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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)

Sample site designs

As mentioned earlier in the chapter, we would be seeing some sample scenarios of how a site design might look like depending on how the business is set up for both geographical and business requirements.

It is always hard to make a sample design, this is all depending on what features the business needs and what requirements they have for availability.

These scenarios will always include the roles that are necessary and not the roles that are not required, but I will describe where I would place the different roles.

Scenario 1

We have a business called Alta IT which is an IT company based in a city in Norway called Alta.

The company has a single Active Directory domain and over 4,000 users, where most of the users have a desktop computer and a laptop. The service to the users will only be available on the internal network. They only have one location.

Some points that can be highlighted are as follows:

  • Single location

  • Single AD domain

  • Intranet only

  • Number of users

Design for this...