Known Issue: Configuration Manager Management Points collocated with clients fail after installing Windows Management Framework 3.0 and running Client Health Evaluation

We’ve been getting a few support calls regarding an issue with System Center 2012 Configuration Manager and the recently released Windows Management Framework 3.0 update KB2506143. Management points that are collocated with the client are experiencing failures because of an incorrect client health evaluation after installation of Windows Management Framework 3.0.  Please see KB2796086 for more… Read more

Cumulative Update 2 now available for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

Cumulative Update 2 (CU2) for Configuration Manager is now available as a hotfix download via KB 2780664. In addition to several new fixes, this latest update includes all fixes previously released under Cumulative Update 1.  Note that all of the items addressed in both CU1 and CU2 will be included in Service Pack 1 for… Read more

Announcement: Configuration Manager Documentation Library Update for November 2012

The Documentation Library for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager and Configuration Manager 2007 Documentation Library have been updated on the web and the latest content has Updated: November 1, 2012 at the top of the topic. These updates include prerelease documentation to support System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1, updates for the release version of… Read more

Managing Embedded Devices with Write Filters in Configuration Manager Service Pack 1

This blog post is for Configuration Manager SP1 administrators who are looking to manage Windows Embedded devices that use write filters. It includes the following information: An overview of write filters and implications for a device management solution, such as Configuration Manager. Our design intentions and assumptions to better support write filter-enabled devices in Configuration… Read more

Rinku Sreedhar’s Bio

I am a Senior Program Manager on the Configuration Manager product team, responsible for integrating Embedded Device management features into System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1…. Read more

Hotfix Available for Invalid Software Updates

If you are a Configuration Manager 2007 customer, we recognize you might have concerns about the impact of recent changes to Microsoft Update. These changes were introduced by either the application of the WSUS update KB 2734608, or by back-end Microsoft Update processes. For many Configuration Manager 2007 customers, this resulted in redownloading and redistributing… Read more

Announcement: Configuration Manager Documentation Library Update for October 2012

The Documentation Library for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager has been updated on the web and the latest content has Updated: October 1, 2012 at the top of the topic. There are no significant updates to the Configuration Manager 2007 Documentation Library this month. These updates include prerelease documentation to support System Center 2012 Configuration… Read more

Update on Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 support in Configuration Manager and Endpoint Protection

Now that Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 are available, we want to provide an update to our previous post on the plans for Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 support in System Center Configuration Manager and Endpoint Protection. System Center Configuration Manager As previously announced, we are adding support for Windows Server 2012 and… Read more

Announcement: Upgrade Assessment Tool Beta for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1 Has Been Released.

We are pleased to announce that the System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1 Upgrade Assessment Tool (UAT) Beta has been released to Microsoft Connect and can be downloaded here.  The Upgrade Assessment Tool (UAT) is a feature download that provides administrative users with information that they can use to determine whether computers that are managed… Read more

Fast Channel for System Management – Client Notification in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1

Overview Historically, a pull-based client communication mechanism is employed in the System Center Configuration Manager line of products. As a result, in large scale enterprise environments, when an administrator initiates a task, it would take minutes or even hours for each client to receive that task, run it and then report the result back to… Read more