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Mastering System Center Configuration Manager

By : Vangel Krstevski
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Mastering System Center Configuration Manager

By: Vangel Krstevski

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Table of Contents (15 chapters)
Mastering System Center Configuration Manager
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Endpoint Protection

Configuration Manager 2007 provided Endpoint Protection as an add-on. In the newest release of Configuration Manager 2012 and 2012 R2, this is a built-in feature. Endpoint Protection allows IT administrators to monitor and control the security state of the client workstations from one console and perform easy administration tasks.

Integrating client management and client security in one console cuts down costs. IT administrators now focus on end-to-end security tasks and manage, report, and react to issues with clients from a common console. The best features of Endpoint Protection are as follows:

  • Licensing: To implement Endpoint Protection, you need to have a license to use it. The license is called Core Client Access License or CAL.

  • Customizable: You can create custom client settings and target different device collections. You can find preconfigured malware policies to speed up the deployment process.

  • Separate client: Endpoint Protection uses a different client from...