Deploying System Center 2012 Configuration Manager (10748)

Microsoft | System Center

About this Course

This course describes how to plan and deploy a Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager hierarchy, including the central administration site, one or more primary sites and secondary sites, and all associated site systems. This course also covers migration from System Center Configuration Manager 2007.

Audience Profile

This course is intended for:
  • Systems Engineers who need to plan a Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager deployment. They have three to five years of experience in medium to large enterprise organizations supporting multiple desktop and server computers that run Microsoft Windows.
  • Configuration Manager Administrators responsible for designing and deploying one or more System Center 2012 Configuration Manager sites and all supporting systems. They have three to five years of experience in medium to large enterprise organizations supporting multiple desktop and server computers that run Microsoft Windows Server.

Individuals who are interested in taking exam 70-243: Administering and Deploying System Center 2012 Configuration Manager, can also attend this course. Both this course and course 10747A: Administering System Center 2012 Configuration Manager will help to prepare for the exam.

At Course Completion

After completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe the Configuration Manager 2012 infrastructure and describe typical deployment scenarios.
  • Plan and deploy a single primary site.
  • Plan and configure administrative roles.
  • Plan and deploy a multiple-site hierarchy including the central administration site, primary sites, and secondary sites.
  • Describe replication and data types, and monitor the replication of data throughout the hierarchy.
  • Use various methods to plan and deploy Configuration Manager 2012 clients.
  • Perform maintenance tasks and monitor site systems.
  • Perform migration of objects from Configuration Manager 2007 to Configuration Manager 2012.

Prerequisites

In addition to their professional experience, students who attend this training should already have the following technical knowledge:
System administrator-level working knowledge of:
  • Networking fundamentals, including TCP/IP and Domain Name System (DNS).
  • Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) principles and management.
  • Windows Server management including Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2.
  • Windows Client fundamentals.
  • Deployment, configuration, and troubleshooting for Windows-based personal computers.
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 including reporting services.
  • Basic Public Key Infrastructure concepts.
  • Configuration Manager features and administrative tasks including:
    • Working with the Administrator console
    • Installing clients
    • Hardware and software inventory
    • Working with collections
    • Reporting
    • Deploying applications
    • Managing software updates
    • Deploying operating systems
    • Settings management
Students who attend this training can meet the prerequisites by obtaining equivalent knowledge and skills, or by attending the following courses:
  • Course 6419B: Configuring, Managing and Maintaining Windows Server 2008-based Servers
  • Course 6420B: Fundamentals of Windows Server 2008
  • Course 10747A: Administering System Center 2012 Configuration Manager
or
  • Course 6451B: Planning, Deploying and Managing Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007, plus six months of hands-on experience with Configuration Manager 2012

Course Outline

Module 1: Overview of System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

This module describes the Configuration Manager 2012 infrastructure and typical deployment scenarios.

Lessons

  • Introduction to System Center 2012 Configuration Manager
  • Overview of the Configuration Manager 2012 Server Default Site System Roles
  • Overview of the Configuration Manager 2012 Server Optional Site System Roles
  • Overview of Configuration Manager 2012 Deployment Scenarios
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe the System Center 2012 Configuration Manager architecture.
  • Describe the Configuration Manager 2012 server infrastructure.
  • Describe typical Configuration Manager 2012 deployment scenarios.
  • Describe the Configuration Manager 2012 client.

Module 2: Planning and Deploying a Stand-Alone Primary Site

This module explains the planning process, inputs, and typical planning activities for deploying a stand-alone primary site. It also describes the prerequisites for installing a site server and related components, the process of installing, configuring, and monitoring a stand-alone primary site. This module also describes the requirements for managing Internet-based clients and configuring a Microsoft PKI solution.

Lessons

  • Planning a System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Stand-Alone Primary Site Deployment
  • Preparing to Deploy a Configuration Manager 2012 Primary Site
  • Installing a Configuration Manager 2012 Site Server
  • Performing Post-Setup Configuration Tasks
  • Tools for Monitoring and Troubleshooting a Configuration Manager 2012 Installation
  • Managing Internet-Based Clients

Lab : Installing a Configuration Manager 2012 Primary Site

  • Configuring the Prerequisites for Configuration Manager 2012 Deployment
  • Extending the Active Directory Schema
  • Installing a Configuration Manager 2012 Stand-Alone Primary Site

Lab : Performing Post-Setup Configuration Tasks

  • Validating the Installation of the Primary Site
  • Performing the Initial Configuration of the Primary Site

Lab : Configuring PKI for Configuration Manager

  • Creating Certificate Templates for Configuration Manager
  • Deploying Certificates for Configuration Manager
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe the planning tasks for a Configuration Manager 2012 primary site deployment.
  • Identify the preparation steps for deploying Configuration Manager 2012.
  • Install a Configuration Manager 2012 primary site.
  • Perform post-setup configuration tasks.
  • Describe the tools used to monitor and troubleshoot a Configuration Manager 2012 installation.
  • Describe processes used to manage Internet-based clients.

Module 3: Planning and Configuring Role-Based Administration

This module explains how to plan and configure administrative roles.

Lessons

  • Overview of Role-Based Administration
  • Identifying IT Roles in Your Organization
  • Configuring Role-Based Administration

Lab : Planning and Configuring Role-Based Administration

  • Reviewing Built-in Security Roles and Scopes
  • Creating Custom Security Roles and Scopes
  • Testing the Permissions of the New Role
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe role-based administration concepts.
  • Describe the process of identifying a typical IT department’s job roles and identify their responsibilities and activities.
  • Create new security roles and configure scopes in Configuration Manager 2012.

Module 4: Planning and Deploying a Multiple-Site Hierarchy

This module explains how to plan and deploy a multiple-site hierarchy including the central administration site, primary sites, and secondary sites.

Lessons

  • Planning a Configuration Manager 2012 Multiple-Site Hierarchy
  • Deploying a Configuration Manager 2012 Site
  • Deploying the Central Administration Site
  • Deploying Primary Sites in a Hierarchy
  • Deploying Secondary Sites

Lab : Installing the Central Administration Site

  • Extending the Active Directory Schema
  • Installing the Central Administration Site
  • Validating the Installation

Lab : Installing a Primary Site in an Existing Hierarchy

  • Installing a Primary Site in an Existing Hierarchy
  • Validating the Installation
  • Automating the Installation of a Primary Site

Lab : Installing a Secondary Site

  • Configuring Prerequisites
  • Installing a Secondary Site from a Primary Site
  • Validating the Installation
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe the Configuration Manager 2012 hierarchy model, types of sites, and when to use each site type.
  • Describe the role of the central administration site in a hierarchy.
  • Install the central administration site.
  • Install a primary site in an existing hierarchy.
  • Install a secondary site.

Module 5: Data Replication and Content Management

This module describes types and data replication, monitoring and troubleshooting data replication throughout the hierarchy, and planning for, configuring, and monitoring content management.

Lessons

  • Introduction to Data Types and Replication
  • Monitoring and Troubleshooting Data Replication
  • Planning for Content Management
  • Configuring and Monitoring Content Management

Lab : Monitoring and Troubleshooting Data Replication

  • Monitoring Replication
  • Troubleshooting Replication

Lab : Configuring Content Management

  • Create a Distribution Point and a Distribution Point Group
  • Distribute and Monitor Content
  • Perform Content Prestaging
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe site and global data types and how data is replicated throughout the hierarchy.
  • Monitor and troubleshoot data replication.
  • Plan for content management.
  • Configure and monitor content management.

Module 6: Planning and Completing System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Client Deployment

This module explores various methods to plan and deploy Configuration Manager 2012 clients, including discovery methods, client deployment methods, managing clients, and monitoring client status.

Lessons

  • Introduction to Discovery Methods
  • Introduction to Configuration Manager 2012 Client Deployment
  • Deploying Configuration Manager 2012 Clients
  • Managing Configuration Manager 2012 Clients
  • Monitoring Configuration Manager 2012 Client Status

Lab : Planning and Completing Configuration Manager 2012 Client Deployment

  • Configuring Active Directory Discovery Methods
  • Using Client Push to Install Configuration Manager 2012 Clients
  • Verifying Configuration Manager 2012 Client Installation
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe resource discovery processes and methods.
  • Describe the client installation process and client deployment methods.
  • Plan and complete a typical client deployment.
  • Describe managing Configuration Manager 2012 clients after installation.
  • Describe the new Client Health feature in Configuration Manager 2012.

Module 7: Maintaining and Monitoring System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

This module describes how to perform various Configuration Manager 2012 maintenance tasks, and how to monitor site systems.

Lessons

  • Overview of Configuration Manager 2012 Site Maintenance
  • Performing Backup and Recovery of a Configuration Manager 2012 Site
  • Monitoring Configuration Manager 2012 Site Systems

Lab : Maintaining and Monitoring System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

  • Configuring the Site Backup Task
  • Recovering the Site from a Backup
  • Monitoring Configuration Manager
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe Configuration Manager 2012 site maintenance tasks.
  • Back up and recover a Configuration Manager 2012 site.
  • Monitor Configuration Manager 2012 site systems.

Module 8: Migrating from System Center Configuration Manager 2007 to System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

This module describes the migration of objects from Configuration Manager 2007 to Configuration Manager 2012.

Lessons

  • Overview of the Migration Process
  • Preparing Configuration Manager 2007 Sites for Migration
  • Configuring Migration Settings
  • Migrating Objects

Lab : Migrating from System Center Configuration Manager 2007 to System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

  • Configuring the Source Hierarchy
  • Creating a Migration Job and Performing Migration
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe the migration process from Configuration Manager 2007 to Configuration Manager 2012.
  • Prepare Configuration Manager 2007 sites for migration.
  • Configure migration settings.
  • Migrate objects.

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