SCCM makes my life harder
May 04, 2016

SCCM makes my life harder

Ben Tusa | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 1 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager

I am not part of the team that owns SCCM rather I am impacted by SCCM on the servers and desktops that I do manage. We use SCCM as our primary means of patch/audit/software deployment solution for our desktops and servers.
  • SCCM doesn't do anything particularly well that I know of.
  • SCCM could be improved everywhere. IF you manage to get your patch collections configured it does seem to patch servers most of the time.
  • I know it has a huge negative impact in my productivity.
  • RES Automation
From my experiences using both SCCM and RES, RES seems to be much more intuitive and easier to work with. It is much more flexible as well.
It's pretty bad in a VDI environment. If you are using 20 year old IT techniques I guess it wouldn't seem so bad. If it's primary purpose is to make managing systems easier it completely fails at the make things easier part. It just seems to introduce complexity at every turn.