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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Virtualize with System Center Essentials 2010 RC and Receive a Free Gift

We hope you’re enjoying evaluating the release candidate of Essentials 2010 and look forward to reviewing your feedback in the Forums. For people in the US we have a free gift – a Zune HD 32 – for the first 20 people who use the virtualization functionality in the release candidate of Essentials 2010 and…


How to Deploy to Deploy Office 2010 (Beta) using System Center Essentials 2010

Essentials 2010 simplifies software distribution, including easy distribution for common applications such as Microsoft Office. Essentials also provides support for Common targeting filters Changing the properties of existing software packages Adding localized title and description during package creation Many other features The Essentials team and the Office team have partnered to provide you with the…


Essentials 2010 Release Candidate Now Available!

We’re very happy to announce that the Release Candidate of Essentials 2010 is now available. The download package is in 4 self-extracting files which need to be unpacked to the same folder (e.g. c:\Essentials). The total download size is about 5GB. Once you have downloaded the RC and extracted the installation image, double click on…