Endpoint Services, MECM, Group Policy interaction in MECM

Overview

What is the recommended use of MECM versus group policy objects (GPOs)?

Systems

Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager (MECM), formerly SCCM

Intended Audience

University of Illinois IT Pros leveraging MECM, hosted by Technology Services' Endpoint Services team

General Information

Group Policy Objects (GPOs) remain unchanged by MECM; IT Pros can continue to apply configuration settings or restrictions for software via GPOs. Endpoint Services recommends that you deploy applications via MECM instead of GPOs, as MECM has many more features.

MECM can also manage compliance via Configuration Items and Configuration Baselines:

Microsoft has published a step-by-step guide to writing configuration items and creating configuration items.


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