Remote Console Connection & Certificates

I saw this question from a customer on a forum I read quite often: I’ve been meaning to check out the System Center Essentials package for a while now, I finally found time to setup a VM get it installed recently. After I installed it, I applied all available updates via Microsoft Update (I update…


Overwhelmed by Alerts?

A big thank you to everyone who stopped by and asked us questions at the Microsoft Management Summit and the Dynamics Convergence conferences during the last 2 weeks. In this post I’m going to talk about one area that we received feedback on at the conferences. Some people told us they wanted to see even…


Essentials Team at TechEd US 2008!

We’ll be at TechEd again this year with our demo packed sessions!  We’ll also have a booth on the expo floor that you can drop by anytime to ask questions of the Essentials product team. IT Conference MGT60-TLC Ask about Simplifying IT Management with Microsoft System Center Essentials Session Day/Time: 6/11/2008 12:00PM-12:45PMRoom: Blue Theater 1  …


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…


SCE 2010 Public Beta is HERE!

Do you know what time it is? Yes, it’s THAT time…time for you to check out the next full release of System Center Essentials – SCE 2010! For those of you who were with us for the release of System Center Essentials 2007 a little over two years ago, you know that this is Microsoft’s…


Get what you want in the next version of Essentials!

Are you interested in getting Microsoft to build an IT management tool specifically engineered to your specifications? We’re interested in listening to your requests, learning more about how you manage IT today and building the best IT management tool to help you manage IT more efficiently tomorrow! If you are an IT administrator in an organization with less…


Using Essentials 2010 Beta? Let us know your feedback.

If you are using the Beta of System Center Essentials 2010, thank you! We value your opinion! Your feedback helps us continue to make System Center Essentials everything you need it to be. We have two easy ways for you to provide feedback: online and in person. Online Please take a moment and fill in…


SCE 2010 Podcast on Virtualization

Recently, the folks at TechNet Edge sat down with David Mills and Edwin Yuen for a brief discussion of Microsoft’s IT management and virtualization solution for midsize businesses. With the release of public betas for System Center Essentials 2010 and Data Protection Manager 2010, customers will have the capability to easily manage, backup and restore…


System Center 2007 and Virtualization

At the Microsoft Management Summit and TechEd this year we announced  System Center Essentials 2010, the next version of Essentials. We also started to talk about the new features, in particular how we’ve placed virtualization capabilities in Essentials, providing a single location for monitoring and managing virtual computers. You don’t need to wait for Essentials…


Support for Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 in System Center Essentials 2007 SP1

This table indicates the current support for the indicated operating systems by System Center Essentials 2007 SP1 components. Operating system Support installing the System Center Essentials 2007 SP1 management server? Support installing the System Center Essentials 2007 SP1 agent (to manage the computer)? Support installing the System Center Essentials 2007 SP1 remote console? Windows Server…