Installing and Configuring System Center Essentials 2010

This course is included in our On-demand training solution.


System Center Essentials 2010 is a system management tool for medium-size organizations. It is used by network administrators to manage computers and devices in their organizations. Essentials 2010 can be used to secure, monitor, update, and track their clients and servers in one central location, and can also be configured to manage clients and computers in workgroup based networks within the organization. This course discusses the benefits and features of using Essentials 2010. It also demonstrates how to install and complete the initial configuration, as well as how to install agents on clients and servers that will be managed using Essentials.

Target Audience

Administrators who use Microsoft System Center Essentials 2010


Expected Duration

150 min.

Course Objectives

Benefits and Features

  • identify the key uses of System Center Essentials 2010
  • Requirements and Topologies

  • classify the key considerations for Essentials 2010 deployment as either hardware and software, topology, or environmental
  • Installation of Essentials 2010

  • recognize the key considerations when configuring a System Center Essentials 2010 installation on a single server
  • recognize the key steps when configuring a System Center Essentials 2010 Reporting installation on a remote database server
  • Upgrading to Essentials 2010

  • sequence the tasks to be completed during an Essentials 2007 to Essentials 2010 upgrade
  • Essentials 2010 Migration

  • use Migration Advisor to back up and restore installations of Essentials 2010
  • classify the migration scenarios as supported or unsupported
  • Installing Essentials 2010

    Essentials 2010 Configuration

  • recognize the key attributes configured by the System Center Essentials configuration wizard
  • match the Essentials 2010 console window panes with their functions
  • manage users, computers, and applications using the Essentials console
  • Agent Configuration and Installation

  • install System Center Essentials 2010 Agents
  • match the high level tasks involved in preparing Essentials Management Server to manage workgroup-joined computers to their descriptions
  • Configuring Essentials 2010