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. http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30133.

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.

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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.

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Click on Install.

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Click Next

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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.

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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?

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Reason http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=27410

Windows ADK is not installed.

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How will it look when is ready?

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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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