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Administering System Center Configuration Manager (M20703-1)

New – Distribute, deploy, and monitor applications for managed users and systems.

GK# 6219

Course Overview

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In this course, you will use Configuration Manager and its associated site systems to efficiently manage network resources. You will learn day-to-day management tasks, including how to manage applications, client health, hardware and software inventory, operating system deployment, and software updates by using Configuration Manager. You will also discover how to optimize System Center Endpoint Protection, manage compliance, and create management queries and reports.

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What You'll Learn

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  • Discover the features of Configuration Manager and Intune to manage PCs and mobile devices in an enterprise environment
  • Analyze data by using queries and reports
  • Prepare a management infrastructure, including configuring boundaries, boundary groups, resource discovery, and integrating mobile-device management with Microsoft Exchange Server
  • Deploy and manage the Configuration Manager client
  • Configure, manage, and monitor hardware and software inventory as well as use Asset Intelligence and software metering
  • Identify and configure the most appropriate method to distribute and manage content used for deployments
  • Maintain software updates for PCs that Configuration Manager administers
  • Manage configuration items, baselines, and profiles to assess and configure compliance settings and data access for users and devices
  • Configure an operating system deployment strategy by using Configuration Manager
  • Manage and maintain a Configuration Manager site

Outline

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1. Managing Computers and Mobile Devices in the Enterprise

  • Overview of systems management by using enterprise management solutions
  • Overview of the Configuration Manager architecture
  • Overview of the Configuration Manager administrative tools
  • Tools for monitoring and troubleshooting a Configuration Manager site

2. Analyzing Data Using Queries and Reports

  • Introduction to queries
  • Configuring Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS)

3. Preparing the Management Infrastructure to Support PCs and Mobile Devices

  • Configuring site boundaries and boundary groups
  • Configuring resource discovery
  • Configuring the Exchange Server Connector for mobile device management
  • Configuring user and device collections

4. Deploying and Managing Clients

  • Overview of the Configuration Manager client
  • Deploying the Configuration Manager client
  • Configuring and monitoring client status
  • Managing client settings in Configuration Manager

5. Managing Inventory for PCs and Applications

  • Overview of inventory collection
  • Configuring hardware and software inventory
  • Managing inventory collection
  • Configuring software metering
  • Configuring and managing Asset Intelligence

6. Distributing and Managing Content Used for Deployments

  • Preparing the infrastructure for content management
  • Distributing and managing content on distribution points

7. Deploying and Managing Applications

  • Overview of application management
  • Creating applications
  • Deploying applications
  • Managing applications
  • Deploying virtual applications by using System Center Configuration Manager (Optional)
  • Deploying and managing Windows Store apps

8. Maintaining Software Updates for Managed PCs

  • The software updates process
  • Preparing a Configuration Manager site for software updates
  • Managing software updates
  • Configuring automatic deployment rules
  • Monitoring and troubleshooting software updates

9. Implementing Endpoint Protection for Managed PCs

  • Overview of Endpoint Protection in Configuration Manager
  • Configuring, deploying, and monitoring Endpoint Protection policies

10. Managing Compliance and Secure Data Access

  • Overview of compliance settings
  • Configuring compliance settings
  • Viewing compliance results
  • Managing resource and data access

11. Managing Operating System Deployment

  • An overview of operating system deployment
  • Preparing a site for operating system deployment
  • Deploying an operating system
  • Managing Windows as a service

12. Managing and Maintaining a Configuration Manager Site

  • Configuring role-based administration
  • CBacking up and recovering a Configuration Manager siteonfiguring Remote Tools
  • Overview of Configuration Manager site maintenance
  • Backing up and recovering a Configuration Manager site

Labs

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Lab 1. Exploring the Configuration Manager Tools

  • Searching in the Configuration Manager console
  • Using Windows PowerShell with Configuration Manager
  • Using Configuration Manager Service Manager to manage components
  • Monitoring site and component status
  • Reviewing log files by using the Configuration Manager Trace tool

Lab 2. Creating and Running Queries

  • Creating data queries
  • Creating subselect queries
  • Creating status message queries

Lab 3. Configuring SSRS

  • Configuring a reporting services point
  • Creating a report by using Report Builder
  • Create and configure data and status message queries
  • Configure and manage SSRS and the reporting services point

Lab 4. Configuring Boundaries and Resource Discovery

  • Configuring boundaries, boundary groups, and fallback relationships
  • Configuring Active Directory discovery methods

Lab 5. Configuring User and Device Collections

  • Configuring a maintenance window
  • Configure boundaries and boundary groups
  • Configure resource discovery
  • Configure the Exchange Server connector mobile device management
  • Organize resources using device and user collections

Lab 6. Deploying the Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager Client Software

  • Preparing the site for client installation
    Deploying the Configuration Manager client software by using client push installation

Lab 7. Configuring and Monitoring Client Status

Lab 8. Managing Client Settings

  • Configuring client settings
  • Deploy the Configuration Manager client software
  • Configure and monitor client status
  • Manage Configuration Manager client settings

Lab 9. Configuring and Managing Inventory Collection

Lab 10. Configuring Software Metering

Lab 11. Configuring and Managing Asset Intelligence

  • Configuring Asset Intelligence
  • Monitoring license agreements by using Asset Intelligence
  • Viewing Asset Intelligence reports
  • Configure and collect hardware and software inventory
  • Manage inventory collection
  • Configure software metering

Lab 12. Distributing and Managing Content for Deployments

  • Installing a new distribution point
  • Managing content distribution
  • Prepare the infrastructure for content management
  • Distribute and manage content on distribution points

Lab 13. Creating and Deploying Applications

  • Installing and configuring the Application Catalog roles
  • Creating applications with requirements
  • Deploying applications

Lab 14. Managing Application Supercedence and Removal

Lab 15. Using Configuration Manager to Deploy Windows Store Apps

  • Configuring a Windows Store app
  • Deploying Windows 10 apps to users
  • Create, deploy, and manage applications
  • Configure and deploy virtual applications
  • Configure and deploy Windows Store apps

Lab 16. Configuring the Site for Software Updates

  • Configuring and synchronizing the software update point

Lab 17. Deploying and Managing Software Updates

  • Determining software update compliance
  • Deploying software updates to clients
  • Prepare the Configuration Manager site for software updates
  • Manage the evaluation and deployment of software updates
  • Configure automatic deployment rules
  • Monitor and troubleshoot software updates

Lab 18. Implementing Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection

  • Configuring the System Center Endpoint Protection point and client settings
  • Configuring and deploying Endpoint Protection policies
  • Monitoring Endpoint Protection
  • Configure Endpoint Protection to detect and remediate malware and security vulnerabilities
  • Configure, deploy, and manage Endpoint Protection policies

Lab 19. Managing Compliance Settings

  • Managing configuration items and baselines
  • Viewing compliance settings and reports
  • Configuring remediation in compliance settings
  • Using compliance information to create collections
  • Configure compliance settings
  • View compliance results
  • Manage resource and data access

Lab 20. Preparing the Site for Operating System Deployment

  • Managing the site system roles used to support operating system deployment
  • Managing packages to support operating system deployment

Lab 21. Deploying Operating System Images for Bare-Metal Installations

  • Preparing the operating system image
  • Creating a task sequence to deploy an image
  • Deploying an image

Lab 22. Configuring Role-Based Administration

  • Configuring a new scope
  • Configuring a new administrative user

Lab 23. Configuring Remote Tools

  • Configuring the Remote Tools client settings and permissions
  • Managing desktops by using Remote Control

Lab 24. Maintaining a Configuration Manager Site

  • Configuring maintenance tasks in Configuration Manager
  • Configuring the Backup Site Server task
  • Recovering a site from a backup
  • Configure role-based administration
  • Configure Remote Tools to support client activity
  • Identify Configuration Manager site maintenance tasks
  • Back up and recover a Configuration Manager site

Prerequisites

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  • Networking fundamentals, including common networking protocols, topologies, hardware, media, routing, switching, and addressing
  • Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) principles and fundamentals of AD DS management
  • Installation, configuration, and troubleshooting for Windows-based personal computers
  • Basic concepts of public key infrastructure (PKI) security
  • Basic understanding of scripting and Windows PowerShell syntax
  • Basic understanding of Windows Server roles and services
  • Basic understanding of the configuration options for iOS, Android, and Windows Mobile device platforms

Who Should Attend

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This course is for experienced information technology (IT) professionals who deploy, manage, and maintain PCs, devices, and applications across medium, large, and enterprise organizations.

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