SCCM 2012 - Product Overview

System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) 2012 SP1 is a software product made by Microsoft for managing large groups of personal computers while originally supporting the Windows operating system, SCCM 2012 is expanding to support other operating systems.

SCCM Image

As a desktop managemen tool, SCCM has many features.  This project will focus on just a few.

  • Software Deployment - Eliminates the inefficient and error-prone process of manually installing applications.
  • Software Updates - Automated assessment process discovers required updates, and provides a full patching solution.
  • Reporting - Real-time reporting with many useful reports available out of the box.
  • Operating System Deployment -  Highly automated solution for migrating and deploying Windows server and client OS.
  • Collections - Flexible systems and user groups, used to distribute software, updates, OSD.  Collections are used to ensure only compatible updates are installled on your device, reporting etc.
  • Inventory -  Provides an inventory of hardware and software installed on each system.

For more information on the version of SCCM we are using please reference SCCM 2012 SP1.