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General Availability of System Center 2012 R2 Announced

10:35 pm in Configuration Manager by timdk

Today Microsoft has announced the General Availability of System Center 2012 R2.

Since yesterday System Center enthusiasts around the globe are able to download the latest binaries for Configuration Manager -and any of the other products from the System Center suite- through MSDN or Technet subscriptions. Additionally System Center 2012 R2 also popped up on the Technet Evaluation Center.

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While you are waiting for your Configuration Manager download to complete also make sure to start the download of  the Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (Windows ADK) for Windows 8.1 . It is rather big in size and from what I’ve experienced it seems the download of the ADK is rather slow and may take some time.

For a full overview of what is new in System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager have a look here.

Time to update your lab environments!

Tim

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Post-CU3 update released for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1

10:23 pm in Configuration Manager by timdk

Yesterday Microsoft has released an update to address issues that occurred with Cumulative Update 3 (CU3) for Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Service Pack 1 (SP1).

The issues the update resolves are the following:

  • The SQL Update part of the Cumulative Update 3 installation fails when the date format on the instance of Microsoft SQL Server is defined in the DD/MM/YYYY format.
  • The All Windows RT and All Windows RT 8.1 Preview entries should not appear in the supported platform list for new configuration items.
  • Task sequences that contain Windows 8.1 as a condition on the Options tab generate an exception when they are changed or accessed.

Full details and download information can be found here.