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How To: Promote an Application Simulation to a Required Deployment in ConfigMgr 2012 SP1

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Fellow MVP Greg Ramsey demo’d this tool at MMS and it made a lot of people in the room smile! 

Read his full post here.

A simulated deployment is a great way to validate detection rules and deployment types prior to deploying an application. In my opinion, there’s one small task that’s missing – the ability to promote a simulation to production.

This post will demonstrate how to create a right-click action on the Monitoring->Deployments tab to promote a simulation to a required deployment.

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I am a Microsoft MVP for System Center Configuration Manager and owner of Nackers Consulting Services, LLC. I focus primarily on System Center Configuration Manager and the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit. In addition to helping clients leverage the technologies they use, I enjoy spending a lot of time on the forums and email lists helping answer questions and just seeing what people are doing with the deployment technologies available to them. I have spoken at Microsoft Management Summit on ConfigMgr/MDT integration and I have spoken at user groups around the country. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me, I am always willing to help.

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