recently we invested in SCCM 07 to manage our updates and software rollout. We would like our junior admins to be able to administer this without having to provide full domain access.
But we have been having trouble finding out what the required permissions are. So my questions are:
1) What are the required permissions in order to be able to administer sccm
2) We did not receive any documentation with our copy of sccm (we're using a university license), but the online documentation is confusing, there are many books and documents written by individuals and we have struggled to find official documentation. So where is the official documentation, or any documentation that can give a us a basic understanding of how to set it up and begin administering it.
There is no one answer to the first question, as it depends on what feature area, and what level of access you want to provide. The documentation that does come with the product, as well as the online documentation, does cover rights for feature areas. For example, for software updates: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb632332(TechNet.10).aspx
For #2, there is no printed documentation that comes with the product. However, there is an smsv4.chm file, which is the documentation for reference. However, the online documentation is updated from the .chm file that comes with the product, so it is recommended to use that on the web at: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb735860(TechNet.10).aspx
Microsoft is conducting an online survey to understand your opinion of the Technet Web site. If you choose to participate, the online survey will be presented to you when you leave the Technet Web site.