Deploying System Center 2012 Configuration Manager (M10748)

5 days
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Course Description

In this course, you will gain the knowledge and skills to configure and manage a System Center 2012 Configuration Manager R2 and its associated site systems. You will focus on day-to-day management tasks, including managing software deployments, updates, client health, hardware and software inventory, compliance, endpoint protection, application management, mobile device management, querying and reporting.

This course in combination with Deploying System Center 2012 Configuration Manager can assist you in your preparation for the Exam 70-243 TS: Administering and Deploying System Center 2012 Configuration Manager.

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What You'll Learn

  • System Center 2012 Configuration Manager feature set
  • Organize resources
  • Manage the Configuration Manager client
  • Manage inventory and software metering
  • Query and report data
  • Manage software deployments by using packages and programs
  • Create and deploy applications
  • Manage application deployment
  • Deploy and manage software updates
  • Implement System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection
  • Deploy operating systems by using System Center 2012 Configuration Manager
  • Manage compliance settings on devices
  • Manage mobile devices
  • Configure Wake On LAN, Power Management, and Remote Control

Who Should Attend

  • Configuration Manager administrators who are responsible for configuring and managing one or more System Center 2012 Configuration Manager sites and all supporting systems
  • Administrators with one to three years of experience supporting multiple desktop and server computers running the Windows Server operating system in medium to large enterprise organizations


  • Knowledge of networking fundamentals, including TCP/IP and Domain Name System (DNS)
  • Familiarity with Active Directory principles and management
  • Experience with Windows Server management including Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Windows client fundamentals
  • Knowledge of Basic Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) concepts
  • Configuring, Managing, and Maintaining Server 2008 R2 (M6419) or equivalent knowledge
  • Configuring and Troubleshooting Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Domain Services (M6425) or equivalent knowledge
  • Configuring, Managing, and Maintaining Server 2008 R2 (M6419)
  • Configuring and Troubleshooting Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Domain Services (M6425)

Course Outline


Lesson 1: System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager

  • Architecture
  • Configuration Manager Console
  • Tools for Monitoring a Configuration Manager Site

Lesson 2: Discovering and Organizing Resources

  • Configuring Resource Discovery
  • Configuring Boundaries and Boundary Groups
  • Configuring User and Device Collections
  • Configuring Role-Based Administration

Lesson 3: Managing the Configuration Manager Client

  • Overview of the Configuration Manager Client
  • Deploying the Configuration Manager Client
  • Managing Client Agent Settings
  • Configuring and Monitoring Client Status

Lesson 4: Managing Inventory and Software Metering

  • Inventory Collection
  • Configuring Hardware Inventory
  • Configuring Software Inventory
  • Managing Inventory Collection
  • Configuring Asset Intelligence
  • Configuring Software Metering

Lesson 5: Querying and Reporting Data

  • Queries
  • Managing Queries
  • Configuring SQL Server Reporting Services

Lesson 6: Managing Software Distribution and Deployments by Using Packages and Programs

  • Configuring Software Distribution
  • Distributing Content to Distribution Points
  • Configuring Packages and Programs
  • Deploying Programs to Configuration Manager Clients

Lesson 7: Creating and Deploying Applications

  • Application Management
  • Creating Applications
  • Deploying Applications
  • Configuring the Application Catalog

Lesson 8: Deploying Additional Application Types

  • Deploying Windows Store Apps by Using System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager
  • Deploying Virtual Applications by Using System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager

Lesson 9: Deploying and Managing Software Updates

  • Software Updates
  • Preparing the Configuration Manager Site for Software Updates
  • Managing Software Updates
  • Configuring Automatic Deployment Rules
  • Monitoring and Troubleshooting Software Updates

Lesson 10: Implementing Endpoint Protection in System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager

  • Endpoint Protection in Configuration Manager
  • Configuring and Monitoring Endpoint Protection

Lesson 11: Managing Operating System Deployment

  • Preparing the Site for Operating System Deployment
  • Building and Capturing an Operating System Image
  • Deploying an Operating System

Lesson 12: Managing Compliance Settings and Profiles

  • Overview of Compliance Settings
  • Configuring Compliance Settings
  • Viewing Compliance Results

Lesson 13: Mobile Device Management Using System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager

  • Overview of Mobile Device Management with System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager 2012
  • Managing Mobile Devices by Using the Windows Intune Connector

Lesson 14: Configuring Wake On LAN, Power Management, and Remote Control

  • Configuring Wake On LAN
  • Configuring Out of Band Management
  • Configuring Power Management Settings
  • Configuring Remote Control


Lab 1A: Performing Administration Tasks by Using the Configuration Manager Tools

  • Exploring the Configuration Manager Console
  • Searching in the Configuration Manager Console
  • Using Windows PowerShell with Configuration Manager

Lab 1B: Monitor and Troubleshoot a Configuration Manager Site

  • Manage Components by Using Configuration Manager Service Manager
  • Monitor Site and Component Status
  • Review Log Files by Using Configuration Manager Trace Log Tool

Lab 2A: Configure Resource Discovery and Boundaries

  • Configure Active Directory Discovery Methods
  • Configure Boundaries and Boundary Groups

Lab 2B: Configure User and Device Collections

  • Create a Device Collection
  • Create a User Collection
  • Configure a Maintenance Window

Lab 2C: Configure Role-Based Administration

  • Configure a New Scope for Toronto Administrators
  • Configure a New Administrative User

Lab 3A: Deploy the Configuration Manager Client

  • Prepare the Site for Client Installation
  • Using Client Push Installation
  • Using Group Policy (Optional)

Lab 3B: Manage Client Settings

  • Configure Client Settings

Lab 3C: Configure and Monitor Client Status

  • Configure and Monitoring Client Communication and Health Status

Lab 4A: Configure and Manage Inventory Collection

  • Configure Hardware Inventory
  • Configure Software Inventory

Lab 4B: Configure and Managing Asset Intelligence

  • Prepare the Site for Asset Intelligence
  • Configure Asset Intelligence
  • Customize Asset Intelligence
  • View Asset Intelligence Reports

Lab 4C: Configure Software Metering

Lab 5A: Creating and Running Queries

  • Create Data Queries
  • Create Subselect Queries
  • Create Status Message Queries

Lab 5B: Configure Reporting

  • Configure a Reporting Services Point

Lab 6: Manage Software Deployment by Using Packages and Programs

  • Prepare the Infrastructure for Software Deployment
  • Create a Package and Configuring Programs
  • Distribute Content to a Distribution Point
  • Deploy a Program to Configuration Manager Clients

Lab 7A: Create and Deploy Applications

  • Create and Deploy a Required Application

Lab 7B: Manage Application Supersedence and Removal

  • Configuring Application Supersedence and Removal
  • Uninstalling the Excel Viewer Application

Lab 8A: Deploying Windows Store Apps by Using System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager

  • Configuring Support for Sideloading Windows Store Apps
  • Configure a Windows Store App
  • Deploying Windows Store Apps to Users

Lab 8B: Deploying Virtual Applications by Using Configuration Manager 2012

  • Configuring Support for App-V
  • Creating and Deploying Virtual Applications

Lab 9A: Configure the Site for Software Updates

  • Configure and Synchronize the Software Update Point

Lab 9B: Deploy and Manage Software Updates

  • Determine Software Update Compliance
  • Deploy Software Updates to Clients
  • Configure Automatic Deployment Rules

Lab 10: Implement Endpoint Protection

  • Configure the Endpoint Protection Point and Client Settings
  • Configure and Deploy Endpoint Protection Policies
  • Monitor Endpoint Protection

Lab 11A: Prepare the Environment for Operating System Deployment

  • Manage Site System Roles Used to Support Operating System Deployment
  • Manage Packages to Support Operating System Deployment

Lab 11B: Build and Capture a Reference Image

  • Create a Build and Capture Task Sequence
  • Capture the Reference Computer

Lab 11C: Perform an In-Place Upgrade

  • Prepare the Operating System Image
  • Create a Task Sequence to Deploy an Image
  • Deploy an Image

Lab 12: Manage Compliance Settings

  • Manage Configuration Items and Baselines
  • View Compliance Settings Reports
  • Configure Remediation in Compliance Settings
  • Use Compliance Information to Create Collections

Lab 13: Manage Mobile Devices Enrolled by Windows Intune

  • Prepare Windows Intune and Configuration Manager Prerequisites
  • Enroll and Configure a Windows 8 Mobile Device
  • Enroll a Standalone Windows 8.1 Device

Lab 14: Configure Power Management Settings

  • Apply a Power Management Plan