Announcement: Configuration Manager Documentation Library Update for January 2013

Announcement: Configuration Manager Documentation Library Update for January 2013

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The Documentation Library for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager has been updated on the web and the latest content has Updated: January 1, 2013 at the top of the topic.

This month’s publication sees the official release of the documentation for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1 and updates for the release version of System Center 2012 Configuration Manager. The release notes for Configuration Manager SP1 are also published on TechNet.

Downloadable versions will be available soon and announced on this blog.

Documentation for the Configuration Manager SP1 Cmdlet Reference remains prelease and there are no updates this month for the Configuration Manager 2007 Documentation Library.

If you have questions or feedback about the documentation, you can contact us by using our usual email address of SMSDocs@Microsoft.com.

 

What's New in the Documentation Library for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager, January 2013

The following information lists the topics that contain significant changes since the November 2012 update.

Supported Configurations for Configuration Manager

- Updated for the following information:

  • The WSUS prerequisites for software update points that run on Windows Server 2012.
  • IPv6 support exemptions for mobile devices that are enrolled by Windows Intune and the Windows Intune Connector, and for wake-up proxy.
  • A new section, Operation System Deployment, is added to Function-Specific Requirements. This new section provides information about the requirement for the Automated Installation Kit (Windows AIK) for Configuration Manager without a service pack, and its replacement by the Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (Windows ADK) for Configuration Manager with SP1.

 
What’s New in Configuration Manager SP1

- Updated to include pull-distribution points and wake-up proxy.
 

What’s New in the Documentation for Configuration Manager

- Updated for the new section, What's New in the Documentation Library for January 2013. This provides a rollup of significant documentation updates since May 2012.
 

Planning for Sites and Hierarchies in Configuration Manager

- Added details for site expansion: You must restart the SMS_POLICY_PROVIDER on the primary site after you expand a primary site before new or updated client settings are distributed to clients assigned to that primary site.
 

Planning for Discovery in Configuration Manager

- Updated to clarify that when Active Directory Forest Discovery discovers a supernet that is assigned to an Active Directory site, Configuration Manager translates the supernet into a boundary as an IP address range.
 

Planning for Content Management in Configuration Manager

- Updated to clarify that Internet clients that are offered content on Internet-based distribution points never fall back to cloud-based distribution points.
 

Planning for Site Systems in Configuration Manager

- Updated for the new proxy server configuration that is available in Configuration Manager SP1, for site system roles that require connections to the Internet. This information is also added to Install and Configure Site System Roles for Configuration Manager.
 

Planning for Communications in Configuration Manager

- Updated the Planning How to Wake Up Clients section for information about wake-up proxy.
 

Install Sites and Create a Hierarchy for Configuration Manager

- Updated for the following information:

  • The unattended script file details, including new sections for unattended recovery of a primary site or central administration site.
  • Details about the automatic creation of an unattended installation script when you run Setup for Configuration Manager.
  • The command line details for /MANGAELANGS, for managing languages at a previously installed site.


Configuring Settings for Client Management in Configuration Manager

- Updated the Configure Wake on LAN section for information about wake-up proxy.


Configure Database Replicas for Management Points

- Updated for information about the required configurations to use a database replica; you must configure databases to support a Max Text Repl Size of 2 GB.
 

Manage Cloud Services for Configuration Manager

- Updated to clarify that because Configuration Manager collects data from Windows Azure on an hourly basis, it is possible that data usage can exceed threshold levels that you configure before Configuration Manager can access the data and generate an alert.
 

Technical Reference for Ports Used in Configuration Manager

- Updated for wake-up proxy communication (client to and from client).
 

Technical Reference for Log Files in Configuration Manager

- Updated for wake-up proxy communication.
 

Introduction to Client Deployment in Configuration Manager

- Updated the Monitoring the Status of Client Computers in Configuration Manager section for a list of checks and remediation actions.
 

Prerequisites for Client Deployment in Configuration Manager

- Updated to clarify that BITS is not automatically downloaded during client installation.
 

Determine How to Manage Mobile Devices in Configuration Manager

- Updated to include enrollment by Windows Intune for devices that run Windows Phone 8, Windows RT, and iOS.
 

How to Manage Mobile Devices by Using the Windows Intune Connector in Configuration Manager

- New topic for Configuration Manager SP1 that explains how to manage mobile devices that run Windows Phone 8, Windows RTM, iOS, and Android. This mobile device management solution requires a subscription to Windows Intune and uses the Windows Intune connector site system role.
 

How to Prevent the Client Software from Installing on Specific Computers in Configuration Manager

- Updated to clarify the registry location for 32-bit and 64-bit computers.
 

About Client Settings in Configuration Manager

- Updated to add information about the wake-up proxy settings for the Power Management group settings.
 

About Client Installation Properties in Configuration Manager

- Updated to correct the information that the /NotifyOnly property is an MSI property. It was previously documented incorrectly as a CCMSetup property.
 

Windows Firewall and Port Settings for Client Computers in Configuration Manager

- Updated for information about wake-up proxy communication and a related procedure to configure Windows Firewall to allow TCP/IP ping commands.
 

Introduction to Content Management in Configuration Manager

- Updated for information about how to move the content library.
 

Planning for Content Management in Configuration Manager

- Updated for information about the pull-distribution point, a new configuration for distribution points that is available in Configuration Manager SP1. Related information also appears in Configuring Content Management in Configuration Manager and Operations and Maintenance for Content Management in Configuration Manager.
 

Configuring Content Management in Configuration Manager

- Updated the Install and Configure the Distribution Point section for additional information about the Allow clients to connect anonymously setting.
 

Introduction to Application Management in Configuration Manager

- Updated for the new deployment types that Configuration Manager SP1 supports and added information about the company portal, used by mobile devices and the Windows Intune connector in Configuration Manager SP1.
 

How to Create Applications in Configuration Manager

- Updated for the new deployment types for mobile devices that are enrolled by the Windows Intune connector.
 

How to Create Deployment Types in Configuration Manager

- Updated to clarify that the available requirements depend on the device type that the deployment type is for.
 

Introduction to Software Updates in Configuration Manager

- Updated to add information about the Windows PowerShell cmdlet that you can use if you want to use a network load balanced (NLB) software update point in Configuration Manager SP1.
 

How to Create Queries in Configuration Manager

- Updated to add new mobile device types to the sample query to return devices of a specific type.
 

How to Create Windows Configuration Items for Compliance Settings in Configuration Manager

- Updated to add information about how to create Active Directory settings.
 

How to Create Mobile Device Configuration Items for Compliance Settings in Configuration Manager

- Updated to add an example property list entry for the configuration item settings.
 

Introduction to Endpoint Protection in Configuration Manager

- Updated for a new workflow diagram that shows the steps and processes required to configure Endpoint Protection in Configuration Manager.
 

How to Create and Deploy Windows Firewall Policies for Endpoint Protection in Configuration Manager

- Updated to clarify that definition updates from a software update automatic deployment rule will continue to be installed, regardless of the antimalware settings.
 

Example Scenario for Protecting Computers From Malware by Configuring Endpoint Protection in Configuration Manager

- New topic that provides an example scenario for how you can implement Endpoint Protection in Configuration Manager to protect computers from malware attacks.
 

Scenarios and Solutions Using System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

- New guide that contains example scenario and solutions documentation from the other Configuration Manager guides.
 

Frequently Asked Questions for Configuration Manager

- Updated questions and answers include:

  • How can I create a collection of Windows 8 computers that are Always On Always Connected capable?
  • Does wake-up proxy have its own service?
  • Does disabling the wake-up proxy client setting remove or just stop the wake-up proxy service on clients?
  • Why does my first connection attempt for Remote Desktop always fail to a sleeping a computer when I use wake-up proxy?


-- The Configuration Manager Writing Team

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