Native Mode in Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager
Native Mode is not just for Internet-based clients; every organization that deploys Configuration Manager should consider deploying it in Native Mode. The primary requirement for Native Mode, a PKI infrastructure, may technically be easy to set up but takes a lot of planning and preparation to get right. Most Configuration Manager administrators have not had to deal with PKI in the past and may not even know if their organization has a PKI solution in place. This session seeks to clarify the misperceptions about Native Mode in Configuration Manager and presents the "how's and why's" of Native Mode in general from the set up of PKI through deploying agents, operating systems, and software updates. Specific details to be covered include PKI design decisions and operations, Configuration Manager dependencies, and known complexities that hamper many deployments. The end goal of the session is to equip you with the information you need to successfully implement a Native Mode Configuration Manager environment.