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System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2, R2 and R3 now supports the Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 operating systems for client installation. The Configuration Manager console and branch distribution point are supported on these platforms. Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 is supported for all core and feature-specific site system roles.
The following software update is required to add Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 to the Supported Platforms list:
Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.6 SP1 is now supported on Configuration Manager 2007 R2 with Configuration Manager 2007 SP2 System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2 with System Center Configuration Manager SP2 now supports Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) 4.6 SP1 Desktop Client and Client for Remote Desktop Services. This client release enables support for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1.
The following are the limitations and workaround to import App-V packages using Configuration Manager. Configuration Manager fails to import App-V packages when there is more than one XML in the package folder. App-V Sequencer 4.6 SP1 creates the file Report.xml when creating an App-V package. Configuration Manager expects to find only one xml file in the package folder and will fail when it identifies more than one XML file in the folder. To work around this problem delete the file report.xml manually from the package folder before you import the App-V package No software updates are required.
Configuration Manager 2007 SP2, R2 and R3 supports WinPE 3.1 System Center Configuration Manager SP2, R2 and R3 now supports WinPE 3.1 as the boot image used with operating system deployment. WinPE 3.1 is shipped with Windows 7 SP1 as a Windows Automated Installation Kit (WAIK) supplement.
Steps to upgrade to WinPE 3.1 within the existing Configuration Manager Environment and known limitations with Win PE 3.1 can be found here http://blogs.technet.com/b/configmgrteam/archive/2011/03/24/configuration-manager-2007-sp2-and-windows-pe-3-1.aspx. No software updates are required.
Jeff Wettlaufer Sr Technical Product Manager System Center, Management and Security Division
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