[Today's post is from the Configuration Manager Writing Team] 

The Configuration Manager 2007 documentation library and the Configuration Manager 2012 documentation library have been updated on the web and the latest content has Updated: June 1, 2011 at the top of the topic.

This month’s updates incorporate customer feedback for Configuration Manager 2007, and some new information (and updates) for Configuration Manager 2012.

We will continue to add more information for Configuration Manager 2012 as we get that information from the product group and in response to customer feedback.  At the moment, some topics are published without any content to let you know that it’s planned.  We also monitor page hits and search results to help us plan when to publish the information.  To help you find the right information, use the Configuration Manager 2012 search portal.

Note that we are writing for the released product, rather than for any pre-release version, such as Beta 2.  As such, there might be some discrepancies with the pre-release version that you are testing and the documentation.

We value customer feedback and try to incorporate it when possible.  Although we can’t promise to make the docs perfect for everybody, we are committed to continual improvement.  So, keep that feedback coming, and feel free to contact us about anything related to the documentation by using our usual address of SMSDocs@Microsoft.com

 

What's New in the Configuration Manager 2007 Documentation Library for June 2011

The following information lists the topics that contain significant changes since the May 2011 update.

What's New in the Configuration Manager 2007 Documentation Library for June 2011

- New topic that lists the significant changes in the documentation since September 2010.

Configuration Manager Client Assignment Issues

- Updated for the new entry “The Discover Button in the Configuration Manager Client Properties: Advanced Tab Does Not Work or Is Unavailable“.

About Standard and Branch Distribution Points

- Updated to clarify that the number of concurrent connections that a branch distribution point can support on a client operating system is dependent upon the operating system version. For Windows XP and Windows Vista, this number is 10; for Window 7 this number is 20. This clarification is also added to Choose Between a Standard and Branch Distribution Point.

Out of Band Management Console Issues

- Updated for the new entry “Out of Band Management No Longer Works After a Client is Reassigned to a New Site“, which provides instructions to remove the provisioning information in the original site before you reassign an AMT-based computer to another Configuration Manager site, and then provision the computer again in the new site. This information is also added to About AMT Provisioning for Out of Band Management and How to Assign Configuration Manager Clients to a Site.

 

What's New in the Configuration Manager 2012 Documentation Library for June 2011

The following information lists the topics that contain significant changes since the May 2011 update.

Planning for the Migration of Configuration Manager 2007 Objects to Configuration Manager 2012

- Updated for the new section "Planning to Migrate AMT-Based Computers that are Provisioned for Out of Band Management"

About Client Settings in Configuration Manager 2012

- Updated for settings that relate to Network Access Protection and the PowerShell execution policy.

Install and Configure Site System Roles for Configuration Manager 2012

- New topic for how to install site system roles and information about settings in these site system roles:

  • Application Catalog website point and web service point
  • Enrollment point and enrollment proxy point
  • Fallback status point
  • Out of band service point

Operating System Deployment in Configuration Management 2012

- This section is updated for the following topics:

Hardware Inventory in Configuration Manager 2012

- This section is updated for the following topics:

 Remote Control in Configuration Manager 2012

- This section is updated for the following topics:

 Introduction to Out of Band Management in Configuration Manager 2012

- Updated the “What’s New in Configuration Manager 2012” section with information about the new account, the AMT Provisioning Removal Account, which in Beta 2 is referred to as just a Windows account.

 How to Manage AMT Provisioning Information in Configuration Manager 2012

- Updated for the new section “Reassigning AMT-Based Computers to Another Configuration Manager Site”

 Frequently Asked Questions for Configuration Manager 2012

- Updated to include the following questions:

  • Can I configure the Exchange Server connector for read-only mode?
  • Can I send a CTRL+ALT+DEL command to a computer during a remote control session?

 

-- The Configuration Manager Writing Team

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