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Microsoft System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection Cookbook by Andrew Plue

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Deploying SCEP clients with SCCM 2012

One of the biggest differences between SCEP and its predecessor FEP is the way in which the clients are deployed. FEP clients were deployed using an SCCM 2007 software package and an advertisement. While the system of software packages and advertisements persists in SCCM 2012, it is not used at all to deploy SCEP clients.

Instead, Microsoft has bundled the SCEP client within the SCCM 2012 client. The SCCM client agent settings determine whether or not a client PC is running SCEP. Changing the Endpoint Protection settings in the options for Client Agents essentially amounts to flipping a switch that tells a targeted computer to go ahead and use the SCEP client it already has.

In previous versions of SCCM, it ...

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