System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Unleashed, the book on Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager is now generally available for purchase through Amazon and other shops.

I contributed two chapters to this book, and feel really honored to be part of the excellent line up of writers and contributors. I’ve written Chapter 9 on Client Management and Appendix B on extending Hardware Inventory.

System Center 2012 Configuration Manager (SCCM) Unleashed

Topics Covered in Chapter 9 include:

    • Discovery
    • ConfigMgr Client Requirements
    • ConfigMgr Client Installation
    • Client Assignment
    • Client Health
    • Client Settings
    • Using the Resource Explorer
    • Wake on LAN

Topics Covered in Appendix B: Extending Hardware Inventory include:

    • How to extend Hardware Inventory
    • Example of Extending Inventory
    • Creating A Device Collection

Currently I already implemented several ConfigMgr 2012 and I must say I’m very pleased about the new Application Model and the new opportunities customers have for deploying applications.

I want to thank Kerrie Meyler who was the lead author for giving me this opportunity, and Steve Rachui for his technical review. And of course all the other Authors and Contributors for their feedback.