System Center Configuration Manager increases IT productivity and efficiency by reducing manual tasks and enabling IT Administrators to focus on high-value projects, maximize hardware and software investments, and empower end-user productivity by providing the right software at the right time. Configuration Manager helps to provide more effective IT services by enabling secure and scalable software deployment, compliance settings management, and comprehensive asset management of servers, desktops, laptops, and mobile devices.

Features and Benefits:

Application management

Provides a set of tools and resources that can help you create, manage, deploy, and monitor applications to a range of different devices that you manage. Additionally, Configuration Manager provides you with tools that help you protect your company data in apps in user’s apps.

Company resource access

Provides a set of tools and resources that enable you to give users in your organization access to data and applications from remote locations. These tools include the following:

  • Wi-Fi profiles

  • VPN profiles

  • Certificate profiles

  • Conditional access to Exchange and SharePoint online

Endpoint Protection

Provides security, antimalware, and Windows Firewall management for computers in your enterprise.


Provides a set of tools to help identify and monitor assets:

  • Hardware inventory: Collects detailed information about the hardware of devices in your enterprise.

  • Software inventory: Collects and reports information about the files that are stored on client computers in your organization.

  • Asset Intelligence: Provides tools to collect inventory data and to monitor software license usage in your enterprise.

Mobile device management with Microsoft Intune
You can use Configuration Manager to manage iOS, Android (including Samsung KNOX), Windows Phone and Windows devices using the Microsoft Intune service over the Internet.

Although you use the Intune service, management tasks are completed by using the service connection point site system role available through the Configuration Manager console.

On-premises Mobile Device Management
Enrols and manages PCs and mobile devices using the on-premises Configuration Manager Infrastructure and management functionality built into the device platforms (instead of relying on a separately installed Configuration Manager client). Currently supports managing Windows 10 Enterprise and Windows 10 Mobile devices.

Operating System Deployment
Provides a tool to create operating system images. You can then use these images to deploy them to computers that are managed by Configuration Manager and to unmanaged computers, by using PXE boot or bootable media such as a CD set, DVD, or USB flash drives.


Power management
Provides a set of tools and resources that you can use to manage and monitor the power consumption of client computers in the enterprise.

Provides a tool to retrieve information about resources in your hierarchy and information about inventory data and status messages. You can then use this information for reporting or for defining collections of devices or users for software deployment and configuration settings.

Remote connection profiles
Provides a set of tools and resources to help you to create, deploy and monitor remote connection settings to devices in your organization. By deploying these settings, you minimize the end-user effort required to connect to their computer on the corporate network.

User data and profiles configuration items
User data and profiles configuration items in Configuration Manager contain settings that can manage folder redirection, offline files and roaming profiles on computers that run Windows 8 and later for users in your hierarchy.

Remote Control
Provides tools to remotely administer client computers from the Configuration Manager console.

Provides a set of tools and resources that help you use the advanced reporting capabilities of SQL Server Reporting Services from the Configuration Manager console.

Software Metering
Provides tools to monitor and collect software usage data from Configuration Manager clients.

Software Updates
Provides a set of tools and resources that can help you manage, deploy, and monitor software updates in the enterprise