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Part of a series of specialized guides on System Center - this book shares real-world expertise for using Configuration Manager capabilities to deliver more effective IT services. Series editor Mitch Tulloch and a team of System Center experts provide concise technical guidance as they step you through key deployment and management scenarios.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. Copyright Page
  3. Contents
  4. Foreword
  5. Introduction
  6. PART I WMI FOR SYSTEM CENTER 2012 CONFIGURATION MANAGER ADMINISTRATORS
    1. Chapter 1 Introduction to WMI in Configuration Manager 2012
      1. Web-Based Enterprise Management (WBEM)
      2. Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI)
        1. Managed objects and WMI providers
        2. WMI infrastructure
        3. WMI consumers
      3. Understanding WMI schema
        1. Namespaces
        2. Classes
        3. Instances
      4. Using WMI tools to explore WMI namespaces and classes
      5. Configuration Manager 2012 specific WMI namespaces, classes, properties, and methods
      6. Using WMI classes to create Configuration Manager queries and dynamic collections
      7. Interaction between the site server and the Configuration Manager client
      8. Reading from the SMS Provider, WMI Scripting, and the Configuration Manager SDK
    2. Chapter 2 Configuration Manager custom reporting
      1. Configuration Manager SQL database design
      2. Configuration Manager database tables and views
      3. The difference between SQL tables and views
        1. Views
        2. Tables
      4. Common Configuration Manager views
      5. Working with SQL inner and left outer joins
  7. PART II SYSTEM CENTER 2012 CONFIGURATION MANAGER REPORTING
    1. Chapter 3 Integrating SQL Server Reporting Services with Configuration Manager 2012
      1. Prerequisites for reporting services points in Configuration Manager 2012
      2. Installing a Reporting services point
    2. Chapter 4 Customizing SSRS reports for Configuration Manager 2012
    3. Chapter 5 Customizing function-based built-in reports
  8. PART III CONFIGURATION MANAGER DEPLOYMENT TIPS
    1. Chapter 6 Operating system deployment tips
      1. Boot images
        1. Enabling F8 command prompt support
        2. Boot image driver management
        3. Optional components
      2. Adding Windows PE 3.1 to Configuration Manager 2012 SP1 CU2
      3. Drivers
        1. Driver signing
        2. Driver maintenance
      4. UEFI
      5. Operating System Images and Offline Servicing
      6. Task sequences
        1. MDT integration
        2. Static IP address assignment
        3. OSDPreserveDriveLetter
        4. SMSTSPostAction
        5. Extending task sequence logging
      7. Applications
        1. Chassis type global conditions
        2. Installing applications that require interaction
        3. Application logging
      8. Troubleshooting
        1. CMTrace
        2. Log locations
        3. Centralized logging
  9. About the authors
  10. About the series editor
  11. Backmatter