Gets the job done, well-integrated
April 30, 2021

Gets the job done, well-integrated

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Microsoft System Center

We use it to deploy software to several thousand windows 10 computers. Users can see which software is being deployed or was recently deployed to their computer. It is also used to deploy updates to existing installs when it needs to be patched. It is being used across the entire organization.
  • User interface
  • Deployment of software
  • Tooling usability
  • Needs web based storefront for requesting new software
  • Needs ability to manage the packaging work flow better
  • Sometimes is slow to download and there is no indication the entire catalog is being loaded, resulting in confused users not being able to find common software in the available list.
  • Software deployment
  • Self service software installation request
  • View status of software installs
  • Positive because before users had no visibility to info it shows previously
  • Positive since now users can request their own software
Much better UI for system center. Also, Tivoli was discontinued, so it was an easy decision. Altiris was acquired by Symantec but was unreliable and painful. It's UI was unresponsive and generally outdated. It wouldn't clean up old packages and would hog GB of disk space, leading to even more issues and failed installs.

Do you think Microsoft System Center delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Microsoft System Center's feature set?

Yes

Did Microsoft System Center live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of Microsoft System Center go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Microsoft System Center again?

Yes

Good for small to large companies with windows machines. Great for self service user troubleshooting (what changed recently that broke such and such). Reliable distribution of software and updates to existing installations. Wouldn't work great for companies that use Unix based systems, or at least I don't have experience using it with those.