System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 CTP2 Is Available Now. Did you install it?

Last Friday Microsoft Release System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 CTP2, I went ahead and download it today for testing.

If you haven't here is the url to download it.

For this blog post I will download the ConfigMgr_SCEP_2012_SP1_CTP_7743.exe, This is the Service Pack 1 CTP for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager.


Once I finish the download I extract the files into .\ConfigMgr_SCEP_2012_SP1_CTP_7743 Folder and download the pre-req by executing .\ExtractedFiles\smssetup\bin\x64\setupdl.exe .\extractedfiles\redist.

Now that the pre-reqs where download it, executed the splash.hta on the extracted folder.

Did you install it?

Now that you download the Service Pack 1 CTP2, are you planning on testing it?

What new features are included in the CTP of SP1 for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager and Endpoint Protection?

A: The ConfigMgr 2012 SP1 CTP new features include:

· Management of Windows 8

o Delivery of Metro-style applications on Windows 8 devices.

o Ability to limit downloads on 3G and 4G network connections to prevent unwanted data charges.

o Policy management for client-side caching, roaming user profiles, and folder redirection.

· Management of Mac OS X devices

· Management of Linux and Unix servers

What new features are included in System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection Client for Mac and Linux?

A: The SCEP 2012 Client for Mac and Linux new features include:

· Antimalware protection for unmanaged desktops and servers running Mac or Linux operating systems.

o Automatic download of virus and malware signatures from the internet

o Real-time or scheduled scans

o Quarantine and remediation of infected files

o Client user interface for local viewing of status and configuration

· A System Center Operations Manager monitoring pack that provides monitoring and agent control for Linux servers

What else I need before Installing the Service Pack 1?

A:Download Windows ADK for Windows 8 Release Preview

Here is a quick Step by step that I follow when I was doing testing on my lab

Run the Splash.hta located on the Extracted Files.


Click on Install.


Click Next


Select the Upgrade and Existing Configuration Manager 2012 Installation and click Next

Review your license and click next. This step don’t need example image since it may display your license.

I accept the license terms and click next.


Since I show you how to download the pre-req before this install click on Use Previously downloaded files and point to your extractedfiles\redist.

Accept now all 3 License Term and click Next.

Now we are ready for upgrade, Click Next.

The pre-req check will review your server and validate is ready to install.

How will it looks when its not ready?



Windows ADK is not installed.


How will it look when is ready?


One the Begin Install is clear, Click Begin Install.

How long took you to Install the System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1 CTP2?

Let me know. Enjoy.


Santos Martinez - Premier Field Engineer - SMS/ConfigMgr/SQL

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