Announcement: Configuration Manager Documentation Library Update for April 2014

Announcement: Configuration Manager Documentation Library Update for April 2014

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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: April 1, 2014 at the top of the topic.

This post also contains updates made in February and March. For these updates, you’ll also find the corresponding date at the top of the topic.

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 Documentation Library for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager since February 2014


Getting Started

Supported Configurations for Configuration Manager

  • Added support for Mac OS 10.9 (Mavericks)

  • Added support for using Windows data deduplication

  • Added support for Windows Phone 8.1, when enrolled by Windows Intune

  • Updated the .NET prerequisites for the Out of Band Service Point on Windows Server 2012 or later operating systems. 

Information and Support for Configuration Manager

  • Revised the instructions on how to save collections of TechNet pages locally.

 
Site Administration

Planning to Use Extensions in Configuration Manager

  • Added information about the new Windows Intune extension for Windows Phone 8.1

Planning for Communications in Configuration Manager

  • Updated the table about communication in a site that spans forests.

  • Added information to the same table location for site system roles that must connect directly to SQL Server from external forests. This appears in the table in the section about planning cross-forest communications.

Install Sites and Create a Hierarchy for Configuration Manager

  • Clarified that it is not supported to remove the sysadmin rights to SQL Server for the site server computer account and the account used to install Configuration Manager. 

Technical reference for Ports in Configuration Manager

  • Added details that cover the ports used for communications from distribution points to management points, and several site system roles that connect directly to SQL Server.


Deploying Clients

Prerequisites for Windows Client Deployment in Configuration Manager

  • Clarified that the client prerequisite Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable version 10.0.40219.1 might require a restart when it is installed on client computers.

How to Install Clients on Mac Computers in Configuration Manager

  • Clarified the download locations for the SP1 and R2 Mac Clients.

How to Manage Mobile Devices by Using Configuration Manager and Windows Intune

  • Added support for Windows Phone 8.1 when using the Windows Phone 8.1 extension.

  • Added support for Android Samsung KNOX
     

Deploying Software and Operating Systems

How to Manage User Device Affinity in Configuration Manager

  • Further clarifications to the information about automatic user device affinity.

 
Assets and Compliance

Best Practices for Collections in Configuration Manager

  • Clarified that the threshold for the number of collections that can have incremental updates activated applies to the whole hierarchy.

Prerequisites for Email Profiles in Configuration Manager

  • Clarified that if you want to generate the users email address in an email profile by using the users primary SMTP address, this address must exist in the mail attribute in Active Directory. Additionally, Configuration Manager user discovery must be configured to discover the mail attribute from Active Directory (this is configured by default).

How to Create VPN Profiles in Configuration Manager

  • Removed incorrect option Use certificate for authentication.

Introduction to Remote Connection Profiles in Configuration Manager

  • Added support for iOS and Android devices to connect from the Windows Intune company portal.

Introduction to Certificate Profiles in Configuration Manager

  • Added support for Windows Phone 8.1 when using the Windows Phone 8.1 extension.

Introduction to VPN Profiles in Configuration Manager

  • Added support for Windows Phone 8.1 when using the Windows Phone 8.1 extension.

Introduction to Wi-Fi Profiles in Configuration Manager

  • Added support for Windows Phone 8.1 when using the Windows Phone 8.1 extension.

Introduction to Email Profiles in Configuration Manager

  • Added support for Windows Phone 8.1 when using the Windows Phone 8.1 extension.

Compliance Settings for Mobile Devices in Configuration Manager

  • Added support for Windows Phone 8.1 when using the Windows Phone 8.1 extension.

 

 - -Rob Stack | Senior Technical Writer

 

Configuration Manager Resources

Documentation Library for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

Configuration Manager 2012 Forums

System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Survival Guide

System Center Configuration Manager Support

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