Monday, November 12, 2012

Windows 8 support in ConfigMgr 2007 SP2

For ConfigMgr 2007 their a lot of hotfixes available. Besides of having Service Pack 2 (SP2) and Release 3 (R3) installed, a lot of issues can be solved with installing hotfixes. These can be found on this website:
List of Public KB Articles and Hotfixes for Configuration Manager 2007 SP2

Last week a new hotfix was released for ConfigMgr 2007. This time Windows 8 support for client computers becames available. Very nice, because Windows 8 support wasn't planned for ConfigMgr 2007 first. Let's have a look at the features.
Additionally, this update adds Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 to the supported platform list in the following features:

- Software distribution;
- Software update management;
- Desired Configuration Management (DCM).

This update also fixes the following issues:
- Discovery Data Manager (DDM) does not create Client Configuration Requests (CCRs) for Windows 8-based computers that are discovered by using the Active Directory System Discovery.
- When the system processes a new power profile, the SMS Agent Host service (Ccmexec.exe) or the WMI Provider Host service (Wmiprvse.exe) stops unexpectedly.

This means that the ConfigMgr client can now be installed on Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 systems. On these systems applications and software updates can be deployed and DCM can be used. In ConfigMgr 2012 this isn't supported yet. Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 support will be added in System Center 2012 SP1 (Q1 2013).

Very nice to have more possibilities in ConfigMgr 2007 again. 
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