Active Directory & Associated Application Severs This session will discuss specific Microsoft application servers designed to support an Active Directory environment within an enterprise network and allow administrators easier management of their network
Introduction Larry Jacobs TIES Senior Consultant Larry.email@example.com
Agenda • The Microsoft “Stack” • Microsoft Office Suites • Microsoft Client Operating Systems • Microsoft Server Applications • Microsoft Servers • System Center Roadmap • Microsoft Windows PowerShell • Questions • Appendix
Microsoft Office Suites Office comes in these different editions or suites. Agenda
Microsoft Servers Agenda
Introducing Microsoft System Center: More Detail System Center
What is System Center? Microsoft Demo Flash (Play) How System Center Benefits Your Exchange Environment How System Center Benefits Your SQL Environment How System Center Benefits Your Vista Environment
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager • Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 (formerly known as Microsoft Operations Manager), affords you a comprehensive, overall view of the health of your IT environment. • Track thousands of event and performance monitors across hundreds of operating systems and applications. In addition, get best-of-breed, end-to-end service management for the Windows platform and access to more than 50 management packs for various Microsoft software applications. • Finally, automate routine, redundant tasks to increase efficiency and enable greater control of your IT environment.
Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager • Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 (formerly known as Microsoft System Management Server) drives IT productivity and efficiency by reducing manual tasks and enabling you to focus on high-value projects, maximize hardware and software investments, and empower end-user productivity with the right software at the right time. • Configuration Manager contributes to a more effective IT department by enabling secure and scalable operating system and application deployment and desired configuration management, enhancing system security, and providing comprehensive asset management of servers, desktops, and mobile devices.
Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager • Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager 2006 optimizes and speeds disk-based backup and recovery, delivers consistent data protection, and increases your IT organization’s operational efficiencies. • For example, recover information quickly by copying content from a production server and speed data recovery with always-accessible disks. • Data Protection Manager also supports near-continuous data protection with centralized backup of branch offices and backup enhancements within the data center. • Finally, help lower the total cost of your data-protection environment by consolidating backup efforts at the data center, empowering end users to perform their own recoveries, and implementing out-of-the-box reporting and monitoring functionality.
Microsoft System Center Essentials • Microsoft System Center Essentials 2007 is a proactive, unified management solution that enables IT professionals in your midsize organization to more efficiently secure, update, monitor, and troubleshoot your IT environments. • Essentials 2007 provides a unified solution to help optimize a broad set of tasks across your entire IT environment and a single console from which you can view and manage all of your servers, clients, hardware, software, and IT services. • In addition, Essentials 2007 helps you proactively monitor your IT environment, simplifies complex management tasks, and automates system updates and data collection for your IT environment. • The end result is a more efficient, secure, and up-to-date IT environment.
Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager • Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2007 is a stand-alone management application for a virtual data center. • Virtual Machine Manager increases use of your physical server, allows you to centrally and virtually manage your infrastructure, and lets both administrators and end users rapidly provision new virtual machines.
Microsoft System Center Capacity Planner • Microsoft System Center Capacity Planner 2006 is a pre-deployment, capacity-planning solution that provides best-practice guidance, hardware-specific knowledge, and "what if" scenario planning. • For example, with Capacity Planner you can make solid architecture decisions as you plan to deploy Exchange Server 2003 or Operations Manager, plan ahead for IT purchases, and receive automated reports to proactively manage current and future performance issues.
Microsoft Windows PowerShell Agenda
Appendix Appendix Agenda
Resources • Microsoft System Center • http://www.microsoft.com/systemcenter/products/default.mspx • Microsoft Windows PowerShell • http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/technologies/management/powershell/default.mspx • Microsoft Technet: Script Center • http://www.microsoft.com/technet/scriptcenter/default.mspx • Microsoft Learning • http://www.microsoft.com/learning/default.mspx