Part 2 of 4: Site Server Roles:

As more clients and servers are added to your environment, the task of managing these resources becomes much more complex. Knowing the range of available hardware and software, while keeping the machines current with the latest applications and patch updates can become onerous. But don’t despair ­– there’s a solution to this problem. System Center Configuration Manager 2007 (SCCM 2007) is the ideal way to comprehensively assess, deploy, and update your servers, clients, and devices – across physical, virtual, distributed, and mobile environments. Not only can you take control of your infrastructure, but you can also leverage SCCM 2007’s integration with Network Access Protection (NAP) to quickly and easily remediate machines throughout the organization that don’t meet the network policy requirements. You’ll see how simple this remediation process can be, regardless of whether machines are communicating with your network through VPN, hardwired, or wireless connections.

In Part 2 we will discuss the different Site Server Roles and what each of role does.

 

Resources

System Center Family of products

Migrating From SMS 2003 to System Center 2007

System Center Community

System Center Scripting Repository

System Center Configuration Manager 180-day Trial Download.

 

Virtual Labs

TechNet Virtual Lab: Integrating Application Virtualization into Configuration Manager 2007 R2

TechNet Virtual Lab: Integrating SQL Server Reporting Services into Configuration Manager 2007 R2

TechNet Virtual Lab: Generating Asset Intelligence Data with Configuration Manager 2007

TechNet Virtual Lab: Determining Client Health in Configuration Manager 2007 R2

TechNet Virtual Lab: Configuring Configuration Manager 2007 Security including PKI TechNet

TechNet Virtual Lab: Deploying System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) 2007

TechNet Virtual Lab: Implementing Branch Distribution Points in System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) 2007

TechNet Virtual Lab: Implementing Desired Configuration Management in System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) 2007

TechNet Virtual Lab: Implementing Maintenance Windows for Software Distribution in System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) 2007

TechNet Virtual Lab: Introduction to System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) 2007

TechNet Virtual Lab: Managing Custom Application Updates using Systems Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) 2007