This chapter discussed the internal working of Configuration Manager. It looked at how ConfigMgr sites publish information in Active Directory and how ConfigMgr clients use directory information. The chapter then discussed how ConfigMgr clients and servers use WMI. It examined some of the internal storage of the ConfigMgr database, and how ConfigMgr processes and threads work together to implement key features. The chapter also examined how sites replicate data and content. Finally, the chapter presented examples of how you can use ConfigMgr status messages and logs along with some other tools to drill down into the inner workings of Configuration Manager.
The next chapter discusses how to leverage Configuration Manager features to design solutions and deliver value to your organization.