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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
About the Author
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Working with updates from WSUS

How do updates from WSUS work, and when should we use them?

Getting ready

WSUS is an underlying Prerequisite Service that needs to be in place before you can set up and configure the SCCM role that is called Software Updates.

As mentioned earlier the Software Updates role will also do all the setup and configuration of the WSUS. That said, there are some further steps you need to take care of within the WSUS Console as well as the Active Directory Group Policy Management Console.

How to do it…

There has been, and still is, confusion around whether or not you need a Group Policy setting and Windows Update settings for the clients, since there are different opinions and experiences on this.

Why should I need a policy when the SCCM client is setting it for me? Wouldn't that be the easiest way to go?

Yes, the easiest, but not the safest way.

Well, as long as you have SCCM client agent installed and the Software Update Point (SUP) role working well, it's all good.