System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1 supports Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1:

System Center Configuration Manager 2012 SP1 -supports site system roles for the following operating system SKUS:

  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard.
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Data Center.

All site system roles – with the exception of site servers and SMS Provider scan be deployed to these servers.

System Center 2012 Configuration Manager (SP1) provides client support for the following operating systems.

  • Windows 8.1 Pro
  • Windows 8.1 Enterprise
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard.
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Data Center.

Computers with these operating systems will also be able to host a distribution point.

Note: Limited operating system deployment support for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 is provided with - Cumulative Update 3 for Service Pack 1 and above. The Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (Windows ADK) for Windows 8.1 is not supported with Service Pack 1; however, all of the standard capture and deployment methods (PXE, boot media, standalone-media, etc.) are supported. Image maintenance actions, such as applying software updates to an OS image or boot image management that require the Windows 8.1 ADK are not supported. Those actions will need to be performed offline on a computer that has the Windows ADK for Windows 8.1 installed. This blog post here describes the manual steps to enable Windows 8.1/Windows Server 2012 R2 deployment with System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1.

The following update is required –

Cumulative Update 3 for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1 – KB 2882125 - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2882125

 

System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2 supports Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1 as Configuration Manager Clients:

System Center Configuration Manager 2007 provides client support for the following operating systems.

  • Windows 8.1 Pro
  • Windows 8.1 Enterprise
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard.
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Data Center.

Though Configuration Manager 2007 SP2 provides client support, there is no plan to add support for Operating System Deployment through Configuration Manager 2007. No site servers or site systems will be supported on any version of Windows Server 2012 R2 with Configuration Manager 2007.

The following update is required –

KB 2861663 - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2861663

 

System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection SP1 and Forefront Endpoint Protection (FEP) 2010 (with Update Rollup1) supports Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1:

System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection SP1 and Forefront Endpoint Protection (FEP) 2010 with Update Rollup 1 supports the following operating systems.

  • Windows 8.1 Pro
  • Windows 8.1 Enterprise
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard.
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Data Center.

Note: For FEP 2010 with Update Rollup 1 no site systems will be supported on any version of Windows Server 2012 R2.

The following update is required–

KB 2865173 - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2865173


 --Harini Muralidharan

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