Find out what Microsoft releases as hotfixes for Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager: Servicing Extension

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Find out what Microsoft releases as hotfixes for  Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager: Servicing Extension

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=45033

Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Servicing Extension provides useful information for maintaining a Configuration Manager environment.

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Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Servicing Extension adds a new node to the Administrator Console. This new node provides administrators with a summary of Configuration Manager versions in the environment, simplified client targeting, and information on new Configuration Manager related releases.
Feature Summary
The Servicing Extension provides the following capabilities:

  • Notifies you of Configuration Manager updates as they become available, with the ability to filter updates according to which major product release they apply to

You can check what is out for all releases, only for  CM2012Sp2 and R2SP1 , CMR2 or CMSp1:

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  • Provides version details on the sites in your environment, including the last major Configuration Manager version installed and the most recently installed Cumulative Update

You can also check the site version and also the Cumulative Updates number installed:

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  • Provides a list of Configuration Manager client versions that may be present in your environment, and makes it easy to create queries to locate these clients

There is a list of queries

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  • Provides a built-in RSS reader to display recent blog postings from the System Center Configuration Manager Team Blog and The Configuration Manager Support Team Blog, with the ability to follow other RSS feeds.

    List of blogs (SCCM TEam Blog, Official  SCCM Support Team blog)

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Configuration Manager Servicing Extension user guide

 

 

 

CM 21511 GA .It is official System Center Configuration Manager and Endpoint Protection (version 1511) is now generally available

It is official
http://blogs.technet.com/b/configmgrteam/archive/2015/12/08/system-center-configuration-manager-ga.aspx
Over the past few months we have been working to finalize the latest version of System Center Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr). We are excited to announce that this new current branch of System Center Configuration Manager and Endpoint Protection (version 1511) is now generally available, and can be downloaded from the Microsoft Evaluation Center, MSDN, and Volume Licensing Service Center.

Removed and Deprecated Features for Configuration Manager

If you are wondering what features are deprecated in the current version and not supported in the next  CONFIGMGR, or what products and OS please take a look in the next link:

Deprecated features, products, and operating systems

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/mt210917.aspx

Deprecated features, products, and operating systems

  • Configuration Manager has deprecated Out of Band Management. Support for new Intel AMT firmware versions is not planned.
  • Configuration Manager has deprecated Network Access Protection. The feature has been deprecated in Windows Server 2012 R2 and is removed from Windows 10.

 

System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP2

System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager SP1

Configuration Manager vNext
Configuration Manager features Deprecation announced Support removed
Network Access Protection (NAP) 7/10/2015 X
Out of Band Management 10/16/2015 X
Site server supported products
SQL Server 2008 7/10/2015 X
SQL Server 2008 R2 7/10/2015
Windows Server 2008 7/10/2015 Support removed RTM + 12 months
Windows Server 2008 R2 7/10/2015 Support removed RTM + 12 months
Client operating systems
Windows Server 2008 7/10/2015
Windows Server 2008 R2 7/10/2015
Windows XP 7/10/2015 X
Windows XP Embedded 7/10/2015 Support removed RTM + 12 months
Windows Server 2003 7/10/2015 X
Windows Server 2003 R2 7/10/2015 X
Windows Vista 7/10/2015 X
Mac OS X 10.6 – 10.8 7/10/2015 X
Windows Mobile 6.0 – 6.5 7/10/2015 X
Nokia Symbian Belle 7/10/2015 X
Windows CE 5.0 – 6.0 7/10/2015 X

How to build custom Right Click Tools

This article has been written by Neil Peterson

See:

http://blogs.technet.com/b/neilp/archive/2012/03/18/long-live-right-click-tools-system-center-2012-configuration-manager-console-extensions.aspx

 

Neil discusses the following:

 

  • The 2012 Configuration Manager Console Extension Internals.
  • How to create a custom extension that will ping all machines in a selected collection, and write the result to and Excel spread sheet.

Video Demo

When considering console extensions for Configuration Manager (2007 or 2012) there are several components to consider

  • Console Extension Type – many different types of extensions are documented (or will be documented) in the Configuration Manager SDK. These types include Actions, Forms, Views, Nodes, and Management Classes. In this Blog post we will be focusing only on the Actions type.
  • Console Component GUID – this GUID corresponds to the console component on which you would like to add the custom Action.
  • Extension Folder – Each custom extension will be created and placed in a specific location for console consumption. This location will vary depending on why type of console extension is being created and what platform it is being created for (2007 or 2012).
  • XML File – each console extension is made up of a custom XML file.
  • Action Executable – typically each Console Action extension will have an executable (script or otherwise) that will be called from the XML file.

With each of these components defined, let’s take a closer look at how to work with each specific component.

 

Console Component GUID :

Before we can determine the location in which to place our custom extension XML file, we will need to find the GUID corresponding to the console component on which we would like our custom action to be added. In other words if we want to add our action (right click tool)  to the Software Library / Software Update section of the console, we need to determine the specific GUID  for the this location. Likewise if we would like our action (right click tool) to surface on a collection under the Assets and Compliance node of the 2012 Configuration Manager console we would need to know the corresponding GUID. In order to identify these GUID’s we must traverse existing root console XML files and manually (or using a script) locate these GUIDS.

If you have done this with 2007 you will recall the root console file as AdminConsole.XML. With 2012 there are multiple files corresponding to the multiple Configuration Manager nodes. For instance if you have an action that is to be placed on the Overview node under Administration, you would be searching SiteConfigurationNode.XML. For the exercise detailed in this blog (ping all machines in a collection) we will be adding an extension to device collections underneath the Assets and compliance node. For this we will be searching the AssetManagementNode.xml file.

When examining the root console XML files for specific GUIDS, search for NamespaceGuid=<GUID> followed by Id=<Node Description>. The Id will give you a good idea of which console component the GUID belongs too. Note that most console components will have child components; these will not have an ID, rather a Type=’WQL’. I have found that is pretty easy to walk the XML matching up GUIDs to console components as I go. A little bit of trial and error helps as well. So for example if we open up AssettManagementNode.XML and search for ‘NamespaceGuid=’, the second item (after the root) we will come to is ‘NamespaceGuid=”f10d0965-4b26-4e37-aab5-5400fbbc8eaa” Id=”AssetManagementNodeOverview”’. This is the GUID associated with the root of Assets and Compliance or ‘Overview’ as it is displayed in the 2012 Configuration Manager Release Candidate console. Walking to the next ‘NamespaceGuid=’ we come up with ‘NamespaceGuid=”80ea5cfa-5d28-47aa-a134-f455e2df2cd1″ Id=”Users”’. One more and we come up with ‘NamespaceGuid=”baaa6910-892f-4d20-9082-b392e5a28a53″ Type=”WQL”’. We can assume that this is the GUID associated with the user objects.

For this exercise we want to right click on a device collection and ping all machines found in that collection. For this purpose we will use GUID a92615d6-9df3-49ba-a8c9-6ecb0e8b956b.

 

XML File Location

With the console component GUID determined, we can create our XML landing spot or destination folder. With 2012 Configuration Manager the XML file location will be %Program Files%\Microsoft Configuration Manager\AdminConsole\XmlStorage\Extensions\Actions\<GUID>”. Replace <GUID> with the appropriate GUID. This folder will need to be created. In some cases you may need to create the “\Extensions\Actions\<GUID>” folders as well.

XML File:

Here is sample XML for both 2007 and 2012. Notice that the 2012 XML has slightly changed due to the introduction of the ribbon. The new addition of the ‘ShowOn’ tag allows us to control wither or not the extensions is show on the ribbon, right click menu, or both.  During this blog I will only be discussing right click menus and will not address adding actions to the ribbon. These two sample XML have been taken from the 2007 SDK and the 2012 beta SDK.

System Center Configuration Manager 2007 –

System Center Configuration Manager 2007

  1. <ActionDescription Class=”Executable” DisplayName=”Make a Note” MnemonicDisplayName=”Note” Description = “Make a note about software updates”>
  2.   <Executable>
  3.     <FilePath>Notepad.exe</FilePath>
  4.     <Parameters>C:\MyConfigurationManagerNote.txt</Parameters>
  5.   </Executable>
  6. </ActionDescription>

System Center 2012 Configuration Manager –

System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

  1. <ActionDescription Class=”Executable” DisplayName=”Make a Note” MnemonicDisplayName=”Note” Description = “Make a note about software updates”>
  2.   <ShowOn>
  3.     <string>DefaultContextualTab</string>
  4.     <!—RIBBON –>
  5.     <string>ContextMenu</string>
  6.     <!—Context Menu –>
  7.   </ShowOn>
  8.   <Executable>
  9.     <FilePath>Notepad.exe</FilePath>
  10.     <Parameters>C:\MyConfigurationManagerNote.txt</Parameters>
  11.   </Executable>
  12. </ActionDescription>

 

PFE Ping Demo Extension XML

Here is the XML that will make up the ping console extension. Notice here that unlike the previous SDK samples, the ShowOn tag only includes <string>ContextMenu</string>. This is because for this example I only want the extension to be accessible from the context menu and not the ribbon.Take note of the FilePath tag, this will specify the location of the ping script. Also note the parameter tag. The ##SUB:CollectionID## will make the collection ID accessible as an argument for our ping script.

PFEPing.XML

  1. <ActionDescription Class=”Group” DisplayName=”PFE Ping Demo” MnemonicDisplayName=”PFE Ping Demo” Description=”PFE Ping Demo” SqmDataPoint=”53″>
  2.   <ShowOn>
  3.     <string>ContextMenu</string>
  4.   </ShowOn>
  5.   <ActionGroups>
  6.     <ActionDescription Class=”Executable” DisplayName=”Ping Computers” MnemonicDisplayName=”Ping Computers” Description=”Ping Computers”>
  7.       <ShowOn>
  8.         <string>ContextMenu</string>
  9.       </ShowOn>
  10.       <Executable>
  11.         <FilePath>”C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Configuration Manager\AdminConsole\XmlStorage\Extensions\Actions\a92615d6-9df3-49ba-a8c9-6ecb0e8b956b\PFEPing.vbs”</FilePath>
  12.         <Parameters>##SUB:CollectionID##</Parameters>
  13.       </Executable>
  14.     </ActionDescription>
  15.   </ActionGroups>
  16. </ActionDescription>

 

Action Executable:

Here is the VBScript that the console extension will execute. Using this script as is, you will need to specify your site server and site code around line 22 of this script.

PFEPing.vbs

  1. Set WshShell = WScript.CreateObject(“WScript.Shell”)
  2. Set objExcel = CreateObject(“Excel.Application”)
  3. objExcel.Visible = True
  4. objExcel.Workbooks.Add
  5. intRow = 2
  6. objExcel.Cells(1, 1).Value = “Machine Name”
  7. objExcel.Cells(1, 2).Value = “Results”
  8. Set objArgs = WScript.Arguments
  9. IF (objArgs.count > 0) then
  10.       MyPos = InStr(objArgs(0), “:”)
  11.     COLLID = wscript.arguments.item(0)
  12. END IF
  13. Set SWbemLocator=CreateObject(“WbemScripting.SWbemLocator”)
  14. set SWbemServices = SWbemLocator.ConnectServer(“<Site Server>“,”root\SMS\site_<Site Code>“)
  15. strQuery = “select * from SMS_CM_RES_COLL_” & COLLID
  16. Set Computers= SWbemServices.ExecQuery(strQuery)
  17. for each Computer in Computers
  18.     Ping = WshShell.Run(“ping -n 1 ” & Computer.Name, 0, True)
  19.     objExcel.Cells(intRow, 1).Value = UCase(Computer.Name)
  20.     Select Case Ping
  21.     Case 0 objExcel.Cells(intRow, 2).Value = “On Line”
  22.     Case 1 objExcel.Cells(intRow, 2).Value = “Off Line”
  23.     End Select
  24.     If objExcel.Cells(intRow, 2).Value = “Off Line” Then
  25.     objExcel.Cells(intRow, 2).Interior.ColorIndex = 3
  26.     Else
  27.     objExcel.Cells(intRow, 2).Interior.ColorIndex = 4
  28.     End If
  29. intRow = intRow + 1
  30. Next
  31. objExcel.Range(“A1:B1”).Select
  32. objExcel.Selection.Interior.ColorIndex = 19
  33. objExcel.Selection.Font.ColorIndex = 11
  34. objExcel.Selection.Font.Bold = True
  35. objExcel.Cells.EntireColumn.AutoFit

 

Putting it all Together:

To create the console extension follows these steps.

  1. Create the following folder – %Program Files%\Microsoft Configuration Manager\AdminConsole\XmlStorage\Extensions\Actions\a92615d6-9df3-49ba-a8c9-6ecb0e8b956b .
  2. Create an XML file (of any name) containing the XML from the above PFEPing.XML. Place this in the newly created folder. You may want to change the Display Name, Mnemonic Display Name and Description to something more appropriate for your environment.
  3. Create a .VBS file using the PFEPing.vbs code from above. Replace <Site Server> with the FQDN of your site server and <Site Code> with your three character site code. Place the script inside of the folder created in step 1.
  4. If your console is open, close it out and open it back up.
  5. Right click on any collection and execute the extension.

 

Troubleshooting and Caution:

To trouble shoot console extension issues see the SMSAdminUI.log.

I would discourage the creation of any extensions directly on a site server, rather install the Configuration Manager console on another machine and create them there.

Issue with the Windows ADK for Windows 10, version 1511

The Windows 10 ADK was recently updated on the Microsoft Hardware Dev Center, aligned with the Windows 10, version 1511 update. While this Windows ADK update addresses several known issues present in the initial release of the Windows 10 ADK (PowerShell, MDAC) there is a serious issue with it that blocks the following Configuration Manager OS deployment scenarios:

  • From Software Center, launch a task sequence that uses a Windows PE v10.0.10586 boot image. When the computer restarts into Windows PE, it will fail when “Initializing hardware devices” with the error: “Windows PE initialization failed with error code 0x80220014.”

Microsoft does not recommend that Configuration Manager customers use the 1511 version of the Windows 10 ADK.

More information can be found here

Cross Forest and DMZ Blog collections

http://blogs.technet.com/b/neilp/archive/2012/08/20/cross-forest-support-in-system-center-2012-configuration-manager-part-1.aspx

 

http://blogs.technet.com/b/neilp/archive/2012/08/21/cross-forest-support-in-configmgr-2012-part-2-forest-discovery-publishing-and-client-push-installation.aspx

 

http://blogs.technet.com/b/neilp/archive/2012/08/24/cross-forest-support-in-configmgr-2012-part-3-deploying-site-server-site-systems-in-an-untrusted-forest.aspx

http://blogs.technet.com/b/neilp/archive/2012/09/04/cross-forest-support-in-configmgr-2012-part-4-deploying-sites-in-multiple-forests.aspx

 

http://blogs.technet.com/b/jchalfant/archive/2015/04/08/ports-required-for-a-site-system-in-dmz-in-configuration-manager.aspx

Overview TechNet Config Mgr 2012

Overview TechNet

 

System Center 2012

Configuration Manager

Documentation Library for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

Getting Started with System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

Introduction to Configuration Manager

What’s New in Configuration Manager

What’s New in the Documentation for Configuration Manager

Fundamentals of Configuration Manager

Frequently Asked Questions for Configuration Manager

Supported Configurations for Configuration Manager

Information and Support for Configuration Manager

Site Administration for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

Introduction to Site Administration in Configuration Manager

Planning for Configuration Manager Sites and Hierarchy

Supported Configurations for Configuration Manager

Planning for Hardware Configurations for Configuration Manager

PKI Certificate Requirements for Configuration Manager

Identify Your Network and Business Requirements to Plan a Configuration Manager Hierarchy

Determine Whether to Migrate Configuration Manager 2007 Data to System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

Determine Whether to Extend the Active Directory Schema for Configuration Manager

Planning for Sites and Hierarchies in Configuration Manager

Planning for Publishing of Site Data to Active Directory Domain Services

Planning for Discovery in Configuration Manager

Planning for Client Settings in Configuration Manager

Planning for Site Systems in Configuration Manager

Planning for Content Management in Configuration Manager

Planning for Boundaries and Boundary Groups in Configuration Manager

Planning for Security in Configuration Manager

Planning for Communications in Configuration Manager

Planning for Site Operations in Configuration Manager

Planning for High Availability with Configuration Manager

Example Scenarios for Planning a Simplified Hierarchy with Configuration Manager

Configuring Sites and Hierarchies in Configuration Manager

Prepare the Windows Environment for Configuration Manager

Install Sites and Create a Hierarchy for Configuration Manager

Configure Sites and the Hierarchy in Configuration Manager

Configuring Security for Configuration Manager

Configuring Discovery in Configuration Manager

Configuring Sites to Publish to Active Directory Domain Services

Configuring Settings for Client Management in Configuration Manager

Configuring Distribution Point Groups in Configuration Manager

Configuring Boundaries and Boundary Groups in Configuration Manager

Configuring Alerts in Configuration Manager

Configuring Site Components in Configuration Manager

Install and Configure Site System Roles for Configuration Manager

Configure Database Replicas for Management Points

Migrate Data from Configuration Manager 2007 to Configuration Manager

Operations and Maintenance for Site Administration In Configuration Manager

Manage Site and Hierarchy Configurations

Configure the Status System for Configuration Manager

Configure Maintenance Tasks for Configuration Manager Sites

Monitor Configuration Manager Sites and Hierarchy

Backup and Recovery in Configuration Manager

Reporting in Configuration Manager

Introduction to Reporting in Configuration Manager

Planning for Reporting in Configuration Manager

Prerequisites for Reporting in Configuration Manager

Best Practices for Reporting

Configuring Reporting in Configuration Manager

Operations and Maintenance for Reporting in Configuration Manager

Creating Custom Report Models in SQL Server Reporting Services

Security and Privacy for Reporting in Configuration Manager

Technical Reference for Reporting in Configuration Manager

Security and Privacy for Site Administration in Configuration Manager

Technical Reference for Site Administration in Configuration Manager

Technical Reference for Site Communications in Configuration Manager

Technical Reference for Ports Used in Configuration Manager

Technical Reference for Log Files in Configuration Manager

Technical Reference for Accounts Used in Configuration Manager

Technical Reference for Cryptographic Controls Used in Configuration Manager

Technical Reference for Language Packs in Configuration Manager

Technical Reference for Unicode and ASCII Support in Configuration Manager

Technical Reference for the Hierarchy Maintenance Tool (Preinst.exe) in Configuration Manager

Technical Reference for the Prerequisite Checker in Configuration Manager

Technical Reference for International Support in Configuration Manager

Step-by-Step Example Deployment of the PKI Certificates for Configuration Manager: Windows Server 2008 Certification Authority

Migrating from Configuration Manager 2007 to System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

Introduction to Migration in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

Planning for Migration to System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

Prerequisites for Migration in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

Administrator Checklists for Migration Planning in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

Determine Whether to Migrate Configuration Manager 2007 to System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

Planning for Source Hierarchies in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

Planning for Migration Jobs in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

Planning for Client Migration to System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

Planning for Content Deployment During Migration to System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

Planning for the Migration of Configuration Manager 2007 Objects to System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

Planning to Monitor Migration Activity in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

Planning to Complete Migration to System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

Configuring Migration to System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

Operations for Migrating Configuration Manager 2007 to System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

Security and Privacy for Migration to System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

Deploying Clients for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

Introduction to Client Deployment in Configuration Manager

Planning for Client Deployment in Configuration Manager

Prerequisites for Client Deployment in Configuration Manager

Best Practices for Client Deployment in Configuration Manager

Determine How to Manage Mobile Devices in Configuration Manager

Determine the Site System Roles for Client Deployment in Configuration Manager

Determine the Client Installation Method to Use for Computers in Configuration Manager

Determine Whether to Block Clients in Configuration Manager

Configuring Client Deployment in Configuration Manager

How to Configure Client Communication Port Numbers in Configuration Manager

How to Configure Client Computers to Find Management Points by using DNS Publishing in Configuration Manager

How to Prevent the Client Software from Installing on Specific Computers in Configuration Manager

How to Configure Client Settings in Configuration Manager

How to Install Clients on Computers in Configuration Manager

How to Assign Clients to a Site in Configuration Manager

How to Install Clients on Mobile Devices and Enroll Them by Using Configuration Manager

How to Configure Client Status in Configuration Manager

Operations and Maintenance for Client Deployment in Configuration Manager

How to Manage Mobile Devices by Using the Exchange Server Connector in Configuration Manager

How to Manage Clients in Configuration Manager

How to Monitor Clients in Configuration Manager

Security and Privacy for Clients in Configuration Manager

Technical Reference for Client Deployment in Configuration Manager

About Client Settings in Configuration Manager

About Client Installation Properties in Configuration Manager

About Client Installation Properties Published to Active Directory Domain Services in Configuration Manager

Administrator Checklist: Deploying Clients in Configuration Manager

Windows Firewall and Port Settings for Client Computers in Configuration Manager

Deploying Software and Operating Systems in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

Content Management in Configuration Manager

Introduction to Content Management in Configuration Manager

Planning for Content Management in Configuration Manager

Configuring Content Management in Configuration Manager

Operations and Maintenance for Content Management in Configuration Manager

How to Prestage Content to Distribution Points Located on a Site Server

Security and Privacy for Content Management in Configuration Manager

Technical Reference for Content Management in Configuration Manager

Application Management in Configuration Manager

Introduction to Application Management in Configuration Manager

Planning for Application Management in Configuration Manager

Prerequisites for Application Management in Configuration Manager

Best Practices for Application Management in Configuration Manager

Configuring the Application Catalog and Software Center in Configuration Manager

Operations and Maintenance for Application Management in Configuration Manager

How to Create Applications in Configuration Manager

How to Create Deployment Types in Configuration Manager

How to Simulate an Application Deployment in Configuration Manager

How to Deploy Applications in Configuration Manager

How to Manage Applications and Deployment Types in Configuration Manager

How to Manage Application Revisions in Configuration Manager

How to Use Application Supersedence in Configuration Manager

How to Uninstall Applications in Configuration Manager

How to Monitor Applications in Configuration Manager

How to Manage User Device Affinity in Configuration Manager

How to Create Global Conditions in Configuration Manager

Packages and Programs in Configuration Manager

How to Create Packages and Programs in Configuration Manager

How to Deploy Packages and Programs in Configuration Manager

How to Monitor Packages and Programs in Configuration Manager

How to Manage Packages and Programs in Configuration Manager

Security and Privacy for Application Management in Configuration Manager

Technical Reference for Application Management in Configuration Manager

Example Scenario for Application Management in Configuration Manager

Software Updates in Configuration Manager

Introduction to Software Updates in Configuration Manager

Planning for Software Updates in Configuration Manager

Prerequisites for Software Updates in Configuration Manager

Best Practices for Software Updates in Configuration Manager

Configuring Software Updates in Configuration Manager

How to Configure a Software Update Point to Use Network Load Balancing (NLB) Cluster

How to Determine the Port Settings Used by WSUS

How to Configure a Firewall for Software Updates

How to Enable CRL Checking for Software Updates

Operations and Maintenance for Software Updates in Configuration Manager

Security and Privacy for Software Updates in Configuration Manager

Technical Reference for Software Updates in Configuration Manager

Technical Reference for the Icons Used for Software Updates

Example Scenario for Deploying Software Updates

Operating System Deployment in Configuration Manager

Introduction to Operating System Deployment in Configuration Manager

Planning How to Deploy Operating Systems in Configuration Manager

Prerequisites For Deploying Operating Systems in Configuration Manager

Supported Operating Systems and Hard Disk Configurations for Operating System Deployment

Determine the Operating System Deployment Method to Use in Configuration Manager

Planning Site System Roles for Operating System Deployments in Configuration Manager

Planning for Deploying Operating System Images in Configuration Manager

Planning for Capturing Operating System Images in Configuration Manager

Planning for Boot Image Deployments in Configuration Manager

Planning a Device Driver Strategy in Configuration Manager

Planning for Media Operating System Deployments in Configuration Manager

Planning for PXE-Initiated Operating System Deployments in Configuration Manager

Planning a Multicast Strategy in Configuration Manager

Planning a Task Sequences Strategy in Configuration Manager

Planning for Operating System Deployments in a NAP-Enabled Environment

Configuring Configuration Manager for Operating System Deployments

How to Manage Operating System Images and Installers in Configuration Manager

How to Manage Boot Images in Configuration Manager

How to Manage the Driver Catalog in Configuration Manager

How to Manage Task Sequences in Configuration Manager

How to Manage the User State in Configuration Manager

How to Manage Unknown Computer Deployments in Configuration Manager

How to Associate Users with a Destination Computer

How to Manage Multicast in Configuration Manager

Operations and Maintenance for Deploying Operating Systems in Configuration Manager

How to Deploy Operating Systems in Configuration Manager

How to Deploy Operating Systems by Using Media in Configuration Manager

How to Deploy Operating Systems by Using PXE in Configuration Manager

How to Deploy Operating Systems to Offline Computers in Configuration Manager

Security and Privacy for Deploying Operating Systems in Configuration Manager

Technical Reference for Deploying Operating Systems in Configuration Manager

Example Scenario for PXE-Initiated Operating System Deployment

Task Sequence Variables in Configuration Manager

Task Sequence Action Variables in Configuration Manager

Task Sequence Built-in Variables in Configuration Manager

Task Sequence Steps in Configuration Manager

Task Sequence Scenarios in Configuration Manager

Assets and Compliance in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

Collections in Configuration Manager

Introduction to Collections in Configuration Manager

Planning for Collections in Configuration Manager

Prerequisites for Collections in Configuration Manager

Best Practices for Collections in Configuration Manager

Operations and Maintenance for Collections in Configuration Manager

How to Create Collections in Configuration Manager

How to Manage Collections in Configuration Manager

How to Use Maintenance Windows in Configuration Manager

Security and Privacy for Collections in Configuration Manager

Technical Reference for Collections in Configuration Manager

Queries in Configuration Manager

Introduction to Queries in Configuration Manager

Operations and Maintenance for Queries in Configuration Manager

How to Create Queries in Configuration Manager

How to Manage Queries in Configuration Manager

Security and Privacy for Queries in Configuration Manager

Technical Reference for Queries in Configuration Manager

Inventory in Configuration Manager

Hardware Inventory in Configuration Manager

Introduction to Hardware Inventory in Configuration Manager

Planning for Hardware Inventory in Configuration Manager

Prerequisites for Hardware Inventory in Configuration Manager

Best Practices for Hardware Inventory in Configuration Manager

Configuring Hardware Inventory in Configuration Manager

How to Configure Hardware Inventory in Configuration Manager

How to Extend Hardware Inventory in Configuration Manager

Operations and Maintenance for Hardware Inventory in Configuration Manager

How to Use Resource Explorer to View Hardware Inventory in Configuration Manager

Security and Privacy for Hardware Inventory in Configuration Manager

Technical Reference for Hardware Inventory in Configuration Manager

Software Inventory in Configuration Manager

Introduction to Software Inventory in Configuration Manager

Planning for Software Inventory in Configuration Manager

Prerequisites for Software Inventory

Configuring Software Inventory in Configuration Manager

How to Configure Software Inventory in Configuration Manager

How to Exclude Folders from Software Inventory in Configuration Manager

Operations and Maintenance for Software Inventory in Configuration Manager

How to Use Resource Explorer to View Software Inventory in Configuration Manager

Security and Privacy for Software Inventory in Configuration Manager

Technical Reference for Software Inventory in Configuration Manager

Asset Intelligence in Configuration Manager

Introduction to Asset Intelligence in Configuration Manager

Prerequisites for Asset Intelligence in Configuration Manager

Configuring Asset Intelligence in Configuration Manager

Operations for Asset Intelligence in Configuration Manager

Security and Privacy for Asset Intelligence in Configuration Manager

Technical Reference for Asset Intelligence in Configuration Manager

Example Validation State Transitions for Asset Intelligence

Example Asset Intelligence General License Import File

Power Management in Configuration Manager

Introduction to Power Management in Configuration Manager

Planning for Power Management in Configuration Manager

Prerequisites for Power Management in Configuration Manager

Best Practices for Power Management in Configuration Manager

Administrator Checklist for Power Management in Configuration Manager

Configuring Power Management in Configuration Manager

Operations and Maintenance for Power Management in Configuration Manager

How to Monitor and Plan for Power Management in Configuration Manager

How to Create and Apply Power Plans in Configuration Manager

Security and Privacy for Power Management in Configuration Manager

Technical Reference for Power Management in Configuration Manager

Remote Control in Configuration Manager

Introduction to Remote Control in Configuration Manager

Planning for Remote Control in Configuration Manager

Prerequisites for Remote Control in Configuration Manager

Configuring Remote Control in Configuration Manager

Operations and Maintenance for Remote Control in Configuration Manager

How to Remotely Administer a Client Computer by Using Configuration Manager

How to Audit Remote Control Usage in Configuration Manager

Security and Privacy for Remote Control in Configuration Manager

Technical Reference for Remote Control in Configuration Manager

Keyboard Shortcuts for the Remote Control Viewer in Configuration Manager

Software Metering in Configuration Manager

Introduction to Software Metering in Configuration Manager

Planning for Software Metering in Configuration Manager

Prerequisites for Software Metering in Configuration Manager

Configuring Software Metering in Configuration Manager

How to Configure Software Metering in Configuration Manager

Operations and Maintenance for Software Metering in Configuration Manager

How to Create Software Metering Rules in Configuration Manager

How to Configure Automatic Software Metering Rule Generation in Configuration Manager

How to Manage Software Metering Rules in Configuration Manager

How to Monitor Software Metering in Configuration Manager

Security and Privacy for Software Metering in Configuration Manager

Technical Reference for Software Metering in Configuration Manager

Example Scenario for Software Metering in Configuration Manager

Maintenance Tasks for Software Metering in Configuration Manager

Out of Band Management in Configuration Manager

Introduction to Out of Band Management in Configuration Manager

Planning for Out of Band Management in Configuration Manager

Prerequisites for Out of Band Management in Configuration Manager

Best Practices for Out of Band Management in Configuration Manager

Determine Whether to Use a Customized Firmware Image From Your Computer Manufacturer

Configuring Out of Band Management in Configuration Manager

Administrator Checklist: Out of Band Management in Configuration Manager

How to Provision and Configure AMT-Based Computers in Configuration Manager

How to Manage AMT Provisioning Information in Configuration Manager

Operations and Maintenance for Out of Band Management in Configuration Manager

How to Manage the Audit Log for AMT-Based Computers in Configuration Manager

How to Manage AMT-based Computers Out of Band in Configuration Manager

How to Monitor Out of Band Management in Configuration Manager

Security and Privacy for Out of Band Management in Configuration Manager

Technical Reference for Out of Band Management in Configuration Manager

About the AMT Status and Out of Band Management in Configuration Manager

Example Scenario for Implementing Out of Band Management in Configuration Manager

Example Scenarios for Using Out of Band Management in Configuration Manager

AMT Provisioning Process for Out of Band Management in Configuration Manager

Compliance Settings in Configuration Manager

Introduction to Compliance Settings in Configuration Manager

Planning for Compliance Settings in Configuration Manager

Prerequisites for Compliance Settings in Configuration Manager

Configuring Compliance Settings in Configuration Manager

Operations and Maintenance for Compliance Settings in Configuration Manager

How to Create Windows Configuration Items for Compliance Settings in Configuration Manager

How to Create Mobile Device Configuration Items for Compliance Settings in Configuration Manager

How to Create Configuration Baselines for Compliance Settings in Configuration Manager

How to Create Child Configuration Items in Configuration Manager

How to Deploy Configuration Baselines in Configuration Manager

How to Manage Configuration Baselines for Compliance Settings in Configuration Manager

How to Manage Configuration Items for Compliance Settings in Configuration Manager

How to Monitor for Compliance Settings in Configuration Manager

How to Import Configuration Data in Configuration Manager

Security and Privacy for Compliance Settings in Configuration Manager

Technical Reference for Compliance Settings in Configuration Manager

Example Scenario for Compliance Settings in Configuration Manager

Endpoint Protection in Configuration Manager

Introduction to Endpoint Protection in Configuration Manager

Planning for Endpoint Protection in Configuration Manager

Prerequisites for Endpoint Protection in Configuration Manager

Best Practices for Endpoint Protection in Configuration Manager

Administrator Workflow for Endpoint Protection in Configuration Manager

Configuring Endpoint Protection in Configuration Manager

How to Configure Endpoint Protection in Configuration Manager

How to Configure Alerts for Endpoint Protection in Configuration Manager

Operations and Maintenance for Endpoint Protection in Configuration Manager

How to Create and Deploy Antimalware Policies for Endpoint Protection in Configuration Manager

How to Create and Deploy Windows Firewall Policies for Endpoint Protection in Configuration Manager

How to Manage Antimalware Policies and Firewall Settings for Endpoint Protection in Configuration Manager

How to Monitor Endpoint Protection in Configuration Manager

Security and Privacy for Endpoint Protection in Configuration Manager

Technical Reference for Endpoint Protection in Configuration Manager

Security and Privacy for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

Planning for Security in Configuration Manager

Configuring Security for Configuration Manager

Configuration Manager Privacy Statement

Configuration Manager Privacy Statement – Mobile Device Addendum

Security Best Practices and Privacy Information for Configuration Manager

Security and Privacy for Site Administration in Configuration Manager

Security and Privacy for Reporting in Configuration Manager

Security and Privacy for Migration to System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

Security and Privacy for Clients in Configuration Manager

Security and Privacy for Content Management in Configuration Manager

Security and Privacy for Application Management in Configuration Manager

Security and Privacy for Software Updates in Configuration Manager

Security and Privacy for Deploying Operating Systems in Configuration Manager

Security and Privacy for Collections in Configuration Manager

Security and Privacy for Queries in Configuration Manager

Security and Privacy for Hardware Inventory in Configuration Manager

Security and Privacy for Software Inventory in Configuration Manager

Security and Privacy for Asset Intelligence in Configuration Manager

Security and Privacy for Power Management in Configuration Manager

Security and Privacy for Remote Control in Configuration Manager

Security and Privacy for Software Metering in Configuration Manager

Security and Privacy for Out of Band Management in Configuration Manager

Security and Privacy for Compliance Settings in Configuration Manager

Security and Privacy for Endpoint Protection in Configuration Manager

Technical Reference for Cryptographic Controls Used in Configuration Manager

Technical Reference for Ports Used in Configuration Manager

Technical Reference for Accounts Used in Configuration Manager

Glossary for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

Release Notes for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

Technical Publications for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

Package Conversion Manager

Introduction to Package Conversion Manager in Configuration Manager

Planning for Package Conversion Manager in Configuration Manager

Prerequisites for Package Conversion Manager in Configuration Manager

Best Practices for Package Conversion Manager in Configuration Manager

Configuring Package Conversion Manager in Configuration Manager

Operations and Maintenance for Package Conversion Manager in Configuration Manager

How to Analyze and Convert Packages in Package Conversion Manager

How to Use Scheduled Analysis (Bulk Analysis) in Package Conversion Manager

How to Use the Package Conversion Manager Plug-In

Troubleshooting Package Conversion Manager in Configuration Manager

Technical Reference for Package Conversion Manager in Configuration Manager

Technical Reference for the Package Conversion Manager Plug-in Configuration XML

Technical Reference for Package Conversion Manager Error Messages

P2V Migration Toolkit

Introduction to Configuration Manager P2V Migration Toolkit

Planning for Configuration Manager P2V Migration

Prerequisites for Configuration Manager P2V Migration Toolkit

Planning Your Migration Using the Configuration Manager P2V Migration Toolkit

Configuring the Configuration Manager P2V Migration Toolkit

Installing the Configuration Manager P2V Migration Toolkit

How to Create a Task Sequence for the Rehost Path of the Configuration Manager P2V Toolkit

How to Create Task Sequence Stand-alone Media for the Rehost Path of the Configuration Manager P2V Toolkit

How to Create Boot Media for the Capture-only Path of the Configuration Manager P2V Toolkit

Operation and Maintenance for Configuration Manager P2V Migration Toolkit

How to Use Stand-alone Media with the Configuration Manager P2V Migration Toolkit

How to Use Boot Media with the Configuration Manager P2V Migration Toolkit

System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Logo Certification for Windows Server 2008 R2

System Center Configuration Manager