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Overview of System Center Suite

System Center Suite is combination of below Tools. By Using System Center Suite we can manage a Company end to end , like Process,Hardware,Security,Backup,Configuration,Monitoring,etc


  • System Center Operations Manager
  • System Center Configuration Manager & Endpoint Protection Manager
  • System Center Virtual Machine Manager
  • System Center Data Protection Manager
  • System Center Orchestrator
  • System Center App Controller
  • System Center Service Manager
  • System Center Advisor




System Center Operations Manager Operations Manager provides infrastructure monitoring that is flexible and cost-effective, helps ensure the predictable performance and availability of vital applications, and offers comprehensive monitoring for your datacenter and cloud, both private and public.
System Center Configuration Manager &  Endpoint Protection Manager Configuration Manager provides a comprehensive solution for change and configuration management. Configuration Manager lets you perform tasks such as like Deploy operating systems, software applications,software updates,Software Inventory,Monitor and remediate computers for compliance settings and more other.Endpoint Protection Manager allows you to manage antimalware policies and Windows Firewall security for client computers in your Configuration Manager hierarchy.
System Center Virtual Machine Manager Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) is a management solution for the virtualized data center. You can use it to configure and manage your virtualization host, networking, and storage resources in order to create and deploy virtual machines and services to private clouds that you have created.
System Center Data Protection Manager Data Protection Manager (DPM) to back up servers, computers, Microsoft workloads, system state, and bare metal recovery (BMR)
System Center Orchestrator Orchestrator is a workflow management solution for the data center. Orchestrator lets you automate the creation, monitoring, and deployment of resources in your environment.
System Center App Controller App Controller provides a common self-service experience that can help you easily configure, deploy, and manage virtual machines and services across private and public clouds.
System Center Service Manager Service Manager provides an integrated platform for automating and adapting your organization’s IT service management best practices, such as those found in Microsoft Operations Framework (MOF) and Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL). It provides built-in processes for incident and problem resolution, change control, and asset lifecycle management.
System Center Advisor  Is an online service that analyzes installations of Microsoft server software. Advisor collects data from your installations, analyzes it, and generates alerts that identify potential issues (such as missing security patches) or deviations from identified best practices with regard to configuration and usage. Advisor also provides both current and historical views of the configuration of servers in your environment.

In short below are the step to Upgrade SCCM CB/CBB(1511/1607)

In short below are the step to Upgrade  SCCM CB/CBB(1511/1607)
Upgrade ADK
Upgrade MDT
Backup ConfigMGR DB
Upgrade SCCM 2012(*  version )– >> Confimgr * Version(1511/1607/)
Update Boot Images
Upgrade SQL to 2016
Uninstall WSUS
Uninstall SUP
Upgrade OS to 2016
Fix IIS Issues (if upgrading from 2008 R2 and App Pools are having issues_
Reinstall BITS
Restart Windows Process activation and WWW
Import SUSDB
Reinstall WSUS
Reinstall SUP
Validate Functionality and trobleshoot issues as they come up( Insepct monitoring node and Ensure compnents are Functional and not having issues

Wifi Profile Deploy using SCCM

netsh wlan export profile name=”starbucks” folder=”C:\path\” key=clear

Above command line you have run on a reference machine.You will get the profile XML.
EX:- under C:\Path\Starbucks.XML

Below 2 lines create as a batchfile called “Wifi.cmd”

xcopy starbucks.xml C:\TEMP\ /Q /Y
netsh wlan add profile filename=”C:\TEMP\starbucks.xml”

Create A Folder and paste the “Wifi.cmd” and “Startbucks.XML”

Now create a SCCM package just like normal with startdard program and call Wifi.cmd in command line and distribute to DP’s.Then create the Advertisement and Deploy to Collections.

OSD Troubleshooting SMSTS.log Location


Phase  Log Location
Windows PE – Before the hard disk is
formatted x:\windows\temp\smstslog\smsts.log
Windows PE – After the hard disk has
been formatted x:\smstslog\smsts.log and copied to
Windows Operating System – Before
the ConfigMgr Client is installed c:\_SMSTaskSequence\Logs\Smstslog
Windows Operating System – After the
ConfigMgr Client has been installed c:\windows\ccm\logs\Smstslog
Windows Operating System – Once the
Task Sequence has completed c:\Windows\CCM\Logs\smsts.log



OSD scenarios


In a short one line i can describe like below


  • – Bare metal – Deploying a new  version of Windows to a system that  currently has nothing installed on it.
  • – Refresh – Wiping an existing  system and  deploying a new  version of Windows to it migrating any user  settings and  data  that  need to be kept.
  • – Replace – Replacing an existing System with a new  one by installing  a new operating system on the  new  computer and  then optionally transferring over  any user  settings and  data  that  need to be kept  from  the  old System
  • – Upgrade – Upgrading the  existing  operating system from  Window 7, 8.x to 10 whilst retaining all of the  existing  applications, settings and  user  data  that  is already on the computer.