Configuration Manager 2007 R2 hits RC

July 9, 2008 at 5:44 pm in ConfigMgr 2007, SCCM 2007 by Kenny Buntinx [MVP]

The Release Candidate of ConfigMgr 2007 R2 has been posted to the Microsoft Connect site today.

SCCM 2007 R2 requires a ConfigMgr 2007 SP1.

What does R2 add to ConfigMgr 2007 as an extra :

  1. Application Virtualization management support

  2. Forefront Client Security Integration

  3. SQL Reporting Services Reporting – Allows you to report on Configuration Manager activity using SQL Reporting Services

  4. Client Status Reporting

  5. Unknown computer support : In Configuration Manager 2007 R2, you can deploy operating systems to computers using a PXE service point without first adding the computer to the Configuration Manager database.

  6. Multicast deployment :Previously, all operating system deployments used unicast. Multicast can make more efficient use of network bandwidth when deploying large images to several computers at the same time.

  7. Running command lines in task sequences with credentials other than the local system account.

Rgds ,

 Kenny Buntinx

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