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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)


Now, we have gone through different roles and features within Configuration Manager and how we can deploy them as highly available. Also, we have seen which roles cannot be deployed as highly available.

Also, we have seen in this chapter how clients locate their site and management points from different sources within the infrastructure and how clients locate their content based on where the client resides.

We also went through some sample site designs for how a deployment might look like for different scenarios, and how we can place and scale roles within the design.

It is important to know what the scalability of a role is, as this gives you a good pinpoint on how many of each roles you need for the number of clients to handle the load.

Remember that a design should always be designed based upon business requirements and what features are needed.

In the next chapter, we will take a closer look at the backend roles that are needed for Configuration Manager and how we set them up redundantly...