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Pop Quiz: System Center 2012: Automating Integration

Applies to the "Configure System Center Integration" objective of Exam 70-247.

Q: A company's network administrator needs to install the System Center component that can be used to automate actions in Configuration Manager such as software and update deployment, and create and modify collections in a private cloud.

Which of the following System Center component needs to be installed to automate actions in Configuration Manager in a private cloud?

  1. System Center Integration Pack
  2. System Center Compatibility Pack
  3. System Center Update Pack
  4. System Center Service Pack

Answer is A. The System Center Integration Pack for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager is an add-in for System Center 2012 - Orchestrator. It enables actions to be automated within Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager, such as software and update deployment. In addition, it allows modifications to collections.

Quick Tip: System Center Integration Pack for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager requires System Center 2012 - Orchestrator and System Center 2012 Configuration Manager, and can be downloaded here.

Reference: System Center Integration Pack for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

Bonus Question: What can be added to a Virtual Machine Template to automate the installation of a virtual machine? (The answer, of course, will be revealed next time!)

Answer to bonus question from last week: A certificate must be present in the Windows Azure account when connecting to a Private Cloud.

About the Author

Andy Barkl, MCT/MCITP/MCSA, A+, Network+, Security+, CCNA has been studying technology for 30 years. Of the last 15 years, he has spent much of his time parting the knowledge and experience he has gained through IT exams, over 300, to help others be prepared and successful. He teaches classes in Phoenix, Ariz. where he has lived most of his life. He can be reached by e-mail at andy.barkl@gmail.com.

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