The question of how to manage systems in a multi-forest Active Directory (AD) infrastructure using System Center Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr) comes up quite often in online forums and at customers; this post will summarize and detail the answers I’ve given (over and over again). The Really Short Answer It doesn’t matter, and ConfigMgr doesn’t care.
It seems like it was not long ago that Kent and I presented Preparing for the Future of SCCM and Maximizing SCCM 1511 for Enterprise Client. But that was a year ago and so much has happened since then. We thought it was worth taking another look at where System Center Configuration Management is and where
If you can recall the days of lifecycle management in 2007 and 2012, Configuration Manager (CM) was not always as straightforward as many CM administrators wanted it to be. Typically, after the initial implementation, (as an admin) you had to deal with hotfixes, updates, and service packs on a regular basis. Applying these was a