Are You Ready for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager? Wally Mead, The Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager Expert 7 December 2011 Moderated by: Sponsored by: Agenda • 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 Google+ Hangouts & Forums • Reed Porter’s Hangout: http://tinychat.com/reedracer password: welcome • myITforum SCCM GURU webcast live forum http://myITforum.com/SCCMguru BDNA Normalize for ConfigMgr™ Walker White CTO, B|DNA ConfigMgr Watch the demo at: http://sccm.bdna.com myITforum 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 Wally Mead Bio • Been with Microsoft since 1992 • Worked with Systems Management Server (now Configuration Manager) since 1994 • Work with TAP customers to help test prerelease versions of Configuration Manager 2012 • Help support the community, and ‘manage’ the Configuration Manager MVPs Configuration Manager 2012 Empower Users Empower people to be productive from anywhere on whatever device they choose Device freedom Optimized, personalized application experience Application self-service Unify Infrastructure Reduce costs by unifying IT management infrastructure Mobile, physical, and virtual management Security and compliance Service management integration Simplify Administration Improve IT effectiveness and efficiency Comprehensive client management capabilities Improved administrator effectiveness Reduced infrastructure complexity Reducing Primary Sites Unique ConfigMgr 2007 Primary Site for: ConfigMgr 2012 solutions (no unique primary sites): Decentralized administration Role Based Administration Logical data segmentation Role Based Administration Client settings Client settings for the hierarchy and unique collections Language Language packs Content routing for deep hierarchies Secondary Sites or Distribution Points 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 Minimum System Requirements: Component Minimum Requirement Site Server and Site Roles Windows Server 2008 (64-bit ) Windows Server 2008 R2 (64-bit) Database SQL Server 2008 SP2 & Cumulative Update 6 (64-bit) & KB2603910 SQL Server 2008 R2 with SP 1 & Cumulative Update 3 (64-bit) & KB2603910 (when available) Distribution Point Windows Server 2003 (including 32-bit) with limited functionality Windows Vista SP2 and later (including 32-bit) Client Windows 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 Console Vista 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) 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) Demonstration • Will do a quick tour of the new Configuration Manager 2012 console • Will show a few new features of interest Questions for Wally? For more information… BDNA Matt Lefer firstname.lastname@example.org +1 (650) 641-6017 myITforum Rod Trent email@example.com +1 (513) 217-7122 BDNA Normalize CM http://sccm.bdna.com Watch the demo Download now Wrap Up Next SCCM GURU Webcast: • Wednesday, January 25, 2012 • Reed Porter www.bdna.com/sccm-guru Thanks for attending! 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: www.bdna.com/wally2 SCCM GURU T-shirt Winners Captain Morgan David Sixsmith Twitter: @SirDesktop Teaching the girls SCCM Dave Scambler Twitter: @scambler Happy Holidays! ~ from BDNA & myITforum!