First and foremost—thanks to God for salvation and providing the true meaning in life. Without Him everything else would be useless. I’d also like to thank my many friends and colleagues across Microsoft—particularly in the product team, Premier Field Engineering, and Customer Support Services—for always keeping me sharp. This is a great product and a milestone achievement for ConfigMgr—it was great to write about it! And, as already stated, my wife. Sherri is an inspiration and a great sounding board even though there isn’t a ConfigMgr bone in her body! Lastly, my bichon, Mollie, a constant companion while writing.

—Steven Rachui

I want to thank the Microsoft Configuration Management team for giving us a great product to write ...

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