The Security and Privacy for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager guide provides documentation to help you implement security and privacy for Configuration Manager.

Before you read this guide, make sure that you understand the basic concepts of System Center 2012 Configuration Manager. At a minimum, read Fundamentals of Configuration Manager. If you have already installed System Center 2012 Configuration Manager, identify the design decisions for your implementation. You might find the Configuration Manager planning and deployment content helpful. For more information, see the Site Administration for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager guide.

See the following for security-related features in the product:

This security and privacy guide assumes that you understand basic security principles.

In addition to this information, you can also use the Security Configuration Wizard (SCW) for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager. Run this wizard to help you reduce the attack surface for site system servers that run Windows Server 2008 R2. The wizard determines the minimum functionality required for the selected site system roles, and can disable functionality that is not required. The Security Configuration Wizard is included with the toolkit for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager, which you can download from the Microsoft Download Center:

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