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Configuration Manager Planning and Deployment Overview

Applies To: System Center Configuration Manager 2007, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R3, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP1, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2

Successfully implementing Configuration Manager 2007 requires detailed planning. It is important that you understand the planning process. You must allocate appropriate resources to the planning phase. You must thoroughly research, document, and test your plan before you deploy Configuration Manager 2007. Proper planning can help you ensure the greatest return on your investment. You should not rush to implement management solutions, such as Configuration Manager 2007.

In This Section

Configuration Manager Preplanning Phase
This phase involves examining and documenting your current computing environment, determining your business and technical objectives, understanding risk, assembling project plan documentation, learning Configuration Manager 2007, and building your test lab in preparation for the pilot project.

Configuration Manager Planning Phase
In this phase, you fill in your project plan documents with details for your Configuration Manager 2007 hierarchy design, pilot project, Configuration Manager 2007 deployment, use of Configuration Manager 2007 features, and security and recovery plans.

Configuration Manager Deployment Phase
In this phase, you perform a pilot deployment, validate the design, deploy your Configuration Manager 2007 sites, configure security and site settings, build your hierarchy, and deploy the Configuration Manager 2007 client software in phases.

Configuration Manager Planning Checklist
Provides a checklist for planning the implementation of Configuration Manager.

Configuration Manager Deployment Checklist
Provides a checklist for deploying Configuration Manager.

Administrator Workflow: Planning and Deployment
Provides a workflow for planning and deploying Configuration Manager 2007 sites..

See Also

For additional information, see Configuration Manager 2007 Information and Support.
To contact the documentation team, email SMSdocs@microsoft.com.
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