deployment of a Three-Tier Service (00:58:05)
This Nugget is our capstone, and the learning you get here hasn’t been replicated anywhere else. Go ahead! Search around on the internet for a complete, start-to-finish explanation of how to deploy a multiple-tier VMM 2012 Service that mimics something you’d do in real life. Greg tells us he spent more hours – four full days, three to prepare and one to film – on this single Nugget than any other in any CBTN course he has created. You’ll need to watch it to understand why. Once you do, you’ll share in his awestruck realization of how powerful VMM 2012 can really be. Discover how to create complete automation for your IT services in this unprecedented hour-long Nugget with Greg Shields.
12. Managing Fabric Updates in VMM 2012 (00:20:29)
Deploying an IT service is one thing, but after that deployment come the daily care-and-feeding drudgery of maintaining those services. Those updates might seem extra challenging when you realize that Hyper-V is an OS in an OS. Windows requires patches, which means Windows Hyper-V hosts require them too. Greg shows you how to automate the process (almost) entirely by linking WSUS with VMM in this Nugget.
13. Automating the Deployment of Hyper-V Hosts (00:22:03)
VMM can automatically deploy VMs. It can deploy applications. It can even deploy SQL DAC packages and scripts. But get this: it can also deliver entire Hyper-V hosts, if you’ve got the hardware and the technical chops. Boot your Hyper-V hosts from VHDs and continue adding automation with what you learn in this bare-metal Nugget.
14. Installing and Configuring App Controller (00:18:51)
Fourteen Nuggets later and we’re finally getting around to an actual self-service solution (that isn’t deprecated). That’s on purpose, because the administrator’s job in System Center and VMM 2012 is all about creating and managing the building blocks. Once prepared for prime time delivery, then those components be exposed for others in IT to self-service their needs. System Center 2012’s tool to accomplish this is App Controller. You’ll be excited to see how it works.
15. Integrating Private Cloud Monitoring with Operations Manager 2012 (00:52:21)
With a constructed and self-servable Private Cloud now in operations, you’re ready to add in the rest of System Center’s functionality. You’re also ready for the set of MCSE test questions that focus on “the rest” of System Center’s components. Monitoring your Private Cloud is a task for Operations Manager. Integrating it with VMM and getting alerted on your Private Cloud’s behaviors is the topic of this Nugget.
16. Integrating Service Manager 2012 (00:24:04)
With monitoring set up, your next task centers on managing requests. System Center Service Manager is your tool for request management and further service automation. With Service Manager 2012 in place, an environment can take a user request through all its approvals through to delivery. Discover the steps in integrating this key solution into your workflow in this Nugget.
17. Incorporating Orchestrator 2012 Runbooks and Integration Packs into Service Delivery (00:52:48)
Building the building blocks is indeed a primary task for the VMM 2012 systems administrator. But sometimes a fully-automated service requires attention from datacenter components that exist outside VMM. It’s here that System Center Orchestrator becomes the administrator’s (and developer’s) best friend. In this Nugget, Greg will share his experience in creating Orchestrator runbooks and deploying Integration Packs for even greater automation flexibility in managing your Private Cloud.
18. Protecting Private Cloud Data with Data Protection Manager 2012 (00:28:50)
Backups are arguably the administrator’s most important job. With the wrong tools, they’re also one of the hardest and least enjoyable jobs as well. This is one activity you can’t screw up, which is why Data Protection Manager 2012 now even more tightly integrates with VMM. Learn how to protect your data, your VMs, and your applications and services in this Nugget.
19. Working with VMM 2012 SP1 and Hyper-V v3 in Windows Server 2012 (00:28:13)
You’ll notice as you’re watching this course that only once has our learning been directly on Hyper-V technology. That obfuscation is on purpose, partially because it mirrors what you need to know for the MCSE and partially because Hyper-V these days can almost be managed like an “appliance." VMM 2012 SP1 adds support for Hyper-V v3 atop Windows Server 2012 as well as an entirely new Windows management experience. Life doesn’t change in System Center but it does in Windows Server, so this Nugget gets you started down the path of Hyper-V v3 success as you configure Windows Server 2012.
20. Extending VMM into the Windows Azure Public Cloud (00:30:15)
Microsoft Private Cloud, meet Microsoft Public Cloud! Say hello to Windows Azure, a solution ready to support your virtual machines in the cloud. A second new feature of VMM 2012 SP1 is the near-seamless integration of VMM and Windows Azure: VMM offers the management tools, Azure provides the cloud resources. Not every environment might need those resources, but more are every day. Get burstability and near-unlimited expandability for your IT needs with the knowledge you’ll learn in extending VMM onto Windows Azure.
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Рубрики
MS System Center

70-243 Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager SCCM 2012 VCT

Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager SCCM 2012
Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager SCCM 2012

Автор:
Производитель: VCT
Год выпуска: 2013
Продолжительность: 10:31:28
Тип материала: Видеоурок
Язык: Английский
Стоимость: 1999 рублей

Описание:
This System Center video training with Greg Shields covers how to manage the infrastructure of Microsoft’s latest version of Windows, through topics such as deploying ConfigMgr clients and managing client settings, and more.

Related Area of Expertise:
Microsoft System Center

Recommended skills:
Experience working with System Center Configuration Manager 2012, Windows Server, security, and networking experience in an enterprise environment
Basic knowledge of Microsoft SQL Server and Windows PowerShell knowledge, mobile device management, and application configuration
One to three years of experience supporting multiple desktop and server computers running the Windows Server OS in medium to large organizations

Recommended equipment:
Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

Related certifications:
MCTS: Administering and Deploying System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

Related job functions:
IT professionals

How do you manage a Windows infrastructure? Installing applications by walking around is so 1990. Automation is the name of today’s game, and nothing spells Windows automation like System Center Configuration Manager. Automation has been called the Windows Administrator’s force multiplier. With the right tools, it enables a well-prepared administrator to monitor and enact change to exactly the right devices at exactly the right time.

Prepping you to use those tools and wield that incredible power is the reason behind this video course. This course delivers a broad and deep exposure into Microsoft’s ConfigMgr 2012. Greg has been working with ConfigMgr since its early days as SMS 2.0. Throughout the years, he has developed a second sense for managing Windows desktops and servers with this powerful toolkit. He shares from his personal experience in this course to deliver not only the science (what buttons to click), but also the art (why you should click them) of managing a Windows infrastructure with ConfigMgr 2012.

You’ll learn how to package and deploy software and virtual applications, as well as how to automate everything from individual configurations to entire OS deployments. You’ll learn the foundations of what you need to know for certification success, but you’ll also learn a few ConfigMgr best practices the consultants rarely share.

In a Windows world where clicking Next, Next, Finish is no longer good enough. Smart IT professionals know that automation savvy is key to guaranteed employment. Join Greg in this ConfigMgr 2012 course and deep dive to develop exactly those skills that’ll make you the Most Valuable Professional of your own IT organization.

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1. Introduction to System Center 2012, ConfigMgr 2012, and the 70-243 Exam (00:17:14)
ConfigMgr 2012 is but one of the eight products that comprise Microsoft’s System Center portfolio. It is also one of the oldest, and potentially the most powerful. Kick off your training by understanding what you’ll need to know for this course and taking that 70-243 exam.
2. Understanding the ConfigMgr Architecture and Components (00:13:38)
With an understanding of ConfigMgr’s fit as a product, your next task is to understand how its various functions interrelate. ConfigMgr has been around since 1994, making it an extremely mature and full-featured solution. All those functions can also make it a bit overwhelming for the newbie ConfigMgr administrator. Join Greg in this high-level introduction of ConfigMgr’s architecture and components and leave with a better understanding of the solution you’re about to learn.
3. Preparing for and Installing ConfigMgr 2012 (00:40:36)
Every good product starts with an installation, and ConfigMgr is no different. While installing the ConfigMgr product is a task that’s far easier today than in previous versions, there are still a few prerequisites and gotchas you’ll need to know. Get those, and get started quickly in this Nugget.
4. Setting Boundaries and Enabling Discovery Methods (00:25:10)
With an installed and functioning ConfigMgr site and site server, your next task involves setting the boundaries for management and enabling ConfigMgr’s various discovery methods. Doing so seems trivial, but a wrong move here could have huge impacts down the road. Greg shares the click-by-click and the best practices in this Nugget.
5. Deploying ConfigMgr Clients and Managing Client Settings (00:38:27)
One of ConfigMgr’s most difficult tasks is client management, making sure clients exist where they should (and don’t where they shouldn’t). This task was a nightmarish chore in previous ConfigMgr versions, and gets only a bit better in this one. In this Nugget, Greg delivers the step-by-step to get clients delivered effectively, and shares a few key suggestions for configuring their settings to get the best experience.
6. Collecting Inventory and Creating Simple Collections (00:29:03)
Data in a ConfigMgr system is gathered through what is really a two-step process. The first step often involves discovery information. That process brings data to ConfigMgr that can then be used in the second process: Inventory. Gathering inventory and using that data to create simple collections is the topic in this Nugget.
7. Constructing Queries and Building Query-based Collections (00:35:51)
Another of the sometimes-incredibly challenging activities in ConfigMgr is creating queries and query-based collections. At fault is ConfigMgr’s interface, which even in this version is far from beginner-friendly. But coming to the rescue are a few tricks involving SQL Views that make performing this task far easier. Greg shows you how, and shares a few of his lessons learned in this Nugget.
8. Creating and Managing Reports (00:24:17)
Just when you thought you had queries, WQL, and the ConfigMgr console figured out, you realize that creating reports requires an entirely new skill set. Reports in ConfigMgr 2012 can be ridiculously customized, if you know what you’re doing. Learn how in this Nugget.
9. Packaging Software for Local Installation and Application Virtualization (00:30:21)
Take a look through Microsoft’s ConfigMgr documentation and nowhere will you ever find help in packaging software. That’s the process that “quiets” an installation, enabling it to execute automatically. That said, experience in packaging software for installation or App-V virtualization is the first step in any software deployment. Greg’s been packaging software for over a decade, and in this CBT Nuggets “Special Edition” Nugget he shares the tips and tools you’ll need to perform this task successfully.
10. Software Distribution the Old Way: Packages and Programs (00:42:16)
Armed with a silenced software package, you’re ready to deploy applications anywhere with a ConfigMgr client. All you need is a little help in creating Packages and Programs. Technically, the Packages and Programs method is ConfigMgr 2012’s “old way," but you’ll need the steps here if you’re ever to be successful with deploying the “new way” with Applications. Kick off your learning with this deep dive on the fundamentals of distributing software.
11. Software Distribution the New Way: Applications! (00:49:55)
One of ConfigMgr 2012’s new features is an entirely new user-centric application deployment model that Microsoft calls: Applications! Designed around delivering apps to users (as opposed to computers in the Packages and Programs approach), this new approach revolutionizes how we connect users with their applications and data. That said, being successful here requires extra effort and smart thinking. Greg got you started in that last Nugget, and finishes the job in this one. You’ll never walk around with DVDs ever again.
12. Deploying Operating Systems (01:06:30)
Deploying an application? No problem. But an entire OS? Also no problem with the help of ConfigMgr. In this critically important Nugget, you’ll learn about User State Migration Tool (USMT), ConfigMgr Task Sequences, along with all the necessary skills you need to deploy operating systems. Better yet, Greg will share a few key tricks you can implement immediately that will enable users to refresh their own computers. Who knows? With a bit of up-front effort, you could realistically create a situation where you’ll never need to troubleshoot desktop problems again. Don’t believe it? Watch this Nugget to find out how.
13. Deploying Software Updates (00:39:40)
You’ve mastered WSUS, but how confident are you in the WSUS reporting engine? Reporting on patching success means delivering the right metrics for all the right computers. Software updates in ConfigMgr 2012 gain some major improvements that make this upgrade worth the effort, like Automatic Deployment Rules that eliminate the scut work in patch deployment and updated reports that prove your compliance. Learn about all these and more in this Nugget.
14. Deploying and Managing Compliance Baselines (00:25:39)
With software, operating systems, and updates under your belt, you’re almost ready for complete automation. One final step remains: Controlling configurations. ConfigMgr 2007’s DCM was a feature worth overlooking. No more with Compliance Baselines in ConfigMgr 2012. In this all-important Nugget, Greg shows you exactly how important this new feature can be for completely automating your Windows administration. You’ll learn how to find the configurations worth controlling, and how to build your own compliance settings to keep every application in check.
15. Metering Software Usage (00:09:43)
Every IT environment has “those apps," those you know haven’t been used in years even though you’re still responsible for them. Not to mention “those users," the ones who demand certain expensive applications that they rarely use. It’s hard to prove them wrong, or at least it used to be before ConfigMgr Metering Rules. With ConfigMgr Metering Rules you can measure exactly how many minutes a month “those apps” get used and “those users” use them. Save your company money, and pay for your ConfigMgr investment with just a single feature by watching this Nugget.
16. Managing Forefront Endpoint Protection Settings (00:14:44)
ConfigMgr 2012 merges with Microsoft Forefront in this version to deliver comprehensive endpoint security. With a separate license and a few extra steps, you’ll be protecting your clients and managing their configurations – all from the same comfortable instance. Greg shows you all the setup, as well as the ongoing management in this Nugget.
17. Managing Mobile Devices and Securing Client Communication (00:51:16)
Every so often a Nugget gets released that pays for your entire training. This could be that Nugget. Configuring HTTPS client communication and mutual authentication isn’t a task taken lightly. Back in ConfigMgr 2007 it was called “Native Mode," and almost everyone ignored it. Complete client security and complete mobile device management are back in 2012, but they’re no less challenging to implement. Learn the exact step-by-step to secure your client communication and enable mobile device management in this not-to-be-missed Nugget.
18. Monitoring and Managing Site and Client Status (00:26:46)
Every Nugget training course has its “miscellaneous” topic. While no less important, Greg collects a variety of site and client management and monitoring topics into this kitchen sink Nugget. In it he explains working with alerts, power management, remote control settings, site, component, and client status, site maintenance tasks, backups, and Wake on LAN settings. Like any good server, ConfigMgr requires regular care and feeding. Getting that done right is the topic for this Nugget.
19. Implementing ConfigMgr Role-based Security (00:15:15)
ConfigMgr 2007’s security model was AMPITA – A Major Pain in the Administrator. Delegating permissions to administrators in 2012 gets better…just a bit. Greg gives you the shortcuts you need to set permissions successfully in this Nugget.
20. Planning and Implementing a ConfigMgr Site Hierarchy (00:35:07)
Nineteen videos later and your ConfigMgr experience is nearly complete. Yet there’s one last topic that you absolutely can’t miss. So far, you’ve been working in a single-server and single-site environment. That architecture can’t scale. Creating one that can requires a bit of extra thinking. Don’t make the easy mistakes in extending your environment past one server and site. Join Greg in this 20th and final video to get the smart strategies for implementing your ConfigMgr site hierarchy.
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Рубрики
MS System Center

70-243 CBT Nuggets — Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager SCCM 2012

Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager SCCM 2012
Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager SCCM 2012

Автор:
Производитель: CBT Nuggets
Год выпуска: 2013
Продолжительность: 10:31:28
Тип материала: Видеоурок
Язык: Английский
Стоимость: 1999 рублей

Описание:
This System Center video training with Greg Shields covers how to manage the infrastructure of Microsoft’s latest version of Windows, through topics such as deploying ConfigMgr clients and managing client settings, and more.

Related Area of Expertise:
Microsoft System Center

Recommended skills:
Experience working with System Center Configuration Manager 2012, Windows Server, security, and networking experience in an enterprise environment
Basic knowledge of Microsoft SQL Server and Windows PowerShell knowledge, mobile device management, and application configuration
One to three years of experience supporting multiple desktop and server computers running the Windows Server OS in medium to large organizations

Recommended equipment:
Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

Related certifications:
MCTS: Administering and Deploying System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

Related job functions:
IT professionals

How do you manage a Windows infrastructure? Installing applications by walking around is so 1990. Automation is the name of today’s game, and nothing spells Windows automation like System Center Configuration Manager. Automation has been called the Windows Administrator’s force multiplier. With the right tools, it enables a well-prepared administrator to monitor and enact change to exactly the right devices at exactly the right time.

Prepping you to use those tools and wield that incredible power is the reason behind this video course. This course delivers a broad and deep exposure into Microsoft’s ConfigMgr 2012. Greg has been working with ConfigMgr since its early days as SMS 2.0. Throughout the years, he has developed a second sense for managing Windows desktops and servers with this powerful toolkit. He shares from his personal experience in this course to deliver not only the science (what buttons to click), but also the art (why you should click them) of managing a Windows infrastructure with ConfigMgr 2012.

You’ll learn how to package and deploy software and virtual applications, as well as how to automate everything from individual configurations to entire OS deployments. You’ll learn the foundations of what you need to know for certification success, but you’ll also learn a few ConfigMgr best practices the consultants rarely share.

In a Windows world where clicking Next, Next, Finish is no longer good enough. Smart IT professionals know that automation savvy is key to guaranteed employment. Join Greg in this ConfigMgr 2012 course and deep dive to develop exactly those skills that’ll make you the Most Valuable Professional of your own IT organization.

[wpspoiler name="Подробное описание" ]

1. Introduction to System Center 2012, ConfigMgr 2012, and the 70-243 Exam (00:17:14)
ConfigMgr 2012 is but one of the eight products that comprise Microsoft’s System Center portfolio. It is also one of the oldest, and potentially the most powerful. Kick off your training by understanding what you’ll need to know for this course and taking that 70-243 exam.
2. Understanding the ConfigMgr Architecture and Components (00:13:38)
With an understanding of ConfigMgr’s fit as a product, your next task is to understand how its various functions interrelate. ConfigMgr has been around since 1994, making it an extremely mature and full-featured solution. All those functions can also make it a bit overwhelming for the newbie ConfigMgr administrator. Join Greg in this high-level introduction of ConfigMgr’s architecture and components and leave with a better understanding of the solution you’re about to learn.
3. Preparing for and Installing ConfigMgr 2012 (00:40:36)
Every good product starts with an installation, and ConfigMgr is no different. While installing the ConfigMgr product is a task that’s far easier today than in previous versions, there are still a few prerequisites and gotchas you’ll need to know. Get those, and get started quickly in this Nugget.
4. Setting Boundaries and Enabling Discovery Methods (00:25:10)
With an installed and functioning ConfigMgr site and site server, your next task involves setting the boundaries for management and enabling ConfigMgr’s various discovery methods. Doing so seems trivial, but a wrong move here could have huge impacts down the road. Greg shares the click-by-click and the best practices in this Nugget.
5. Deploying ConfigMgr Clients and Managing Client Settings (00:38:27)
One of ConfigMgr’s most difficult tasks is client management, making sure clients exist where they should (and don’t where they shouldn’t). This task was a nightmarish chore in previous ConfigMgr versions, and gets only a bit better in this one. In this Nugget, Greg delivers the step-by-step to get clients delivered effectively, and shares a few key suggestions for configuring their settings to get the best experience.
6. Collecting Inventory and Creating Simple Collections (00:29:03)
Data in a ConfigMgr system is gathered through what is really a two-step process. The first step often involves discovery information. That process brings data to ConfigMgr that can then be used in the second process: Inventory. Gathering inventory and using that data to create simple collections is the topic in this Nugget.
7. Constructing Queries and Building Query-based Collections (00:35:51)
Another of the sometimes-incredibly challenging activities in ConfigMgr is creating queries and query-based collections. At fault is ConfigMgr’s interface, which even in this version is far from beginner-friendly. But coming to the rescue are a few tricks involving SQL Views that make performing this task far easier. Greg shows you how, and shares a few of his lessons learned in this Nugget.
8. Creating and Managing Reports (00:24:17)
Just when you thought you had queries, WQL, and the ConfigMgr console figured out, you realize that creating reports requires an entirely new skill set. Reports in ConfigMgr 2012 can be ridiculously customized, if you know what you’re doing. Learn how in this Nugget.
9. Packaging Software for Local Installation and Application Virtualization (00:30:21)
Take a look through Microsoft’s ConfigMgr documentation and nowhere will you ever find help in packaging software. That’s the process that “quiets” an installation, enabling it to execute automatically. That said, experience in packaging software for installation or App-V virtualization is the first step in any software deployment. Greg’s been packaging software for over a decade, and in this CBT Nuggets “Special Edition” Nugget he shares the tips and tools you’ll need to perform this task successfully.
10. Software Distribution the Old Way: Packages and Programs (00:42:16)
Armed with a silenced software package, you’re ready to deploy applications anywhere with a ConfigMgr client. All you need is a little help in creating Packages and Programs. Technically, the Packages and Programs method is ConfigMgr 2012’s “old way," but you’ll need the steps here if you’re ever to be successful with deploying the “new way” with Applications. Kick off your learning with this deep dive on the fundamentals of distributing software.
11. Software Distribution the New Way: Applications! (00:49:55)
One of ConfigMgr 2012’s new features is an entirely new user-centric application deployment model that Microsoft calls: Applications! Designed around delivering apps to users (as opposed to computers in the Packages and Programs approach), this new approach revolutionizes how we connect users with their applications and data. That said, being successful here requires extra effort and smart thinking. Greg got you started in that last Nugget, and finishes the job in this one. You’ll never walk around with DVDs ever again.
12. Deploying Operating Systems (01:06:30)
Deploying an application? No problem. But an entire OS? Also no problem with the help of ConfigMgr. In this critically important Nugget, you’ll learn about User State Migration Tool (USMT), ConfigMgr Task Sequences, along with all the necessary skills you need to deploy operating systems. Better yet, Greg will share a few key tricks you can implement immediately that will enable users to refresh their own computers. Who knows? With a bit of up-front effort, you could realistically create a situation where you’ll never need to troubleshoot desktop problems again. Don’t believe it? Watch this Nugget to find out how.
13. Deploying Software Updates (00:39:40)
You’ve mastered WSUS, but how confident are you in the WSUS reporting engine? Reporting on patching success means delivering the right metrics for all the right computers. Software updates in ConfigMgr 2012 gain some major improvements that make this upgrade worth the effort, like Automatic Deployment Rules that eliminate the scut work in patch deployment and updated reports that prove your compliance. Learn about all these and more in this Nugget.
14. Deploying and Managing Compliance Baselines (00:25:39)
With software, operating systems, and updates under your belt, you’re almost ready for complete automation. One final step remains: Controlling configurations. ConfigMgr 2007’s DCM was a feature worth overlooking. No more with Compliance Baselines in ConfigMgr 2012. In this all-important Nugget, Greg shows you exactly how important this new feature can be for completely automating your Windows administration. You’ll learn how to find the configurations worth controlling, and how to build your own compliance settings to keep every application in check.
15. Metering Software Usage (00:09:43)
Every IT environment has “those apps," those you know haven’t been used in years even though you’re still responsible for them. Not to mention “those users," the ones who demand certain expensive applications that they rarely use. It’s hard to prove them wrong, or at least it used to be before ConfigMgr Metering Rules. With ConfigMgr Metering Rules you can measure exactly how many minutes a month “those apps” get used and “those users” use them. Save your company money, and pay for your ConfigMgr investment with just a single feature by watching this Nugget.
16. Managing Forefront Endpoint Protection Settings (00:14:44)
ConfigMgr 2012 merges with Microsoft Forefront in this version to deliver comprehensive endpoint security. With a separate license and a few extra steps, you’ll be protecting your clients and managing their configurations – all from the same comfortable instance. Greg shows you all the setup, as well as the ongoing management in this Nugget.
17. Managing Mobile Devices and Securing Client Communication (00:51:16)
Every so often a Nugget gets released that pays for your entire training. This could be that Nugget. Configuring HTTPS client communication and mutual authentication isn’t a task taken lightly. Back in ConfigMgr 2007 it was called “Native Mode," and almost everyone ignored it. Complete client security and complete mobile device management are back in 2012, but they’re no less challenging to implement. Learn the exact step-by-step to secure your client communication and enable mobile device management in this not-to-be-missed Nugget.
18. Monitoring and Managing Site and Client Status (00:26:46)
Every Nugget training course has its “miscellaneous” topic. While no less important, Greg collects a variety of site and client management and monitoring topics into this kitchen sink Nugget. In it he explains working with alerts, power management, remote control settings, site, component, and client status, site maintenance tasks, backups, and Wake on LAN settings. Like any good server, ConfigMgr requires regular care and feeding. Getting that done right is the topic for this Nugget.
19. Implementing ConfigMgr Role-based Security (00:15:15)
ConfigMgr 2007’s security model was AMPITA – A Major Pain in the Administrator. Delegating permissions to administrators in 2012 gets better…just a bit. Greg gives you the shortcuts you need to set permissions successfully in this Nugget.
20. Planning and Implementing a ConfigMgr Site Hierarchy (00:35:07)
Nineteen videos later and your ConfigMgr experience is nearly complete. Yet there’s one last topic that you absolutely can’t miss. So far, you’ve been working in a single-server and single-site environment. That architecture can’t scale. Creating one that can requires a bit of extra thinking. Don’t make the easy mistakes in extending your environment past one server and site. Join Greg in this 20th and final video to get the smart strategies for implementing your ConfigMgr site hierarchy.
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