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#Microsoft System Center 2012 SP1+ R2 Configuration Manager – Clients for Additional OS #sysctr #Apple #Linux

System Center 2012 SP1 CM ClientsMicrosoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1 supports the management of Apple Mac clients. The client for Mac computers allows you to discover, collect inventory, manage settings, and deploy applications and patches using your Configuration Manager environment.
Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1 also supports the management of UNIX and Linux servers. The clients for UNIX and Linux extends the scope of your Configuration Manager environment to collect inventory, deploy software, and run reports about UNIX and Linux servers in your enterprise. The client operates as a workgroup client that is managed by Configuration Manager.
Feature Summary: Mac Client: The following Mac versions are supported in this release:

  • Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard)
  • Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion)
  • Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion)

The following scenarios are supported through the Mac client in Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1:

  • Discovery – Discovers Mac OS X system in Active Directory and through network discovery
  • Hardware Inventory – Provides hardware inventory and auditing of computers running Mac OS X, including a list of installed software similar to add/remove programs for Windows systems.
  • Settings Management – Ensures computers running Mac OS X comply with company policies using scripts and preference list management.
  • Application Deployment – Distributes required software via app model.
  • Software Updates Management – Distributes patches utilizing Software Distribution and Settings management features.

UNIX/Linux Client: The following UNIX and Linux versions are supported in this release.

  • AIX Version 7.1, 5.3
  • Solaris Version 11, 10, 9
  • HP-UX Version 11v2, 11v3
  • RHEL Version 6, 5, 4
  • SLES Version 11, 10, 9
  • CentOS Version 6, 5
  • Debian Version 6, 5
  • Ubuntu Version 12.4 LTS, 10.4 LTS
  • Oracle Linux 6, 5

The following scenarios are supported by the UNIX and Linux clients:

  • Hardware Inventory – Hardware inventory can be viewed through Resource Explorer and can be used to create collections of UNIX and Linux computers.
  • Software Inventory – Through hardware inventory the list of natively installed software can be gathered from the UNIX and Linux computers – similar to add/remove programs for Windows systems.
  • Software Distribution – Deploy new software, update existing software and apply OS patches to collections of UNIX/Linux computers (using a package and program). Run arbitrary maintenance scripts on a collection of UNIX/Linux servers.
  • Secure and Authenticated Communications
  • Consolidated Reports

You can download the System Center 2012 SP1 Configuration Manager Clients for additional OS here

Download the Clients for System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager here :

You can download the System Center 2012 R2 Configration Manager Clients for additional OS here


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System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Upgrade Assessment Tool #sysctr

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You can download the Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Upgrade Assessment tool here

Overview

The Upgrade Assessment Tool provides the following functionality:

  • Retrieves device driver compatibility information for installed peripheral devices and creates reports that you can use to determine which device drivers need to be upgraded to support the Windows operating system.
  • Allows you to see which computers meet the recommended system requirements for Windows operating systems and to customize these requirements for your environments.
  • Creates summary reports that you can use to see an enterprise wide view of operating system upgrade readiness.
  • Allows you to create dynamic collections for an operating system deployment. The collection query rules can be based on system requirements, application compatibility status, and device driver status.

System requirements

Supported operating systems: Windows 7 Enterprise, Windows 7 Service Pack 1, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008 Datacenter, Windows Server 2008 Enterprise, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter, Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise, Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard, Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2, Windows Server 2008 Standard, Windows Server 2012

  • Other Requirements:
  • You must install the following software before you install the System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Upgrade Assessment Tool.

    • Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager:
      • The site server must be running Configuration Manager SP1 with Cumulative Update 1.
      • Configuration Manager clients can run Configuration Manager with no service pack, Configuration Manager SP1, or Configuration Manager SP1 with Cumulative Update 1.
      • You must have a reporting services point to view the compatibility information from clients.
      • You must have one or more distribution points to deploy the ACT inventory collection package to clients.
      • Clients must run hardware inventory.
    • Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT) 6.0. To download and install the toolkit, see Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK) for Windows® 8. The Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (Windows ADK) is a collection of tools that you can use to customize, assess, and deploy Windows operating systems to new computers. For more information about the Application Compatibility Toolkit, see Application Compatibility Toolkit Technical Reference.
    • Microsoft .NET Framework 4. To download and install the .NET Framework 4, use one of the following resources:

Instructions

For planning guidance and installation instructions for the System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Upgrade Assessment Tool please see the Upgrade Assessment Tool Technet Documentation.
The Upgrade Assessment Tool depends on both System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Service Pack 1 and the Application Compatibility Toolkit 6.0.  The beginning of the Upgrade Assessement Tool support lifecycle will be the same as System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Service Pack 1. It will be supported on the System Center 2012 lifecycle.


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#Microsoft System Center 2012 SP1 Configuration Manager Package Conversion Manager 2.0 #sysctr

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Overview

The Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Package Conversion Manager allows for converting packages and programs into applications and deployment types in System Center Configuration Manager 2012. There is a migration feature which is released with the Configuration Manager 2012 that allows packages to be migrated from 2007 to 2012. Once you have migrated your package objects and installed PCM it is just a matter of analyzing your packages to determine their readiness state and then converting the packages with the appropriate readiness state to applications. This release comes in 6 languages and will work with both System Center Configuration Manager 2012 and System Center Configuration Manager 2012 SP1.
Feature Summary:

  • Analyzes Packages
  • Automatic Conversion
  • PCM Plug-In
  • Fix and Convert Wizard
  • Package Conversion Dashboard
  • Online Help
  • PCMTrace.log
  • Bulk Analyzer

Download System Center 2012  SP1 Configuration Manager Package Conversion Manager 2.0 here


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#Microsoft Windows Phone 8 Company Portal App #WP8 #sysctr

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Overview

The Windows Phone 8 Company Portal App enables Windows Phone 8 devices which are managed by Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1 and Windows Intune to be able to view and install line of business applications targeted to the Windows Phone 8 devices by their administrators.
The Windows Phone 8 Company Portal App is downloaded by the administrator and made available to the management system infrastructure to enable device enrollment for Windows Phone 8 devices. The Company Portal App is needed to manage Windows Phone 8 devices. After downloading the Windows Phone 8 Company Portal App, the administrator must code-sign the app.

Download the Windows Phone 8 Company Portal App here


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Step into the #Microsoft System Center Virtual Labs for Free #sysctr #SCVMM #Cloud

 

Step into the System Center Virtual Labs for Free

It’s simple: no complex setup or installation is required to try out System Center running in the full-featured TechNet Virtual Lab. You get a downloadable manual and a 90-minute block of time for each module. You can sign up for additional 90-minute blocks any time.

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UPDATE : #Microsoft System Center 2012 Technical documentation for #ITPRO #sysctr #SCVMM

Download System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager Technical Documentation here

Download System Center 2012 App Controller Technical Documentation here

Download System Center 2012 Service Manager Technical Documentation here

Download System Center 2012 Operation Manager Technical Documentation here

Download System Center 2012 Orchestrator Technical Documentation here

Download System Center 2012 Data Protection Manager Technical Documentation here