Hotfix Available for ConfigMgr 2012 R2!

Microsoft released a hotfix on Friday to resolve two issues with OSD in ConfigMgr.  The hotfix is available here, and here are the hotfix notes: This update resolves the following issues in Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager. Issue 1 After you enable the PXE Service Point role on an instance of a specific distribution point, or you select the Deploy this...

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New System Center 2012 R2 Issues Pages

R2 for System Center 2012 has released and there are issues and gotchas that have been reported. Despite some significant value in implementing R2, there are some gotchas that could delay the rollout. We’ve created a new community contributed document where you can locate known issues or add your own. To add your own you only need to be: Logged...

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Microsoft System Center Authority Cireson Reveals Latest Updates for Windows Server 2012 R2, System Center 2012 R2

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Considered the foremost authorities on all things relating to Microsoft System Center, Cireson today announces that, in conjunction with the release of Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 and System Center 2012 R2, all of the much-loved Cireson apps and products have been updated and optimized for the latest version of System Center and...

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ConfigMgr 2012 R2 PowerShell commands

Here’s the listing of PowerShell commands available in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager R2, returned from Get-Command -module ConfigurationManager | Select Name: Add-CMApplicationCatalogWebServicePoint Add-CMApplicationCatalogWebsitePoint Add-CMAssetIntelligenceSynchronizationPoint Add-CMBoundaryToGroup Add-CMDeploymentType Add-CMDeviceAffinityToUser Add-CMDeviceCollectionDirectMembershipRule Add-CMDeviceCollectionExcludeMembershipRule Add-CMDeviceCollectionIncludeMembershipRule Add-CMDeviceCollectionQueryMembershipRule Add-CMDeviceCollectionToAdministrativeUser Add-CMDeviceCollectionToDistributionPointGroup Add-CMDistributionPoint Add-CMDistributionPointToGroup Add-CMDriverToDriverPackage Add-CMEndpointProtectionPoint Add-CMEnrollmentPoint Add-CMEnrollmentProxyPoint Add-CMFallbackStatusPoint Add-CMManagementPoint Add-CMOutOfBandServicePoint Add-CMReportingServicePoint Add-CMSecurityRoleToAdministrativeUser Add-CMSecurityScopeToAdministrativeUser Add-CMSoftwareUpdatePoint Add-CMSoftwareUpdateToGroup Add-CMStateMigrationPoint Add-CMSystemHealthValidatorPoint Add-CMUserAffinityToDevice Add-CMUserCollectionDirectMembershipRule Add-CMUserCollectionExcludeMembershipRule Add-CMUserCollectionIncludeMembershipRule Add-CMUserCollectionQueryMembershipRule Add-CMUserCollectionToAdministrativeUser Add-CMUserCollectionToDistributionPointGroup Approve-CMApprovalRequest Approve-CMDevice Approve-CMUserDeviceAffinityRequest...

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New Platform Support in ConfigMgr 2012 R2

When Microsoft makes ConfigMgr 2012 R2 available on October 18th, along with all the other product updates (read the full list HERE), it will come with support for the following new platforms:   Site server and site system support will be added for the following operating systems: Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter Client support will...

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Reassigning distribution points in ConfigMgr 2012 R2

While being in the process of migrating Configuration Manager 2007 to Configuration Manager 2012 R2 you have the option to reassign the reassign the distribution points to the new Configuration Manager 2012 R2 Primary Site. In the RTM and SP1 version of Configuration Manager 2012 this feature was called Upgrade Distribution Point and is discussed in earlier blogs. The process is the same, you...

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Preparing for ConfigMgr 2012 R2, Microsoft Loads Up the Docs in This Month’s Update

With System Center 2012 R2 on the very near horizon, Microsoft is busy putting together a full set of documentation. This month’s doc update installment includes 20 section updates for R2 alone, with only one update provided for ConfigMgr 2007. Here’s what’s been updated… What’s New in the Documentation Library for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager, July 2013 The following information lists...

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Want to get rid of your ConfigMgr 2012 Central Administration Site?

Nice title huh?   There are admins in the world that have installed a Central Administration Site because they had a Central Site in ConfigMgr 2007 and they thought they needed one now also. Most of the organizations that use ConfigMgr 2012 do not need a CAS at all since for instance a single Primary Site can support up to 100.000 clients....

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What’s New in System Center 2012 R2 Jump Start

On July 15, 2013, lasting most of the day (9am-5pm PDT), you can sit in on a Jump Start session to learn about what’s new for System Center 2012 R2 before it releases this Fall. From the description: Join us a full day Jump Start where you will learn what is new with System Center 2012 R2. Are you ready...

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What’s New in System Center 2012 R2

In Microsoft Keeps TechEd 2013 NA Promise, Releases Previews for Blue Servers, I talked about the announcements, made at TechEd Europe 2013, about the release of the “R2” bits for Windows Server 2012 and System Center 2012. The “R2” bits are now available for download, but also available to test in Windows Azure. Check out the links the article to...

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