In a production environment, implementing out of band management in Configuration Manager 2007 SP1 and later involves various processes that might require interaction and collaboration with a number of different groups across the enterprise.

The information in this topic applies only to Configuration Manager 2007 SP1 and later.

These groups might include the following:

Because an out of band management solution can involve a number of different roles and processes, a successful implementation will depend on identifying who is responsible for the various roles and ensuring collaboration between groups when necessary. A successful ongoing implementation will depend on identifying and adhering to processes that coordinate the various functions between the roles.

Some of the consequences of not having and following defined processes when out of band management in Configuration Manager is implemented in a production environment are as follows:

Use a methodology such as ITIL or Microsoft Operations Framework ( to help you implement out of band management within a framework of defined processes. Make sure you document your design, testing procedures, the areas of responsibility, and the processes to follow for configuring, monitoring, and troubleshooting. Then disseminate this information, making sure that it is centrally available and updated.

Review existing company security policies, and if necessary, modify them to include the implementation of out of band management.

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