SCCM Current Branch: Deploy and Maintain Operating Systems

Automate the delivery of new operating systems and refresh old ones, manage updates and maintain configuration compliance in this comprehensive SCCM course.
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Oct 29, 2018
Duration
4h 16m
Table of contents
Course Overview
Introduction
Deploy Operating Systems
Deploy Operating System Upgrades
Maintain Compliance
Configure Endpoint Protection
Deploy Software Updates
Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Oct 29, 2018
Duration
4h 16m
Description

You've deployed applications onto our SCCM clients. You've even launched a handful of scripts across the machines in a collection. It's time you drop one level deeper into the stack and begin to maintain and deploy the operating system itself. In this fifth course out of seven, SCCM Current Branch: Deploy and Maintain Operating Systems, you'll begin with the OS deployment task, walking through the many different steps that are required to refresh old machines and bare-metal deploy brand new ones. Then, once deployed, you'll explore Windows updates and how SCCM wraps around Windows Server Update Services to bring fine-grained control to when and which updates get delivered. Next, you'll explore OS upgrades, focusing on the unique task of getting existing machines from one Windows 10 version to another. Finally, you'll dig into SCCM's compliance features, a complex-yet-powerful tool to maintain configuration baselines on managed machines. By the end of this course, you'll integrate Endpoint Protection, consolidating your Windows Defender configurations and reporting into the SCCM console.

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
(Music) Hey, this is Greg Shields, and you've found the fifth course in my learning path on the configuration and everyday use of System Center Configuration Manager Current Branch and Microsoft Intune. I am author evangelist and a full-time author here at Pluralsight, and I've been building, managing, and helping others with SCCM since its earliest days as SMS version 1. 2. We've deployed applications onto our SCCM clients; we've even launched a handful of scripts across the machines in a collection. It's time we drop one level deeper into the stack and begin to maintain and deploy the operating system itself. In this fifth course out of seven, we'll begin with the OS deployment task, walking through the many different steps that are required to refresh old machines and bare-metal deploy brand-new ones. Once deployed, we'll then explore Windows updates and how SCCM wraps around Windows Server Update Services to bring fine-grained control to when and which updates get delivered. Next up is OS upgrades, focusing on the unique task of getting existing machines from one Windows 10 version to another. We'll then dig into SCCM's compliance features, a complex and yet powerful tool to maintain configuration baselines on managed machines, and by the end of this course, you'll integrate Endpoint Protection, consolidating your Windows Defender configurations and reporting into the SCCM console. If you've just been tasked with building a new configuration manager environment, this course is your next stop on brushing up on those skills for success. And then from here, you'll be ready to continue on the learning path as we support internet-based clients and on-premises MDM, and support Intune co-management. Let's get started!