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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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Integrating Endpoint Protection with OS Deployment

System Center Endpoint Protection is normally deployed as a Client Settings policy, which is totally fine for existing Windows clients, by the way, but during OS deployments, this might just be something you want to be aware of. It means that Endpoint Protection is installed by the Configuration Manager Client after the OS Deployment Task Sequence is done and the client is fully working. Now, how long this takes depends on many things, such as the Windows version, network topology, latency, content and layer of the Task Sequence, and Configuration Manager hierarchy. It also needs the first initial download of Endpoint Protection SCEP Definition files that is approximately 150 MB. Now, this is usually not a problem because the OS Deployment are run toward the same Distribution Point that has the Pre-boot eXecution Environment (PXE) role and the Software Update Package that contains the definitions files. But there might be scenarios of USB...