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Microsoft System Center Essentials 2007 is a new management solution in the System Center family of IT systems management products specifically designed for midsize businesses (up to 500 PCs and 30 servers). Essentials provides: monitoring and alert resolution for servers, clients, applications, hardware, and network devices; software distribution; update management; and software and hardware inventory.
If you're looking at installing System Center Essentials 2007 you'll be using the Computer and Device Management Wizard, the Feature Configuration Wizard, and the Update Management Configuration Wizard to complete the initial configuration. Once installed though, there are still some final configurations you'll need to do. Take a quick look at this short System Center Essentials - Completing Your Configuration video. It's just 8 mins long but packed with useful information.
You might also want to download the recently published System Center Essentials 2007 Operations Guide that provides you with all the information you need to get your SCE server up and running smoothly!!!