Last week I showed you how to install System Center Essentials 2010 (SCE) and this week I want to move onto configuration. When SCE finishes installing it will open automatically and then present you with a wizard to help you configure the various options in one simple process. You can ignore this and do each piece in turn but using the wizard shows all of the tasks you should consider, and that’s what I’ve done in this screencast:
The wizard is easy to use but you need to think about how you want to manage your infrastructure:
Having run the wizard, don’t expect SCE to immediately spring in to life, it can take several hours for the configuration to bed in. This is simply because SCE operates in the background of any network without hogging resources either on the managed computers or the network.
Next Sunday I’ll show you what SCE looks like after its finished configuring the client machines and what it has done to the rest of you infrastructure so it can be managed. If you want to try this yourself SCE which is included in TechNet subscriptions here or you can get a time bombed trial version here.