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Pros
"SaltStack has given us the ability to deal with systems at scale and rectify issues at scale."

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"It saves a lot of money when you can install things automatically and they are installed the exact same way on every computer.""It is a good choice for deployment that performs very well.""The most valuable feature is the graphical-based reports of software updates that have been successful, the ones that have failed, and a summary of where the failures are what security breaches may occur.""This solution helps us by automating the patching of our system.""This has made the management of our environment easier.""This solution has made life easy with respect to patching, compliance, and OSD.""The most valuable features are Remote Connect, SUP, Cloud functionality, Report, Query, and third-party patching.""The most valuable features are application deployment and task-sequenced imaging."

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Cons
"There is a little bit of pain when it comes to libraries and what is needed to run the product."

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"Our company would prefer not rebooting computers while people are using them. There seems to be no strategy behind it.""Marketing: Our management doesn't understand that there is a piece of software which helps them automate and manage the entire network, as far as operating systems on computers.""The setup was complex and I faced a lot of problems initially because I was new to the solution.""I would like to see an agentless version of the solution.""This solution should be simpler, and more consistent across modules/sections.""Not everything is readily available, and there are a lot of commands that are only executable via PowerShell.""This solution needs to be supported on all Operating systems.""The cost of the product can be improved."

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"SCCM comes with its own version of SQL Server. If you use that SQL Server with SCCM and don't use it for another applications than you get an SQL Server for free.""The licensing is good because they have various options, depending on what you are looking for.""Pricing is negotiable with Microsoft, depending upon which of their packages you choose."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: SaltStack has given us the ability to deal with systems at scale and rectify issues at scale.
Top Answer: SaltStack is still growing, and so there are still those growing pains. Sometimes in order to get the functionality you want, you need to update to the latest and greatest of the software. For… more »
Top Answer: We are using SaltStack SecOps for a rather large fleet of VMs that include a mixture of both Linux and Windows, with many different OS versions for each. It is used to view the compliance of the… more »
Top Answer: The most valuable features are application deployment and task-sequenced imaging.
Top Answer: The operations could be faster and you need some patience with this tool. I wish that sending media to remote distribution points was faster.
Top Answer: The primary uses are PC imaging, application deployment and updates, Windows patching, and baselining.
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System Center Configuration Manager
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Overview

SaltStack is an intelligent IT automation platform that can manage, secure, and optimize any infrastructure—on-prem, in the cloud, or at the edge. It’s built on a unique and powerful event-driven automation engine that detects events in any system and reacts intelligently to them, making it an extremely effective solution for managing large, complex environments. And with the newly launched SecOps offering, SaltStack can detect security vulnerabilities and non-compliant, mis-configured systems. As soon as an issue is detected, this powerful automation helps you and your team remediate it, keeping your infrastructure securely configured, compliant, and up-to-date.

With System Center Configuration Manager, you can manage PCs and servers, keeping software up-to-date, setting configuration and security policies, and monitoring system status while giving your employees access to corporate applications on the devices that they choose.
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Computer Software Company55%
Financial Services Firm18%
Cloud Provider9%
Healthcare Company9%
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Computer Software Company37%
Comms Service Provider18%
Manufacturing Company7%
K 12 Educational Company Or School5%
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Financial Services Firm17%
Insurance Company17%
Computer Software Company17%
Construction Company17%
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Computer Software Company30%
Comms Service Provider15%
Government8%
Retailer4%
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Small Business45%
Midsize Enterprise26%
Large Enterprise29%
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Large Enterprise54%
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Small Business7%
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SaltStack is ranked 7th in Configuration Management with 1 review while SCCM is ranked 1st in Configuration Management with 16 reviews. SaltStack is rated 10.0, while SCCM is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of SaltStack writes "Easily identify and manage compliance and vulnerability issues in a single, centralized view". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SCCM writes "Works well with Windows, very stable, and can scale well". SaltStack is most compared with VMware vRealize Automation (vRA), Ansible, BigFix, HashiCorp Terraform and Red Hat Satellite, whereas SCCM is most compared with Ansible, BigFix, Quest KACE Systems Management, Chef and ServiceNow Discovery.

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