About System Center Essentials 2010
Updated: April 14, 2010
Applies To: System Center Essentials 2010
System Center Essentials 2010 is a management solution designed for the IT system administrator in a medium-sized organization (up to 50 servers and 500 clients). Using the Essentials 2010 single console design, IT system administrators can easily secure, update, monitor, and track their entire IT environment.
In addition, Essentials 2010 includes many predefined reports that display various types of information and preloaded management packs to help monitor common operating system components, services, and applications.
Essentials 2010 enables you to centrally manage Windows–based servers and other computers and network devices in your organization. The following are just a sample of the tasks you can perform:
Manage physical computers, virtual machines, and devices in your environment and examine computer hardware and software inventory. For more information about managing computers, see Managing Computers and Devices in Essentials.
Monitor the health of managed computers and devices. For more information about monitoring, see Monitoring in Essentials.
Centrally manage updates, track installation progress, and troubleshoot problems by using the update management feature. For more information about update management, see Update Management in Essentials.
Centrally deploy software, track progress, and troubleshoot problems by using the software deployment feature. For more information about software deployment, see Software Deployment in Essentials.