System Center Configuration Manager Current Branch - SCCM
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System Center Configuration Manager Current Branch - SCCM

Microsoft SCCM Training for Beginners, System Center Configuration, Intune with co-Management, SCCM-Training, SCCM 2016
4.2 (365 ratings)
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Created by Pavan Kumar
Last updated 7/2020
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This course includes
  • 51 hours on-demand video
  • 21 articles
  • 39 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • SCCM Training | Microsoft SCCM training | Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (Current Branch) training | SCCM training tutorials for beginners | SCCM Design, Deployment | Monitor and perform Day to day Operations Tasks as SCCM Administrator | step by step training on SCCM
  • SCCM Interview Questions and Answers - With explanation on how to and reasoning
  • System Center Configuration Manager (Current Branch) 2016 (1902)
  • Introduction to System Center Suite of Products
  • SCCM Features and Capabilities
  • Create your own SCCM LAB – Domain Controller – Create a VM as Member Server
  • Designing SCCM Hierarchy - SCCM Site Types – CAS , Primary, Secondary and Remote Distribution Points
  • Design concepts to decide Central Administration Site (CAS) , Primary Site, Secondary site or Remote / Distribution Point
  • Validate Pre-Requests to Install SCCM Server
  • Install SCCM Standalone Primary Site
  • Install SCCM CAS Site
  • Install SCCM Secondary Site
  • Design and deploy SCCM Hierarchy
  • SCCM Client Deployment – GPO’s & Manual Installation and Uninstall
  • SCCM Device and User Collections Creation - typical and Complex Collections
  • Software / Applications Deployments (Office 2013, MSI, App-V, Exe, packaging methods with App-v Sequence)
  • Application Catalog / Self Service Portal for Application Deployment
  • SCCM Inboxes Folders - How it works and importance of the Inboxes and issues with Inboxes Backlogs
  • Inventory Management with Hardware, Software Inventory & Asset Intelligence
  • Software metering and Reports for use case
  • Extending Custom Hardware inventory
  • SQL Query Development for Beginners
  • Deploy & configure Reporting Services with SCCM – Create Custom Reports and view SCCM reports
  • Remote Tools for Help Desk Team to take Remote Control
  • SCCM Client Agents
  • SCCM Hierarchy monitoring Logs and Status Messages and Troubleshooting with Logs
  • SCCM Client Deployment and Troubleshooting
  • Wake-On-Lan Deployment
  • Design and deploy SCCM Remote tools for Help Desk teams
  • Software Updates / Patch Management with SCCM – Monthly & ADR & Emergency Deployments
  • Software Updates / Patch Management - Reports & Troubleshooting with Patch Management
  • Design and configure SCCM Maintenance Windows for patch Management
  • SCCM Compliance Management – Deployment Baseline configurations & Configuration Items
  • OS Deployment - All most all possible Business Scenarios covered
  • OS Deployment - Windows 10 & 7 SOE (Gold / Master) Image creation with MDT and SCCM (Both the scenarios )
  • OS Deployment – Deploy Windows 10 & 7 -> Baremetal , Inplace, Upgrade and Side by Side With User State Migration (USMT - Users Data))
  • Deploy Windows 10 / 7 & User State Migration (USMT) with State Migration Point
  • Deploy Windows 10 / 7 & User State Migration (USMT) with Hard Link Options
  • OS Deployment - in no network connectivity locations or Poor Connectivity locations - USB Standalone and USB Standalone boot Media
  • Deploy latest Windows 10 builds with SCCM - Windows Servicing – Windows as a service - Ring Options
  • Driver Management for OS Deployment with Task sequence and Boot Image
  • Creating multiple Task Sequence to full fill Operating System Deployment Scenarios
  • Design and Deploy Endpoint Protection Manager in SCCM and deploy Endpoint Agent Push Definitions updates , , Schedule Scans and Exception of Folders scanning and cleaning actions for Malware
  • Distribution points and Groups
  • Power Management With SCCM
  • SCCM In-console Updates
  • Deep Drive into SCCM Content Library and SCCM Content Management
  • How to configure SCCM Backup and Recovery of SCCM Site with demos
  • Deep Drive into Configure SCCM Hierarchy with PKI / CA / Certificates and Secure Communication between SCCM Sites and SCCM Clients
  • SCCM Advanced topics – IBCM, CMG and Co-Management
  • Design and Deploy IBCM – Internet Based Client Management to Manage SCCM Clients over the Internet (Without VPN))
  • Configure and Deploy Cloud Management Gateway - Deploy apps over the internet without IBCM
  • Advanced options in 1902 Cloud Management Gateway and comparison with 1802 CMG and 1902
  • Singup for Azure Trail and Intune - EMS - Microsoft Enterprise Mobility + Security Design and Configure with SCCM Co-Management
  • Design and Configure Co-management in SCCM
  • BranchCache and Peer cache
  • How to use CMPivot
  • SCCM Technical Forums and blogs to stay up to date on changes
  • SCCM Client side and Server Side logs for Troubleshooting
Requirements
  • No prior knowledge of SCCM is required
  • No paid software required - we will be using free and evaluation software to complete hands-on training
  • Experience with Active Directory and Group Policy is helpful but not necessary
Description

This course will be very useful for students who wants to Learn SCCM in-depth from Ground Level Zero to Hero Level.

This Course has more than 45+ hrs of in-depth content that can boost your SCCM Skills to next level.


This Course is designed for beginners  to learn from Basics skills to Advanced Skills that are more demanding in the current market such as IBCM, Cloud Management gateway , Co-Management with Intune and SCCM.

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Microsoft SCCM / Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (Current Branch) / SCCM training for Beginners on Designing, Deployment, Monitor and Day to Day operations tasks on SCCM Step by Step

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2020-Jan Updates

  • Added Level 3 and 4 advanced troubleshooting videos and documentation.

2020-Feb Updates

  • Offered Three Options to created your Own LAB

  • on your PC

  • On Azure with limitation of OS Deployment

  • On Azure without any limitations

Who this course is for:
  • Anyone wanting to know how to install SCCM from scratch
  • Students who want to learn SCCM
  • Students who want to learn Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager
  • Students who are attending interviews on SCCM
  • Students who want to learn ConfigMgr
  • Students who want to learn Configuration manager Current Branch
  • IT professionals that wants to learn how to administrate and deploy SCCM 2016 in a work environment
  • Beginners to Experts can take this course
  • Windows System Administrators want to learn SCCM Administration and design
  • Working with SCCM Server or Client side and looking for upgrade Skills with advance concepts like OSD, IBCM,CMG and co-Management
  • SCCM 2012 or SMS Administrator want to upgrade his or her skills to Current Branch latest version
  • IT consultants who want to learn SCCM
  • looking to get a job on SCCM Skills
  • Upgrading SCCM Skills to next Level
  • Anyone want learn how to step by step to install SCCM from scratch and configure
  • SCCM 2012 professionals, looking to get updated training on the new SCCM 2016 /2019 version
  • SCCM 2012 professionals, looking to get updated training on the new SCCM Current Branch version
  • People looking for SCCM Job as career
Course content
Expand all 206 lectures 53:19:39
+ Introduction
5 lectures 36:11

Self Introduction and high level of Topics that covers in this Course Such as

  1. Designing of SCCM hierarchy , Primary Site , Secondary Site, Central Administration Site, Remote DP's Peer DPS, Prestage Media

  2. OS Deployment - Inplace Migration, Side by Side and Baremetal

    1. MDT integration

    2. Windows 10 Image creation

    3. User Data Migration With USMT Tool

    4. Windows 7 to Windows 10 migration

    5. In-Place Migration of Windows 10

    6. Windows 10 deployment with Rings

  3. Inventory - Hardware and software & Asset Intelligent

  4. Power Management

  5. Wake ON LAn

  6. Reporting Services

  7. Collections and WQL & SQL Queries  creation

  8. SCCM Backup and Recovery

  9. SCCM Inboxes

  10. SCCM Content Management

  11. SCCM PeerCashe and Branch Cashe

  12. Compliance Management

  13. Application / Software Deployment

  14. Self Service Portal / Application portal

  15. AD Groups Based Deployment for fully automated deployments

  16. Remote tools

  17. IBCM Internet based Clients Management

  18. SCCM Hierarchy migration / Inconsole Updates

  19. SCCM hierarchy migrate to HTTPS Communication

  20. Cloud Management Gateway

  21. Co-Management Complete setup and Client deployment and Azure AD auto enrollment of Devices

    1. Azure portal trail Sing-up

    2. Enable Co-Management

  22. SCCM Client Deployment

  23. Extra Topics

    1. Free LAB for you to practice online for SCCM

    2. CMPivot

    3. Top SCCM bloggers and Sites to gain Knowledge to stay uptodate

    4. Troubleshooting at SCCM Server side and Client Side


Note:- To try these labs no paid software required - we will be using free and evaluation software to complete hands-on training

Preview 04:23

Learn the introduction of System Center Family products


The System Center 2019 release is focused on three different areas:

  • To be the first choice when it comes to Data Center management

  • To integrate with the new Windows Server 2019 release and features

  • To better work with Azure in hybrid cloud scenarios


  1. Virtual Machine Manager Provision fabric, deploy and manage VMs, and deploy multi-tier apps

  2. Configuration Manager - Patch and update clients and servers

  3. Operations Manager - Monitor physical, virtual and cloud infrastructure and workloads in real time

  4. System Center Orchestrator / Service Management Automation management tasks using graphical and scripting tools

  5. System Center Data Protection Manager Private clouds, physical machines, clients, and server applications

  6. System Center Service Manager - Self-Service IT process management and self-service

  7. System Center Endpoint Protection (SCEP) is an antivirus/antimalware product for Windows environments that includes a Windows Firewall manager

Introduction of System Center Family Products
03:37

You will be understanding of the feature set of SCCM.

Windows 10 management

In-console updates

Application delivery

Device management

Virtual desktop management

Endpoint Protection

Compliance and settings management

Software update management

Power management

Operating system deployment

Client health and monitoring

Asset intelligence

Inventory

Software metering

Reporting

Remote control

User data and profiles configuration items

Power management

Mobile device management with Microsoft Intune

Company resource access

Features of SCCM / System Center Configuration Manager Current Branch
21:53

You will be understanding about SCCM design at 1000 foot level in production offices design with lame man words.

SCCM in a Typical Office Setup at high level
04:56

test quiz

Quiz
1 question
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01:22
+ SCCM LAB Setup & SCCM Vocabulary
17 lectures 03:33:58

This Lecture Describes on SCCM Vocabulary - By Learning these common Words you will be more comfort with SCCM Tool and its technical Terminology .

  1. What is SCCM Server

  2. Site

  3. Site code

  4. Site server

  5. Site system

  6. SCCM Client

  7. (SCCM) Roles - 17

  8. MP – Management Point Role

  9. DP – Distribution point Role

  10. DP – Distribution point Groups

  11. Discovery

  12. Boundary

  13. Boundary Group

  14. Central Administration Site – CAS

  15. Primary Site

  16. Standalone primary site

  17. Secondary Site

  18. Hierarchy 

  19. Company portal

  20. Inventory

  21. WMI

  22. SMS Provider

  23. ADK

  24. WINPE

  25. Boot Images

  26. PXE

  27. BITS

  28. WMI

  29. Content library

  30. Prestage content

  31. SCCM console / SCCM Administrator Console

  32. Software Distribution

    1. Package PackageID

    2. Program(s)

    3. Deploy

    4. Schedule

    5. Application

    6. Status and reports


SCCM Vocabulary
01:07:33
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01:22
Create your own LAB for Practice - Three Options that you have Choose any one
03:38
Three LAB Options you can to Practice
00:25
Option 1 - Create a LAB on your Own Computer with Hyper-v
01:09
How to Enable Hyper-V on Your Windows 10 Machine (Skip it if you know Hyper-v)
09:49
Hyper-v Basics - Skip it if you know How to setup Hyper-v
05:09
Hyper-V Basics -Networking options with in LAB (Please skip if you know Hyper-V)
22:26
For Option 2 and 3 You need to have Azure Subscription - Try Free Trail
04:31

Use this option if you want to create your own computer lab, when you do not have a LAB computer.


The commands that I used in this LAB:

New-NetIPAddress -IPAddress 192.168.0.1 -PrefixLength 24 -InterfaceIndex 18

New-NetNat -Name "InternalNat" -InternalIPInterfaceAddressPrefix 192.168.0.0/24

Option 2 - Create a LAB in Microsoft Azure - Can Practice OSD too (All Labs can)
43:05
Option 3 - Create a LAB in Microsoft Azure - Without OSD All can be tested
22:33
How to - Save Cost in Azure so that you can use for 30 Days free (Option 2 & 3)
02:53
Cleanup Resources from Azure Portal - for Option 2 andOption 3
02:00
  1. To Enable Hyper-V you need to enable Intel-VT(X) in the BIOS

  2. To Enable Hyper-V in Azure VM - You need to take a specific support VM Image like DV3 7 DSV3 check the lecture 12 & 13

  3. If Still have issue please check the lecture 9 How to Enable Hyper-V on Your Windows 10 Machine (Skip it if you know Hyper-v), Which explained about Basics of Hyper-V backend and use the tools that are given to test the hyper-v compatibility

  4. Support Microsoft Azure VM links for Nested virtualization https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-machines/dv3-dsv3-series 


Troubleshooting for enabling Hyper-v Role
04:16

This can be skipped if you know how to create VM's


This Video for students who wanted to practice and create VM's on Hyper-V and if they are quite new can follow this Lecture

Create VM's (Fast forward video) If you know how to create VM's Please do Skip
02:01

Setup the Active Directory environment using Windows Server 2019.

Note:- We used in our Lab all the latest Server OS versions

Create Domain Controller
06:56

If you have experience on below steps you can Skip this Video.

  • Simulate the Production infra

  • Create OU structure

  • Join SCCM Server to Domain

  • Remote Desktop Connection Manager Installation

Group Policies and Domain Join
14:12
Quiz
2 questions
+ SCCM Pre-Requests
3 lectures 01:37:34
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01:22

Recommendations for software versions are documented in the attached Excel file in the resource section. Please do check the same.

This Part 1 & Part 2 Sections will help to get all Prerequisite checks so that installation can be proceed as error free:

logs its results in the ConfigMgrPrereq.log file on the system drive of the computer. The log file might contain additional information that doesn't appear in the application interface.

I have uploaded SC_configmagr_SCEP_1802.zip file for evaluation of this lab. This is the software for SCCM 1802.

SCCM Pre-Requests - Part 1
23:54

This Part 1 & Part 2 Sections will help to get all Prerequisite checks so that installation can be proceed as error free:

logs its results in the ConfigMgrPrereq.log file on the system drive of the computer. The log file might contain additional information that doesn't appear in the application interface.

SCCM Pre-Requests - Part 2
01:12:18
Quiz
1 question
+ SCCM Installation as Standalone Primary Site
3 lectures 44:48
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01:22

Install SCCM Standalone Primary Site

  1. Setup of SCCM

  2. Prerequisite  validation

  3. Logs to remember and check

    1. ConfigMgrPrereq.log

    2. ConfigMgrSetup.log

    3. ConfigMgrSetupWizard.log

SCCM Installation as Standalone Primary Site
38:05
SCCM Console Open & Verify System Management Container
05:21
Quiz
2 questions
+ SCCM 1st Time Configurations @ SCCM Server Side -Verify Logs @ Server/Client End
4 lectures 01:46:55
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01:22

SCCM Client Agents

Boundaries

Boundaries Group

Discovery

Client Push

Client Manually Install

Client Side logs

SCCM Server Side Logs


For Detailed Microsoft Links you can refer to below links

About discovery methods for System Center Configuration Manager - https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/core/servers/deploy/configure/about-discovery-methods

Client Push Installation Account - https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/core/plan-design/hierarchy/accounts#client-push-installation-account

Client installation methods in System Center Configuration Manager - https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/core/clients/deploy/plan/client-installation-methods

Define site boundaries and boundary groups for System Center Configuration Manager - https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/core/servers/deploy/configure/define-site-boundaries-and-boundary-groups

How To Install Clients With Client Push - https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/core/clients/deploy/deploy-clients-to-windows-computers#BKMK_ClientPush

Learn how clients find site resources and services for System Center Configuration Manager - https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/core/plan-design/hierarchy/understand-how-clients-find-site-resources-and-services

Network Access Account - https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/core/plan-design/hierarchy/accounts#client-push-installation-account

Ports Used During Configuration Manager Client Deployment - https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/core/clients/deploy/windows-firewall-and-port-settings-for-clients

Reference for maintenance tasks for System Center Configuration Manager - https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/core/servers/manage/reference-for-maintenance-tasks

Reporting Services Point Account - https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/core/plan-design/hierarchy/accounts#client-push-installation-account

SCCM 1st Time Configurations @ SCCM Server Side -Verify Logs @ Server/Client End
01:21:13

SCCM Client Agents

Boundaries

Boundaries Group

Discovery

Client Push

Client Manually Install

Client Side logs

SCCM Server Side Logs

SCCM 1st Time Configurations @ Revise and check In-depth Part 1 of 2
04:16

SCCM Client Agents

Boundaries

Boundaries Group

Discovery

Client Push

Client Manually Install

Client Side logs

SCCM Server Side Logs

SCCM 1st Time Configurations @ Revise and check In-depth Part 2 of 2
20:04

You have a deployment of System Center Configuration Manager (Current Branch).

Your company opens a new office. All the client computers in the new office use IPv6 addresses only.

The IPv6 address of one of the computers is 2001:3823:2c50:6a39:e976:b0eb:93f7:fb41.

You need to configure an IPv6 boundary in Configuration Manager for the new office.

What should you use to configure the boundary?

Configure the boundary
3 questions
+ SCCM Client Deployment Step by Step
4 lectures 30:53
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01:22

GPO based Client Deployment

Advantages

  • Doesn't require computers to be discovered before the client can be installed.

  • Can be used for new client installations or for upgrades.

  • Computers can read client installation properties that have been published to Active Directory Domain Services.

  • Doesn't require you to configure and maintain an installation account for the intended client computer.

Disadvantages

  • If a large number of clients are being installed, it can cause high network traffic.

  • If the Active Directory schema isn't extended for Configuration Manager, you must use group policy settings to add client installation properties to computers in your site.

For other Client Deployment methods you can check this Microsoft Link

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/core/clients/deploy/plan/client-installation-methods


SCCM Client Deployment - Group Policy Based Deployment Method
12:08

Manual installation

  • CCMsetup.exe will be used for Client installation or Uninstallation.

  • CCMsetup.log will be created in C:\windows\CCMsetup\logs\ccmsetup.log

  • a detailed log msi log also gets created.

Note:- Manual Installation with CCMsetup.exe has lot of command options its good to check the Microsoft documentation. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/core/clients/deploy/deploy-clients-to-windows-computers#BKMK_Manual

Supported client platform: Windows, UNIX/Linux, Mac OS X

Advantages

  • Doesn't require computers to be discovered before the client can be installed.

  • Can be useful for testing purposes.

  • Supports using command-line properties for CCMSetup.

Disadvantages

  • No automation, therefore time consuming.

SCCM Client Manual Install and Uninstall
06:34

The Fallback Status Point (FSP) is a role is used to receive State Messages from clients, similar to a management point (MP). The difference is that only certain types of state messages are sent to a FSP, in particular messages related to client installation, client site assignment, and clients unable to communicate with their HTTPS MP. There are built-in reports that can be leverage to view the data the is received by the FSP.

What is Fallback ? What it Means to Client Deployment?
10:49

This kind of questions may come in SCCM Exam - Related to SCCM Client Deployment Methods (Client Push)

SCCM Client Deployment Questions
2 questions

Quiz on SCCM Client setup

Quiz on SCCM Client setup
1 question
+ SCCM Collections
3 lectures 01:12:17
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01:22

Collections help you organize resources into manageable units. You can create collections to match your client management needs, and to perform operations on multiple resources at one time.

Built-in and custom collections appear in the User Collections and Device Collections nodes in the Assets and Complianceworkspace in the Configuration Manager console.


Collections use Direct and Query Based Membership for User or Device Collection Types

SCCM Collections Part 1 of 2
59:52
SCCM Collections Part 2 of 2
11:03

Collection types

Collection types
1 question
+ Software Distribution
20 lectures 05:02:57
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01:22
Software Distribution - MSI Extensions Deployments
01:02:01
Application Deployment at High Level Demo
17:41
Application Deployment - Part 1
10:23
Application Deployment - Parr 3 - .Exe Files install Silently ( 7Zip & Adobe)
50:21

You Can download ADK 1903 version from below link https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2086042

Check out Microsot Website for more information on ADK https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-hardware/get-started/adk-install

APP-V Sequence and Deploy App-V Applications
15:57
Deploy Applications User Centric - Primary Device as MSI app other Devices Appv
04:27
Enable Application Deployment - Web Catalog Point Role
07:50
Application Deployment - Approvals from Self Service Portal / WebCatalog
11:21
Active Directory Groups Based Deployment-Fully Automated Application Deployments
20:49
Applications Deployment with Task Sequence
28:46
Deploy Microsoft Office 2013 Package
08:10

Application Deployments

Application Deployments
2 questions
Check Last Module SCCM Troubleshooting a Deep Drive from Level 100 to 300
00:27
Troubleshooting - Get More logging
01:41
FAQ's - Troubleshooting Questions
03:17
Sample SQL Querirs for Troubleshooting
02:42
Question and Answers or Get support from Microsoft Community
00:03
+ Inboxes Explanation - Monitor Inbox Folders
4 lectures 01:15:11
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01:22
Monitor Applications Deployment From SCCM Console
06:30

Check Resources Section for very useful content reference for List of logs and Content Distribution Frequently asked questions and Answers.

Inbox Monitoring - Software Deploymnet
38:25
+ Inventory Management - Hardware / Software Inventory & Software Metering
4 lectures 01:20:59
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01:22

Configure Hardware Inventory,Software inventory and Software metering

Deep Drive the logs and WMI on how the inventory is working from Server to Client and client to Server


Note:- For the Software metering check the Lecture Software metering reports as these reports do not generate on immediate bases.

Hardware and Software Inventory , Software Metering - Indepth
49:52

RegKeyToMof Tool - Very handy Tool for extending Hardware inventory.

This tool is intended to simplify the redaction of MOF for extending SMS & SCCM hardware inventories with custom RegistryKeys. Browse registry- you can check "enable 64 bits" if needed.- check dynamic instances to query subkeys of the selection.

Check the resource Section to download the tool as part of this course content.

Extend Hardware Inventory
23:28

Monitor software metering:

Software metering is used to monitor Windows PC desktop apps with a filename ending in .exe. Software metering does not monitor modern Windows apps (such as those used by Windows 8).

  1. Determine how many copies of a particular app are in your company

  2. Discover any unused copies of an app

  3. Determine which users regularly use a particular app

  4. Woodgrove Bank has deployed Microsoft Office 2010 as its standard office productivity suite. However, to support a legacy application, some computers must continue to run Microsoft Office Word 2003. The IT department wants to reduce support and licensing costs by removing these copies of Word 2003 if the legacy application is no longer used. The help desk also wants to identify which users use the legacy application.

  5. Woodgrove Bank's IT Systems Manager uses software metering in Configuration Manager to achieve these business objectives. The Admin performs the following actions:

  6. Checks the prerequisites for software metering and confirms that the reporting services point is installed and operational.

  7. Configures the default client settings for software metering:
    The Admin enables software metering and uses the default data collection schedule of once every seven days.
    The Admin configures software inventory to inventory files that have the extension .exe by configuring the software inventory client setting Inventory these file types.
    The Admin adds a new software metering rule, named woodgrove.exe, to monitor the legacy application.

  8. Waits for seven days, after which the client computers begin to report usage data for the woodgrove.exe executable.

  9. The Admin uses the Configuration Manager report Install base for all metered software programs to see which computers have the application woodgrove.exe loaded.

  10. After six months, the Admin runs the report Computers that have a metered program installed, but have not run the program since a specified date, specifying the software metering rule and a date six months in the past. This report identifies 120 computers that have not run the program in the past six months.

  11. The Admin makes some further checks to confirm that the legacy application is not required on the identified computers. The Admin then uninstalls the legacy application and the copy of Word 2003 from these computers.
    The Admin runs the report Users that have run a specific metered software program to provide the help desk with a list of users who continue to use the legacy application.

  12. The Admin continues to check the software metering reports weekly and takes remedial action if necessary.

  13. As a result of this course of action, IT support and licensing costs are reduced by removing the applications that are no longer required. In addition, the help desk now has the list that it wanted of the users who run the legacy application.



Software Metering - Reports
06:17

Quiz

Quiz on Inventory Management
1 question