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Overview

Microsoft® System Center Essentials 2010 provides IT professionals in mid-sized organizations, a unified physical and virtual management experience. It enables you to better secure, update, monitor, and troubleshoot from a single console, so you can efficiently and proactively manage your IT environment.

System Requirements

  • Supported Operating Systems: Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise Edition (32-Bit x86); Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise x64 Edition; Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard Edition (32-bit x86); Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard x64 Edition ; Windows Server 2008 Enterprise; Windows Server 2008 Enterprise without Hyper-V; Windows Server 2008 R2; Windows Server 2008 Standard; Windows Server 2008 Standard without Hyper-V; Windows Small Business Server 2008 Standard

Recommended requirements for the server:
2.8 GHz or faster processor(s)
4 GB of RAM
20 GB of available hard disk space (1 GB on the system drive); 150 GB of available hard disk space if planning virtualization management

Essentials console only:
1.0 GHz processor
512 MB of RAM

For all the details and to download the beta visit http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=983b3a97-4f5d-4bb0-8b92-57c15ffeb50f.

J.C. Hornbeck | Manageability Knowledge Engineer