- Series: Unleashed
- Paperback: 1360 pages
- Publisher: Sams Publishing; 1 edition (July 28, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0672334372
- ISBN-13: 978-0672334375
- Product Dimensions: 6.9 x 1.9 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #299,999 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From the Back Cover
The comprehensive reference and technical guide to Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2012.
Foreword by Wally Mead, Microsoft Corporation
Leading System Center experts offer step-by-step coverage of every feature area, organized to help you rapidly optimize ConfigMgr 2012 for your specific requirements, deploy and use it successfully, and gain even more value by integrating it with the rest of System Center.
Extensively revised to reflect major improvements in Configuration Manager 2012, this book fully addresses planning, design, and implementation, offering best practice processes for everything from software distribution to client security. Drawing on their unsurpassed “in-the-trenches” experience, the authors show how to use Configuration Manager 2012’s user-centric capabilities to provide anytime/anywhere services and software, and to strengthen both control and compliance.
• Understand Configuration Manager 2012’s key concepts and components
• Plan your architecture, and design supporting network infrastructure
• Install Configuration Manager 2012 and integrate it with existing systems
• Leverage Configuration Manager 2012’s major improvements in security and scalability
• Manage operations and clients through the new Outlook-style console
• Efficiently create, manage, distribute, deploy, and update applications
• Centrally manage all your mobile devices
• Simplify client security management with new Endpoint Protection capabilities
• Query and report on configurations throughout your enterprise
• Implement reliable backup and recovery
• Establish security accounts, groups, and requirements, and safely delegate security rights
About the Author
Kerrie Meyler, System Center MVP, is the lead author of numerous System Center books in the Unleashed series, including System Center Operations Manager 2007 Unleashed (2008), System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Unleashed (2009), System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 Unleashed (2010), System Center Opalis Integration Server 6.3 Unleashed (2011), and System Center Service Manager 2010 Unleashed (2011). She is an independent consultant and trainer with more than 15 years of Information Technology experience. Kerrie was responsible for evangelizing SMS while a Sr. Technology Specialist at Microsoft, and has presented on System Center technologies at TechEd and MMS.
Byron Holt, CISSP and an IT professional for more than 15 years, has been a lead SMS and Configuration Manager engineer for several Global 5000 corporations and was part of the Active Directory and Enterprise Manageability support teams while working at Microsoft. Byron’s experience includes software development, security architecture, and systems management. He currently works for McAfee managing internal deployment and validation. Byron coauthored System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Unleashed (Sams, 2009).
Marcus Oh, System Center MVP, is IT Manager of Directory and Systems Management for a large telecommunications provider, running directory services and management infrastructure for ~30,000 systems. He has been a MVP since 2004 in System Center, specializing in Configuration Manager and Operations Manager. Marcus has written numerous articles for technology websites as well as his own blog. He coauthored Professional SMS 2003, MOM 2005, and WSUS (Wrox, 2006), and was a contributing author to System Center Opalis Integration Server 6.3 Unleashed (Sams, 2011). Marcus is also a coauthor to the upcoming System Center 2012 Orchestrator Unleashed (Sams).
Jason Sandys, ConfigMgr MVP, is currently the Director for Solutions Engineering for Adaptiva (Adaptive Protocols, Inc.) where he is responsible for delivery of ConfigMgrcentric solutions. Jason was formerly a managing consultant for Catapult Systems Inc. and has more than 15 years of experience in a wide range of technologies, environments, and industries with extensive experience implementing and supporting SMS and Configuration Manager beginning with SMS 2.0. Jason is also active in the online support community, was a contributing author to System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Unleashed (Sams, 2009), and is a frequent presenter at Microsoft TechEd and MMS.
Greg Ramsey, ConfigMgr MVP, has worked with SMS and desktop deployment since 1998. He currently works for Dell, Inc., as a ConfigMgr administrator, and previously was a sergeant in the United States Marine Corps. Greg is a columnist for myITforum.com, cofounder of the Ohio SMS User Group and Central Texas Systems Management User Group, and creator of SMS View. Greg previously coauthored SMS 2003 Recipes: A Problem-Solution Approach (Apress, 2006) and System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Unleashed (Sams, 2009).
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Top Customer Reviews
I'm thinking they wrote this book too early in the SCCM 2012 product lifecycle.
A bunch of filler inside that frankly no better than whats on TechNet already.
Additionally found :
Slight differences between RTM release capabilities than what's listed in the book
Large differences between SP1 capabilities than what's listed in this book.
Big fan of other unleashed series of books.
This one falls a bit short of expectations.
Will buy other unleashed books..but tough to recommend this one unless you know nothing about SCCM 2007 or SCCM 2012..AND have no access to TechNet.
A great reference book for any SCCM 2012 administrator to keep on their bookshelf. If you want to get SCCM 2012 deployed and setup then combine this with the book by Deployment Fundamentals and you can bypass the hurdles and be productive much sooner with confidence.
The only downside to this book is that I bought it just shortly before SP1 for SCCM 2012 was released. SP1 was a major update to SCCM, adding support for Windows 8 and Server 2012, but also adding new features and changing how some things worked. We're using the SP1 version, so I've had to find information on those updates elsewhere in cases where the book had information that was already out of date. I can't really fault the publisher/writers for that, as SP1 came out about 9 months after SCCM 2012 was released, which is a relatively short time for such a big update to come out. Still, it would be great if, when a 2nd edition of this book is released, they offer chapters related to updates in SP1 as an ebook or web reference for those of us who own the 1st edition.