Join David M. Franklyn for an in-depth discussion in this video Scenarios and demos, part of Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager Essential Training.
- [Instructor] Before we begin, let's explore the scenario we're going to use for this course. I've created a fictitious active directory for us named DaveMCT.com. It has its headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, and most of the IT support functions are in Charlotte, North Carolina. It has a sub-domain named EastDaveMCT.com, with the domain controllers for this domain located in Seoul, South Korea. Finally, it has a branch office in Singapore. We are going to start off by creating a primary site in Charlotte on a server named NorthAm-CFG2.
We'll first confirm the prerequisites for configuration manager current branch on the server and within the domain. We'll then actually install the site system role for the primary site. After the installation, we'll perform a couple of post-setup configuration tasks, and finally, we'll briefly talk about and configure for role-based administration. As we continue the course, we'll add to the complexity of our configuration manager hierarchy by adding a central administration site in Atlanta, and another primary site in Seoul.
We'll then add a secondary site in Singapore as child to the site in Seoul. Next, we'll add a couple of clients, and then begin using configuration manager to collect and consolidate inventory and management system data to and from the clients in the central administration database, where we'll examine this content. And before we end the course, we'll look at integrating Configuration Manager with Microsoft Intune, maintaining and monitoring Configuration Manager, and finally, we'll look at upgrading from System Center 2012 Configuration Manager, to Configuration Manager current branch.
When we do the demonstrations, we start out by ensuring the prerequisites are present on all the systems and the domain. We'll then install a Configuration Manager primary site, perform post-setup configuration tasks when that primary site is installed, and plan and configure some role-based administration.
- Planning and deploying a standalone primary site
- Ensuring domain and site server prerequisites
- Planning and expanding a standalone primary site
- Planning and deploying a multiple-site hierarchy
- Planning resource discovery and client deployment
- Managing content and replicating data in Configuration Manager
- Configuring Internet and cloud-based client management
- Advanced monitoring
- Upgrading to Configuration Manager current branch