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Getting Started with System Center Essentials 2010

Updated: April 14, 2010

Applies To: System Center Essentials 2010

The Microsoft System Center Essentials 2010 Operations Guide provides information about how to use Essentials to manage your IT environment. It provides detailed procedures for the following tasks:

In This Section

Understanding the Essentials 2010 Console
Introduces overviews of workspaces on the Essentials 2010 console.

Managing Computers and Devices in Essentials
Describes computer groups in Essentials 2010 and explains how to use them for software deployment, update management, monitoring, and inventory.

Virtualizing Your Server Environment in Essentials
Describes how to use virtual machines to help maximize business technology resources.

Monitoring in Essentials
Explains how to use the rules and monitors in management packs to track performance of managed computers and aggregate performance data.

Update Management in Essentials
Provides information for administrators to view, download, and deploy software updates.

Software Deployment in Essentials
Provides an overview window as a central point of access to all functions related to software deployment and describes how to use status summaries, tasks, reports, help, and other information in this overview window.

Reporting in Essentials
Describes reporting in Essentials 2010 and how to find, run, print, and export reports.

See Also

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