What*s New: Windows Server 2012 R2

Report
System Center Configuration
Manager 2012 R2
Unified IT Management to Meet Business
Demands
Tim Vander Kooi
Systems Architect
@tvanderkooi
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What we will be covering:
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Overview of the Systems Center Architecture
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System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) and Intune
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Managing Client and Server Deployment
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Personalization and Management of Applications
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Self-Service
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Compliance Management
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What is System Center 2012 R2?
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System Center is a Group of 7 different Products used to
manage your entire IT infrastructure
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Important licensing changes with release of System Center
2012 that make using products easier and more cost
effective
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System Center 2012 R2 Data Protection
Manager (DPM)
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Disk and Tape-Based Data Backup and Recovery
Application
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Can be used for Server and Client machines in and across
Active Directory domains
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DPM Servers are DPM aware allowing for redundancy
and/or archival from Disk to Tape
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Can be Configured for End User Self-Service
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System Center 2012 R2 Orchestrator
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Automates processes in your data center
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Is hardware and platform agnostic
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Uses Runbooks (work flows) to create customized and
dynamic automation solutions
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Helps to make your environment more Efficient
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Helps make your environment more Compliant
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No need to know scripting or programming languages
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System Center 2012 R2
Operations Manager (SCOM)
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Monitors computers, devices, services and applications
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Enables you to check health, performance and availability
of monitored objects from a central console
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Can be configured to alert when problems are identified
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Agent based
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System Center 2012 R2 Virtual
Machine Manager (VMM)
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Management Server enabling the configuration and
management of
Hosts, Networking and Storage in a Virtualized
environment
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Can deploy Virtual Machines and Services to a Private
Cloud
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Private Cloud management is possible, but tools are basic
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Works with VMWare environments as well
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System Center 2012 R2
App Controller
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Works with System Center Virtual Machine Manager (VMM)
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Can connect to Private and/or Public Clouds
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Deploys Virtual Machines and/or Services to connected
Clouds
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Manages Virtual Machines and/or Services in connected
Clouds
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System Center 2012 R2 Service
Manager
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Platform for implementing/adapting to IT best practices
such as Information Technology Infrastructure Library
(ITIL)
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Change Control
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Asset Lifecycle Management
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Service Desk Ticketing and Incident Tracking
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Integrates with VMM for Cloud management and
monitoring
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System Center 2012 R2 Configuration
Manager (SCCM)
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Roots go back to SMS
Enables Publishing and Distribution of Software Packages
to keep software up to date and compliant
Allows for setting Security Policies
Settings can be based on multiple criteria regarding both
the device being used and who is using it
Collections are used to manage software, deploy
compliance settings and control role-based access for
administrative use
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System Center 2012 R2 Configuration
Manager (SCCM)
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Integrates security and protection against malware
through System Center 2012 R2 Endpoint Protection
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Can be used for System deployments and integrates with
Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) for more advanced
settings if needed
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Provides hardware and software inventory and statuses
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System Center 2012 R2 Configuration
Manager (SCCM)
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Works with Mac OS X and many Linux and UNIX distros
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Role-based administration
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Provides Mobile Device Management for Windows Phone,
iOS and Android devices (when used with Windows Intune)
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Windows Intune
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Cloud-based device management
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Can be used together with SCCM to add mobile device
management and to allow for management of devices not
connected to the network
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Can be used as a “Stand-alone” configuration to allow for
Publishing of Software Packages, policy management and
inventory control for Windows, Windows RT, Mac OS X,
Linux, and mobile devices
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Application Management and
Self-Service
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Software can be packaged and made available via either
push installation or Publishing
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Both Push and Publish availability of software can be
controlled based on parameters of user accounts, machine
accounts or both depending on need
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Software can also be removed based on the same criteria
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Company Portal can be used to make Published software
available (but for more powerful solutions you will want
to use Service Manager (SCSM)
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Compliance Management
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Security settings can be set based on Collections
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Configuration Baselines can be set for Collections with
Alerts sent or Actions taken when an object falls out of
compliance with the baseline
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Metering of software can be set to ensure license
compliance
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Microsoft provides Predefined Configuration Packs for
many products (requires the download and use of Security
Compliance Manager (SCM))
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Private Cloud Certification
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New Virtualization Certification
Certification
Microsoft Certified Specialist (MCS): Server Virtualization with Hyper-V
and System Center
Exam: 74-409
Course: 20409: Server Virtualization with Windows Server Hyper-V and
System Center
NOTE: This course is based on Windows Server 2012 R2 Preview and System Center 2012 R2 Preview. This
course is designed for experienced IT professionals who support medium to large enterprises and
have experience administering Windows Server 2012.
Free Exam voucher with course PLUS
*Free Second Shot Exam | expires May 31st, 2014
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SCCM 2012 R2 | Admin Course
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10747: Administering System Center 2012 Configuration Manager
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January 27th 2014 | NYC & Live Online
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March 10th, 2014 | NYC & Live Online
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