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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)

Active Directory Certificate Services

With Configuration Manager deployed for Internet-based clients, we need to have a PKI solution in place, where we need to have certificates deployed to clients and servers.

Many of the different site roles also require different certificates types, so we need certificates on both for mutual authentication.

The following are the server roles that might require a certificate in Configuration Manager depending on the configuration:

  • Management point

  • Distribution point

  • Software Update point

  • State Migration point

  • Enrollment point

  • Enrollment Proxy point

  • Application Catalog Web Service point

  • Application Catalog Website point

Active Directory Certificate Services will be a crucial component and might be used a lot in other of the system center products as well.

The deployment of certificate services may vary depending on the size of the customer and what kind of security requirements they have.

It is important to note that Configuration Manager deployment requires the use...