The Documentation Library for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager has been updated on the web and the latest content has Updated: January 1, 2013 at the top of the topic.
This month’s publication sees the official release of the documentation for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1 and updates for the release version of System Center 2012 Configuration Manager. The release notes for Configuration Manager SP1 are also published on TechNet.
Downloadable versions will be available soon and announced on this blog.
Documentation for the Configuration Manager SP1 Cmdlet Reference remains prelease and there are no updates this month for the Configuration Manager 2007 Documentation Library.
If you have questions or feedback about the documentation, you can contact us by using our usual email address of SMSDocs@Microsoft.com.
What’s New in the Documentation Library for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager, January 2013
The following information lists the topics that contain significant changes since the November 2012 update.
– Updated for the following information:
- The WSUS prerequisites for software update points that run on Windows Server 2012.
- IPv6 support exemptions for mobile devices that are enrolled by Windows Intune and the Windows Intune Connector, and for wake-up proxy.
- A new section, Operation System Deployment, is added to Function-Specific Requirements. This new section provides information about the requirement for the Automated Installation Kit (Windows AIK) for Configuration Manager without a service pack, and its replacement by the Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (Windows ADK) for Configuration Manager with SP1.
– Updated to include pull-distribution points and wake-up proxy.
– Updated for the new section, What’s New in the Documentation Library for January 2013. This provides a rollup of significant documentation updates since May 2012.
– Added details for site expansion: You must restart the SMS_POLICY_PROVIDER on the primary site after you expand a primary site before new or updated client settings are distributed to clients assigned to that primary site.
– Updated to clarify that when Active Directory Forest Discovery discovers a supernet that is assigned to an Active Directory site, Configuration Manager translates the supernet into a boundary as an IP address range.
– Updated to clarify that Internet clients that are offered content on Internet-based distribution points never fall back to cloud-based distribution points.
– Updated for the new proxy server configuration that is available in Configuration Manager SP1, for site system roles that require connections to the Internet. This information is also added to Install and Configure Site System Roles for Configuration Manager.
– Updated the Planning How to Wake Up Clients section for information about wake-up proxy.
– Updated for the following information:
- The unattended script file details, including new sections for unattended recovery of a primary site or central administration site.
- Details about the automatic creation of an unattended installation script when you run Setup for Configuration Manager.
- The command line details for /MANGAELANGS, for managing languages at a previously installed site.
– Updated the Configure Wake on LAN section for information about wake-up proxy.
– Updated for information about the required configurations to use a database replica; you must configure databases to support a Max Text Repl Size of 2 GB.
– Updated to clarify that because Configuration Manager collects data from Windows Azure on an hourly basis, it is possible that data usage can exceed threshold levels that you configure before Configuration Manager can access the data and generate an alert.
– Updated for wake-up proxy communication (client to and from client).
– Updated for wake-up proxy communication.
– Updated the Monitoring the Status of Client Computers in Configuration Manager section for a list of checks and remediation actions.
– Updated to clarify that BITS is not automatically downloaded during client installation.
– Updated to include enrollment by Windows Intune for devices that run Windows Phone 8, Windows RT, and iOS.
– New topic for Configuration Manager SP1 that explains how to manage mobile devices that run Windows Phone 8, Windows RTM, iOS, and Android. This mobile device management solution requires a subscription to Windows Intune and uses the Windows Intune connector site system role.
– Updated to clarify the registry location for 32-bit and 64-bit computers.
– Updated to add information about the wake-up proxy settings for the Power Management group settings.
– Updated to correct the information that the /NotifyOnly property is an MSI property. It was previously documented incorrectly as a CCMSetup property.
– Updated for information about wake-up proxy communication and a related procedure to configure Windows Firewall to allow TCP/IP ping commands.
– Updated for information about how to move the content library.
– Updated for information about the pull-distribution point, a new configuration for distribution points that is available in Configuration Manager SP1. Related information also appears in Configuring Content Management in Configuration Manager and Operations and Maintenance for Content Management in Configuration Manager.
– Updated the Install and Configure the Distribution Point section for additional information about the Allow clients to connect anonymously setting.
– Updated for the new deployment types that Configuration Manager SP1 supports and added information about the company portal, used by mobile devices and the Windows Intune connector in Configuration Manager SP1.
– Updated for the new deployment types for mobile devices that are enrolled by the Windows Intune connector.
– Updated to clarify that the available requirements depend on the device type that the deployment type is for.
– Updated to add information about the Windows PowerShell cmdlet that you can use if you want to use a network load balanced (NLB) software update point in Configuration Manager SP1.
– Updated to add new mobile device types to the sample query to return devices of a specific type.
– Updated to add information about how to create Active Directory settings.
– Updated to add an example property list entry for the configuration item settings.
– Updated for a new workflow diagram that shows the steps and processes required to configure Endpoint Protection in Configuration Manager.
– Updated to clarify that definition updates from a software update automatic deployment rule will continue to be installed, regardless of the antimalware settings.
– New topic that provides an example scenario for how you can implement Endpoint Protection in Configuration Manager to protect computers from malware attacks.
– New guide that contains example scenario and solutions documentation from the other Configuration Manager guides.
– Updated questions and answers include:
- How can I create a collection of Windows 8 computers that are Always On Always Connected capable?
- Does wake-up proxy have its own service?
- Does disabling the wake-up proxy client setting remove or just stop the wake-up proxy service on clients?
- Why does my first connection attempt for Remote Desktop always fail to a sleeping a computer when I use wake-up proxy?
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