"Software deployment and WSUS are most valuable."
"The most valuable features are application deployment and task-sequenced imaging."
"It's a stable product."
"The most valuable feature is the scalability."
"It uses detailed descriptions of the workstations, and that is good for me."
"This solution captures all the devices in our infrastructure."
"SCCM is a stable solution."
"It lets you know what your infrastructure is like and what state you are in."
"Microsoft Endpoint Manager is not expensive overall, especially for small environments."
"It works well if you have a Microsoft environment."
"The ability to integrate MDM would be great."
"The App to upgrades to the server needs to be improved."
"They should improve their anti-malware policies like the SCEP policies. For instance, you can't have different policies for different servers, there is only one policy in all the servers, and everything is covered under that. For example, say you want to scan one group of servers on Saturday, and then you want to scan another group of servers on Sunday, you can't do that. You have to scan all your servers, a regular scan or a full scan, on the same day and at the same time. That's definitely one thing they need to resolve. In the next release, it would actually be nice if they included Apple products. It will also help if you can use Intune again. Their compliance reporting feature could also be better. They can maybe work a bit on that for patching now. It would be better if SCCM came with the functions of Right Click Tools built-in. If SCCM would have all those functions already built-in, we won't have to go and spend $5,000, just as an add-in from another company to get those functions."
"Its client interface should be more accessible, and the notifications should be more customizable from the console. It should be more user friendly and have some kind of customized notifications so that we can use it on the client side. These are the reasons why we restricted its use only for the server environment and didn't use it on the client side."
"With Microsoft Premier Support, you get what you pay for. There's Third Tier Support that you pay for. If you pay for that, you get excellent support, and if you don't pay for that, then you get the less experienced staff."
"I currently need to increase my compliance level in the patching processes which this solution could improve on."
"SCCM does not scale well, which is one of the reasons we are not going to continue to use it."
"They need to improve the support for the Mac operating system."
"The solution requires Mac support."
"An issue we have run into with Microsoft Endpoint Manager is that we cannot patch third-party products like Adobe and Chrome with it."
Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager (MECM, formerly SCCM or System Center Configuration Manager) is a software management suite that allows users to manage large numbers of Windows-based computers and servers.
Configuration Manager features software distribution, operating system deployment, remote control, network protection, security management, patch management, and hardware and software inventory, among other services. It allows you to set configuration and security policies, keep your software up-to-date, and monitor your system status while giving your employees access to corporate applications on whatever devices they choose.
Configuration Manager allows you to manage computers using macOS, Windows UNIX, or Linux, and mobile devices running iOS, Windows, or Android operating systems. It can be integrated with Microsoft Intune, allowing you to manage computers connected to a corporate network.
With Configuration Manager, you can manage PCs and servers, keeping software up-to-date, setting configuration and security policies, and monitoring system status while giving your employees access to corporate applications on the devices that they choose.
Benefits and Features
Reviews from Real Users:
Users of MECM like that it is stable and flexible. Patching is one of its most useful features, although users cite many other features as useful as well. One user stated that "It does what you need it to do, and it's a one-stop-shop for the company and for all your deployments." Overall, “the entire solution, from end to end, is excellent.”
Microsoft Endpoint Manager helps deliver the modern workplace and modern management to keep your data secure, in the cloud and on-premises. Endpoint Manager includes the services and tools you use to manage and monitor mobile devices, desktop computers, virtual machines, embedded devices, and servers.
Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager is ranked 1st in Configuration Management with 33 reviews while Microsoft Endpoint Manager is ranked 17th in Configuration Management with 2 reviews. Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager is rated 8.0, while Microsoft Endpoint Manager is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager writes "A stable systems management software product with useful package deployment and application deployment features". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft Endpoint Manager writes "Integrates well with other enterprise systems, is perfect for a Microsoft environment, and allows for increased usage". Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager is most compared with Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform, BigFix, ManageEngine Desktop Central, Ivanti Patch for Windows and Quest KACE Systems Management, whereas Microsoft Endpoint Manager is most compared with AWS Systems Manager, Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform, Microsoft Intune, Jamf Pro and ManageEngine Desktop Central. See our Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager vs. Microsoft Endpoint Manager report.
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