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Configuration Manager 2007 SP1 Supported Configurations

Updated: January 1, 2011

Applies To: System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP1

This topic specifies the requirements necessary to implement and maintain Configuration Manager 2007 SP1 in your environment. For general Configuration Manager 2007 supported configuration information, see Configuration Manager Supported Configurations. For information about installation prerequisites required for Configuration Manager sites, see Prerequisites for Installing Configuration Manager.

The following tables list products that are compatible for use with this version of Configuration Manager 2007. No extension of support for these products beyond their current product lifecycles is implied. Products that are beyond their current support lifecycle are not supported for use with Configuration Manager 2007. For more information about Microsoft Support Lifecycles, visit the Microsoft Support Lifecycle Web site at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=208270.

noteNote
The following information applies only to Configuration Manager 2007 SP1.

Supported Upgrade Paths

Configuration Manager 2007 SP1 is available in the following forms:

  • As an evaluation release, which expires 180 days after installation

  • As a service pack release, to be applied to an existing Configuration Manager 2007 site

  • As a complete release, to perform a new or upgrade installation

    ImportantImportant
    The complete release is the only release supported for performing new installations on Windows Server 2008 or SQL Server 2008.

The following table shows which versions can be upgraded to Configuration Manager 2007 SP1. For more information about upgrading to Configuration Manager 2007 SP1, see Configuration Manager 2007 SP1 Upgrade Checklist.

 

  Configuration Manager 2007 SP1 Evaluation Release Configuration Manager 2007 SP1 Service Pack Release Configuration Manager 2007 SP1 Complete Release

Systems Management Server (SMS) 2003 SP1

No

No

No

SMS 2003 SP2

No

No

Yes

SMS 2003 SP3

Yes

No

Yes

Configuration Manager 2007 (no service pack)

No

Yes

Yes

Configuration Manager 2007 Evaluation Release

No

No

No

Configuration Manager 2007 SP1 Evaluation Release

n/a

No

Yes

Configuration Manager 2007 SP1 System Requirements

Configuration Manager 2007 SP1 introduces changes to supported site system and client requirements from those required for Configuration Manager 2007 without a service pack installed.

Computer Client Operating System Requirements

The following table describes the operating systems supported for Configuration Manager 2007 SP1 computer client installation. For a list of computer client hardware requirements, see Configuration Manager Supported Configurations.

noteNote
Microsoft provides support for the current service pack and, in some cases, the immediately preceding service pack. To find the support timelines for your product, visit the Lifecycle Supported Service Packs Web site at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=31975. For additional information about Microsoft support lifecycle policy, visit the Microsoft Support Lifecycle Support Policy FAQ Web site at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=31976.

 

Operating System Edition Service Pack System Architecture3

Windows 2000

Professional, Server, Advanced Server, or Datacenter Server1

SP4

x86

Windows XP Professional

SP2 or SP3

x86

Windows XP Professional x64 Edition5

SP2

X64

Windows XP Tablet PC Edition

SP2

x86

Windows XP Embedded4

SP2

x86

Windows Embedded Standard 20094

x86

Windows Embedded for Point of Service version 1.1 or earlier4

x86

Windows Embedded POSReady 20094

x86

Windows Fundamentals for Legacy PCs

x86

Windows Vista

Business, Enterprise, or Ultimate

No service pack, SP1, or SP26

x86 or x645

Windows 77

Professional, Enterprise, or Ultimate

x86 or x645

Windows Server 2003

Web Edition

SP1 or SP2

x86

Windows Server 2003

Standard Edition

SP1 or SP2

x86 or x645

Windows Server 2003

Enterprise Edition or Datacenter Edition1

SP1 or SP2

x86, x64, or IA645

Windows Server 2003 R2

Standard Edition

x86 or x645

Windows Server 2003 R2

Enterprise Edition or Datacenter Edition1

x86, x64, or IA645

Windows Storage Server 2003

Express Edition, Workgroup Edition, Standard Edition, or Enterprise Edition

SP1 or SP2

x86 or x645

Windows Storage Server 2008

Basic Edition, Workgroup Edition, Standard Edition or Enterprise Edition

x86 or x645

Windows Storage Server 2008 R2

Basic Edition, Workgroup Edition, Standard Edition or Enterprise Edition

x86 or x645

Windows Server 20082

Standard, Enterprise, or Datacenter

SP1 or SP26

x86 or x645

Windows Server 2008 R22,7

Standard, Enterprise, or Datacenter

x645

Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-Based Systems

SP1 or SP26

IA645

1Windows 2000 Datacenter Server and Windows Server 2003 Datacenter Edition are supported but not certified for Configuration Manager 2007 SP1. Hotfix support is not offered for issues specific to Windows 2000 Datacenter Server and Windows Server 2003 Datacenter Edition.

2Clients are supported on the Server Core installations and full installations of Windows Server 2008. However, desired configuration management and out of band management are supported only on full installations of Windows Server 2008. Desired configuration management is supported on Server Core installations of Windows Server 2008 R2 if the Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 is included.

3 Configuration Manager 2007 SP1 support for x64 and Itanium-based systems is through 32-bit code running on 64-bit operating systems.

4Only Windows Embedded Standard 2009 is supported for operating system deployment. For information about Windows Embedded support limitations, see Known Limitations in Configuration Manager Support for Windows Embedded.

5 Configuration Manager 2007 SP1 remote control is not supported on 64-bit Operating Systems. Additionally, remote assistance connections are not supported on 64-bit versions of Windows XP or Windows Server 2003.

6 Configuration Manager 2007 SP1 client installation is supported for the Windows Vista SP2 and Windows Server 2008 SP2 operating systems with the hotfix applied as described in the Microsoft Knowledge Base article KB970093. More information about KB970093 is available at article KB970093 in the Microsoft Knowledge Base (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=154922).

7 Configuration Manager 2007 SP1 client installation is supported for the Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 operating systems with the hotfix applied as described in the Microsoft Knowledge Base article 974236. For more information, see article KB974236 in the Microsoft Knowledge Base (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=164058).

Mobile Device Client Operating System Requirements

The following table describes the operating systems supported for Configuration Manager 2007 SP1 mobile device client installation. For a list of mobile device hardware requirements, see Configuration Manager Supported Configurations.

 

Operating System Edition

Windows Mobile for Pocket PC

2003, 2003 Second Edition, Phone Edition 2003, Phone Edition 2003 Second Edition, 5.0, or Phone Edition 5.0

noteNote
Password management on Windows Mobile for Pocket PC 5.0 and Windows Mobile for Pocket PC Phone Edition 5.0 requires the Messaging and Security Feature Pack (MSPF). For more information, see the Windows Mobile Messaging and Security Feature Pack Web page (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=80392).

Windows Mobile

Smartphone 2003, 5.0 Smartphone, 6 Standard, 6 Professional, 6 Classic, 6.1 or 6.5

noteNote
Password management is not supported for Windows Mobile Smartphone 2003. Password management on Windows Mobile 5.0 Smartphone requires the Messaging and Security Feature Pack (MSPF). For more information, see the Windows Mobile Messaging and Security Feature Pack Web page (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=80392).

Windows CE

4.2 (ARM processor only), or 5.0 (ARM and x86 processors)

noteNote
Windows CE 4.2 support requires the mobile device client distributed with the System Management Server (SMS) 2003 Device Management Feature Pack. This client supports hardware inventory, software inventory, file collection, and software distribution only in mixed mode. Windows CE 4.2 is not supported in native mode. For more information about the SMS 2003 Mobile Device Feature Pack, see SMS 2003 Device Management Feature Pack.

Some Configuration Manager 2007 client features, such as operating system deployment, are not supported for the mobile device client. For more information about managing devices with Configuration Manager, see Overview of Mobile Device Management.

Site System Operating System Requirements

The following sections list the site system operating system requirements for Configuration Manager 2007 core site system and Configuration Manager 2007 SP1 feature-specific site system role installations. For information about the minimum hardware requirements for Configuration Manager 2007 site systems, see Configuration Manager Supported Configurations.

noteNote
Microsoft provides support for the current service pack and, in some cases, the immediately preceding service pack. To find the support timelines for your product, visit the Lifecycle Supported Service Packs Web site at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=31975. For additional information about the Microsoft support lifecycle policy, visit the Microsoft Support Lifecycle Support Policy FAQ Web site at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=31976.

Core Site System Requirements

The following table lists the site system operating system requirements for Configuration Manager 2007 SP1 core site system role installation.

 

Key:

√ = Supported

Ø = Unsupported

 

Operating System Primary Site Server Secondary Site Server Management Point Standard Distribution Point Branch Distribution Point Server Locator Point Site Database Server Fallback Status Point Configuration Manager Console2 SMS Provider Computer

Windows XP Professional (SP2 or SP3)

Ø

Ø

Ø

Ø

Ø

Ø

Ø

Ø

Windows XP Professional x64 Edition (SP2)

Ø

Ø

Ø

Ø

Ø

Ø

Ø

Ø

Windows Vista Business, Enterprise, or Ultimate (no service pack, with SP1 or SP2)

Ø

Ø

Ø

Ø

Ø

Ø

Ø

Ø

64-bit editions of Windows Vista Business, Enterprise, or Ultimate (no service pack, with SP1 or SP2)

Ø

Ø

Ø

Ø

Ø

Ø

Ø

Ø

Windows 7 Professional or Ultimate

Ø

Ø

Ø

Ø

Ø

Ø

Ø

Ø

Ø

Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition, Enterprise Edition, or Datacenter Edition (SP1 or SP2)

Windows Storage Server 2003 Express Edition, Workgroup Edition, Standard Edition, or Enterprise Editions (SP1 or SP2)

Ø

Ø

Ø

Ø

Ø

Ø

Ø

Ø

Windows Server 2003 Standard x64 Edition, Enterprise x64 Edition, or Datacenter x64 Edition (SP1 or SP2)

Windows Storage Server 2003 Workgroup x64 Edition, Standard x64 Edition or Enterprise x64 Edition (SP1 or SP2)

Ø

Ø

Ø

Ø

Ø

Ø

Ø

Ø

Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard Edition, Enterprise Edition, or Datacenter Edition

Windows Server 2008 Standard, Enterprise, or Datacenter (SP1 or SP2)1

64-bit editions of Windows Server 2008 Standard, Enterprise, or Datacenter (SP1 or SP2)1

Windows Storage Server 2008

Ø

Ø

Ø

Ø

Ø

Ø

Ø

Ø

Ø

Windows Storage Server 2008 x64

Ø

Ø

Ø

Ø

Ø

Ø

Ø

Ø

Ø

Windows Storage Server 2008 R2

Ø

Ø

Ø

Ø

Ø

Ø

Ø

Ø

Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 x64

Ø

Ø

Ø

Ø

Ø

Ø

Ø

Ø

Windows Server 2008 R21

Ø

Ø

Ø

Ø

Ø

Ø

Ø

Ø

Ø

1Site system roles are not supported on Server Core Installations of Windows Server 2008. For more information about configuration requirements for hosting site system roles on Windows Server 2008, see How to Configure Windows Server 2008 for Configuration Manager 2007 Site Systems.

2It is not supported to install the Configuration Manager 2007 console on computers running any site system role except for the primary site server role.

Feature-Specific Site System Requirements

  • In Configuration Manager 2007 SP1, Network Access Protection is fully supported. Network Access Protection in Configuration Manager 2007 requires a System Health Validator Point running the Windows Server 2008 operating system.

  • The out-of-band service point role has been added for Configuration Manager 2007 SP1. For more information, see Out of Band Management in Configuration Manager 2007 SP1 and Later.

  • The Asset Intelligence synchronization point has been added for Configuration Manager 2007 SP1. For more information, see Asset Intelligence in Configuration Manager.

The following table lists the site system operating system requirements for Configuration Manager 2007 SP1 feature-specific site system role installation.

 

Key:

√ = Supported

Ø = Unsupported

 

Operating System Software Update Point State Migration Point Reporting Point System Health Validator Point PXE service Point Out of Band Service Point Asset Intelligence Synchronization Point

Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition, Enterprise Edition, or Datacenter Edition (SP1 or SP2)

Ø

3

Windows Server 2003 Standard x64 Edition, Enterprise x64 Edition, or Datacenter x64 Edition (SP1 or SP2)

2

Ø

3

Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard Edition, Enterprise Edition, or Datacenter Edition

Ø

Windows Server 2008 Standard, Enterprise, or Datacenter (SP1 or SP2)1

64-bit editions of Windows Server 2008 Standard, Enterprise, or Datacenter (SP1 or SP2)1

2

1Site system roles are not supported on Server Core installations of Windows Server 2008. For more information about configuration requirements for hosting site system roles on Windows Server 2008, see How to Configure Windows Server 2008 for Configuration Manager 2007 Site Systems.

2To use graphs in reports, Office Web Components (Microsoft Office 2000 SP2, Microsoft Office XP, or Microsoft Office 2003) must be installed. However, Office Web Components is not supported on 64-bit operating systems. If you want to use graphs in reports, use 32-bit operating systems for your reporting points. Additionally, some limitations apply when using Office Web Components as a server-side solution, which are documented in Microsoft Knowledge Base article 317316 at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=148270.

3Out of band service points are not supported on computers running Windows Server 2003 SP1. Out of band service points running Windows Server 2003 SP2 require KB 942841. For more information about KB942841, see KB942841 (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=155114).

Unsupported Operating Systems

Unless explicitly specified, the list of unsupported operating system platforms has not changed for Configuration Manager 2007 SP1 from those listed in Configuration Manager Supported Configurations. However, additional operating systems can be past the service pack support dates.

To find the support timelines for your product, visit the Lifecycle Supported Service Packs Web site at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=31975. For additional information about the Microsoft support lifecycle policy, visit the Microsoft Support Lifecycle Support Policy FAQ Web site at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=31976.

The following information describes changes to supported operating systems in Configuration Manager 2007 SP1 from those listed in Configuration Manager Supported Configurations.

  • Windows 2000 and Windows XP Tablet PC Edition are not supported for in-band provisioning when using the out of band management feature of Configuration Manager 2007 SP1.

  • While the Windows 2000 SP4 operating system is supported for client installation, Windows 2000 SP4 clients are not supported for Configuration Manager 2007 sites operating in native mode.

Configuration Specifics

This section describes support configurations specific to Configuration Manager 2007 SP1. For additional general support configuration information for Configuration Manager 2007 installations, see Configuration Manager Supported Configurations.

Active Directory Schema Extensions

Configuration Manager 2007 SP1 does not introduce changes to Active Directory schema extension requirements, and it is not necessary to re-extend the Active Directory schema for Configuration Manager 2007 SP1 if it has already been extended for Configuration Manager 2007.

SQL Server Site Database Configurations

When installing Configuration Manager 2007 SP1, the site database can be installed on either the default instance or a named instance of a supported SQL Server version installation. The instance used to host the site database can also be configured as a SQL Server failover cluster in an active/passive cluster, or multiple instance, configuration.

The following table describes the versions of SQL Server supported to host the Configuration Manager 2007 SP1 site database.

 

SQL Server Version Edition Service Pack System Architecture

SQL Server 2005

Standard Edition or Enterprise Edition

SP2 or SP3

x86 or x64

SQL Server 20081

Standard or Enterprise

No service pack, SP1, or SP2

x86 or x64

SQL Server 2008 R21

Standard or Enterprise

No service pack

X86 or x64

1 You must apply the following update to the site server computer, SMS Provider computer, and any computers hosting a remote Configuration Manager 2007 SP1 Configuration Manager console: Microsoft article ID 955262 at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=134674. This update applies when you use SQL Server 2008, SQL Server 2008 R2, and SQL Server 2008 R2 upgraded from SQL Server 2008.

noteNote
Installing the site database on Itanium 64-bit platforms is not supported.

Out of Band Management

Out of band management in Configuration Manager 2007 SP1 is supported for computers that have the Intel vPro chip set and Intel Active Management Technology (Intel AMT) for the following firmware versions:

  • Intel AMT version 3.2 with a minimum revision of 3.2.1

  • Intel AMT version 4.0 version 4.1, and version 4.2

  • Intel AMT version 5.0, and version 5.2 with a minimum revision of 5.2.10

In-band provisioning is not supported on AMT-based computers running any version of Windows Server.

The out of band management console is not supported on workstations running Windows XP on versions earlier than Service Pack 3, and on servers running Windows Server 2003 on versions earlier than Service Pack 2.

Out of band communication to an AMT-based computer is not supported if it is running the Routing and Remote Access service in the client operating system. This service runs when Internet Connection Sharing is enabled, or if it is enabled by line-of-business (LOB) applications.

For more information about Out of Band Management in Configuration Manager 2007 SP1, see Out of Band Management in Configuration Manager 2007 SP1 and Later.

Upgrade Considerations

This section describes important upgrade considerations for Configuration Manager 2007 SP1. For additional information about upgrading to Configuration Manager 2007 SP1, see Configuration Manager 2007 SP1 Upgrade Checklist.

Upgrading the site server operating system

The following scenario is not supported by Configuration Manager: Upgrading the operating system on the site server from Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2008. Instead, perform one of the following procedures after you have installed the new operating system:

  • Install Configuration Manager 2007 SP1 and configure the site according to your requirements.

  • Install Configuration Manager 2007 SP1 and perform a site restore by using the Site Repair Wizard. This scenario requires that you have a site backup that was created by using the Backup ConfigMgr Site Server maintenance task on the original Configuration Manager site, and that you use the same installation settings for the new Configuration Manager 2007 SP1 site.

Starting with Configuration Manager 2007 SP1, Windows Server 2008 is a supported operating system to host the Configuration Manager site server role. Because it is not supported to perform in-place upgrades of Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2008 with a Configuration Manager 2007 site installed, you must either perform an initial installation of Configuration Manager 2007 with SP1 integrated on Windows Server 2008 or restore a Configuration Manager 2007 SP1 site backup created by the Configuration Manager 2007 site backup maintenance task to a new Configuration Manager 2007 SP1 installation with identical installation settings as the previous site installation on a computer running Windows Server 2008.

Upgrading SQL Server on the site database server

You can perform an in-place upgrade of the instance of SQL Server hosting the Configuration Manager 2007 SP1 site database. The following upgrade paths are supported:

  • SQL Server 2005 to SQL Server 20081

  • SQL Server 2005 to SQL Server 2008 R2

  • SQL Server 2008 to SQL Server 2008 R21

1 You must apply the following update to the site server computer, SMS Provider computer, and any computers hosting a remote Configuration Manager 2007 SP1 Configuration Manager console: Microsoft article ID 955262 at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=134674. This update applies when you use SQL Server 2008, SQL Server 2008 R2, and SQL Server 2008 R2 upgraded from SQL Server 2008.

For more information about changing site server software, see How to Change Site Server Software. Additionally, you can move the site database to a new instance of SQL Server 2008. For more information about moving the site database, see How to Move the Site Database.

Changes in Support from Configuration Manager 2007 Without a Service Pack Installed

To review what has changed in Configuration Manager 2007 SP1 from Configuration Manager 2007, see What's New in Configuration Manager 2007 SP1.

See Also

For additional information, see Configuration Manager 2007 Information and Support.
To contact the documentation team, email SMSdocs@microsoft.com.
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