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Microsoft System Center 2012 Service Manager (SCSM 2012)

Contributor(s): Toni Boger

Microsoft System Center 2012 Service Manager (SCSM 2012) is a management product in the System Center 2012 suite that can help an enterprise automate and adapt its IT service management. SCSM includes built-in processes that address situations enterprises will come across, such as changing control, managing assets' lifecycles and resolving problems and incidents as they occur. The SCSM 2012 application consists of three tiers: a console, a data access module and a database.

Enterprises must take two important factors into consideration before deploying SCSM 2012. First, they must create and identify a domain account to use when setting up Service Manager. Second, they must create a user group in Active Directory Domain Services.

There a number of ways to deploy SCSM 2012, but there are three deployment options that receive the most attention: one virtual computer and one physical computer; two computers to host the management server and database; and four computers to host the management server and database.

This was last updated in August 2014

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