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Steve Rachui, 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.
Chapter 1: Overview of Operations Management 1
Chapter 2: Planning a Confi guration Manager Infrastructure 23
Chapter 3: Migrating from Confi guration Manager 2007 65
Chapter 4: Installation and Site Role Confi guration 119
Chapter 5: Role-Based Administration 209
Chapter 6: Client Installation 229
Chapter 7: Application Deployment 267
Chapter 8: Software Updates 329
Chapter 9: Operating System Deployment 411
Chapter 10: Asset Intelligence 473
Chapter 11: Inventory and Software Metering 493
Chapter 12: Reporting 533
Chapter 13: Compliance Settings 573
Chapter 14: Mobile Device Management 603
Chapter 15: Troubleshooting 647
Chapter 16: Disaster Recovery 673
Chapter 17: System Center Endpoint Protection 699
Chapter 18: Client Health 731
Appendix: The Bottom Line 745