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

5 Day Course
Hands On
Official Microsoft Curriculum
Code M6451

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This 5-day course provides students with the knowledge and skills to plan, deploy, and manage Microsoft® System Centre Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr) 2007.The course focuses on planning and deploying sites and clients, configuring software distribution, deploying operating systems, and managing software updates. It also focuses on remote tools and managing mobile devices.


Course Objectives:

  • Provide an overview of Configuration Manager 2007
  • Plan and deploy a single-site architecture
  • Plan and deploy Configuration Manager 2007 clients
  • Collect inventory and configure software metering
  • Query and report data
  • Prepare for and manage software distribution
  • Deploy operating systems using Configuration Manager 2007
  • Deploy and manage software updates
  • Work with desired configuration management in Configuration Manager 2007
  • Work with Configuration Manager remote tools and Wake On LAN features
  • Manage mobile devices using Configuration Manager 2007
  • Maintain and troubleshoot Configuration Manager 2007
  • Plan and configure a multiple-site hierarchy

Target Audience

Who Should Attend?

This course is intended for Systems Engineers with one to three years of experience supporting multiple desktop and server computers running Microsoft Windows in medium to large enterprise organizations, and who have a need to plan a Configuration Manager 2007 deployment. Additionally, this course is intended for Administrators who are responsible for configuring and managing one or more Configuration Manager 2007 sites and all supporting systems. They have one to three years of experience supporting multiple desktop and server computers running Microsoft Windows Server in medium to large enterprise organizations.

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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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