What is SCCM 2012?
System Center Configuration Manager 2012 is a Microsoft Windows product that allows Windows administrators to manage the deployment and security of applications and devices in a business environment. Getting SCCM Certification allows IT users to gain mastery of this technology and implement it to its most advantageous state in an enterprise environment. Here we discuss some of the best features of SCCM 2012.
Top Best Features of SCCM 2012
- User Centric Management
Earlier versions limited users to collections based on systems when targeting a software distribution. Now with user centric management, it is now directed at specific users or user groups.
- Configuration settings remediation
Configuration Settings can now be applied to users, mobile devices, desktops, and servers. The best functionality is its ability to remediate non-compliant registry, WMI, and script settings. Automated remediation helps diminish greatly the time that a non-compliant configuration remains out of compliance.
- Collection-based configuration settings
In SCCM 2012, client settings can be customized and targeted at specific collections within the same site. This will reduce the complexity of many site hierarchies.
- Dependency-based software distribution
SCCM 2012 allows requirement rules and conditions to lay down preconditions for a deployment such as: software pre-requisites, hardware requirements, disk space etc. This concept and approach of application management is quite better and cleaner, especially when it is merged with the latest Deployment Types. Applications can have various deployment types, for example, mobile device version, an upgrade, virtual app, local install, uninstall etc., and the deployment type can be initiated as required by Global Conditions or Requirement Rules.
- Software Center and Application Catalog
Software Center and Application Catalog goes well with the user-centric theme and enables users to define configurable settings and install available applications. This model works like an “App Store” and minimizes challenges related to device and application management for mobile-savvy users.
Koenig Solutions offers authorized SCCM training to interested candidates who wish to gain expertise in managing, administering and deploying System Center 2012 Configuration Manager.