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MS6451 - Planning, Deploying and Managing Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007

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This five-day, instructor-led course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to plan, deploy, and manage Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2. This course requires that students have a base-level understanding of Systems Management Server 2003 or Configuration Manager 2007. It also requires that students have a system administrator-level working knowledge of deployment, configuration, and troubleshooting for Windows-based personal computers, as well as a working knowledge of TCP/IP networking, Microsoft SQL Server, Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) or Active Directory directory service, and basic Public Key Infrastructure concepts. This course focuses on planning and deploying sites and clients, configuring software distribution, deploying operating systems, and managing software updates. It also focuses on remote tools and managing mobile devices.
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Prerequisites

Before attending this course, students must have:
  • A base-level understanding of Systems Management Server 2003 or Configurations Manager 2007.

  • A system administrator–level working knowledge of:

  • 1. Deployment, configuration, and troubleshooting for Windows-based personal computers
    2. TCP/IP networking
    3. SQL Server
    4. Active Directory
    5. Basic Public Key Infrastructure concepts
     
    Detailed Class Syllabus


    Module 1: Overview of Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007
  • Introduction to System Center Configuration Manager 2007

  • Configuration Manager Features

  • Configuration Manager Deployment Scenarios

  • Overview of the Configuration Manager Client


  • Module 2: Planning and Deploying a Single-Site Architecture
  • Planning a System Center Configuration Manager Site Deployment

  • Preparing to Deploy a Configuration Manager 2007 Site

  • Installing a Configuration Manager 2007 Site Server

  • Performing Post-Setup Configuration Tasks

  • Discovering Resources

  • Monitoring and Troubleshooting Tools in Configuration Manager 2007


  • Module 3: Planning for and Completing Client Deployment
  • Client Deployment Methods

  • Deploying Clients

  • Managing Configuration Manager Clients

  • Using Configuration Manager Reporting with Client Installation


  • Module 4: Inventory Collection, Software Metering, and Asset Intelligence
  • Overview of Inventory Collection

  • Collecting Hardware Inventory

  • Collecting Software Inventory

  • Managing and Troubleshooting Inventory

  • Asset Intelligence

  • Metering Software Usage


  • Module 5: Querying and Reporting Data
  • Introduction to Data and Status Message Queries

  • Managing Queries

  • Configuring and Deploying a Reporting Point

  • Managing Reports

  • Creating and Using Dashboards

  • SQL Reporting Services in Configuration Manager 2007 R2

  • Client Status Reporting in Configuration Manager 2007 R2


  • Module 6: Distributing Software Using Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007
  • Overview of the Software Distribution Process

  • Preparing for Software Distribution

  • Overview of Distribution Points

  • Creating and Populating Collections

  • Configuring Collections

  • Creating and Configuring Packages and Programs

  • Distributing Packages

  • Advertising Programs

  • Monitoring and Troubleshooting Software Distribution


  • Module 7: Deploying Virtual Applications Using Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007
  • Configuring the Infrastructure to Support Application Virtualization

  • Deploying and Managing Application Virtualization Packages

  • Using Virtual Application Programs


  • Module 8: Deploying and Managing Software Updates
  • Overview of Software Updates

  • Preparing the Configuration Manager 2007 Site for Software Updates

  • Managing Software Updates

  • Monitoring and Troubleshooting Software Updates


  • Module 9: Deploying Operating Systems Using Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007
  • Overview of Operating System Deployment

  • Task Sequences in Operating System Deployment

  • Preparing for Operating System Deployment

  • Capturing Operating System Images

  • Managing User Data

  • Deploying an Operating System


  • Module 10: Working with Desired Configuration Management
  • Overview of Desired Configuration Management

  • Configuring Desired Configuration Management

  • Integrating Microsoft Forefront Client Security Compliance

  • Viewing and Troubleshooting Compliance Results


  • Module 11: Configuring Wake On LAN, Out of Band Management, and Remote Tools
  • Overview of Wake On LAN

  • Overview of Out of Band Management

  • Configuring Out of Band Management

  • Overview of Configuration Manager 2007 Remote Tools

  • Configuring the Remote Tools Client Agent


  • Module 12: Planning and Configuring a Multiple Site Hierarchy
  • Introduction to the Configuration Manager 2007 Site Hierarchy

  • Configuring Configuration Manager 2007 Site Communications

  • Installing a Secondary Site Server

  • Roaming in Multiple Site Hierarchies

  • Decommissioning Sites and Hierarchies


  • Module 13: Maintaining and Monitoring Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007
  • Configuration Manager 2007 Maintenance Tasks

  • Backup and Recovery of Configuration Manager 2007

  • Using Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 to Monitor Configuration Manager 2007

  • Using Windows Performance Monitor to Monitor Configuration Manager 2007


  • Module 14: Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Native Mode and Internet-Based Client Management
  • Introduction to the Configuration Manager 2007 Native Mode

  • The Public Key Infrastructure Required for Native Mode

  • Configuring Sites for Native Mode

  • Internet-Based Client Management
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