Endpoint Services, SCCM, What is SCCM?
Introduction to Microsoft's System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM).
System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) Current Branch
University of Illinois IT Pros leveraging Technology Services Endpoint Service SCCM Current Branch
SCCM stands for "System Center Configuration Manager", Microsoft's enterprise-ready software for allowing IT Pros to manage computers (known as "endpoints") running Microsoft Windows in their units & colleges. SCCM works using an installed client running with administrative privilege on the endpoint, a central server, and a per-unit caching server called a "distribution point" where the client gets copies of managed content.
Typical SCCM tasks include:
- managing software on endpoints (optional or mandatory installs, or software removal)
- allowing end-users to install or remove software using Software Center, a self-service interface on each endpoint
- collecting statistics from endpoints
- using gathered information to compile reports summarizing endpoint activity
- deploying and managing compliance policy for devices and users
- imaging and migrating endpoints
- deploying and managing endpoint protection, using System Center Endpoint Protection (SCEP)
- remotely controlling the endpoint for desktop support
It is important to note that SCCM is designed primarily for use with Microsoft Windows endpoints.
SCCM is available at a cost to University IT Pros and their units & colleges; view costs for using the SCCM service. SCCM works on physical and virtual Windows systems, and SCCM services are designed to be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. The University SCCM deployment also comes with support services and a community of IT Pros already using the University SCCM deployment.