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Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection Cookbook - Second Edition

By : Nicolai Henriksen
Book Image

Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection Cookbook - Second Edition

By: Nicolai Henriksen

Overview of this book

System Center Configuration Manager is now used by over 70% of all the business in the world today and many have taken advantage engaging the System Center Endpoint Protection within that great product. Through this book, you will gain knowledge about System Center Endpoint Protection, and see how to work with it from System Center Configuration Manager from an objective perspective. We’ll show you several tips, tricks, and recipes to not only help you understand and resolve your daily challenges, but hopefully enhance the security level of your business. Different scenarios will be covered, such as planning and setting up Endpoint Protection, daily operations and maintenance tips, configuring Endpoint Protection for different servers and applications, as well as workstation computers. You’ll also see how to deal with malware and infected systems that are discovered. You’ll find out how perform OS deployment, Bitlocker, and Applocker, and discover what to do if there is an attack or outbreak. You’ll find out how to ensure good control and reporting, and great defense against threats and malware software. You’ll see the huge benefits when dealing with application deployments, and get to grips with OS deployments, software updates, and disk encryption such as Bitlocker. By the end, you will be fully aware of the benefits of the System Center 2016 Endpoint Protection anti-malware product, ready to ensure your business is watertight against any threat you could face.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection Cookbook Second Edition
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Configuring Endpoint Protection in Configuration Manager

In order to manage security and malware on your client computers with Endpoint Protection, there are a few steps you must setup and configure in order to get it working in System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM).

Getting ready

In this chapter we assume that you have SCCM in-place and working, and that you have setup and installed the Software Update Point Role with its prerequisites like Windows Server Update Services (WSUS).

We also assume that you have planned and thought through what impact this has in your environment, and have a good understanding of how this should and will work in your Configuration Manager hierarchy.

Later in this chapter we have a topic about configuring definition updates. Please go through that to get some pointers on how you should configure definition updates depending on your kind of environment.

How to do it…

First, we start by installing the Endpoint Protection Role from within the SCCM console. This role...