Update: I just realized I posted this to the OpsMgr blog instead of the ConfigMgr blog so you'll find this same post there as well. But then everyone running OpsMgr wants to know this info too, right? Sorry about the confusion.
Over on the System Center blog Jeff Wettlaufer just posted a great piece that clears up some of the apparent confusion that exists surrounding our recent announcements concerning Configuration Manager 2007 SP1 and Windows 7/Windows Server 2008 R2 support. Specifically, we’ve had some questions about what SP2 offers given we have stated in the past that SP2 was the only supported release and Jeff does a great job of clearing this all up:
Hi everyone, we have had some feedback about running Windows 7 on Configuration Manager 2007, and we wanted to get something released on what version of ConfigMgr supports Windows 7 clients. Recently a posting went live about the support for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 in a ConfigMgr SP1 environment. I wanted to clarify what that support means as we have been communicating that the platform for these Operating Systems needs to be Service Pack 2, currently in Release Candidate status, and due for release at the end of October…
J.C. Hornbeck | Manageability Knowledge Engineer