TechNet Webcast: Deploying and Upgrading to System Center Configuration Manager (Part 1 of 2) (Level 300)
TechNet Webcast: Deploying and Upgrading to System Center Configuration Manager (Part 1 of 2) (Level 300)
Event ID: 1032359934
Language(s): English.
Product(s): Other.
Audience(s): IT Implem_IT Generalist.

In this first installment of our two-part series, we discuss how to deploy Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager, specifically in an environment where Microsoft Systems Management Server 2003 is already installed. We begin by answering the question: How does System Center Configuration Manager help me stay on top of my environment, and get, or stay, secure? We highlight changes in site deployment and site system roles. We also look at performance and security improvements. After determining that an upgrade to System Center Configuration Manager can benefit your organization, the next question is: What do you need to do to plan to upgrade your environment? In this session, we answer this question, including upgrade requirements and interoperability issues between System Center Configuration Manager and Systems Management Server 2003. Upgrading your existing deployment includes planning the upgrade, addressing possible issues, and ensuring that prerequisites are in place. We look at ways to upgrade the different types of sites. In addition, we discuss both in-place and side-by-side upgrades and when to use each type of upgrade.

Presenter: John Baker, IT Pro Evangelist, Microsoft Corporation

John Baker started in Microsoft Consulting Services as an infrastructure consultant. He has logged more than 100 TechNet Events and given presentations for the launch of the Microsoft Office System. John has also delivered a variety of webcasts and live events that tackle Windows Server 2003 Active Directory and Group Policy, Microsoft Systems Management Server 2003, and Microsoft SQL Server 2005. As an IT professional, John loves how new products and technologies are always lurking around the corner. That is also a major challenge, which is why he recently completed the Windows Server 2003 MCSE upgrade certification and two security exams.



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