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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)


This section is not about how to set up high availability for a Configuration Manager client, but how it operates and how it communicates with the site and some of the features is possesses.

It is important to note that clients do to not require continuous connection with any site server or server role.

Clients use any available instance in a site to perform an action; if a role is not available, the client will try to contact another instance of that role or until an instance is available.

Clients will locally cache its policies and actions (including software inventory, hardware inventory, software metering, and software advertisements) or any scheduled actions. So, if you have scheduled a hardware inventory every day and the management points are unavailable for the clients to report back data to, the data will be cached locally until a management point is available in the site again.

If a client cannot contact a management point or register with its site, it will contact the specified...