Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager (MECM), formerly SCCM
University of Illinois IT Pros leveraging MECM, hosted by Technology Services' Endpoint Services team
MECM stands for "Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager", Microsoft's enterprise-ready software for allowing IT Pros to manage computers (known as "endpoints") running Microsoft Windows in their units & colleges. MECM manages endpoints with an installed client running with administrative privileges, a central server, and a per-unit caching server called a "distribution point" where the client obtains content from.
Typical MECM tasks include:
It is important to note that MECM is designed primarily for use with Microsoft Windows endpoints.
MECM is available at a cost to University IT Pros and their units & colleges; view costs for using the MECM service. MECM works on physical and virtual Windows systems, and MECM services are designed to be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. The University MECM deployment also comes with support services and a community of IT Pros already using the University SCCM deployment.