Security and Privacy for Configuration Manager 2007

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

Before you read this guide, be sure you understand the basic concepts of Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 . At a minimum, read Fundamentals of Configuration Manager 2007. If you already have Configuration Manager 2007 installed, read your organization’s Configuration Manager 2007 documentation and be familiar with the features and design decisions in your implementation. You might find the Configuration Manager 2007 planning and deployment content to be helpful. For more information, see Planning and Deploying the Server Infrastructure for Configuration Manager 2007. This guide also assumes you understand basic security principles.

Important

Management software brings great benefits to your environment. Well-managed networks are usually more secure networks. However, failure to adequately secure management software can leave your network vulnerable. If Configuration Manager 2007 or any other management tool is compromised, an attacker could potentially take control of every managed node. Before deviating from the recommendations in this document, evaluate the potential risks exposed by these changes and plan appropriate mitigations.

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Concepts

Configuration Manager 2007 Documentation Library

For additional information, see Configuration Manager 2007 Information and Support.
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