Presentation on theme: "Community Evaluation Program System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Release Candidate-What’s New Adwait Joshi November 2, 2011 email@example.com."— Presentation transcript:
1 Community Evaluation Program System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Release Candidate-What’s New Adwait JoshiNovember 2, 2011
2 Keep microphones on mute Use chat window in Lync for questions Meeting LogisticsKeep microphones on muteUse chat window in Lync for questionsWe will have time at end for any remaining questionsThis meeting will be recorded
3 Community Evaluation Program System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Release Candidate-What’s New Adwait JoshiNovember 2, 2011
4 System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Release Candidate Availability ConfigMgr RC available for trialRC for additional toolsDownload Package Conversion Manager RCDownload the Configuration Manager P2V Migration Toolkit
6 System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection Integration (formerly known as Forefront Endpoint Protection 2012)Fully integrated setup and managementKey FeaturesExpedited malware events: client to admin within 5 minutesBuilt-in security admin roleNetwork-friendly definition deploymentsImproved scalability and reliabilitySimpler to setup and operatesubscriptions for alerts
7 System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection Overview Demo
8 Application Simulated Deployment (“Preflight”) DCRGoal: Confidence in moving to state based dynamic applicationsDid I do detection method right?Did I get rules/relationships right?What will my deployment type mix be?What it does: Runs application as required in “rules only” modeNo content download, no execution of deployment typeResults – what would the system have done?Processes detection method, requirement rules, dependencies and supersedenceDoes NOT simulate the install!Technet video on Simulated Deployment-
10 Hierarchy FQDN throughout the product All ConfigMgr Replication through Data Replication Service (DRS) (No more SQL transactional replication)Replication Link Analyzer (in RC)Cross forest support - untrusted forests for site system roles (not site servers)Secondary site content routing (one layer)SQL Configuration Options: Ports, InstancesMP replica supportDCRDCR
11 PerformanceScalability and performance improvements throughout the product:General console operationReplicationState and Status messages (alerting)Discovery Data ProcessingApplication Catalog
12 UI and Admin Console Ability search via dates (e.g. last x days) DCRAbility search via dates (e.g. last x days)Added security scopes into the listview with filter/sort/searchOnly one admin console installer - 32 bitImproved multi-lingual support, including server setupReportingReports are grouped by folders in the UIReport Folder “Show-Me” - Folders are now associated with security role permissionsDCRDCRDCR
13 Applications Application Catalog: Software Center Ability to change application catalog color schemeUpdated Application Catalog appearanceCatalog tables update on a schedule, (3 minutes – 24 hours). "Run Now" action to force immediatelySoftware CenterAbility to filter by type of deployment (applications, operating systems, updates)Ability to show or hide optional deploymentsDCRDCRDCR
18 Monitoring and Discovery Alerts now have subscriptions withAdded an "Endpoint Protection Status" nodeDiscoveryAdd Forest DiscoveryRemove System Group DiscoveryRename Security Group Discovery to Group DiscoveryChange the responsibility ofGroup discovery: Discover groups and membership of these groupsSystem Discovery: Discover basic information of computers and OU of these computersUser Discovery: It is responsible for Discover basic information of users and OU of these usersDCR
19 Delta Discovery Group discovery DCR DCR Changes in Active Directory Beta 2RCPNew ComputerNew UserComputer basic information changedUser basic information changedComputer added to a groupUser added to a groupComputer removed from a groupUser removed from a groupDiscover security groups and distribution groups.Discover membership of groups, including both user and computersSupport specifying individual groups as the discovery scope. (Recommended)Detect any changes of group membershipDCRDCR
20 Stale Computer Filtering Based on two Active Directory attributes:Lastlogontimestamp: Record the last logon timestamp of the computer. It requires Domain function level >= Windows Server 2003Pwdlastset: Record the last time when the computer changes its password. By default Active Directory policy enforces each computer changing password every 30 days.
21 Client Settings and DCM Compliance Settings Management (DCM):Baseline remediation can now be limited to maintenance windows (default)Baseline deployments can now generate Operations Manager alertsAbility to create dynamic collections from baseline compliance (RC)Client SettingsCustom Client Settings can now be exported and imported (Not just for default)DCR
22 Client Health Client health: DCR DCR Rule checks expanded from 12 to 21 including:WMI service WMI Repository IntegrityBITS service ConfigMgr client, prerequisites installSMS Agent Host service ConfigMgr Remote Control serviceAntimalware service (EP) Network Inspection (EP)Windows Update AgentClient health state is now live data (versus summarized)Can disable automatic remediation of client health via Registry (e.g. Mission critical systems such as servers)DCRDCR
23 Other Remote Control: Platform Support: Ability to have agent create required Windows firewall exemptionsRemote Control Viewer shortcut in the ConfigMgr program groupAgent is disabled by defaultPlatform Support:Added platform support forWindows Embedded 7 SP1POSReady 7Windows 7 Thin PCWindows Embedded Compact 7
24 Other Embedded Device Management Tools: Ability to use task sequences to manage write filter enabled systemsTools:RBA modeling tool:Live modeling of security roles and assignmentsAuthoring and modeling of custom security rolesReplication Link Analyzer (post RC)
25 Call to ActionDownload and evaluate ConfigMgr RC in test environmentRefer to the latest technical documentation:Continue to participate in the Community activities and share your feedback and best practicesThanks!
26 Community Evaluation Program System Center 2012 Configuration Manager NEXT MEETING: November 16, 2011Endpoint Protection Deep Dive
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