6451 Planning, Deploying and Managing Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007
This course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to plan, deploy, and manage Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R3.
This course is intended for systems engineers with one to three years of experience supporting multiple desktop and server computers running Microsoft Windows Server in medium to large enterprise organizations, and who have a need to plan a System Center Configuration Manager 2007 deployment. This course may also be taken by Configuration Manager 2007 Administrators who are responsible for configuring and managing one or more Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS) 2003 or Configuration Manager 2007 sites, and all supporting systems. Administrators have one to three years of experience supporting multiple desktop and server computers running Windows Server in medium to large enterprise organizations.
The Microsoft 6451 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. In addition 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 is required.
After completing this course, students will be able to:
- Plan, deploy, and manage Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R3 for their enterprise environment.
- Plan and deploy a single-site architecture.
- Plan for and complete client deployment.
- Explain inventory collection, software metering, and Asset Intelligence.
- Query and report data.
- Distribute software using Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007.
- Deploy virtual applications using Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007.
- Deploy and manage software updates.
- Deploy operating systems using Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007.
- Working with desired configuration management.
- Configure Wake On LAN, remote tools, and out-of-band management.
- Plan and configure a multiple site hierarchy.
- Maintain and monitor Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007.
- Explain Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 native mode and internet-based client management.
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
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
- Lab : Deploying a Configuration Manager Site Server
- Lab : Deploying a Configuration Manager Site Server, Continued
- Lab : Managing Users and Configuring Boundaries and Discovery Methods
- Lab : Monitoring and Troubleshooting Configuration Manager 2007
3 – Planning for and Completing Client Deployment
- Client Deployment Methods
- Deploying Clients
- Managing Configuration Manager Clients
- Using Configuration Manager Reporting with Client Installation
- Lab : Deploying Configuration Manager Clients
- Lab : Verifying Client Deployment
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
- Lab : Collecting Inventory
- Lab : Using Asset Intelligence
- Lab : Configuring Software Metering
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
- Lab : Creating Queries
- Lab : Creating a Reporting Point
- Lab : Managing Reports
- Lab : Working with Dashboards
- Lab : Using SQL Reporting Services
- Lab : Installing and Using Client Status Reporting
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
- Lab : Preparing for Software Distribution
- Lab : Creating and Configuring a Collection
- Lab : Creating a Package and Configuring Programs
- Lab : Deploying Applications by Using Software Distribution
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
- Lab : Deploying Virtual Applications to Configuration Manager Clients
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
- Lab : Deploying and Managing Software Updates
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
- Lab : Capturing a Reference Computer
- Lab : Performing an In-Place Upgrade Using Hard Links
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
- Lab : Configuring Desired Configuration Management
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
- Lab : Configuring and Using Remote Tools
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
- Lab : Planning a Configuration Manager 2007 Hierarchy and Installing a Primary Child Site
- Lab : Installing Secondary Sites and Proxy Management Points
- Lab : Roaming Between Configuration Manager 2007 Sites
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
- Lab : Backing Up and Repairing a Primary Site System
- Lab : Using Windows Performance Monitor to Monitor Configuration Manager 2007
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
- Lab : Configuring Native Mode
- Lab : Configuring a Site for Internet-Based Client Management