System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager Toolkit & SDK Updated and Released

December 10, 2013 at 10:29 am in CM12 R2, SCCM 2012, sccm 2012 R2, SDK, too, Toolkit by Kenny Buntinx [MVP]

 

Microsoft released 2 new side tooling , called the “System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager SDK” and the “System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager Toolkit

“System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager Toolkit” : is a collection of 15 tools that extend ConfigMgr 2012 in some way, providing features for troubleshooting, monitoring, security, and management.

There are three new tools: DP Job Manager, Collection Evaluation Viewer, and the Content Library Explorer.

  • DP Job Manager aids in troubleshooting and managing the jobs created to distribute content across the distribution points in the hierarchy.
  • Collection Evaluation Viewer gives details on collection evaluation to help admins troubleshoot issues.
  • Content Library Explorer gives deep insight into the content library to provide the ability to determine and solve problems.

The download is available from here: System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager Toolkit

 

“System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager SDK” :

The System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager SDK has also been released today.

You will notice 21 new entry’s for a number of features, including managing clients and content management. There are also a total of 37 updated Classes and methods. You can view the MSDN online SDK content here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh948960.aspx

Here is a summary of the changes and contents of the R2 SDK:

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They re-added the Configuration Manage Application Approval Workflow connector to the SDK. The AAW was previously a stand-alone solution accelerator for leveraging Service Manager and Orchestrator to enable complex application approval workflows.However , the team of Coretech.dk has written an awesome extended AWW tool for approvals thru email. Check here : Enabling Email approvals for your requested applications in Configuration Manager 2012 

Download the installable SDK from here: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=29559

 

Hope it Helps ,

Kenny Buntinx

Enterprise Client Management MVP

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