KB: Applications Sanity Check may fail during the System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1 Beta Prerequisite Check

Just a quick FYI on a new KB article we published today. This one talks about an error you might get when running the ConfigMgr 2012 SP1 beta prereq check so if you’re not using the SP1 beta builds then this probably won’t be an issue for you. 2794128 – Applications Sanity Check may fail… Read more

Role-Based Administration Provides “Show Me” Behavior in Configuration Manager 2012 Beta 2

[Today’s post is provided by Lilian Xuan] Every person who uses the Configuration Manager 2007 console has to work with a complicated tree that has more than fifty nodes and hundreds of actions, even if they have permission to operate on just one node. Instead of this experience, how cool would it be to have… Read more

Client Health in Configuration Manager 2012 Beta 2

[Today’s post is provided by Abraham Wang] It’s often the case that many customer-reported issues with a Configuration Manager feature are because the Configuration Manager client itself is not working, rather than a problem with the specific feature. However, it’s not always easy for administrators to know that this is the root cause and be… Read more

Active Directory Forest Discovery and Publishing in Configuration Manager 2012 Beta 2

[Randy Xu provides our first Config Manager 2012 beta 2 post] Background In many large organizations, network configuration and Active Directory Domain Services are managed separately from Configuration Manager. Changes to the network topology or AD  structure must be communicated between these teams to ensure Configuration Manager boundary settings are accurate.  Up to date boundary… Read more

Announcement: System Center Configuration Manager 2012 Beta 2 has been released!

[Today’s post is from Ken Pan] I am very pleased to inform you that Brad Anderson (Corporate Vice President, Management & Security Division) has just announced the public availability of System Center Configuration Manager 2012 Beta 2 at the day 2 keynote for the Microsoft Management Summit 2011.  This is a huge milestone for the… Read more

System Center Configuration Manager 2012 Beta 2 now available

Did you hear the news?  ConfigMgr 2012 will support Windows Phone 7, Symbian, iOS (iPhones and iPads) and Android-based devices, and the new Beta 2 is available for download starting today.  From the download site: Consumerization is a growing challenge for IT organizations. System Center Configuration Manager 2012 helps IT empower people to use the… Read more

Configuration Manager v.Next Beta 2 TAP nominations are now open

Looking to get a head start on System Center Configuration Manager 2012 (aka Configuration Manager vNext)?  If so then you’ll be happy to know that nominations for the ConfigMgr 2012 Beta 2 Technology  Adoption Program (TAP) are now open.  Even if your organization applied for the Beta 1 TAP and didn’t get accepted you should… Read more

P2V Migration for Software Assurance Beta 2 now available, including ConfigMgr 2007 integration!

Hey everyone, a few weeks ago we released a beta of the new P2V tool for OS Deployment.  We are really pleased to update that information with a beta refresh, Beta 2.   The P2V Migration for Software Assurance can now be implemented using System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Operating System Deployment as well as native… Read more

Beta 1 for System Center Configuration Manager v.Next now available

Looks like the System Center product team announced the availability of the Configuration Manager v.Next beta over on their blog.  I have the meat of the post below but you can read the details directly from the source at this link. ===== Today we are very excited to announce the release of Beta 1 for… Read more

Now Available: The System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Reporting Dashboard Beta

IT administrators and IT support staff need easier access to key information about software and operating system deployments, client health, and compliance with regulations.  They must ensure that their systems and software meet the configuration requirements established for the organization.  And they need the ability to track this information without having access to a System… Read more