Kerrie Meyler, System Center MVP, is the lead author of numerous System Center books in the Unleashed series, including System Center Operations Manager 2007 Unleashed (2008), System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Unleashed (2009), System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 Unleashed (2010), System Center Opalis Integration Server 6.3 Unleashed (2011), and System Center Service Manager 2010 Unleashed (2011). She is an independent consultant and trainer with more than 15 years of Information Technology experience. Kerrie was responsible for evangelizing SMS while a Sr. Technology Specialist at Microsoft, and has presented on System Center technologies at TechEd and MMS.
Byron Holt, CISSP and an IT professional for more than 15 years, has been a lead SMS and Configuration Manager engineer for several Global 5000 corporations and was part of the Active Directory and Enterprise Manageability support teams while working at Microsoft. Byron’s experience includes software development, security architecture, and systems management. He currently works for McAfee managing internal deployment and validation. Byron coauthored System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Unleashed (Sams, 2009).
Marcus Oh, System Center MVP, is IT Manager of Directory and Systems Management for a large telecommunications provider, running directory services and management infrastructure for ~30,000 systems. He has been a MVP since 2004 in System Center, specializing in Configuration Manager and Operations Manager. Marcus has written numerous articles for technology websites as well as his own blog. He coauthored Professional SMS 2003, MOM 2005, and WSUS (Wrox, 2006), and was a contributing author to System Center Opalis Integration Server 6.3 Unleashed (Sams, 2011). Marcus is also a coauthor to the upcoming System Center 2012 Orchestrator Unleashed (Sams).
Jason Sandys, ConfigMgr MVP, is currently the Director for Solutions Engineering for Adaptiva (Adaptive Protocols, Inc.) where he is responsible for delivery of ConfigMgrcentric solutions. Jason was formerly a managing consultant for Catapult Systems Inc. and has more than 15 years of experience in a wide range of technologies, environments, and industries with extensive experience implementing and supporting SMS and Configuration Manager beginning with SMS 2.0. Jason is also active in the online support community, was a contributing author to System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Unleashed (Sams, 2009), and is a frequent presenter at Microsoft TechEd and MMS.
Greg Ramsey, ConfigMgr MVP, has worked with SMS and desktop deployment since 1998. He currently works for Dell, Inc., as a ConfigMgr administrator, and previously was a sergeant in the United States Marine Corps. Greg is a columnist for myITforum.com, cofounder of the Ohio SMS User Group and Central Texas Systems Management User Group, and creator of SMS View. Greg previously coauthored SMS 2003 Recipes: A Problem-Solution Approach (Apress, 2006) and System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Unleashed (Sams, 2009).
Niall Brady, Samuel Erskine, Torsten Meringer, Stefan Schörling, Kenneth van Surksum, and Steve Thompson.
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
Four expert SQL Server administrators, developers, and consultants have packed this book with real-world information, tips, guidelines, and samples drawn from their own extensive experience creating and managing complex database solutions. Writing for intermediate-to-advanced-level SQL Server professionals, they focus on the product’s most complex and powerful capabilities, and its newest tools and features. For example, you’ll find invaluable information on administering SQL Server more efficiently, analyzing and optimizing queries, implementing data warehouses, ensuring high availability, and tuning performance.
The accompanying CD-ROM contains an extraordinary library of practical tools and information including sample databases and all code examples. Whether you’re responsible for SQL Server 2008 analysis, design, implementation, support, administration, or troubleshooting, no other book offers you this much value.Understand the Microsoft SQL Server 2008 environment, R2’s newest features, and each edition’s capabilities Manage SQL Server 2008 more effectively with SQL Server Management Studio, the SQLCMD command-line query tool, and Powershell Efficiently manage security, users, backup/restore, replication, Database Mail, and database objects—from tables and indexes to stored procedures and triggers Increase availability with clustering, database mirroring, and other features Use new Policy-Based Management to centrally configure and operate SQL Server throughout the organization Use SQL Server Profiler to capture queries and identify bottlenecks Improve performance by optimizing queries, design more effective databases, and manage workloads with the new Resource Governor Develop applications using SQL Server 2008’s enhancements to T-SQL and SQLCLR, .NET integration, LINQ to SQL, XML, and XQuery Make the most of Analysis Services, Integration Services, and Reporting Services—especially Microsoft’s new R2 reporting improvements Improve data security using Column-level and Transparent Data Encryption
CD-ROM includes:15 additional chapters Code samples, scripts, and databases utilized within the book Free version of SQL Shot (performance & tuning software)
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
Drawing on their unsurpassed deployment experience, four leading independent OpsMgr experts with a half dozen leading subject matter experts show how to take full advantage of new Unix/Linux cross platform extensions, Windows Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 integration, PowerShell extensions, and much more. They also present in-depth coverage of using OpsMgr with virtualization, authoring new management packs, and maximizing availability.
A detailed “OpsMgr R2 by Example” appendix presents indispensable tuning and configuration tips for several of OpsMgr R2’s most important management packs. This book also contains the world’s most compre- hensive collection of OpsMgr R2 reference links.Discover and monitor Linux and Unix systems through OpsMgr with the new Cross Platform Extensions Utilize Microsoft’s upgraded management packs and templates for monitoring operating systems, services, and applications Monitor your system with the Health Explorer and new Visio add-in Create OpsMgr 2007 R2 reports and queries utilizing SQL Server 2008 Understand how Windows Server 2008 and OpsMgr integrate Use PowerShell and the OpsMgr Shell to automate common management tasks Efficiently manage virtualized environments (Hyper-V or ESX vCenter) Author your own OpsMgr custom management packs Implement advanced high availability and business continuity management Use targeting to apply the appropriate monitoring to each component Master advanced ACS techniques for noise filtering, access hardening, and auditing
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
If you are an intermediate to advanced administrator who wants to administer SCCM and understand how to solve particular problems/scenarios, then this book is for you. You should have a working knowledge of SCCM, however, knowledge of the latest version is not required.What You Will LearnAdminister System Center Configuration ManagerUpgrade computers from Windows 7/ 8.x to Windows 10, using Serivce Plans to keep Windows 10 machines up to dateManage Compliance Settings effectively and monitor it with SSRSManage Sites in System Center Configuration Manager and also learn to create collections, leverage role-based administration (RBA), and support clients over the internet without a VPN connectionImplement multiple methods to deploy the client, as well as how to be proactive in monitoring client agent healthAchieve Mobile device management with Microsoft IntuneIn Detail
This practical cookbook is based on the 1602 current branch of System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM). It shows you how to administer SCCM, giving you an essential toolbox of techniques to solve real-world scenarios. Packed with over 60 task-based and instantly usable recipes, you'll discover how design a SCCM Infrastructure, and dive into topics such as the recommended SQL configuration for SCCM and how to deploy Windows 10 with Operating System Deployment (OSD).
You will learn to easily manage Windows 10 devices by deploying applications, software updates, and feature upgrades, andl be able to leverage Mobile Device Management (MDM) using SCCM and Microsoft Intune. Finally, you see how to gather the inventory of all your PC park and create reports based on it. By the end of the book, you will have learned the best practices when working with SCCM and have a handy reference guide for troubleshooting.Style and approach
This cookbook is full of quick recipes that show you how to administer SCCM and will help you understand how to solve particular problems/situations encountered in day-to-day tasks.