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System Center Configuration Manager 2007: dirittura d'arrivo!

System Center Configuration Manager 2007: dirittura d'arrivo!

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Ormai manca poco alla release di System Center Configuration Manager 2007 (ex SMS). In questi giorni è uscita una versione RC1, anteprima della RTM, scaricabile previa registrazione liberamente dal sito CONNECT.

Tra le novità introdotte:


  • New SMS setup program with pre-requisite checker
  • Optional management point deployment
  • Optional distribution point deployment
  • Branch Distributoin Point! (on Windows Client!)
  • HTTP port configuration
  • Clustered SQL Server 2005 (remote installs of SQL Server only)
  • SQL Server named instances
  • x64 site system support


  • SMS Administrator Console
  • Search folders
  • Additional homepages

Software Distribution

  • Maintenance windows
  • Collection/machine variables
  • Wake on LAN integration
  • Binary delta replication
  • Copy Packages wizard

Software Updates

  • Integration with WSUS
  • Authorization lists
  • 3rd party update management
  • Vulnerability assessment scan

OS deployment

  • Support for Vista RTM
  • Offline media support
  • PXE boot integration
  • Driver Catalog

Desired Configuration Management

Internet-Based Client Management

Manage SmartPhone

Hardware inventory updates

  • MOF changes automatically compiled
  • Multiple MOFs to separate custom data from default data

Software metering updates

  • Last usage inventory
  • Auto create rules from “last usage inventory” data

New SMS Remote Control protocol

  • Uses the Vista RDP collaboration
  • Still integrates with Remote Desktop and Remote Assistance

Backup and Recovery based on VSS


Non male eh? date un'occhiata ai nuovi ruoli di SMS per gestire tutto questo ben di Dio...


  • Segnalo questo post del mio collega Alessandro Sironi sull'imminente uscita di System Center Configuration

  • Ci siamo.... è stato chiuso lo sviluppo di System Center Configuration Manager 2007 (ex SMS) con il rilascio

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