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Hardware and Software Paper
Jay D Mitchell
CIS/205
Feb. 21, 2011
University of Phoenix- Brian Hoover

Hardware and Software Paper

Using Microsoft software with local and remote hardware is a great way to support an enterprise environment, because with using these programs your technical support team can manage and maintain the organization's systems. An example is of this using Microsoft’s System Center and Microsoft’s Windows Server Update Services running on local and remote virtual servers.

(Microsoft System Center, 2007) System Center Configuration Manager 2007 comprehensively assesses, deploys, and updates your servers, clients, and devices—across physical, virtual, distributed, and mobile environments. SCCM client is installed on the organization’s computers or servers via during imaging or pushed out through group policy. This comprehensive tool can be used for the following: asset intelligence, software update management, desired configuration management, software distribution, operating system deployment, and power management. My organization uses SCCM to deploy operating systems, make software available, asset management, and remote desktop. Our technical support team uses this software tool to remote into end users computer for support, as well as pushing out new software or updates through a task sequencer.

(Technet Microsoft, 2010) Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) enables information technology administrators to deploy the latest Microsoft product updates to computers that are running the Windows operating system. By using this service, administrators can manage which updates are available for the organization’s computers. This is controlled by installing a client on the either the organization’s computers or servers that check in with the WSUS server. System administrators can control what windows or server updates are released for installation. Microsoft releases their update on the second Tuesday of each...
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