Administering System Center Configuration Manager and Intune (20696)

Microsoft | System Center

About this Course

Get expert instruction and hands-on practice configuring and managing clients and devices by using Microsoft System Center v1511 Configuration Manager, Microsoft Intune, and their associated site systems. In this five-day course, you will learn day-to-day management tasks, including how to manage software, client health, hardware and software inventory, applications, and integration with Intune. You also will learn how to optimize System Center Endpoint Protection, manage compliance, and create management queries and reports. Additionally, this course, in conjunction with Microsoft Official Course 20695C, also helps certification candidates prepare for Exam 70-696: Managing Enterprise Devices and Apps. This course is also intended for individuals who are interested in taking exam 70-696. This is the replacement course for the Administering System Center 2012 Configuration Manager (10747) class.

Audience Profile

This course is for experienced information technology (IT) professionals, typically described as Enterprise Desktop Administrators (EDAs). EDAs deploy, manage, and maintain PCs, devices, and applications across medium, large, and enterprise organizations. A significant portion of this audience uses, or intends to use, the latest release of Configuration Manager and Intune to manage and deploy PCs, devices, and applications. By using Configuration Manager with Intune, EDAs also can support either domain-joined or non-domain-joined Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) scenarios, mobile-device management, and secure data access on common operating-system platforms, such as Windows, Windows Phone, Apple iOS, and Android.

At Course Completion

After completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Manage desktops and devices in the enterprise.
  • Prepare the infrastructure to support desktop and device management.
  • Deploy and manage the Configuration Manager client.
  • Manage inventory for PCs and applications.
  • Distribute and manage content used for deployments.
  • Deploy and manage applications.
  • Manage mobile devices by integrating Windows Intune with Configuration Manager.
  • Maintain software updates for managed PCs.
  • Implement Endpoint Protection for managed PCs.
  • Manage compliance and secure data access.
  • Manage client status, power management, and remote administration.
  • Maintain Configuration Manager sites and site systems.

Prerequisites

In addition to their professional experience, students who attend this training should already have system administrator–level working knowledge of:
  • Networking fundamentals, including common networking protocols, topologies, hardware, media, routing, switching and addressing.
  • Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) principles and fundamentals of AD DS management.
  • Installation, configuration, and troubleshooting for Windows-based personal computers.
  • Basic concepts of public key infrastructure (PKI) security.
  • Basic understanding of scripting and Windows PowerShell syntax.
  • Basic understanding of Windows Server roles and services.
Students who attend this training can meet the prerequisites by attending the following courses, or by obtaining equivalent knowledge and skills:
  • Course 20687: Configuring Windows 8.1
  • Course 20688: Supporting Windows 8.1
    • Or Course 20689: Upgrading your Skills to MCSA Windows 8
  • Course 20411: Administering Windows Server 2012 

Course Outline

Module 1: Managing computers and mobile devices in the enterprise

This module describes the features that Configuration Manager and Intune include, and it details how you can use these solutions to manage PCs and mobile devices in an enterprise environment.

Lessons

  • Overview of systems management by using enterprise-management solutions
  • Overview of the Configuration Manager architecture
  • Overview of the Configuration Manager administrative tools
  • Tools for monitoring and troubleshooting a Configuration Manager site
  • Introduction to queries and reports

Lab : Exploring the Configuration Manager tools

  • Searching in the Configuration Manager console
  • Using Windows PowerShell with Configuration Manager
  • Using Configuration Manager Service Manager to manage components
  • Monitoring site and component status
  • Reviewing log files by using the Configuration Manager Trace tool

Lab : Creating queries, and configuring Reporting Services

  • Creating data queries
  • Creating subselect queries
  • Configuring a Reporting Services point
  • Creating a report by using Report Builder

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Explain how to use Configuration Manager to address the challenges of managing systems and users in today’s enterprise.
  • Describe the Configuration Manager architecture.
  • Describe the management tools that you use to perform administrative functions for Configuration Manager.
  • Describe the tools that you use to monitor and troubleshoot a Configuration Manager site.
  • Describe the Configuration Manager queries and reports.

Module 2: Preparing the management infrastructure to support PCs and mobile devices

This module explains how to prepare the management infrastructure, including configuring boundaries, boundary groups, and resource discovery. Additionally it describes how Configuration Manager interacts with the Microsoft Exchange Server environment to discover and manage mobile devices.

Lessons

  • Configuring site boundaries and boundary groups
  • Configuring resource discovery
  • Configuring the Exchange Server Connector for mobile-device management
  • Configuring user and device collections

Lab : Configuring boundaries and resource discovery

  • Configuring boundaries and boundary groups
  • Configuring Active Directory discovery methods

Lab : Configuring user and device collections

  • Creating a device collection
  • Creating a user collection
  • Configuring a maintenance window

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Configure boundaries and boundary groups.
  • Configure resource discovery.
  • Configure the Exchange Server connector.
  • Configure the Microsoft Intune connector for mobile device management.
  • Configure user and device collections.

Module 3: Deploying and managing clients

This module explains the supported operating systems and devices, the software requirements, and the different methods for installing the Configuration Manager client. This module also describes some of the default and custom client settings that you can configure. After installing the client software, you can configure the client settings to perform routine management tasks.

Lessons

  • Overview of the Configuration Manager client
  • Deploying the Configuration Manager client
  • Configuring and monitoring client status
  • Managing client settings in Configuration Manager

Lab : Deploying the Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager client software

  • Preparing the site for client Installation
  • Deploying the Configuration Manager client software by using client push installation

Lab : Configuring and monitoring client status

  • Configuring and monitoring client health status

Lab : Managing Client Settings

  • Configuring client settings

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the requirements and considerations for installing the Configuration Manager client software.
  • Deploy the Configuration Manager client software.
  • Configure and monitor client status.
  • Manage client settings.

Module 4: Managing inventory for PCs and applications

This module describes the inventory collection process. Additionally, it details how to configure, manage, and monitor hardware and software inventory, and use the Asset Intelligence and software metering features.

Lessons

  • Overview of inventory collection
  • Configuring hardware and software inventory
  • Managing inventory collection
  • Configuring software metering
  • Configuring and managing Asset Intelligence

Lab : Configuring and managing inventory collection

  • Configuring and managing hardware inventory

Lab : Configuring software metering

  • Configuring software metering

Lab : Configuring and managing Asset Intelligence

  • Preparing the site for Asset Intelligence
  • Configuring Asset Intelligence
  • Monitoring license agreements by using Asset Intelligence
  • Viewing Asset Intelligence reports

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe inventory collection.
  • Configure and collect hardware and software inventory.
  • Manage inventory collection.
  • Configure software metering.
  • Configure Asset Intelligence.

Module 5: Distributing and managing content used for deployments

This module explains how to identify and configure the most appropriate method to distribute and manage content that is used for deployments.

Lessons

  • Preparing the infrastructure for content management
  • Distributing and managing content on distribution points

Lab : Distributing and managing content for deployments

  • Installing a new distribution point
  • Managing content distribution

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Prepare the infrastructure for content management.
  • Distribute and manage content on distribution points.

Module 6: Deploying and managing applications

This module explains describes the methods for creating, deploying, and managing applications with Configuration Manager. Also it explains how to use the Software Center and the Application Catalog to install available applications and manage deployments on unconventional applications. In addition, it describes how to install Windows 10 apps and virtualized applications.

Lessons

  • Overview of application management
  • Creating applications
  • Deploying applications
  • Managing applications
  • Deploying virtual applications by using System Center Configuration Manager (optional)
  • Deploying and managing Windows Store apps

Lab : Creating and deploying applications

  • Installing and configuring the Application Catalog roles
  • Creating applications with requirements
  • Deploying applications

Lab : Managing application supersedence and removal

  • Managing application supersedence
  • Uninstalling the Excel Viewer application

Lab : Deploying virtual applications by using Configuration Manager (Optional)

  • Configuring support for Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V)
  • Deploying virtual applications

Lab : Using Configuration Manager to deploy Windows Store apps

  • Configuring support for sideloading Windows Store apps
  • Configuring a Windows Store app
  • Deploying Windows 10 apps to users

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the application management features of Configuration Manager.
  • Create applications.Deploy applications.
  • Manage applications.
  • Configure and deploy virtual applications.
  • Configure and deploy Windows Store apps.

Module 7: Maintaining software updates for managed PCs

This module explains how to use the software updates feature in Configuration Manager to implement an end-to-end management process for the complex task of identifying, deploying, and monitoring software updates to your Configuration Manager clients.

Lessons

  • The software updates process
  • Preparing a Configuration Manager site for software updates
  • Managing software updates
  • Configuring automatic deployment rules
  • Monitoring and troubleshooting software updates

Lab : Configuring the site for software updates

  • Configuring and synchronizing the software-update point

Lab : Deploying and managing software updates

  • Determining software-update compliance
  • Deploying software updates to clients
  • Configuring automatic deployment rules

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe how the software updates feature integrates with Configuration Manager.
  • Prepare the Configuration Manager site for software updates.
  • Manage the evaluation and deployment of software updates.
  • Configure automatic deployment rules.
  • Monitor and troubleshoot software updates.

Module 8: Implementing Endpoint Protection for managed PCs

This module explains how to use Configuration Manager to implement Endpoint Protection.

Lessons

  • Overview of Endpoint Protection in Configuration Manager
  • Configuring, deploying, and monitoring Endpoint Protection policies

Lab : Implementing Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection

  • Configuring the System Center Endpoint Protection point and client settings
  • Configuring and deploying Endpoint Protection policies
  • Monitoring Endpoint Protection

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Configure Endpoint Protection to detect and remediate malware and security vulnerabilities.
  • Configure, deploy, and manage Endpoint Protection policies.

Module 9: Managing compliance and secure data access

This module explains how to manage configuration items, baselines, and profiles to assess and configure compliance settings and data access for users and devices.

Lessons

  • Overview of compliance settings
  • Configuring compliance settings
  • Viewing compliance results
  • Managing resource and data access

Lab : Managing compliance settings

  • Managing configuration items and baselines
  • Viewing compliance settings and reports
  • Configuring remediation in compliance settings
  • Using compliance information to create collections

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe compliance settings features.
  • Configure compliance settings.
  • View compliance results.
  • Manage resource and data access.

Module 10: Managing operating-system deployments

This module explains how to use Configuration Manager to create a strategy for operating-system deployments.

Lessons

  • An overview of operating-system deployment
  • Preparing a site for operating-system deployment
  • Deploying an operating-system

Lab : Preparing a site for operating-system deployment

  • Managing the site system roles used to support operating-system deployment
  • Managing packages to support operating-system deployment

Lab : Deploying operating-system images for bare-metal installations

  • Preparing the operating-system image
  • Creating a task sequence to deploy an image
  • Deploying an image

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the terminology, components, and scenarios used to deploy operating systems by using System Center Configuration Manager.
  • Describe how to prepare a site for operating system deployment.
  • Describe the process used to deploy an operating system image.

Module 11: Mobile device management using Configuration Manager and Microsoft Intune

This module explains how to manage mobile devices by using Configuration Manager and Intune.

Lessons

  • Overview of mobile-device management
  • Managing mobile devices with on-premises infrastructure
  • Managing mobile devices by using Configuration Manager and Intune
  • Managing settings and protecting data on mobile devices
  • Deploying applications to mobile devices

Lab : Managing mobile devices with on-premises infrastructure

  • Preparing Configuration Manager prerequisites for on-premises mobile-device management
  • Enrolling and configuring a Windows Phone 10 mobile device

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe mobile device management.
  • Manage mobile devices with an on-premises infrastructure.
  • Manage mobile devices by using Configuration Manager and Intune.
  • Manage settings and protecting data on mobile devices.
  • Deploy application to mobile devices.

Module 12: Managing and maintaining a Configuration Manager site

This module explains how to use manage and maintain a Configuration Manager site. It describes role-based administration, Remote Tools, and the site maintenance tasks that you can manage by using Configuration Manager. Additionally it explains how to back up and recover a Configuration Manager site system.

Lessons

  • Configuring role-based administration
  • Configuring remote tools
  • Overview of Configuration Manager site maintenance
  • Performing backup and recovery of a Configuration Manager site

Lab : Configuring role-based administration

  • Configuring a new scope for Toronto administrators
  • Configuring a new administrative user

Lab : Configuring Remote Tools

  • Configuring the Remote Tools client settings and permissions
  • Managing desktops by using Remote Control

Lab : Maintaining a Configuration Manager site

  • Configuring maintenance tasks in Configuration Manager
  • Configuring the site backupBackup Site Server task
  • Recovering a site from a backup

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe role-based administration
  • Explain how to use the default security roles.
  • Describe security scopes.
  • Explain how to add an administrative user to Configuration Manager.
  • Explain how to use reports for role-based administration.
  • Implement role-based administration.

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