Mastering System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

In 2011 I was one of the co-authors of Mastering System Center 2012 Configuration Manager, since then I involved with some other books in different roles. Find out which books and roles here.

Mastering System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

As you probably know I am one of the co-authors of Mastering System Center 2012 Configuration Manager from Sybex.
The latest version of System Center 2012 Configuration Manager is a dramatic update of its predecessor Configuration Manager 2007, and this book offers intermediate-to-advanced coverage of how the new Configuration Manager boasts a simplified hierarchy, role-based security, a new console, flexible application deployment, and mobile management.

You will explore planning and installation, migrating from Configuration Manager 2007, deploying software and operating systems, security, monitoring and troubleshooting, and automating and customizing Configuration Manager 2012 with scripts.


  • Features an unparalleled team of authors, two of whom are insiders at Microsoft and have worked with Configuration Manager since nearly its inception
  • Provides in-depth coverage and offers a hands-on approach to learning all there is to know about Configuration Manager
  • Explores why Configuration Manager 2012 is the most significant update in its 16-year history

Packed with real-world scenarios to show you how to use Configuration Manager 2012 in various contexts, Mastering System Center 2012 Configuration Manager covers all aspects of this powerful and complete network software deployment tool. (text from Wiley)

The book is written with three other authors, Steve Rachui, Kent Agerlund and Santos Martinez.

Steve Rachui, is working at Microsoft as a Premier Field Engineer. Besides speaking at conferences like MMS, Steve also has a blog where you will find many examples of his deep expertise in System Center products – follow Steve via @steverac

Santos Martinez, is a former Microsoft Configuration Manager MVP, and now working for Microsoft. Santos has been working with Configuration Manager and SMS for ages. follow Santos via @ConfigNinja

Kent Agerlund, is a one of the most active Configuration Manager MVPs in the world, works with SMS since 1997 and is the co-founder of System Center User Group Denmark. follow Kent via @agerlund

A nice crew to write a book with, if you ask me 🙂 The scheduled release is early May 2012 and the ISBN is 9781118128985 / 1118128982. The Mastering System Center 2012 Configuration Manager  is currently available at Amazon USA, Amazon UK and (for the Dutch readers).

Check out the following downloads to get a view of what the book will bring you!

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