We are pleased to announce that the System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1 Upgrade Assessment Tool (UAT) has been released and can be downloaded from the Microsoft Download Center here.

The Upgrade Assessment Tool (UAT) is a feature download that provides administrative users with information that they can use to determine whether computers that are managed by System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1 can run Windows 7 or Windows 8.

Features:

The Upgrade Assessment Tool provides the following functionality:

  • Retrieves device driver compatibility information for installed peripheral devices and creates reports that you can use to determine which device drivers need to be upgraded to support the Windows operating system.
  • Allows you to see which computers meet the recommended system requirements for Windows operating systems and to customize these requirements for your environments.
  • Creates summary reports that you can use to see an enterprise wide view of operating system upgrade readiness.
  • Allows you to create dynamic collections for an operating system deployment. The collection query rules can be based on system requirements, application compatibility status, and device driver status.

The Upgrade Assessment Tool requires System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1 with Cumulative Update 1 (CU1) or higher.  You can download Cumulative Update 1 here.

--Yvette O’Meally

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