"Using this solution, we were able to implement a full process for all of our lifecycles."
"The product is useful for patch management."
"We are happy with the collaboration of SCCM with Patch My PC, which allows us to do patch work."
"The ability to make collections and deploy to them has been great."
"It's helped us solve problems surrounding patching, installing, and reporting different patches, etc., on the virtual machines."
"It is easy to install, and quick to deploy."
"The technical support is good."
"The initial setup is fairly straightforward."
"It is a very good solution. It has a good interface and is easy to use. On top of that, it is very reliable in terms of distribution as well as getting the report."
"Technical support for this solution is very good, although they can still use improvement in some regards."
"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."
"There should probably be better remote support. They should also continue to improve on patch management, patching, and creating or turning products in software into deployable apps."
"The ability to integrate MDM would be great."
"I want the system to provide some dependency relations. I would also like to see the relationship between different machines."
"Cloud-based improvements need to be better managed."
"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."
"The solution is a bit heavy on the sources such as RAM or CPU and the software needs to be a bit lighter."
"The database should be made to be more stable and robust, but not so much the configuration."
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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.”
CA Harvest Software Change Manager is ranked 7th in Software Configuration Management with 2 reviews while Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager is ranked 2nd in Server Monitoring with 33 reviews. CA Harvest Software Change Manager is rated 8.6, while Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of CA Harvest Software Change Manager writes "Has helped us track the application flow across each of our environments, promotion from dev to our higher environments, to production". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager writes "A stable systems management software product with useful package deployment and application deployment features". CA Harvest Software Change Manager is most compared with CA Endevor Software Change Manager, whereas 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.
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