Microsoft Systems Management Server review (now called System Center Configuration Manager)
April 03, 2018

Microsoft Systems Management Server review (now called System Center Configuration Manager)

Donald Wildeboer | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Microsoft Systems Management Server

Our corporation uses System Center Configuration Manager to manage our network of servers. It is being used less and less as we move slowly into the cloud and use the tools that are provided for us there. Our Information Technology department manages the service on behalf of the business lines that need the various servers.
  • We can change the settings on all the different servers using Microsoft Systems Management Server built in tools and interface.
  • The reports that the Microsoft Systems Management Server generates simplifies our process of knowing what computers/servers need to be looked at or upgraded next.
  • Microsoft Systems Management Server ties directly into our Active Directory.
  • Microsoft Systems Management Server is an old tool that we needed to upgrade. We specifically use System Center Configuration Manager that supports Windows 10 and it seems to be keeping up with the times. Sometimes the upgrade was not as easy as we would have liked.
  • The support for other OS's such as Linux and phones is not always the greatest.
  • It is really good at handling software deployment.
  • It can handle very many, thousands of clients, without breaking a sweat.
  • The network savings on overhead because of its software management is good.
It is the only one that I have used.
System Center Configuration Manager (used to be called Microsoft Systems Management Server) is well suited for a group of servers that are all Microsoft and if you are running a fairly Microsoft Server centric organization. It is good for managing the required changes and configuration of many servers from a central location. It is not always the best at non-Microsoft stuffs.