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Updated: October 14, 2010

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

Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 offers many features to manage your computers and mobile devices. If you have not already deployed the Configuration Manager 2007 client software to your computers, see Planning and Deploying Clients for Configuration Manager 2007. After you have client software installed on your computers, you might want to perform the following common tasks.

In This Section

Collect hardware and software asset information
Provides a list of resources about how to collect Configuration Manager 2007 hardware inventory, software inventory, and analyze data from Asset Intelligence to map your software inventory to a list of known programs.

Configure the site to manage clients over the Internet
Provides a list of references about how to configure the site to manage clients over the Internet.

Distribute software
Provides a list of resources about how to create packages, programs, and advertisements to send software to clients.

Deploy software updates
Provides a list of resources about how to configure software updates such as security updates.

Deploy operating systems
Provides a list of resources about how to deploy operating systems such as Windows Vista to all of your client computers.

Manage mobile devices like Smartphones and Pocket PCs
Provides a list of resources about how to deploy Configuration Manager 2007 client software and applications to mobile devices.

Manage desired configurations
Provides a list of resources about how to create configuration items and configuration baselines and then compare client computers to these configurations to see if they match.

Remotely administer a computer
Provides a list of resources about how to use remote control to remotely administer a computer, including ways to integrate Configuration Manager 2007 with Windows Remote Desktop.

Restrict non-compliant computers from accessing the network
Provides a list of resources about how to integrate Configuration Manager 2007 with Windows Network Access Protection (NAP) to check computers before they are granted access to network resources.

Wake up computers that are in sleep mode
Provides a list of resources about how to configure Wake On LAN in Configuration Manager 2007.

Troubleshoot computers when the operating system has stopped responding
Applies only to Configuration Manager 2007 SP1 and later.

Provides a list of resources about how to configure and use out of band management in Configuration Manager 2007 SP1.

Report on the status of client computers
Applies only to Configuration Manager 2007 R2 or later.

Provides a list of resources about how to configure and use client status reporting in Configuration Manager 2007 R2.

Use SQL Reporting Services Instead of the Configuration Manager Reports
Applies only to Configuration Manager 2007 R2 or later.

Provides a list of resources about how to configure and use SQL Reporting Services in Configuration Manager 2007 R2.

Manage and monitor computer power consumption
Applies only to Configuration Manager 2007 R3.

Provides a list of resources about how to configure and use power management in Configuration Manager 2007 R3.

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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