System Center Configuration Manager Current Branch Unleashed

Kerrie Meyler / Gerry Hampson / Saud Al-Mishari / Greg Ramsey / Kenneth van Surksum / Michael Wiles  
Sams Publishing
Total pages
April 2018

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This is the comprehensive reference and technical guide to Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager Current Branch. A team of expert authors offers step-by-step, end-to-end coverage of related topics in every feature area, organized to help IT professionals rapidly optimize Configuration Manager Current Branch for their requirements, and then deploy and use it successfully.


The authors begin by introducing Configuration Manager Current Branch and its goals, and explaining how it fits into the broader System Center product suite. Next, they fully address planning, design, and implementation. Finally, they systematically cover each of Configuration Manager Current Branch's most important feature sets. You'll find detailed, expert coverage of these and many other topics:

  • Managing clients and compliance
  • Creating and managing applications, deployment types, packages, and programs
  • Distributing and deploying applications and packages
  • Managing software updates
  • Integrating Intune Hybrid
  • Managing mobile devices
  • Providing conditional access
  • Protecting endpoints
  • Querying and reporting with Configuration Manager
  • Deploying operating systems
  • Enforcing security and delegation
  • Performing backup, recovery, and maintenance

The first book on Configuration Manager 2016, System Center Configuration Manager Current Branch Unleashed joins Sams' market-leading series of books on Microsoft's System Center product suite: books that have achieved go-to status amongst IT implementers and administrators worldwide.

New to this Edition

Fully updated to reflect improvements in System Center Configuration Manager Current Branch, including:

New capabilities for testing client deployments
Support for Intel Active Management Technology (AMT)
Enhancements to OS deployment and application management
Office 365 client update management
Improvements in compliance and endpoint protection
Microsoft Passport for Work integration
Mobile device management via Microsoft Intune
Windows 10 support, and more

Table of Contents

1. Configuration Management Basics
2. Configuration Manager Overview
3. Looking Inside Configuration Manager
4. Architecture Design Planning
5. Network Design
6. Installing System Center Configuration Manager
7. Migrating to System Center Configuration Manager
8. Using the Configuration Manager Console
9. Client Management
10. Managing Compliance
11. Creating and Managing Applications and Deployment Types
12. Creating and Managing Packages and Programs
13. Distributing and Deploying Applications and Packages
14. Managing Software Updates
15. Integrating Intune Hybrid
16. Managing Mobile Devices
17. Conditional Access
18. Endpoint Protection
19. Configuration Manager Queries
20. Configuration Manager Reporting
21. Operating System Deployment
22. Security and Delegation in Configuration Manager
23. Backup, Recovery, and Maintenance
A. Configuration Manager Log Files
B. Reference URLs
C. Available Online