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Implementing Configuration Manager Features

A practical guide to implementing Configuration Manager features, such as operating system deployment, software updates
Packt Publishing
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Deploy operating systems
Learn to deploy software update solutions with Configuration Manager
Discover automatic deployment rules
Enable and manage Endpoint Protection with Configuration Manager
Work with device drivers
Build and Capture a Windows 10 image with Configuration Manager

SCCM is the flagship systems management product from Microsoft that provides a comprehensive management solution for computer systems. It provides patch management, OS deployment, remote control, network protection and various other services. In this course you will explore operating system deployment and you will learn how to build and capture a Windows 10 image with Configuration Manager. You’ll discover how to perform software distribution and software updates. By the end of this course you will also be confident in configuring endpoint protection and mobile device management.

About The Author :

Gerry Hampson is an author, blogger, and speaker. He is a senior
consultant engineer with over twenty years of experience as an IT
professional. He has worked for Ergo Group, based in Dublin, Ireland,
for 12 years. Gerry specializes in designing and deploying Microsoft
solutions, with a particular interest in System Center Configuration
Manager and Intune. He was awarded Microsoft Most Valuable Professional
(MVP) in Enterprise Client Management for 2015.

He lives in a small village in Ireland with his wife Úna. He has a popular blog where, he shares tips with the enterprise client management community.

Software Deployment

The Course Overview
This video gives an overview of the entire course.
Configuration Manager Applications

This video discusses the ConfigMgr applications. You will learn how to create, modify, distribute, and deploy applications.

Packages and Programs
In this video, you will learn the fundamentals of packages and programs. We will discover that this is the preferred method of software deployment in certain scenarios. We'll create and modify a package and program before distributing it and deploying it to a collection of devices.

Software Updates

Introduction to Software Updates
In this video, we will learn the history of software updates in ConfigMgr and how it has evolved over the years. We'll then discuss what's new with software updates in the current branch. Finally, we will see how to plan a robust software updates solution.
Deploy a Software Updates Solution

In this video, you will learn how to deploy a software updates solution. We'll talk about the WSUS hotfixes that are required. Then, we'll discuss the Software Update Point, or SUP, before seeing that in action. Finally, we'll deploy some updates, also known as patches, to a collection of devices.

Automatic Deployment Rules

In this video, we will learn about Automatic Deployment rules and how to configure them. This is a common method of deployment for monthly software updates and for managing definition updates

Operating System Deployment

Introduction to Operating System Deployment
In this video, we will learn about OSD in general. We will see the types of OSD scenario and the additional tools that are used. We'll examine the ConfigMgr console and see what configuration is required. Finally, we'll discover some important new OSD features in ConfigMgr Current Branch.
Build and Capture a Windows 10 Image
In this video, we'll use the knowledge we have gained to capture a Windows 10 image. We will learn about the prerequisites before seeing how to create a build and capture task sequence. We will then execute that task sequence on a virtual machine.
Deploy a Windows 10 Image
In this video, we will learn how to use a WIM file to deploy Windows 10. First we will see the prerequisites and then we will see how to create a new computer task sequence. We will execute that task sequence on a virtual machine, simulating a new computer build.
Working with Device Drivers

In this video, we will learn about device drivers and what they mean in OSD terms. We will learn about driver packages and how they can be used in task sequences. Finally, we'll discuss community tools and the benefits and drawbacks of using them in a production environment.

Endpoint Protection

Endpoint Protection in Configuration Manager

In this video, we'll explain about endpoint protection in ConfigMgr. We will see the difference between Windows Defender and the Endpoint Protection client. We'll talk about additional features such as Windows firewall settings and Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection.

Implementing Endpoint Protection
In this video, we will learn how to add the Endpoint Protection Point site system role in the ConfigMgr console. Then, we will see how to configure alerting and definition updates sources.
Protecting Endpoints
In this video, we will learn how to create and deploy an anti-malware policy. Then, We'll show how to enable clients for endpoint protection and discuss some troubleshooting tips.

Intune Hybrid

Integrating Configuration Manager with Microsoft Intune

In this video, you will learn about Microsoft Intune and the various user identity options that can be used in conjunction with Intune. We will see how to prepare the Active Directory and ConfigMgr environments in advance. We’ll demonstrate the integration by adding an Intune subscription in the ConfigMgr console.

Managing Mobile Devices

In this video, we will see how to manage mobile devices in this video. We will discuss the supported devices and the steps required to enable each of the platforms. Then, we will demonstrate how to enrol an Android device. We’ll talk about the differences between personal and company devices and how company devices can be managed. We’ll see what actions can be performed to protect lost or stolen devices. Finally, we’ll have a look at configuring mobile devices using configuration items and baselines.

Advanced Hybrid Features

In this video, we will see some of the more advanced features that the ConfigMgr and Intune hybrid solution can offer, such as Inventory, App deployment and Conditional Access. Also, we will learn what we can deploy using the Company Resource Access Workspace, such as email and Wi-Fi profiles. Finally we’ll discuss On-Premise Mobile Device Management.

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