System Center Essentials 2010 Deployment Guide

Applies To: System Center Essentials 2010

Microsoft System Center Essentials 2010 is an IT management solution designed for system administrators in medium-sized organizations with up to 50 servers and 500 clients. Using a unified console, IT system administrators can easily secure, update, monitor, and track their entire IT environment.

Essentials 2010 builds upon the previous release through the unification of additional management capabilities. Enhancements include the simplification of Essentials 2010 installation and deployment, streamlined software and update management, integrated easy-to-use virtualization management, and more automation of many computer management tasks to reduce the cost of keeping systems up-to-date.

After deploying Essentials 2010, IT administrators experience:

  • Easy-to-use virtualization management

  • Simple software and update deployment

  • Comprehensive Windows, application, and network device monitoring

  • Software and hardware inventory collection and reporting