System Center Configuration Manager Reporting Unleashed

System Center Configuration Manager Reporting Unleashed Author Garth Jones
ISBN-10 9780134466798
Year 2016-04-21
Pages 416
Language en
Publisher Sams Publishing
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Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager’s SQL Server database contains valuable information about your users, computers, hardware, operating systems, applications, compliance status, and much more. Microsoft has provided excellent tools for extracting this information in meaningful ways, including SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and SQL Server Data Tools Business Intelligence (SSDT-BI). System Center Configuration Manager Reporting Unleashed shows you how to make the most of these tools. World-renowned System Center reporting guru Garth Jones and his expert coauthors guide you through all facets of custom reporting with System Center. You’ll walk through installing and configuring SSRS, using SQL views to find the data you need, writing SQL queries, creating basic and advanced reports, and using role-based administration to securely deliver those reports to the correct individuals. Jones brings together reliable, comprehensive, and up-to-date System Center reporting techniques you’ll find in no other book or website. Using this guide, you can consistently retrieve the right information to solve immediate problems and quickly respond to management concerns. Detailed information on how to… • Install and configure SQL SSRS for optimal System Center reporting and easier troubleshooting • Understand the data stored in the ConfigMgr site database • Efficiently retrieve ConfigMgr data by writing SQL queries in SQL Server Management Studio • Learn best practices for developing and designing System Center reports • Create report templates, customize content with report parameters, and embed charts • Customize logos, color palettes, and other report elements for your own organization • Construct advanced drillthroughs to provide deeper understanding • Strengthen report security by integrating ConfigMgr role-based administration into SQL queries • Leverage reporting to measure KPIs and gain a better understanding of your environment • Tailor your reports to the needs of end-users or management • Foreword by Wally Mead, Principal Program Manager, Cireson The only book entirely dedicated to Configuration Manager reporting, this guide complements Meyler's System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Unleashed, offering far more in-depth coverage of reporting than the single chapter in that book. Most of the content in this new guide will be equally valuable in both System Center 2016 and 2012 environments.

System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SCCM Unleashed

System Center 2012 Configuration Manager  SCCM  Unleashed Author Kerrie Meyler
ISBN-10 9780132731614
Year 2012-07-16
Pages 1360
Language en
Publisher Sams Publishing
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This is the comprehensive reference and technical guide to Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2012. A team of expert authors offers step-by-step coverage of related topics in every feature area, organized to help IT professionals rapidly optimize Configuration Manager 2012 for their requirements, and then deploy and use it successfully. The authors begin by introducing Configuration Manager 2012 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 2012's most important feature sets, addressing issues ranging from configuration management to software distribution. Readers will learn how to use Configuration Manager 2012's user-centric capabilities to provide anytime/anywhere services and software, and to strengthen both control and compliance. The first book on Configuration Manager 2012, System Center Configuration Manager 2012 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.

System Center Configuration Manager Current Branch Unleashed

System Center Configuration Manager Current Branch Unleashed Author Kerrie Meyler
ISBN-10 0672337908
Year 2017-03-29
Pages 1400
Language en
Publisher Unleashed
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This is the comprehensive reference and technical guide to Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2016. 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 2016 for their requirements, and then deploy and use it successfully. The authors begin by introducing Configuration Manager 2016 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 2016'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 2016 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.

Microsoft System Center 2012 Unleashed

Microsoft System Center 2012 Unleashed Author Chris Amaris
ISBN-10 9780133057300
Year 2012-05-31
Pages 1032
Language en
Publisher Sams Publishing
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This is the definitive real-world guide to Microsoft System Center 2012, Microsoft’s newest and most powerful version of System Center. Authored by consultants who’ve deployed System Center in hundreds of enterprises and innovative smaller businesses, this book brings together up-to-the-minute tips, tricks, and techniques you just won’t find anywhere else. You’ll learn how to use System Center’s powerful capabilities to build highly-efficient managed environments that encompass datacenters, cloud environments, client computers, mobile devices, and more. The authors address planning, design, implementation, integration, and administration, and cover every component, including Configuration Manager, Operations Manager, Data Protection Manager, Virtual Machine Manager, Service Manager, and Orchestrator. Use Configuration Manager 2012 to deliver software and updates in highly-distributed environments including datacenters, clouds, and mobile devices Reliably manage and report on assets with Configuration Manager 2012 Perform monitoring, alerting, operations, and security reporting with Operations Manager 2012 Use Data Protection Manager 2012to protect file systems, SQL, Microsoft Exchange, and SharePoint Leverage Data Protection Manager 2012’s improved central monitoring and remote recovery Run Hyper-V virtualized environments with VMM 2012—including new private clouds and mixed private/public fabrics Use Service Manager 2012 to provide top-down integration, and use Orchestrator 2012 for bottom-up process automation and integration “glue” Give users an efficient self-service portal for creating service and incident requests and browsing service catalogs Manage service offerings and implement enterprise-wide change control with Service Manager 2012 Ensure compliance by creating, executing, and repeating auditable, documented processes with Orchestrator 2012

System Center 2012 Operations Manager Unleashed

System Center 2012 Operations Manager Unleashed Author Kerrie Meyler
ISBN-10 9780132953856
Year 2013-02-21
Pages 1536
Language en
Publisher Sams Publishing
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This is the first comprehensive Operations Manager 2012 technical resource for every IT implementer and administrator. Building on their bestselling OpsMgr 2007 book, three Microsoft System Center Cloud and Data Center Management MVPs thoroughly illuminate major improvements in Microsoft’s newest version–including new enhancements just added in Service Pack 1. You’ll find all the information you need to efficiently manage cloud and datacenter applications and services in even the most complex environment. The authors provide up-to-date best practices for planning, installation, migration, configuration, administration, security, compliance, dashboards, forecasting, backup/recovery, management packs, monitoring including .NET monitoring, PowerShell automation, and much more. Drawing on decades of enterprise and service provider experience, they also offer indispensable insights for integrating with your existing Microsoft and third-party infrastructure. Detailed information on how to… Plan and execute a smooth OpsMgr 2012 deployment or migration Move toward application-centered management in complex environments Secure OpsMgr 2012, and assure compliance through Audit Collection Services Implement dashboards, identify trends, and improve forecasting Maintain and protect each of your OpsMgr 2012 databases Monitor virtually any application, environment, or device: client-based, .NET, distributed, networked, agentless, or agent-managed Use synthetic transactions to monitor application performance and responsiveness Install UNIX/Linux cross-platform agents Integrate OpsMgr into virtualized environments Manage and author management packs and reports Automate key tasks with PowerShell, agents, and alerts Create scalable management clouds for service provider/multi-tenant environments Use OpsMgr 2012 Service Pack 1 with Windows Server 2012 and SQL Server 2012

Mastering System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

Mastering System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Author Steve Rachui
ISBN-10 9781118238400
Year 2012-04-19
Pages 624
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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Expert coverage of Microsoft's highly anticipated network software deployment tool The latest version of System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) is a dramatic update of its predecessor Configuration Manager 2007, and this book offers intermediate-to-advanced coverage of how the new SCCM boasts a simplified hierarchy, role-based security, a new console, flexible application deployment, and mobile management. You'll explore planning and installation, migrating from SCCM 2007, deploying software and operating systems, security, monitoring and troubleshooting, and automating and customizing SCCM 2012 with scripts. Features an unparalleled team of authors, two of whom are insiders at Microsoft and have worked with SCCM since nearly its inception Provides in-depth coverage and offers a hands-on approach to learning all there is to know about SCCM Explores why SCCM 2012 is the most significant update in its 16-year history Packed with real-world scenarios to show you how to use SCCM in various contexts, Mastering System Center Configuration Manager 2012 covers all aspects of this powerful and complete network software deployment tool.

Microsoft System Center Reporting Cookbook

Microsoft System Center Reporting Cookbook Author Samuel Erskine
ISBN-10 9781782171812
Year 2015-03-27
Pages 358
Language en
Publisher Packt Publishing Ltd
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This book is for IT professionals who are responsible for producing reports using the data from System Center components. Basic knowledge of Microsoft System Center technologies is assumed.

System Center Configuration Manager SCCM 2007 Unleashed

System Center Configuration Manager  SCCM  2007 Unleashed Author Kerrie Meyler
ISBN-10 9780768689525
Year 2009-07-23
Pages 1224
Language en
Publisher Sams Publishing
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This book is your most complete source for in-depth information about Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007! System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Unleashed is a comprehensive guide to System Center Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr) 2007. ConfigMgr 2007 helps you manage servers and desktops, integrates SMS 2003 “feature pack” functionality, and adds new capabilities. It enables you to assess, deploy, and update servers, clients, and devices across physical, virtual, distributed, and mobile environments, including clients that connect only over the Internet. This book guides you through designing, deploying, and configuring ConfigMgr 2007 with detailed information on topics such as capacity planning, security, site design and hierarchy planning, server placement, discovery, native mode, and using Windows Server 2008. You will learn how to tackle challenges such as setting up DCM and OSD, customizing inventory, creating queries and using query results, and configuring asset intelligence. Detailed information on how to… • Understand how ConfigMgr works • Plan your ConfigMgr deployment • Manage Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) • Architect for performance • Install or migrate to ConfigMgr 2007 with Windows 2003 or Windows 2008 • Discover and manage clients • Create and distribute packages • Understand patch and compliance management • Create queries • Use reports • Deploy operating systems • Secure ConfigMgr 2007 • Perform site maintenance • Back up ConfigMgr components

System Center Service Manager 2010 Unleashed

System Center Service Manager 2010 Unleashed Author Kerrie Meyler
ISBN-10 9780132701136
Year 2011-08-03
Pages 768
Language en
Publisher Sams Publishing
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System Center Service Manager 2010 offers enterprises a complete, integrated platform for adopting and automating service management best practices, such as those found in ITIL and Microsoft Operations Framework (MOF). Now, there’s a comprehensive, independent reference and technical guide to this powerful product. A team of expert authors offers step-by-step coverage of related topics in every feature area, organized to help IT professionals quickly plan, design, implement, and use Service Manager 2010. After introducing the product and its relationship with the rest of Microsoft’s System Center suite, the authors present authoritative coverage of Service Manager’s capabilities for incident and problem resolution, change control, configuration management, and compliance. Readers will also find expert guidance for integrating Service Manager with related Microsoft technologies. This book is an indispensable resource for every IT professional planning, installing, deploying, and/or administering Service Manager, including ITIL, MOF, and other IT consultants; system administrators; and developers creating customized solutions. • Understand Service Manager’s architecture and components • Discover how Service Manager supports ITIL and MOF processes • Accurately scope and specify your implementation to reflect organizational needs • Plan to provide redundancy, ensure scalability, and support virtualization • Design, deploy, and maintain Service Manager with security in mind • Use Service Manager’s consoles and portals to provide the right resources to each user • Create complete service maps with Service Manager’s business services • Fully automate incident management and ticketing • Implement best processes for identifying and addressing root causes of problems • Systematically manage the life cycle of changes • Use Service Manager to strengthen governance, risk management, and compliance • Customize Service Manager’s data layer, workflows, and presentation layer • Use management packs to simplify service desk customization • Make the most of Service Manager’s reporting and dashboards

System Center 2012 Service Manager Unleashed

System Center 2012 Service Manager Unleashed Author Kerrie Meyler
ISBN-10 9780133744170
Year 2014-09-26
Pages 960
Language en
Publisher Sams Publishing
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This comprehensive resource will help you automate and optimize all facets of service management with System Center 2012 Service Manager. Expert consultants offer deep “in the trenches” insights for improving problem resolution, change control, release management, asset lifecycle management, chargeback, and more. You’ll learn how to implement high-value best practices from ITIL and the Microsoft Operations Framework. The authors begin with an expert overview of Service Manager, its evolution, and its new capabilities. Next, they walk through overall planning, design, implementation, and upgrades. Then, to help you focus your efforts, they present stepwise coverage of all topics in each feature area, linking technical information about Service Manager with essential knowledge about the technologies it depends on. Whatever your role in deploying or running Service Manager, this guide will help you deliver more responsive support at lower cost and drive more value from all your IT investments. • Leverage MOF and ITIL processes built into System Center 2012 Service Manager • Plan and design your Service Manager deployment • Install Service Manager or upgrade from earlier versions • Efficiently administer work and configuration items • Use connectors to integrate with Active Directory, Exchange, and System Center components • Create service maps • Enable end user access through Service Manager’s self-service portal • Implement incident, problem, change, and release management • Utilize workflows to automate key support processes • Create service level agreements with calendars, metrics, and objectives • Provide quick access to a standardized catalog of services • Use notification to ensure that Service Manager items are promptly addressed • Secure Service Manager and its data warehouse/reporting platform • Perform maintenance, backup, and recovery • Manage Service Manager performance • Customize Service Manager

Windows Server 2012 Unleashed

Windows Server 2012 Unleashed Author Rand Morimoto
ISBN-10 9780133115994
Year 2012-09-10
Pages 1680
Language en
Publisher Sams Publishing
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This is the most comprehensive and realistic guide to Windows Server 2012 planning, design, prototyping, implementation, migration, administration, and support. Extensively updated, it contains unsurpassed independent and objective coverage of Windows Server 2012’s key innovations, including improved virtualization components, enhanced security tools, new web and management resources, and Windows 8 integration. Windows Server 2012 Unleashed reflects the authors’ extraordinary experience implementing Windows Server 2012 in large-scale environments since its earliest alpha releases, reaching back more than two years prior to its official launch. Microsoft MVP Rand Morimoto and his colleagues fully address every aspect of deploying and operating Windows Server 2012, including Active Directory, networking and core application services, security, migration from Windows Server 2003/2008, administration, fault tolerance, optimization, troubleshooting, and much more. Valuable for Windows professionals at all skill levels, this book will be especially indispensable for intermediate-to-advanced level professionals seeking expert, in-depth solutions. Every chapter contains tips, tricks, best practices, and lessons learned from actual deployments: practical information for using Windows Server 2012 to solve real business problems. Plan and migrate from Windows Server 2003 and 2008 Leverage powerful capabilities that are truly new in Windows Server 2012 Install Windows Server 2012 and the GUI-less Windows Server Core Upgrade to Windows Server 2012 Active Directory Utilize advanced AD capabilities including federated forests and identity management Plan and deploy network services, from DNS and DHCP to IPv6, IPAM, and IIS Protect systems and data with server-level security, transport-level security, and security policies Deliver true end-to-end secured anytime/anywhere access to remote/mobile clients Efficiently configure and manage users, sites, OUs, domains, and for­ests through Server Manager console Create more fault-tolerant environ­ments with DFS, clustering, and Network Load Balancing Leverage major Hyper-V virtualization improvements in availability, redun­dancy, and guest support Manage Active Directory more efficiently with Active Directory Administrative Center, Best Practice Analyzer, and PowerShell scripts Systematically tune, optimize, debug, and troubleshoot Windows Server 2012

Microsoft System Center PowerShell Essentials

Microsoft System Center PowerShell Essentials Author Guruprasad HP
ISBN-10 9781784393267
Year 2015-04-28
Pages 140
Language en
Publisher Packt Publishing Ltd
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If you are a Microsoft System Center administrator who manages System Center environments and utilizes the console for management, then this book is ideal for you. This book is also for System Center users who now want to learn to manage systems using PowerShell.

Mastering System Center 2012 Operations Manager

Mastering System Center 2012 Operations Manager Author Bob Cornelissen
ISBN-10 9781118128992
Year 2012-11-06
Pages 672
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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An essential guide on the latest version of Microsoft's server management tool Microsoft's powerful Mastering System Center 2012 Operations Manager introduces many exciting new and enhanced feature sets that allow for large-scale management of mission-critical servers. This comprehensive guide provides invaluable coverage to help organizations monitor their environments across computers, network, and storage infrastructures while maintaining efficient and effective service levels across their applications. Provides intermediate and advanced coverage of all aspects of Systems Center 2012 Operations Manager, including designing, planning, deploying, managing, maintaining, and scripting Operations Manager Offers a hands-on approach by providing many real-world scenarios to show you how to use the tool in various contexts Anchors conceptual explanations in practical application Mastering System Center 2012 Operations Manager clearly shows you how this powerful server management tool can best be used to serve your organization's needs.

Learn Configmgr 2012 in a Month of Lunches

Learn Configmgr 2012 in a Month of Lunches Author James Bannan
ISBN-10 1617291684
Year 2015-07-31
Pages 325
Language en
Publisher Manning Publications Company
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Summary "Learn System Center Configuration Manager in a Month of Lunches" is a super-practical guide to Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager. In this book, you'll cut to the chase and learn the administrative procedures and techniques that will keep your systems humming smoothly. Purchase of the print book comes with an offer of a free PDF, ePub, and Kindle eBook from Manning. Also available is all code from the book. About the Technology Businesses rely on a complex patchwork of client computers, physical and virtual servers, middleware, mobile devices, and cloud services. Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) sits in the middle of this mix, providing a single administrative control center to deploy and manage Windows servers and applications across your entire infrastructure, including cross-platform management of Mac OS X, Linux, and UNIX. To get up to speed with the day-to-day tasks of managing a system with ConfigMgr, all you need is this book and a quiet place to eat your lunch. About the Book "Learn System Center Configuration Manager in a Month of Lunches" is a super-practical guide to Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager. In this book, you ll cut to the chase and learn the administrative procedures and techniques that will keep your systems humming smoothly. Whether you re a new sysadmin or you already understand the inner workings of Active Directory and Windows Server, you ll be productive immediately as you work through the 22 self-contained lessons in this handy tutorial. What's Inside Covers the latest build of Configuration ManagerHow to simplify updates, operating system deployment, and reportingCross-platform and mobile management including Linux, OS X, and WindowsSmart application delivery About the Reader No prior experience with System Center Configuration Manager needed. About the Author James Bannan is a Cloud and Datacenter Management MVP based in Australia. Table of Contents Before you beginSetting up your lab environment Making ConfigMgr aware of your environment Managing ConfigMgr devices and users Organizing devices and users Configuring ConfigMgr clients Creating and configuring applications with the AppModelDeploying applications and packages to ConfigMgr clientsEnsuring that ConfigMgr clients can access content Keeping ConfigMgr clients patched Preparing to deploy Windows Deploying Windows Advanced deployment of Windows with ConfigMgr and MDTManaging Linux clients Deploying to Linux and Mac clients Managing anti-malware with ConfigMgr Making sure clients are healthy Reporting in ConfigMgr Keeping an eye on your clients What to do when things go wrong Securing ConfigMgr All engines full steam ahead"

Skype for Business Unleashed

Skype for Business Unleashed Author Alex Lewis
ISBN-10 9780134289267
Year 2016-09-15
Pages 1088
Language en
Publisher Sams Publishing
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Skype for Business Unleashed This is the most comprehensive, realistic, and useful guide to Skype for Business Server 2015, Microsoft’s most powerful unified communications system. Four leading Microsoft unified communications consultants share in-the-trenches guidance for planning, integration, migration, deployment, administration, and more. The authors thoroughly introduce Skype for Business 2015’s components and capabilities, as well as changes and improvements associated with the integration of popular Skype consumer technologies. You’ll find detailed coverage of IP voice, instant messaging, conferencing, and collaboration; and expert guidance on server roles, multi-platform clients, security, and troubleshooting. Reflecting their unsurpassed experience, the authors illuminate Microsoft’s new cloud-based and hybrid cloud architectures for unified communications, showing how these impact networking, security, and Active Directory. They cover SDN for unified communications; interoperation with consumer Skype and legacy video conferencing; quality optimization, mobile improvements, and much more. Throughout, the authors combine theory, step-by-step configuration instructions, and best practices from real enterprise environments. Simply put, you’ll learn what works–and how it’s done. Detailed Information on How To · Plan deployments, from simple to highly complex · Deploy Skype for Business Server 2015 as a cloud or cloud-hybrid solution · Walk step by step through installation or an in-place upgrade · Overcome “gotchas” in migrating from Lync Server 2010 or 2013 · Leverage new features available only in cloud or cloud-hybrid environments · Implement and manage Mac, mobile, Windows, browser, and virtualized clients · Establish server roles, including front end, edge, and mediation server · Make the most of Skype for Business Server 2015’s enhanced mobile experience · Manage external dependencies: network requirements, dependent services, and security infrastructure · Efficiently administer Skype for Business Server 2015 · Provide for high availability and disaster recovery · Integrate voice, telephony, and video, step by step · Avoid common mistakes, and discover expert solutions and workarounds Category: Business Applications Covers: Skype for Business User Level: Intermediate—Advanced