Last year we blogged about the end of support date for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager. This post is a reminder that there is only 1 year remaining until System Center 2012 Configuration Manager is no longer supported.
Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager has a support and servicing lifecycle during which we provide new features, software updates, security fixes, etc. This lifecycle lasts for a minimum of 10 years from the date of the product’s initial release. The end of the lifecycle is known as the product’s end of support.
On July 12, 2022, the following products will reach end of support.
Note: Starting in April 2022, the ability to upgrade to Configuration Manager current branch from Configuration Manager 2012/2012 R2 is deprecated. The baseline media for version 2203 is the last version of Configuration Manager current branch that will support upgrade from any version of System Center 2012 Configuration Manager. Current branch version 2303 media will only support new installs of current branch.
What does end of support mean?
Although ConfigMgr 2012 and SCEP 2012 may continue to function after July 12, 2022, Microsoft will no longer provide:
Technical support for problems that may occur.
Security updates or fixes.
Note: Security intelligence updates (definition and engine updates) will continue to be provided to SCEP 2012 on operating systems until:
The end of support date for operating systems that do not have an Extended Security Updates (ESU) program.