System Center supports management of a wide variety of device types. That includes slate form factor devices like the Microsoft Surface running Windows RT. The recent Wave-D release of the Windows Intune service and the release of System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1 enables enterprise management of the Windows RT devices for customers using the Intune standalone management service or System Center Configuration Manager who have obtained a Windows Intune subscription for the management of mobile devices.

Management capabilities specifically for Windows RT devices include features such as enrollment, registration, hardware inventory collection, compliance settings and software distribution. The System Center Configuration Manager team wrote, “Troubleshooting Windows RT Client Software Distribution Issues”.  That blog post contains the steps which you, as an IT administrator, can perform to troubleshoot and investigate software distribution (download and install) issues on the Windows RT client.

Training and Downloads

If you are looking for additional information, be sure to look at the North America or Europe TechEd Catalog of sessions for Windows Intune or System Center.  And by all means go download the latest technology previews on the evaluation center for Windows Server 2012 R2, System Center 2012 R2 and SQL Server 2014.