Microsoft Endpoint Manager: Deploy an On-premises MECM Site

Walk through the design, installation, and initial configuration of a Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager (MECM) primary site in this course.
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Sep 7, 2021
Duration
1h 57m
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Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Sep 7, 2021
Duration
1h 57m
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Description

The central core of an MECM hierarchy is the site, and for a lot of environments it's the primary site. That site is the boundary of administration for all the devices, machines, and software that needs configuration control.

But before you can manage those devices, there are some significant setup activities required to get an MECM primary site operational. Digging deeply into those setup activities is the theme for this course.

In this second course out of sixteen, Microsoft Endpoint Manager: Deploy an On-premises MECM Site, you'll begin by understanding the steps in installing an MECM primary site. This installation comes with a significant series of prerequisites that must be considered before starting any setup routine. Next, once installed, you'll configure the highest-level site and site system properties that are the core requirements for any primary site. This configuration will include several of the core site system roles that are needed before clients get distributed. Finally, you'll configure the distribution point role. Of the roles needed at first, the DP role is the most complicated to configure correctly to meet client needs wherever they might be.

About the author
About the author

Greg Shields is an Author Evangelist at Pluralsight.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hey, this is Greg Shields, and you found the second course in my learning path on the implementation and everyday use of Microsoft Endpoint Manager including Configuration Manager, or MECM, and Microsoft Intune. I am principal author evangelist here, at Pluralsight, and I've been working with MECM since way back in the days of SMS version 1.2. The central core of an MECM hierarchy is the site, and for a lot of environments, it's the primary site. That site is the boundary of administration for all the devices, machines, and software that needs configuration control. But before you can manage these devices, there are some significant setup activities required to get an MECM primary site operational. Digging deeply into those setup activities is the theme for this course. In this second course out of 16, you'll begin by understanding the steps in installing MECM primary site. This installation comes with a significant series of prerequisites that must be considered for starting any setup routine. Then once installed, you'll configure the highest level site and the site system properties that are core requirements for any primary site. This configuration will include several at a core site system roles that are needed before clients get distributed. Finally, you'll configure the distribution point role. Of all the roles needed at first, the DP role is easily the most complicated to configure correctly to meet whatever client needs and wherever they might be. If you've just been passed with implementing and/or managing a Microsoft Endpoint Manager environment, this course is your next stop in brushing up on those skills for success. And then from here, you'll be ready to continue on the learning path as we explore all the major areas of endpoint configuration that you get with the fully realized Microsoft Endpoint Manager solution. Let's get started.