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What's New in the Configuration Manager 2007 Documentation Library for June 2011

Updated: June 1, 2011

Applies To: System Center Configuration Manager 2007, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R3, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP1, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2

The following table describes what's new in the Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Documentation Library since September 2010. The topics that are listed in the table are either new topics or topics that contain significant technical changes. Topics that contain minor changes are not listed.

Getting Started with Configuration Manager 2007

 

Topic Description

What's New in Configuration Manager 2007 R3

Updated to clarify that Configuration Manager 2007 R3 includes all the features from Configuration Manager 2007 R2.

Planning and Deploying the Server Infrastructure for Configuration Manager 2007

 

Topic Description

Configuration Manager 2007 Supported Configurations

Updated for the latest support statements.

Configuration Manager 2007 SP1 Supported Configurations

Updated for the latest support statements.

Configuration Manager 2007 SP2 Supported Configurations

Updated for the latest support statements.

Configuration Manager 2007 R2 Supported Configurations

Updated for the latest support statements.

Configuration Manager 2007 R3 Supported Configurations

Updated for the latest support statements.

Setup Prerequisite Checks

Updated to include a link to the installation files for Microsoft Core XML Services (MSXML) version 6.0.

Using a Remote SQL Server to Host the Site Database

Updated to clarity that a computer that is running SQL Server that hosts the site database must be in the same domain as the site server.

Planning and Deploying Clients for Configuration Manager 2007

 

Topic Description

How to Create a Fallback Status Point in Configuration Manager

Updated to correct the log file locations.

How to Configure the Client Policy Polling Interval for a Specific Collection

Updated to clarify that if a client is a member of multiple collections that have different policy polling intervals, the client will use the shortest configured polling interval, or it will use the site-wide policy polling interval if this is a shorter interval.

How to Manage Windows Embedded Write Filters Using Configuration Manager 2007

Updated to include revised command lines for the script that disables Windows Embedded write filters.

Configuration Manager Client Assignment Issues

Updated for the new entry “The Discover Button in the Configuration Manager Client Properties: Advanced Tab Does Not Work or Is Unavailable“.

Software Distribution in Configuration Manager

 

Topic Description

About Standard and Branch Distribution Points

Updated to clarify that the number of concurrent connections that a branch distribution point can support on a client operating system depends on the operating system version. For Windows XP and Windows Vista, this number is 10; for Window 7, this number is 20. This clarification is also added to Choose Between a Standard and Branch Distribution Point.

Software Updates in Configuration Manager

 

Topic Description

Best Practices for Software Updates

Updated to include the best practice of adding fewer than 500 software updates to a single software update deployment. This information is also added to About Software Update Deployments and About Software Update Deployment Packages.

How to Configure the WSUS Web Site to Use SSL

Updated to clarify that the website must be configured to ignore client certificates.

Operating System Deployment in Configuration Manager

 

Topic Description

Administrator Workflow: Create and Distribute Image for Operating System Deployment

Updated to clarify how to manually create a .wim image.

Task Sequence Media Wizard - Select Media Type Page

Updated to clarify that only USB flash drives are supported when you select the media type.

How to Advertise Task Sequences

Updated to clarify that task sequences can be advertised only to computers, and not to users.

Log Files for Operating System Deployment

Updated to correct the location of the CreateTSMedia.log log file.

Software Metering in Configuration Manager

 

Topic Description

Example Scenario for Implementing Software Metering

Updated to clarify that software metering information is collected only after you activate the software metering rule.

SQL Reporting Services in Configuration Manager 2007 R2 and Later Versions

 

Topic Description

Prerequisites for SQL Reporting Services

Updated for information about how to use SQL Reporting Services when you use SQL Server versions that are later than SQL Server 2005. This information is also added to How to Configure Microsoft SQL Server for SQL Reporting Services.

Out of Band Management in Configuration Manager 2007 SP1 and Later Versions

 

Topic Description

Out of Band Management Console Issues

Updated for the new entry “Out of Band Management No Longer Works After a Client is Reassigned to a New Site“, which provides instructions about how to remove the provisioning information in the original site before you reassign an AMT-based computer to another Configuration Manager site. It also provides instructions about how to provision the computer again in the new site. This information is also added to About AMT Provisioning for Out of Band Management and How to Assign Configuration Manager Clients to a Site.

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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