Introduction

The System Center family of products from Microsoft has undergone quite the evolution over the past decade, with some products purchased through acquisitions, to other products evolving from earlier releases that didn’t work all that well, to what is now a very broadly deployed management suite of products. In 2009, the System Center products crossed that magical $1-billion mark in revenues for Microsoft that signifies a product line has “made it” among the mass of products churned out of Redmond, Washington, every year.

This book covers real-world experiences with the System Center products, not like a “product guide” simply with step-by-step installation and feature configurations, but with real-world notes, tips, tricks, best ...

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