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Pop Quiz: Securing Desktops with Endpoint Protection

Applies to the "Design and configure desktop settings" objective of Exam 70-415.

A company's desktop design and support team needs to automate the protection measures and secure desktop machines with antimalware software.

Which of following System Center 2012 applications can help secure desktop machines with antimalware?

  1. App Controller
  2. Data Protection Manager
  3. Virtual Machine Manager
  4. Configuration Manager

Answer is D. Configuration Manager can be used to create antimalware policies that contain settings for Endpoint Protection client configurations for desktop machines. These policies can then be deployed and monitored with Configuration Manager.

Quick Tip: System Center 2012 Configuration Manager also includes an Endpoint Protection client for Linux and Mac which can be downloaded separately from the Microsoft Volume Licensing Service Center.

Reference: Introduction to Endpoint Protection in Configuration Manager

Bonus Question: What function does the Remote Desktop Connection Broker role service play in Windows Server 2012? (The answer, of course, will be revealed next time!)

Answer to bonus question from last week: Two types of Pooled Virtual Desktop Collections are Managed and Unmanaged.


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 [email protected].

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