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Using System Center Orchestrator to Automate Security Tasks

Posted by CSS Technical Team on Aug 6, 2012 6:44:00 AM

With System Center Configuration Manager 2012, customers have the ability to use Endpoint Protection capabilities to provide anti-malware services and security to servers and clients. However, to reduce administrator touch points and mistakes, we can use the flexibility of System Center Orchestrator to augment and automate standard security processes. In this post, I will demonstrate how to create a runbook to automate the triggering of a full Endpoint Protection malwarescan in response to a malware detected alert within Configuration Manager.

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Topics: Application Publishing, IT Security, Microsoft Security Partner, Microsoft System Center, SCCM 2012, Configuration Manager, Desktop Security, Sysctr, Infrastructure Management, System Center 2012, SCORCH, workflow, SCCM, System Center Orchestrator, System Center Configuration Manager 2012, Anti-Malware, Blog, SCCM client

Tips from the Field - Deploying Virtualized Applications using System Center Configuration Manager 2007

Posted by CSS Technical Team on Jun 13, 2012 10:25:00 AM

My name is Jamie Smith and I’m a Consultant for Certified Security Solutions Secure Infrastructure Management team. I would like to introduce you to the next segment of our ‘Windows 7 Accelerate with System Center’ marketing campaign: Deploying Virtualized Applications using System Center Configuration Manager 2007. If your organization is still running Windows XP then it’s time to take a long hard look at the calendar and look up April 8, 2014, or better yet, have a look here for the countdown. You have less than 22 months to man the Windows 7 lifeboats and evacuate the decommissioning Windows XP. Seeing as where a typical organization takes around 18 months to do a proper migration, that means there is still some time to step away from the panic button and look things over from stem to stern. One of the ways to can help yourself is by taking some of those applications that you really don’t want to install again and virtualize them.

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Topics: System Center Configuration Manager 2007, Windows 7, Microsoft System Center, Configuration Manager, Win7, Microsoft App-V, Virtualized Applications using System Center Confi, SCCM 2007, App-V sequencer, XP End of Life, Blog, SCCM client, Application Virtualization, App-V, Windows XP, Microsoft Application Virtualization

SCCM 2012 – Migration Made Easy – Part 3

Posted by CSS Technical Team on May 16, 2012 8:13:00 AM

In Part 1 we discussed the requirements overview on preparing for a migration and in Part 2 we covered the types of objects that are available for migration and the exclusions. In this final write up in the series we will go through the process using the migration utility that has been hyped up by Microsoft within Configuration Manager 2012.

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Topics: Microsoft System Center 2012, IT Security, Microsoft Security Partner, Microsoft System Center, SCCM 2012, Win7, Desktop Security, System Center, sccm microsoft, SCCM 2007, XP End of Life, migrate SCCM 2012, ConfigMgr 2012, Blog, SCCM client, Configuration Manager 2012

SCCM 2012 – Migration Made Easy – Part 2

Posted by CSS Technical Team on Jan 17, 2012 4:00:00 AM

In Part 1 of this blog series I presented an overview of the requirements for preparing a migration from Configuration Manager 2007 to 2012. With that information in hand I believe that you should have a general understanding of the pre-requisites necessary to begin your migration process.

Migration Objects

We’re going to cover the types of objects that can be migrated and how they are translated to Configuration Manager 2012. Bulleted below are all of the objects that can be migrated from ConfigMgr 2007 to ConfigMgr 2012.

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Topics: Microsoft System Center 2012, IT Security, Microsoft Security Partner, System Center migration, SCCM 2012, Desktop Security, System Center 2012 migration, Infrastructure Management, System Center 2012, sccm microsoft, Microsoft Active Directory, Microsoft AD, Systems Management, ConfigMgr 2012, Blog, SCCM client, Configuration Manager 2012

SCCM 2012 - Migration Made Easy - Part 1

Posted by CSS Technical Team on Nov 3, 2011 5:00:00 AM

As we all wait in anticipation for Configuration Manger 2012, there are a number of concerns that present themselves from an administrator’s perspective. One of those primary concerns, and the topic of this post, is the lack of upgrade path from SCCM 2007. At first glance it seems like a show stopper as companies may balk at a whole new infrastructure while already having one already in place for SCCM 2007. However, as Microsoft has made giant strides forward in terms of Systems Management and Hierarchy Simplification with ConfigMgr 2012, they have also reduced the pains of migration immensely. With the release of ConfigMgr 2012 RC some of you may be gearing up for testing, with that in mind the first part of this three part blog will highlight the requirements for preparing a migration along with any caveats and information pertaining to the migration process.

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Topics: IT Security, Microsoft Security Partner, SCCM 2012, Desktop Security, Infrastructure Management, Microsoft SCCM, sccm microsoft, Microsoft Active Directory, SCCM, migrate SCCM 2012, Systems Management, ConfigMgr 2012, Blog, SCCM client, migration to SCCM 2012

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