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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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Understanding update issues

In this recipe, we will look at some of the issues found during the update process, how to deal with them, and how the update process works.

Unfortunately, it's very common to have update issues from time to time, simply because there are a lot of components involved, from Microsoft, through the Internet, through a firewall, and often a proxy for WAN optimization. Then there might even be a Network Intrusion Detection system that analyzes all the traffic going between servers. After that, it should reach your Configuration Manager defined Windows Server Update Services (WSUS), which will fetch and download the updates requested.

How to do it…

A common problem is that Firewalls or proxies may interfere with the download from Microsoft. Now, you may not have any issues with this at all, and it just might work fine. But from my experience what some businesses encounter is that over time firewalls and security features may suddenly start to interfere and block this kind...