Announcement: Configuration Manager Documentation Library Update for December 2013

The Documentation Library for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager has been updated on the web and the latest content has Updated: December 1, 2013 at the top of the topic. Downloadable versions will be available soon and announced on this blog. We value customer feedback and try to incorporate it when possible.  Although we can’t… Read more

Mac OS X 10.9 Support for System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager Clients

3/19/2014 – Updated Clients for Mac computers have been released.  For more information see our announcement post http://blogs.technet.com/b/configmgrteam/archive/2014/03/19/announcement-update-for-configuration-manager-clients-for-mac-computers.aspx. Mac OS X 10.9 Support for the System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager Mac Client Mac OS X 10.9 is supported on System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager with the following known exception: USB devices on Mac… Read more

Karan Daftary’s Bio

Hi I am a Program Manager on the Mac team for System Center Configuration Manager. I graduated from Georgia Institute of Technology and joined Microsoft in 2013. Upon joining Microsoft I’ve had the opportunity to ship the VPN feature for System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager. In July of 2013 I presented Mac Management using… Read more

Why wait? Get a jumpstart on mobile device management with Configuration Manager and Windows Intune today!

MDM… BYOD… acronyms for some of the hottest buzzwords in IT these days.  As I’ve had a chance to talk with various customers over the last several months, it’s clear that organizations are embracing the bring-your-own-device philosophy and that mobile device management is a key piece of being able to do that securely and effectively. … Read more

System Center Updates Publisher 2011 Support Statement Update

System Center Updates Publisher 2011 and Windows Server 2012 R2 System Center Updates Publisher 2011 (SCUP) is supported for use on computers with Windows Server 2012 R2 with the following known limitations: 1. Windows Server 2012 R2 includes Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) 4.1. WSUS 4.1 cannot communicate with WSUS 3.0 and WSUS 4.0.  If… Read more

List of the role-based administration permissions and permission groups in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

If you’ve tinkered with security roles for role-based administration in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager, you might have noticed that there are a ton of permissions and permission groups involved. This is most evident when you copy a built-in security group to modify for your own use. Keeping straight which roles use which permissions, and… Read more

Replication errors in System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager

Issue Several customers reported that child primary sites were entering maintenance mode after upgrading the central administration site from System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Service Pack 1 (SP1) with CU2 or CU3 to System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager. Entries similar to the following were recorded in the RcmCtrl.log file at child primary sites: ERROR:… Read more

Announcement: New Quiz for System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager

We are pleased to announce that we’ve just published a new quiz in our popular series of quizzes for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager. This new quiz tests your knowledge of many of the new features and functionality in System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager. For example, how well do you understand how to create… Read more

Support Announcements for November 2013

System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1 supports Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1: System Center Configuration Manager 2012 SP1 -supports site system roles for the following operating system SKUS: Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard. Windows Server 2012 R2 Data Center. All site system roles – with the exception of site servers and SMS Provider… Read more

Windows PowerShell Examples for Content Management

Overview This article covers some basic content management usage scenarios using Windows PowerShell for System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager.  Included are examples on how to create a site system and configure it as a distribution point (including pull-distribution points), and how to create and distribute content. This article assumes some basic familiarity with Windows PowerShell… Read more