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Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager

By : Marius Sandbu
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Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager

By: Marius Sandbu

Overview of this book

Microsoft Configuration Manager is both extensive and complex, and for many, it is the primary tool for Enterprise management. With each new release, Configuration Manager continually proves itself to be the ultimate solution for managing both clients and mobile devices.This book covers in detailed and easy-to-understand steps how to set up highly available Configuration Manager roles and backend services such as SQL, DNS, and AD. You will learn how to plan for high availability, what kind of roles there are, and how they scale.The book starts by examining what needs to be taken into account when planning for high availability before moving on to focus on the different roles and how they can be set up. The book will also go through different scenarios as well as various backup and recovery procedures. You will learn how to identify bottlenecks within the different components and create sample design scenarios for high availability on Configuration Manager. The book will also look at the different high availability options and how to deploy them.
Table of Contents (12 chapters)

Chapter 2. Configuring Roles for High Availability

Now it's down to the real deal—the bits and bytes. In this chapter, we will go through different roles and services and how they can be deployed as highly available for the clients. We will also walk through some examples of how a simple site design might look like for different scenarios. So, the topics we will go through in this chapter are:

  • How to set up high-availability roles and features within Configuration Manager

  • Different ways to perform content distribution

  • Client communication and behavior

  • Example site designs

First, let's take a look at roles within Configuration Manager that cannot be deployed as highly available and what options we have.

It is important to note that when installing a site system role on another server Configuration Manager, the installation files are installed on the first available NTFS disk with maximum available disk space. If you wish to exclude a disk, create an empty file called no_sms_on_drive.sms on the...