6451-Planning, Deploying and Managing Microsoft Systems Center Configuration Manager

This five-day instructor-led course focuses on planning and deploying sites and clients, configuring software distribution, deploying operating systems, and managing software updates. It also focuses on remote tools and managing IBCM.
SKU: 6451
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$495.00

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Course Length: 08 Hours 01 Minutes 28 Seconds

Course Outline

Module 1: Overview of Microsoft Systems Center Configuration Manager 2007

This module provides an overview of Configuration Manager 2007 features. It also provides an overview of the Configuration Manager site architecture and clients.

• Where Configuration Manager 2007 Fits Within the System Center Solution
• Configuration Manager 2007 Features
• Overview of Configuration Manager Site Architecture
• Overview of Configuration Manager Client

After completing this module, students will be able to:
• Describe where Configuration Manager 2007 fits within the System Center Solution.
• Describe the Configuration Manager 2007 features.
• Describe the Configuration Manager site architecture.
• Describe the Configuration Manager client.

Module 2: Planning and Deploying a Single-Site Architecture

This module explains how to prepare for and deploy a Configuration Manager site. It also describes how to discover resources and how to upgrade an SMS 2003 site to Configuration Manager 2007.

Demos: Deploying a Configuration Manager Site Server
• Extend the Active Directory schema
• Install a Configuration Manager site

Demos: Managing Users and Configuring Boundaries and Discovery Methods
• Manage Configuration Manager users
• Configure boundaries
• Enable and configure discovery methods

After completing this module, students will be able to:
• Describe Configuration Manager deployment planning.
• Prepare to deploy a Configuration Manager site.
• Install a Configuration Manager site server.
• Configure and enable discovery methods.
• Outline the process to upgrade an SMS 2003 Site to Configuration Manager 2007.

Module 3: Planning and Deploying Configuration Manager 2007 Clients

This module explains how to prepare for and deploy Configuration Manager clients. It also describes how to manage client installations and how to troubleshoot client deployment issues.

Demos: Deploying Configuration Manager Clients
• Prepare the site for client installation
• Install the Configuration Manager client using various installation methods

Demo: Reviewing Client Deployment
• Review client deployment

After completing this module, students will be able to:
• Prepare for client deployment.
• Describe methods for deploying clients.
• Manage Configuration Manager client installations.
• Troubleshoot client deployment issues.

Module 4: Collecting Inventory and Metering Software Usage, and Asset Intelligence

This module explains how to collect and manage hardware and software inventory. It also describes how to configure software metering.

Demos: Collecting Inventory
• Configure and Manage Hardware Inventory
• Modify Hardware Inventory Collection
• Configure and Manage Software Inventory

Demo: Configuring Software Metering
• Configure software metering

After completing this module, students will be able to:
• Describe the purpose and benefits of inventory collection.
• Enable hardware inventory.
• Enable software inventory.
• Managing inventory collection.
• Configure software metering.

Module 5: Querying and Reporting Data

This module explains how to create and run queries and reports. It also describes how to create and run dashboards.

Demos: Creating Queries
• Create a query
• Run your query and view the results
• Create and run a query

Demo: Creating a Reporting Point
• Create a reporting point

Demos: Creating Reports
• Create a list report
• Create a filter report
• Create a count report
• Enable drill through for reports

Demo: Creating a Dashboard
• Create a dashboard

After completing this module, students will be able to:
• Describe the architecture of data and status queries.
• Create and run queries.
• Configure and deploy a reporting point.
• Create and run reports.
• Create and run dashboards.

Module 6: Distributing Software Using Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007

This module explains how to configure and manage software distribution. It also describes how to monitor and troubleshoot software distribution.

Demos: Preparing a Site for Software Distribution
• Configure the software distribution components
• Configure the Advertised Programs Client Agent
• Configure a distribution point

Demos: Deploying an Application Using Software Distribution
• Create a collection for software distribution
• Create and configure a package and program
• Distribute a package to distribution points
• Create an advertisement for a software package
• Install a software package
• Review results

After completing this module, students will be able to:
• Describe the software distribution feature of Configuration Manager 2007.
• Prepare the site for software distribution.
• Configure software distribution objects.
• Create and configure collections.
• Create and configure packages and programs.
• Distribute and advertise a program.
• Describe methods to monitor and troubleshoot software distribution.

Module 7: Deploying Virtual Applications Using Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007

This module explains how to configure and manage software distribution using Applictaion Virtualization.
 
Configuring the Infrastructure to Support Application Virtualization
Deploying and Managing Application Virtualization Packages
Using Virtual Application Programs
Demos: Deploying Virtual Applications to Configuration Manager Clients

 

Module 8: Deploying and Managing Software Updates

This module explains how to prepare for and manage software updates in Configuration Manager. It also describes how to monitor and troubleshoot software updates.

Demos: Deploying and Managing Software Updates
• Configure the software update infrastructure
• Manage software updates to clients
• Monitor software updates

After completing this module, students will be able to:
• Describe the process of software updates.
• Prepare the Configuration Manager infrastructure for software updates.
• Manage the software update process.
• Monitor and troubleshoot software updates.

Module 9: Deploying Operating Systems Using Configuration Manager 2007

This module explains how to deploy operating systems using Configuration Manager. It also describes how to configure operating system deployments using PXE.

Demos: Capturing a Reference Computer Using Configuration Manager 2007
• Prepare the environment for Configuration Manager operating system deployment
• Create a capture media task sequence
• Create an image of the Windows Vista reference computer

Demos: Deploying Operating Systems Using PXE
• Configure the PXE environment
• Prepare a deployment task sequence and advertise it to a collection
• Boot the computer using PXE and install the reference image

After completing this module, students will be able to:
• Describe operating system deployment.
• Describe task sequences in operating system deployment.
• Capture an operating system image.
• Deploy an operating system.
• Configure operating system image deployments using PXE.
 
Module 10: Working with Desired Configuration Management in Configuration Manager 2007

This module explains how to configure desired configuration management in Configuration Manager. It also describes how to view compliance results.

Demos: Configuring Desired Configuration Management
• Configure desired configuration management
• Import and configure a configuration pack
• Assign the configuration pack to a collection
• View desired configuration management reports

After completing this module, students will be able to:
• Describe desired configuration management.
• Configure desired configuration management.
• View compliance results.

Module 11: Using Remote Tools and Wake On LAN Features, Wake On LAN

This module explains how to work with Configuration Manager remote tools. It also describes how to configure and monitor Wake On LAN.

Demos: Configuring and Using Remote Tools
• Configure the Remote Tools Client Agent
• Use the Remote Tools
• Monitor Remote Tools usage

Demos: Configuring and Using Wake On LAN
• Enable and configure Wake On LAN
• View a report for Wake On LAN

After completing this module, students will be able to:
• Describe the Configuration Manager Remote Tools feature.
• Configure the Remote Tools Client Agent.
• Monitor remote control usage.
• Describe the benefits of Configuration Manager Wake On LAN.
• Configure and monitor Wake On LAN.

Module 12: Planning and Configuring a Multiple Site Hierarchy

This module explains how to plan and configure a multiple-site hierarchy including installing a secondary site and installing a proxy management point. It also describes how to decommission sites and hierarchies and how to roam in multiple-site hierarchies.

Demos: Planning a Configuration Manager 2007 Hierarchy
• Plan the hierarchy
• Prepare the server
• Configure communications for Seattle to Vancouver
• Configure communications for Vancouver to Seattle
• Join the Vancouver primary site to the Seattle primary site
• Verify the parent and child site are communicating
• Transfer site settings

Demos: Installing Secondary Sites and Proxy Management Points
• Install a secondary site
• Install a proxy management point

Demos: Roaming Between Configuration Manager 2007 Sites
• Uninstall a secondary site.
• Advertise the Microsoft Office Excel Viewer.
• Install the Microsoft Office Excel Viewer on SEA-CL1.
• Advertise the Microsoft Office PowerPoint Viewer.
• Install the Microsoft Office PowerPoint Viewer on SEA-CL1.
• Advertise the Microsoft Office Word Viewer.
• Install the Microsoft Office Word Viewer on SEA-CL1.

After completing this module, students will be able to:
• Describe the Configuration Manager site hierarchy.
• Configure Configuration Manager site communications.
• Install a secondary site server.
• Describe methods to decommission sites and hierarchies.
• Describe client roaming.

Module 13: Maintaining, Monitoring  and Troubleshooting Configuration Manager 2007

This module explains how to maintain Configuration Manager 2007 and how to troubleshoot Configuration Manager issues. It also describes how to backup and recover data and how to work with troubleshooting tools.

Demos: Maintaining and Troubleshooting a Configuration Manager Site System
• Backup a primary site system
• Use flowcharts
• Confirm backup is complete
• Perform a site repair

After completing this module, students will be able to:
• Describe site maintenance tasks for Configuration Manager 2007.
• Describe backup and recovery tasks for Configuration Manager 2007.
• Describe Configuration Manager troubleshooting tools and processes.
 
Module 14: Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Native Mode and Internet-Based Client Management

This module provides an overview of Interbased-Clinets configuration.

Introduction to Configuration Manager 2007 Native Mode
The Public Key Infrastructure Required for Native Mode
Configuring Sites for Native Mode
Demo: Configuring Native Mode
Internet-Based Client Management
Demo: Configuring a Site for Internet-Based Client Management

 
Prerequisites
Before attending this course, students must have:
• A base-level understanding of Systems Management Server 2003.
• System Administrator–level working knowledge of:
• Deployment, configuration, and troubleshooting for Windows-based personal computers
• TCP/IP networking
• SQL Server
• Active Directory
• Basic Public Key Infrastructure concepts