These updates include prerelease documentation to support System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1, updates for the release version of System Center 2012 Configuration Manager, and updates for Configuration Manager 2007.
If you are interested in Windows 8 and testing the beta version of Configuration Manager SP1, this month’s documentation updates include information about how Configuration Manager supports Windows To Go and the soon-to-be released beta version of the new Upgrade Assessment Tool.
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What's New in the Documentation Library for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager, September 2012
The following information lists the topics that contain significant changes since the August 2012 update.
- Updated the supported versions of SQL Server:
SQL Server Express 2008 R2 with SP1
: Requires cumulative update 6. In addition, updated
Operating System Requirements for Site Servers, Database Severs, and the SMS Provider
Site System Requirements
section with the information that to align with the latest SQL Server support, Configuration Manager does not support installing the site database for primary or secondary site server on a read-only domain controller (RODC).
- Updated for the important information that Configuration Manager Mac clients in Configuration Manager SP1 always check the certificate revocation list (CRL) when they connect to site system servers (such as management points and distribution points). Unlike Configuration Manager clients on Windows computers, you cannot disable this CRL checking behavior. This information is also added to
Determine Whether to Block Clients in Configuration Manager
- New section in the Technical Publications node of the library to support the Upgrade Assessment Tool for Configuration Manager SP1. This new tool helps you determine whether client computers can run Windows 7 or Windows 8. You will soon be able to download a prerelease version of this tool from the
Microsoft Connect site
, as part of the open beta program for SP1.
What's New in the Configuration Manager 2007 Documentation Library, September 2012
- Updated to correct the information that Configuration Manager does not remove a deleted distribution point from packages, so you must manually do this yourself before you remove the distribution point.