Announcement: Configuration Manager Documentation Library Update for November 2013

Announcement: Configuration Manager Documentation Library Update for November 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: November 1, 2013 at the top of the topic.

This month’s publication sees the official release of the documentation for System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager and updates for the release versions of System Center 2012 Configuration Manager and System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1. The release Notes for System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager are also published on TechNet.

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

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 R2 Configuration Manager, November 2013


Getting Started

Supported Configurations for Configuration Manager

-Updates include the following:

  • Updated the prerequisites for the SMS Provider. The computer that runs an instance of the SMS Provider requires the Windows ADK.
  • Updated to reflect support for Windows Server 2012 R2 with Configuration Manager 2012 SP1. With Configuration Manager 2012 SP1 with cumulative update 3, Windows Server 2012 R2 is supported for most site system roles, but is not supported for use as a site server or host to the SMS Provider. That is because these site system roles require the Windows ADK, and Windows Server 2012 R2 does not support the use of the Windows ADK that is used by Configuration Manager 2012 SP1


Site Administration

Planning for Site Systems in Configuration Manager

-Clarified that the certificate registration point must not be installed on the same server that runs the Network Device Enrollment Service.

Planning for Site and Hierarchies in Configuration Manager

-Updated the list of site system roles you must remove before expanding a primary site. This list now includes the Windows Intune connector.

Installing Sites Create a Hierarchy for Configuration Manager

-Corrected the details for the permissions that are required to install a central administration site to remove the incorrect reference to a management point and distribution point.

Configuring Reporting in Configuration Manager

-Updates include the following:

  • Added a note that, when selecting a site to install the reporting services point, users who will access the reports must be in the same security scope as the site where the reporting services point is installed.
  • Added a note that the account that runs Reporting Services must belong to the domain local security group Windows Authorization Access Group, and have the Read tokenGroupsGlobalAndUniversal permission set to Allow.

Operations and Maintenance for Reporting in Configuration Manager

-Updates include the following:

  • Added a note that, in this version of Configuration Manager, the All Content reports only display packages, not applications.
  • Added a note that, in some non-English languages, characters may not appear correctly in reports.  In this case, reports can be viewed using the web-based Report Manager or through the Remote Administrator Console.

Technical Reference for Log Files in Configuration Manager

-Added the log files used by company resource access.


Deploying Clients

Prerequisites for Windows Client Deployment in Configuration Manager

-Added the requirement that the Microsoft Task Scheduler service must be enabled on the client for the client installation to complete.

How to Install Clients on Mac Computers in Configuration Manager

-Added details about how to open the renew certificate wizard from the Configuration Manager preference page.

About Client Installation Properties in Configuration Manager

-Removed the parameter SMSLSMSSLP03 from the example for the <configuration file> section of CCMSetup.exe, as the SMSSLP property is not being used anymore.


Deploying Software and Operating Systems

Planning for Content Management in Configuration Manager

-Added a new section, About the Package Transfer Manager

How to Create Applications in Configuration Manager

-Clarified that the User Documentation field in the Create Application Wizard expects a link to a Web page or the full UNC share name and filename. Added an example to give the correct URL format for linking to an app on Google Play.

How to Customize Windows PE Boot Images to Use in Configuration Manager 

-Corrected some errors in the DISM command-line arguments.

How to Manage Virtual Hard Disks in Configuration Manager

-Added a new section with the steps to modify an existing Virtual Hard Disk


Assets and Compliance

How to Create Queries in Configuration Manager

-Updated the list of device types in the 'Devices of a specific type' sample query to show the latest information.

How to Create Remote Connection Profiles in Configuration Manager

-Clarified that the Remote Desktop Gateway Server name must be no longer than 256 characters containing uppercase characters, lowercase characters, numeric characters and/or some special characters (only - and _) separated by periods; such as contoso.corp.microsoft.com:8080.

How to Create VPN Profiles in Configuration Manager

-Clarified that the VPN profile name must not contain the comma, colon or space characters.

How to Create Wi-Fi Profiles in Configuration Manager

Updates include the following:

  • Clarified that you must not use the apostrophe or comma characters in the network name.
  • Clarified that Wi-Fi profiles that use a security type of WPA – Personal, WPA2 – Personal and WEP are not supported by Android devices.

Introduction to Certificate Profiles in Configuration Manager

-Updates include the following:

  • Added a new section detailing the circumstances in which Configuration Manager automatically revokes user and computer certificates that were deployed by using certificate profiles.
  • Further updates to include the latest information.

Prerequisites for Certificate Profiles in Configuration Manager

-Updates include the following:

  • Clarified that the certificate registration point must not be installed on the same server that runs the Network Device Enrollment Service.
  • Further updates to include the latest information.

Configuring Certificate Profiles in Configuration Manager

-Further updates to include the latest information.

How to Create Certificate Profiles in Configuration Manager

-Updates include the following:

  • Clarified that selected certificate templates must be configured with one or both of the key options 'Key encipherment' and 'Digital signature'.
  • Clarified that if the certificate template name contains non-ASCII characters (for example, characters from the Chinese alphabet, then the certificate will not be deployed. To ensure that the certificate is deployed, create a copy of the certificate template and rename it, using ASCII characters.

How to Monitor Certificate Profiles in Configuration Manager

-Added the certificate enrollment status numbers and their meaning.

How to Install Certificates on Android Devices in Configuration Manager

-New topic detailing how users install certificates for Android devices.

 

What's New in the Configuration Manager 2007 Documentation Library for November 2013

There are no significant updates this month for Configuration Manager 2007

 

-- The Configuration Manager Writing Team

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  • Great job, as usual :-)

    When will your team release the next pdf version ?

    Best french regards

    Mark

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