SSCM 2012 Questions

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Why you want sccm ?

You can perform all below with help of sccm:

Deploy operating systems, software applications, and software updates.

Monitor and remediate computers for compliance settings.

Monitor hardware and software inventory.

Remotely administer computers.

When do I need SCCM 2012 Primary Site?

 To Manage Clients/Devices

Add More Primary sites for

  • To scale more than 100,000 Clients
  • Reduce impact of primary site failures in case of DR(Disaster recovery)
  • Local Point of Connectivity for Administration & Political Reasons
  • Content Regulations

Ok….. When you do not need a primary site compared with SCCM 20007 ?

  • Decentralized administration
  • Logical data segmentation
  • Client settings
  • Language Settings
  • Content routing for deep hierarchies

When do we need a Secondary Site – SCCM 2012?

 Below are the three key considerations to setup a secondary site.
  • To manage Upward-flowing WAN traffic
  • Tiered content Routing for deep network topologies
  • No local administrators

When do we need a local Distribution Point? In SCCM 2012?

 Below are the three key points to consider a local distribution Point’s
  • BITS not enough to control the WAN traffic
  • Multicast for Operating System Deployment
  • To stream APP-V Applications

Ok..  Now when we do not need a local Distribution points in SCCM 2012?

Below are the key considerations…

  • Clients are well managed with-in BITIS provided control for WAN traffic
  • If BranchCache deployed(below points are pre-requirements for BranchCache)
    • DP’s on 2008 R2
    • Vista Sp2 with KB960568 and above OS’s(windows7 & 8)

Note:- Distribution Point role can be enabled on Client OS or Server OS.
Note:- Branch Distrubution Point Role is removed in SCCM 2012.

When do we need a CAS (Central Administration) 2012 Site

  • If you have more than one Primary Site in a single hierarchy
  • For Central Reports and administration for your primary sites management.

Question:- Can i install CAS on existing SCCM 2007 Server?

No it is recommended to install on new (hardware) box

What is Application management in sccm ?

 Provides a set of tools and resources that can help you create, manage, deploy, and monitor applications in the enterprise.

What is not changed in sccm 2012 when compared with sccm 2007 ?

 Wake on LAN

Windows Embedded devices

The Active Directory schema extensions for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager are unchanged from those used by Configuration Manager 2007. If you extended the schema for Configuration Manager 2007, you do not need to extend the schema again for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager.

Is windows 8 supported for sccm ?

 Yes from sccm 2012 sp1. The bad news is windows xp no more supported.

Read this related to windows 8 support …. Into

One of the most significant changes is support for Windows 8 for Configuration Manager clients. Configuration Manager SP1 supports Windows 8 in the following ways:

You can install the Configuration Manager client on Windows 8 computers and deploy Windows 8 to new computers or to upgrade previous client operating versions. Configuration Manager also supports Windows To Go.

You can configure user data and profiles configuration items for folder redirection, offline files, and roaming profiles.

You can configure new deployment types for Windows 8 applications, which support stand-alone applications (.appx files) and links to the Windows Store.

Configuration Manager supports Windows 8 features, such as metered Internet connections and Always On Always Connected.

What is Windows To Go?

 Windows To Go is a feature in Windows 8 Enterprise that allows Windows 8 Enterprise to boot and run from mass storage devices such as USB flash drives and external hard disk drives.It is a fully manageable corporate Windows 8 environment. Using Group Policy, Windows Store can be enabled for a Windows To Go workspace (limited to one PC) and Store apps can be used on that workspace.
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