Iowa State University

ITInformation Technology

System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)


The Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) helps administrators manage large groups of Windows-based computer systems. SCCM allows campus administrators to provide their users with operating systems, applications, and updates.


SCCM allows administrators to build customized installations of software, operating system images, and configurations that can be repeated across multiple desktop systems or entire labs to which they are administrators. This process provides consistency, simplifies desktop management, and reduces overall administrative costs while providing the flexibility necessary to meet the diverse needs of the campus environment.

For their workstations, administrators can:

  • Provide the initial installation of an operating system and/or software on a new machine
  • Push software, patches, configurations, and updates to individual machines or groups of machines
  • Rebuild a system that has been compromised
  • Run reports
    • Hardware and software inventories
    • Computer details
    • Network information
    • Compliance
    • Software deployment status
    • Virus/Malware infections and status
    • Disk space


This is a common good service available at no charge for the base setup. If storage beyond the base allocation or additional assistance with managing desktops is desired please contact

isusccm (at) iastate (dot) edu