M6451: Planning, Deploying and Managing System Center Configuration Manager 2007

5 Day Course
Hands On
Official Microsoft Curriculum
Code M6451

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Overview of Configuration Manager 2007 (4 topics)

  • Where Configuration Manager 2007 Fits Within the System Centre Solution
  • Configuration Manager 2007 Features
  • Overview of Configuration Manager Site Architecture
  • Configuration Manager Client Overview

Planning and Deploying a Single-Site Architecture (8 topics)

  • Planning to Deploy a Configuration Manager Site
  • Preparing to Deploy a Configuration Manager Site
  • Installing a Configuration Manager Site Server
  • Deploying A Configuration Manager Site Server (Lab)
  • Discovering Resources
  • Upgrading an SMS 2003 Site to Configuration Manager 2007
  • Managing Users and Configuring Boundaries and Discovery (Lab)
  • Planning and Deploying

Configuration Manager 2007 Clients (6 topics)

  • Preparing for Client Deployment
  • Deploying Clients
  • Deploying Configuration Manager Clients (Lab)
  • Managing Configuration Manager Client Installations
  • Troubleshooting Client Deployment Problems
  • Reviewing Client Deployment (Lab)

Collecting Inventory and Metering Software Usage (8 topics)

  • Overview of Inventory Collection
  • Collecting Hardware Inventory
  • Collecting Software Inventory
  • Managing Inventory
  • Collecting Inventory (Lab)
  • Configuring Software Metering
  • Configuring Software Metering (Lab)
  • Querying and Reporting

Querying and Reporting Data (8 topics)

  • Introduction to the Architecture of Data and Status Queries
  • Creating and Running Queries
  • Creating Queries (Lab)
  • Configuring and Deploying a Reporting Point
  • Creating a Reporting Point (Lab)
  • Creating and Running Reports
  • Creating Reports (Lab)
  • Creating and Running Dashboards

Preparing for and Managing Software Distribution (7 topics)

  • Overview of the Software Distribution Processes
  • Preparing the Site for Software Distribution Objects
  • Preparing a Site for Software Distribution (Lab)
  • Configuring
  • Software Distribution ObjectsSystem Image Deployments
  • Using PXE
  • Deploying Operating Systems Using PXE (Lab)

Agentless Exception Monitoring (5 topics)

  • Overview of Software Updates
  • Preparing the Configuration Manager Infrastructure forSoftware Updates
  • Managing Software Updates
  • Monitoring and Troubleshooting Software Updates
  • Deploying and Managing Software Updates (Lab)

Working with Desired Configuration Management in Configuration Manager 2007 (4 topics)

  • Overview of DesiredConfiguration Management
  • Configuring Desired Configuration Management
  • Viewing and Troubleshooting Compliance Results
  • Configuring Desired Configuration Management (Lab)

Using Remote Tools and Wake On LAN Features (8 topics)

  • About Configuration Manager Remote Tools
  • Configuring the Remote Tools Client Agent
  • Monitoring and Securing Configuration Manager
  • Remote Tools
  • Configuring and Using Remote Tools (Lab)
  • Configuration Manager Wake On LAN
  • Configuring and Monitoring Wake On LAN
  • Configuring and Using Wake On LAN (Lab)

Managing Mobile Devices Using Configuration Manager 2007 (8 topics)

  • Overview of Mobile Device Management
  • Configuring Server Settings to Support Mobile
  • Device Management
  • Configuring the Site Server to Support Mobile Device (Lab)
  • Management
  • Configuring Client Settings
  • Managing Mobile Devices
  • Managing Mobile Devices Using Configuration Manager 2007 (Lab)

Maintaining and Troubleshooting Configuration (4 topics)

  • Maintaining Configuration Manager 2007
  • Backup and Recovery of Configuration Manager 2007
  • Configuration Manager Troubleshooting Tools
  • Maintaining and Troubleshooting a Configuration Manager Site System (Lab)

Planning and Configuring a Multiple Site Hierarchy (8 topics)

  • Introduction to the Configuration Manager Site Hierarchy
  • Configuring Configuration Manager Site Communications
  • Planning a Configuration Manager 2007 Hierarchy (Lab)
  • Installing a Secondary Site Server
  • Installing Secondary Sites and Proxy Management Points (Lab)
  • Decommissioning Sites and Hierarchies
  • Roaming in Multiple Site Hierarchies
  • Roaming Between Configuration Manager 2007 Sites (Lab)


Before attending this course, students must have:

  • A base-level understanding of Systems Management Server 2003

System Administrator level working knowledge of:

  • Deployment, configuration, and troubleshooting for Windows-based personal computers
  • TCP/IP networking
  • SQL Server
  • Active Directory
  • Basic Public Key Infrastructure concepts

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