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Wednesday
Aug292012

S02E04: SCCM 2012 - OS Deployment

In this episode we take a look at how simple it is to deploy operating systems with System Center Configuration Manager 2012. Some great new features including the ability to keep the image upto date with the latest patches, and errr well it just seems to work well first time!
At the end of this you should be able to build and capture your initial Windows 7 image, configure PXE, manage offline updating of the image and then deploy your first image with full driver injection. It is the same process for deploying Windows 2008 R2 but we will need to wait for SCCM 2012 Service Pack 1 for full Windows 8 support.
Tuesday
Aug142012

S02E03: Intro to Configuration Manager 2012

In this episode we take our first look at System Center Configuration Manager 2012. Loads of cool things we can do with this: Application/OS/Patch Deployment, Software Metering (Who’s running what, where and when), Remote Control, Hardware and Software Inventory,  and rich reporting of assets. Thats just some, oh, did I mention virus protection?

The main change with the 2012 version is the realisation (from MS) that users use applications not systems, so it has all gone a bit more user centric, also adds some nice touches like an application web portal allowing users to select applications to install without bothering the service desk!