March 14, 2019
Score 10 out of 10
Overall Satisfaction with Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager
We are currently using SCCM across our entire company for software distribution, update/patching of workstations & servers, compliance settings for various items as well as reporting. It allows us to ensure our software and operating systems are up to date as well as ensures we are meeting certain requirements for baseline configurations.
- Operating system deployments via SCCM are fantastic. They allow for robust settings in various formats and allows us to easily deploy new computers.
- OS patching made easy. The patching process for our environment is a breeze when using SCCM. We're able to easily roll out patches to test environments and subsequently apply them to production
- Software Deployments. There are so many options for deploying software that it's hard to find a replacement for SCCM. The ability to deploy to a user or computer is a wonderful feature. Not to mention having the ability to create a catalog where users can request/get software as needed.
- Currently, we have no complaints with regards to SCCM.
- The primary impact is the amount of time that is saved for deploying new computers, patching OS, and reporting for various day to day functions.
At times it does seem to get a bit bogged down and we've not yet determined a cause for this. We've run all maintenance options and our environment is more than adequate for it to run in top shape. It's not a deal breaker by any means, just a small annoyance.
We currently are not using any integrations with SCCM so cannot fairly evaluate this.
The features and benefits of using SCCM are too hard to describe in detail but at a high-level overview the reporting, inventory, patching, management, and software/OSD options make this a wonderful investment. With regards to reporting, specifically finding out all hardware information for a group of computers, is vital to operations when planning for hardware refresh cycles. And having the ability to PXE boot a computer, give it a name, start the imaging process, and have it complete all the steps on its own saves hours of time.