Chapter 17

Role-Based Administration

Ask a System Center Configuration Manager administrator about one of the more challenging aspects of administering ConfigMgr in their environment, and they might answer “Security!” The class and instance model that was used in SMS and ConfigMgr 2007 to assign users varying levels of access and privileges was somewhat cumbersome and confusing.

System Center Operations Manager 2007 introduced the concept of role-based security administration to the System Center suite. Under the Role-Based Access Control (RBAC) model, administrators are able to use security roles and security scopes to define access to resources for the administrative users in the environment. System Center 2012 Configuration Manager adopts ...

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