Talk:System Center Configuration Manager

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Back Orifice peer review[edit]

We are having a peer review for remote administration tool Back Orifice. We're hoping that you could join the discussion and give us some ideas, how to improve the article further. --Easyas12c 19:54, 12 January 2006 (UTC)

What about licensing?[edit]

Is WSUS free to use and Microsoft SMS the paying version? This is not clear from the articles.

WSUS is simply for controlling and distributing Windows updates. SMS allows administrators to take control and observe domain members' computers as needed. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Jasonth (talkcontribs) 13:56, 19 December 2006 (UTC).


The reference to Vintela should be moved to the end of the page, to a section like "Related tools". It is clear that it is promoting the product. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 01:50, 8 December 2006 (UTC).


Is Systems Management Server 2003 bundled with Windows 2003 Server or is it sold separately?

- SCCM 2007 is the latest and requires licensed purchase.  —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:28, 21 June 2010 (UTC) 

Server goes insane?[edit]

One SMMS server told all its clients to reformat their hard drives, then reformatted its own. Ooops!

I just learned of this via Slashdot. Nothing I have seen so far says why or how it happened. My first guess would be a sys admin staffer going postal, updated version of Bastard Operator From Hell.

Once we know, this would be worth adding to the article. Pashley (talk) 22:09, 17 May 2014 (UTC)

Merge into Microsoft System Center[edit]

The System Center Configuration Manager page notes "It has been suggested that this article be merged with System Center Virtual Machine Manager, System Center Service Manager, System Center Operations Manager, System Center Essentials and System Center Data Protection Manager to Microsoft System Center. (Discuss) Proposed since November 2015."

While it is true that System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) is a part of System Center which may have become effective in 2012 (, SCCM is still a unique object with its own history. Would we also recommend merging each of the 50 United States into a single article about the United States? Would we also recommend merging Arnold Schwarzenegger into the article about California - er., the United States? Would we also recommend merging Wikipedia into the article about the internet? Would we eventually merge every article into an article about the universe?

I tend to be a fan of object oriented approaches with clearly identified relationships between those objects. I would love to see this article (and the other related articles) fully developed to identify the unique purposes, history, licensing, download, installation, and support of each product as well as how they all interact (possibly covered in the System Center article). After all, Microsoft still provides independent information for each component (e.g.,

If all of the articles for the independent components are merged into a single article, the article will either fail to provide adequate information about all the components (which the articles already seem to fail to do) or will become oppressively long.

I hope this helps with the discussions.

I apologize that I don't remember my credentials at this time to sign this post. I respectfully offer these comments to the community at large.

Robert Dunn — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:47, 9 November 2015 (UTC)

Hello, Robert
While your examples about states of the United States and Arnold Schwarzenegger are appreciated, the criteria for having separate articles are already established: Wikipedia:Notability and Wikipedia:Article size. In other word, if you have significantly more contents to add, which are backed by reliable secondary sources that are independent of the subject itself, we can keep these articles. Otherwise, the merger should proceed.
And may I remind you: A merger is fully reversible. So, if and when more contents (which are backed by reliable secondary sources that are independent of the subject itself) are found, the article can be split again.
Best regards,
Codename Lisa (talk) 10:41, 11 November 2015 (UTC)

Greetings - Microsoft marketing moves components from department to department (Management, Windows Core, Networking, etc.) and it is very possible that System Center could be broken into more than one family of products. An article on all of the System Center products could be a large article, so I suspect merging System Center into a single article will be problematic.

Rgs, Robert Keith — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2601:646:9480:998A:E0ED:5B86:8450:F61 (talk) 19:39, 23 May 2016 (UTC)