Friday, September 28, 2012 10:55 AM
We've been using FCS for some time now and are pleased with it. Since our contract will expire in a couple months I'm looking for a replacement. SCEP 2012 would be purchased without too much thought if it allowed management and reporting without SCCM (I know it can be deployed without, but it's useless without monitoring/reporting IMHO).
My question is, what is the lowers number of clients (desktops, servers) you'd even start to consider implementing SCCM for?
Friday, September 28, 2012 11:57 AMIt's really depends on your needs. If you deploy a lot of software, windows updates, computer inventory manually using SCCM could be a great help to you no matter how many clients you have. I'm in a large environment, but I think I would implement it if I had over 20 systems if the funds where there. SCEP is very easy to management and deploy in SCCM 2012
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Friday, September 28, 2012 6:36 PM
I agree I would implement it just for managing Endpoint Protection to start with at least. Without it you are missing out on the reporting and Control.
Perhaps you already own the Core CAL which includes the Configuration Manager client and SCEP 2012 as well at least for the client OS.
Saturday, September 29, 2012 1:04 PM
Thank you both.
We don't have licenses just yet, be it directly for SCEP or through Core CAL. There are about 80 machines, 10 servers.
- Edited by CypherMike Saturday, September 29, 2012 1:05 PM
Tuesday, October 02, 2012 6:43 PMCan anyone else post their views about the minimal size where you've implemented SCCM in any form or fashion.
Monday, October 22, 2012 7:11 PMAn additional question has come up. What if I don't have a SCCM CAL, I only buy the SCEP CAL. What functionality will I be missing, how do I need to set it all up (deployment, reporting...)?