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System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Overview

System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Overview. Amit Gatenyo Infrastructure & Security Team Lead Dario. Agenda. SCCM 2007 Key Investments What’s new and Improved Administrative Console Software Distribution Device Management OS Deployment Internet Based Client Management

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System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Overview

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  1. System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Overview Amit GatenyoInfrastructure & Security Team LeadDario

  2. Agenda • SCCM 2007 Key Investments • What’s new and Improved • Administrative Console • Software Distribution • Device Management • OS Deployment • Internet Based Client Management • Network Access Protection • Software Update Management • Desired Configuration Management • Remote Control • Miscellaneous • Closing remarks

  3. SCCM 2007 Key Investments • Simplified UI • Advanced Task Sequencing • Reduced SCCM infrastructure costs with branch office support • Improved scheduling and greater control including Wake-on-LAN • Common processes for Windows Mobile and embedded device • Unified delivery of Windows operating system for clients and servers • One worldwide image to manage with Vista • Built on Windows Vista technologies including Windows Imaging • Vista and Office 12 upgrade assessment and resolution planning • Offline media support for full offline provisioning

  4. SCCM 2007 Key Investments • Integration with “Longhorn” Network Access Protection • Simplified, comprehensive software updating w/ templates for common tasks • Enterprise Vulnerability assessment • Securely managing devices across the Internet • Secure network storage of user state during Operating System deployment • Knowledge-driven desired configuration management based on the System Modeling Language (SML) • IT policies for analyzing corporate and regulatory compliance • Out of the box configuration policies for server workloads i.e. Exchange • License and asset management

  5. Administrative Console • Managed code (C# / .NET 2.0) • Leverages MMC 3.0 • Uses WMI/DCOM for communication with provider • Extensible via SDK

  6. SCCM 2007 Admin UI Amit GatenyoInfrastructure & Security Team LeadDario

  7. Software Distribution • New Features • Copy Package Wizard • Maintenance Windows • Branch Support • Wake on LAN • Improvements • Improved Package cache control • Binary delta replication • Program Re-Run (Never, Always, Previous Success\Fail)

  8. Device Management • Device • WinCE, PocketPC, Windows Mobile (Smartphone) • Basic Management • Hardware/Software inventory • File collection • Software distribution • Settings management - Password policy management, Security policy management • Support for Smartphone • Over-the-air management of devices • Connection Management • Internet Based Management

  9. OS Deployment THE way to deploy Vista/LH in an enterprise • Major upgrade to OS deployment functionality • Significant enhancements from SMS 2003 OS Deployment Feature Pack • Brings in server deployment from ADS • Integrated part of ConfigMgr 2007 • Simplify planning for Vista/LH upgrade • Unified client and server deployment • Use Vista/LH tools • Enhanced security

  10. What’s New in ConfigMgr OSD?

  11. Target Environments • All clients and servers Windows 2000 and later • Windows Vista & Longhorn Server • Windows Server 2003 • Windows XP • Windows 2000 Professional and Server • WePOS, WinFLP • Supported architectures: 32-bit and x64 Great deployments of existing Windows Even better with Vista/Longhorn

  12. Task Sequence Actions • Two kinds of actions • Fixed set of built-in actions that are implemented as part of ConfigMgr • Custom actions that can be any command line executable, including running VBscript • No requirement that OS deployment operations be included • Hence task sequences provide a more general purpose sequencing mechanism in ConfigMgr

  13. SCCM 2007 OS Deployment Amit GatenyoInfrastructure & Security Team LeadDario

  14. Internet Based Client Management • Manage clients without a VPN • Road Warriors (Sales force, Consultant) • Point of Sale (Restaurant, Retail stores) • Employee’s home computers • Roam in and out intelligently • Converge with standards based technology • PKI for certificate management • SSL/TLS for secure HTTP communication • Firewall for SSL termination “Deliver a secure and reliable infrastructure to enable IT administrators in an enterprise to manage computers on the internet with the same level of control as computers on the intranet.”

  15. Network Access Protection Download Updates to Site Server Deploy Updates to DP Microsoft Update Primary Site Publish Health State in Active Directory DP MP Download New Policy Protected Network Install Required Updates Healthy Client AD Retrieve Health State Policy X X Boundary Network Health Registration Authority Network Policy Server Send Statement of Health for Evaluation Quarantine Restricted Network

  16. Software Update Management • WSUS Integration • Full Microsoft Update content • Zero-day and routine deployments • Simplified admin experience • Also manage non-Microsoft software updates • OEMs and software vendors (ISVs) • Internally-developed applications

  17. Desired Configuration Management • Vision • Define configuration baselines • Identify required and prohibited configurations • Audit compliance of Windows systems • Core Scenarios • Detect configuration “drift” • Improve Helpdesk troubleshooting and “time-to-resolve” • Regulatory compliance reporting • Change verification

  18. SCCM 2007 Desired Configuration Management Amit GatenyoInfrastructure & Security Team LeadDario

  19. Remote Control • Completely rewritten! • Significantly faster performance • Using Vista native “collaboration” technology • Back-ported to Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 • Underlying protocol: RDP • Same basic functionality as SMS 2003: • No need for end-user acceptance of new session • NEW! 3 levels of access • Full control • View only • None • Still integrated with Remote Assistance

  20. Summary • SCCM 2007 is a major upgrade of SMS functionality • SCCM 2007 Beta 2 is full featured • Available now • Join the open beta and evaluate the changes! • SCCM 2007 RTM – Summer 2007

  21. See how great it feels whenYou’re NOT in control. • Have you tried Skydiving?

  22. Thank You! www.microsoft.com/systemcenter Amit Gatenyo amit.g@dario.co.il 054-2492499

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