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System Center 2012

System Center 2012 is a comprehensive management platform that helps you to easily and efficiently manage your datacenters, client devices, and hybrid cloud IT environments.  


Explore System Center 2012 R2

  • What's new
    Learn about the new features in System Center 2012 R2.
  • Service Reporting in System Center 2012 R2: Service Reporting consolidates computational information from Windows Azure Pack and System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager into reports that serve as foundational billing information to hosting service providers and their tenants.
  • System requirements
    Find requirements for supported operating systems, Microsoft SQL Server, .NET Framework, Windows PowerShell, and more.

Download System Center 2012 Try System Center 2012 R2 Cloud and Datacenter
Find out how to download System Center 2012 R2 for a 180-day trial.

Download System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager Try System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager & Endpoint Protection
Find out how to download System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager and Endpoint Protection for a 180-day trial.

Upgrade paths to System Center 2012
Upgrading to System Center 2012 from an earlier System Center product is possible but the upgrade path is dependent on your current configuration. Use these guidelines for upgrading your System Center products to System Center 2012.


Solution guides for IT professionals

Solution guides give recommendations for complex business needs such as ensuring secure access to corporate resources for remote employees, mobile device management, and data protection for small and midsize businesses. Each guide includes:

  • A brief description of the business problem.
  • Diagrams that help you quickly understand the solution design.
  • Recommended steps for building the end-to-end solution using various products and features.

Use System Center to solve your business problems

Integration guide
The System Center 2012 Integration Guide helps you build automated solutions across System Center components. It provides an overview of each component in its role as a programmable platform to be used for the Microsoft private cloud.

Install and manage client devices
Configuration Manager makes it easier and faster to administer client systems, and offers improved visibility and enforcement options for maintaining system compliance.

Deploy, monitor, and manage applications
With Configuration Manager, you can empower users to find and install the software they need to be productive from anywhere, on any device they choose.