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1 Moderated by:Sponsored by: Are You Ready for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager? Wally Mead, The Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager Expert 7 December 2011

2 Welcome: Rod Trent, CEO, myITforum Overview: BDNA & myITforum Wally Mead, Microsoft –Are You Ready for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager? Wrap Up: Rod Trent, CEO, myITforum ̶ 2012 SCCM GURU Webcasts ̶ Winner(s?) of the SCCM Guru T-shirt Contest Agenda

3 Reed Porter’s Hangout: password: welcome myITforum SCCM GURU webcast live forum Google+ Hangouts & Forums

4 BDNA Normalize for ConfigMgr™ Walker White CTO, B|DNA ConfigMgr Watch the demo at:

5 Rod Trent, CEO, myITforum All things “System Center” Since 1999 Large and growing community (over 120,000 visitors a day) Huge storehouse of System Center knowledge Noobies to experts myITforum

6 Been with Microsoft since 1992 Worked with Systems Management Server (now Configuration Manager) since 1994 Work with TAP customers to help test pre- release versions of Configuration Manager 2012 Help support the community, and ‘manage’ the Configuration Manager MVPs Wally Mead Bio

7 Configuration Manager 2012 Unify Infrastructure Empower UsersSimplify Administration Empower people to be productive from anywhere on whatever device they choose Reduce costs by unifying IT management infrastructure Improve IT effectiveness and efficiency Device freedom Optimized, personalized application experience Application self-service Mobile, physical, and virtual management Security and compliance Service management integration Comprehensive client management capabilities Improved administrator effectiveness Reduced infrastructure complexity

8 Reducing Primary Sites Unique ConfigMgr 2007 Primary Site for:ConfigMgr 2012 solutions (no unique primary sites): Decentralized administrationRole Based Administration Logical data segmentationRole Based Administration Client settingsClient settings for the hierarchy and unique collections LanguageLanguage packs Content routing for deep hierarchiesSecondary Sites or Distribution Points

9 Infrastructure Changes: Content ONE Distribution Point –PXE Service Point – Increased scalability beyond the ConfigMgr 2007 limit of 75 PXE service points per site –Multicast option –Throttling and scheduling of content to that location –Pre-stage of content and specify specific drives for storage Improved Distribution Point Groups –Manage content distribution to individual Distribution Points or Groups –Content automatically added or removed from Distribution Points based on Group membership –Associate Distribution Point Groups with a collections to automate content staging for software targeted to the collection No Branch DPs - DPs can be installed on clients and servers now

10 Minimum System Requirements: ComponentMinimum Requirement Site Server and Site RolesWindows Server 2008 (64-bit ) Windows Server 2008 R2 (64-bit) DatabaseSQL Server 2008 SP2 & Cumulative Update 6 (64-bit) & KB SQL Server 2008 R2 with SP 1 & Cumulative Update 3 (64-bit) & KB (when available) Distribution PointWindows Server 2003 (including 32-bit) with limited functionality Windows Vista SP2 and later (including 32-bit) ClientWindows XP SP2 & SP3 (32-bit & 64-bit) Windows 2003 Server SP2 (32-bit & 64-bit) Vista SP2 (32-bit & 64-bit) Windows 7 RTM & SP 1 (32-bit & 64-bit) Windows 2008 SP2 (32-bit & 64-bit) Windows 2008 R2 RTM & SP 1 (64-bit) Admin ConsoleVista SP2 (32-bit & 64-bit) Windows 7 RTM & SP 1 (32-bit & 64-bit) Windows 7 SP1 (32-bit & 64-bit) Windows 2008 SP2 (32-bit & 64-bit) Windows 2008 R2 RTM & SP 1 (64-bit)

11 Prepare for Configuration Manager 2012 Flatten hierarchy where possible Plan for Windows Server 2008, SQL 2008, and 64-bit Start implementing BranchCache™ with Configuration Manager 2007 SP2 Move from web reporting to SQL Reporting Services Avoid mixing user and devices in collection definitions Use UNC (\\server\myapp\myapp.msi) in package source path instead of local path (d:\myapp)

12 Will do a quick tour of the new Configuration Manager 2012 console Will show a few new features of interest Demonstration

13 Questions for Wally? For more information… BDNABDNA Normalize CM Matt Leferhttp://sccm.bdna.comhttp://sccm.bdna.com the demo +1 (650) Download now myITforum Rod Trent +1 (513)

14 Next SCCM GURU Webcast: Wednesday, January 25, 2012 Reed Porter  Wrap Up

15 To thank you for participating in our SCCM GURU webcast, we’d like to offer EVERYONE on the webcast a super cool SCCM GURU Webcast T-shirt. Please register here:  Thanks for attending!

16 SCCM GURU T-shirt Winners  Captain Morgan David Sixsmith Teaching the girls SCCM  Dave Scambler

17 Happy Holidays! ~ from BDNA & myITforum!


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