Essentials 2010 – Improving Default Monitoring

The monitoring capability within Essentials comes from Management Packs, and the majority Management Packs that work with Operations Manager also work with Essentials. This is great, because it means there is a wealth of deep monitoring that is available for Essentials. During the Beta and RC period we’ve had lots of great feedback (please keep…

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Using BranchCache with System Center Essentials

Configure System Center Essentials to use BranchCache operating in Distributed Cache mode: Document Owner: Anshu Agrawal Why BranchCache Integration? BranchCache is a new feature in both the Windows 7 client operating system and the Windows Server 2008 R2 operating system that significantly improves end user experience at branch locations or remote offices. BranchCache enables peer…


You want different update deployment settings for servers and clients?

We’ve heard it from you!  You’ve been using WSUS for years and you have been using different Windows Update settings for your clients and servers.  Maybe you want your clients to automatically download and install approved updates, but your servers should only download and notify the administrator.  Now you can with System Center Essentials 2010…

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New SCE 2010 Training for Microsoft Partners

As we move from the Release Candidate to the final SCE product, we want to make sure that Microsoft Partners are ready to help our customers with the latest in systems management from Microsoft.  SCE 2010 is one of two System Center products that will be released next quarter, so we are running a “Partner…


Troubleshooting agent deployment in System Center Essentials 2010

Essentials 2010 uses up to three agents to manage computers: Windows Update agent – built into the Windows operating system, configured via Group Policy – provides update distribution, software distribution and hardware & software inventory Operations Manager agent – deployed to managed computer using ‘Push Install’ capability from Essentials server – provides rich model-based monitoring and…

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