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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 3. Deploy Highly Available Backend Services

So far we have gone through different components within Configuration Manager, what features they have, which features they support, and how we can deploy them as highly available. Even if we have a highly available Configuration Manager solution, we still need to think of the other services on which it is dependent such as AD, SQL, DNS, and DHCP. Of course some services are more important than others, but it is important to realize what options we have to implement other features as highly available within our infrastructure.

In this chapter, we will be covering the following topics:

  • We will go through how Configuration Manager uses Active Directory and how we can set up a redundant Active Directory and DNS solution

  • We will set up a redundant DHCP service

  • We will set up a failover cluster running Microsoft SQL Server and see what other options we have

  • What options we have for setting up a redundant PKI solution using AD CS