SCCM 2007 Derives Power from Agents
Microsoft's System Center Configuration Manager 2007 application and deployment tool, now in Beta 2, gets much of its muscle from new client agents.Microsofts System Center Configuration Manager 2007 application and deployment tool, now in Beta 2, gets much of its muscle from new client agents. Click here for eWEEK Labs review of SCCM 2007 Beta 2.
One of the most talked-about new agents, Network Access Protection Client, comes with SCCM 2007 by default but wont be usable until Microsoft ships "Longhorn" next year.
- Hardware Inventory in DMTF (Distributed Management Task Force)
- Software Inventory Looks for .exe files by default but can be customized
- Advertised Programs Can also enable software distribution to clients
- Computer Client Specifies text displayed to users when deploying software and reminders
- Desired Configuration Management Governs client compliance
- Device Client Consolidates hardware and software inventory parameters
- Remote Tools Client Determines how remote access is configured for end users
- Network Access Protection Client Works with Windows Network Policy Server to enforce software update compliance
- Software Metering Client Regulates the number of licensed applications in use in the network
- Software Updates Client Allows SCCM clients to process software updates