"SCCM is a stable solution."
"I have found the solution to be scalable. We have around 50,000 users using the solution."
"The solution is stable."
"The technical support is good."
"It is easy to install, and quick to deploy."
"The solution is highly scalable."
"It's helped us solve problems surrounding patching, installing, and reporting different patches, etc., on the virtual machines."
"It does the job and meets our needs. With everybody working remotely these days, we are using this solution to deploy everything. The deployment of PCs is easy."
"The installation is straightforward."
"The feature that I really enjoy is the ability to script changes across all of your devices."
"It's perfect for network configuration management. It's easy to use."
"The features we find most valuable is the configuration backup automation, the configuration compliance, the security vulnerability detection and upgrading devices."
"It allows us to manage backups in big companies. It is also useful in managing the configuration changes."
"It would be nice to have everything in one place. Now they have Intune for the desktops and SCCM to handle their servers."
"In spite of us being a premier customer we find the support unsatisfactory."
"The database should be made to be more stable and robust, but not so much the configuration."
"The analysis is something that can be integrated. Their report analysis can be improved a little bit due to the fact that most of the time complaints policies are saved by the admins. It's something that we need to look into and search for."
"It is a bit of an old and outdated product."
"Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager can improve by allowing us to schedule the scripts, we don't have a script scheduling option and have to do it manually."
"I'm looking for a single solution for all discovery needs. It fulfills about 40% of the requirements, and I'd like to see the other 60% so that I don't have to keep doing this."
"It would be better if reporting were more user-friendly. I would like to see an upgrade in the reporting structure in the next release. At the moment, you have to use an SQL query or configure it to pull reports through the graphical user interface. Their updates could be more regular. I think Mircosoft updates it every six months. They are also moving many things to Intune, and Microsoft decided to move the deployment solution there. I think SCCM is getting old, and Intune is new."
"For each device, when you open the network performance monitor, it will give you all of the information about the device, but many of the natural configuration management features are not on that page."
"Its whole architecture is a bit traditional. They can change the architecture to make it more modern and multi-tenant. Currently, we can do multi-tenancy, but we need to buy another product. Its look and feel can be improved. They can also put in more effort into building the THWACK community and use the information about various customer issues and requests to build the new releases."
"It would be great if they include a network service manager, network performance manager, or a privileged assessment in the next release."
"The solution could improve by being more secure."
"The Network Configuration Manager needs to improve the access control list compliance."
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 Configuration Manager is ranked 1st in Configuration Management with 38 reviews while SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager is ranked 12th in Configuration Management with 5 reviews. Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager is rated 8.2, while SolarWinds Network Configuration 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 SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager writes "Reliable, scalable, easy to use, good support, and offers the ability to script changes". Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager is most compared with Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform, ManageEngine Desktop Central, BigFix, Tanium and Ivanti Patch for Windows, whereas SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager is most compared with Cisco DNA Center, Cisco Prime, Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform, Fortinet FortiManager and Infoblox NetMRI. See our Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager vs. SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager report.
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