O R G A N I C / F E R T I L I Z E R: configuration manager 2012 service pack 1

Jun 12, 2012

configuration manager 2012 service pack 1

the announcement of enhancements for configmgr 2012 with sp1 was delivered yesterday at teched. here's a rundown from the slides (since i am not there):

  • Platform Support:
    • Windows 8
    • Windows 8 tablet (Intel SoC) support
    • Mac OS X
    • Linux and Unix
      • Hardware Inventory:
        • 16 core classes viewable through Resource Explorer
        • Extensible model – supports custom classes and pluggable providers
        • ARP shows all native installed software (e.g. rpm’s or pkg’s)
        • Create collections of Linux/UNIX computers
      • Software Deployment
        • Using the Package and Program model
        • Deploy/patch software, deploy OS patches and run maintenance scripts that target a collection
      • Secure and Authenticated communications
      • Consolidated reports
  • Operating System Deployment:
    • Windows To Go support
    • BitLocker changes:
      • TPM and PIN
      • Used Space BitLocker
    • Prestage media now supports additional content types:
      • Before: WIM
      • Now: WIM, Applications, Drivers, Package/Programs
  • Application Delivery:
    • Metro style applications
    • Deep link applications
    • Network cost support
  • Flexible hierarchy management:
    • Ability to add a new Central Administration Site
    • Migration between ConfigMgr 2012 hierarchies
  • Hierarchy easier to control:
    • When: Schedule replication for a given link
    • What: SQL Server distributed views
    • How much: Compression for SQL Server data
  • Setting Management: User Profile and Data Management
    • Client Side Caching
    • Roaming User Profiles
    • Folder Redirection
  • PowerShell Provider Cmdlets:
    • Scope: Tasks exposed in the Administration Console
    • How:
      • Suitable experience for administrator (not the SDK)
      • Align with PowerShell general conventions


here's a summary slide from the deck which is available at the teched site under the myteched section. look for MGT309. :)