SP1 Setup Changes – System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

The CTP for System Center 2012 SP1 is now available.  What’s new in Service Pack 1 for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager? I’ll walk through a few things that will get you acquainted with the changes in this release over the next couple blog posts. Setup changes    Starting with SP1 we will add support…

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Managing Unprovisioned Computers in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

Managing Unprovisioned Computers in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager I was recently asked about troubleshooting operating system deployments. One item in particular was around failures with unknown computers. An administrator was deploying Windows 7 to a group of devices but did not have the content replicated out to the distribution points. I pointed out that…

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Custom Role Based Administration for Importing Computers

 Custom Role Based Administration for Importing Computers In System Center 2012 Configuration Manger we have several roles that we ship with the product.  By default we offer a general ‘Operating System Deployment Manager’.  This is a fairly broad role that has a lot of access. The ‘Operating System Deployment Manager’ role combined with the access…

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System Center 2012 Configuration Manager and Endpoint Protection (plus OSD)

All, Here are some great blogs from a fellow Program Manager Jason Githens (@jrg98108): Launching a Windows Defender Offline Scan with Configuration Manager 2012 OSD Operating System Deployment and Endpoint Protection Client Installation Software Update Content Cleanup in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Building Custom Endpoint Protection Reports in System Center 2012 Configuration ManagerManaging Software…

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Updated: Microsoft Management Summit 2012 Information

Here is the early list of some of the must see sessions being presented on Configuration Manager 2012 by the Configuration Manager product team, including myself.  Not to mention the dozens of Hands-on Labs presented by Wally Mead and other ConfigMgr team members. CD-B102 State of the Union  (Bill Anderson, Deb McFadden)Tuesday, April 17 10:15…

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Configuration Manager 2012: Task Sequence Export and Import

Export and Import – Version 2! As we looking at Configuration Manager 2012 Release Candidate 2, I would like to go over a new feature that was introduced. Starting with ConfigMgr 2012 RC2, we have updated the import and export experiences around task sequences. If you are familiar with ConfigMgr 2007, you already know we…

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Configuration Manager 2012: User Device Affinity and OS Deployment

As we move to Configuration Manager 2012 we have spent a lot of time focusing on user centric software distribution. One of the new concepts we have introduced is a concept called user device affinity (UDA). This provides the ability to define a relationship between a user and a device. It allows the admin to…

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Configuration Manager 2012: Offline Servicing for Operating System Images

In previous posts we have discussed changes to PXE and the Distribution Point, as well as new ways to manage and monitor content in your Configuration Manager environment. Now let’s discuss a feature to simply administration and reduce the total deployment time of your operating system images. In Configuration Manager 2012 there is a new…

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Configuration Manager 2012: Content Prestaging and Remote Content Distribution

A follow up to the blog on Distribution Points, we have many new features surrounding content distribution and distribution points.  This post will walk through the end to end scenario of prestaging content on a distribution point.  Today in configuration Manager 2007 we have a few different tools that allow for prestaging of content to…

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Configuration Manager 2012: Content Monitoring and Validation

In the last blog we covered Distribution Point Groups and the new ways to distribute and manage content.  In this post we are going to cover monitoring the compliance of content and a new feature to validate content in the Configuration Manager 2012 infrastructure.  After reading this blog, you will be able to see some new enhancements…

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