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Microsoft System Center 2012 R2

With optional Windows Server 2012 R2

System Center 2012 R2 delivers unified management across on-premises, service provider and Microsoft Azure environments, in a manner that’s simple and cost-effective, application focused, and enterprise-class. System Center 2012 R2 offers exciting new features and enhancements across infrastructure provisioning, infrastructure monitoring, application performance monitoring, automation & self-service, and IT service management.

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  • Hybrid IT: Consistent with the notion of Cloud OS, “hybrid” is built into System Center. System Center truly enables common management that spans Windows Server and Microsoft Azure environments, be it provisioning, self-service, monitoring, or IT service management.
  • Enterprise-class: System Center infrastructure management capabilities are enterprise grade and ready to use today. Not only is System Center best-of-breed for Windows environments and Microsoft workloads (like Exchange, SharePoint and SQL) but it also enables robust management of heterogeneous datacenters.
  • Reduce datacenter complexity: We’re constantly striving to reduce complexity in your datacenter by making it easy to provision, manage and operate infrastructure services with System Center.
  • Application focused: System Center has a relentless focus on optimizing your apps and workloads by arming you with rich insights to help you deliver predictable application SLA (after all, apps are what your business cares about and infrastructure exists to support them).

Things to Know

System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager SP1 and System Center 2012 R2 Endpoint Protection SP1 are provided as a single installation package.

Upgrading your installation: If you have a System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager installation, you can use the System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP2 media to install the latest patches and automatically upgrade to System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager SP1.

If new installation: Install System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP2, and then upgrade to System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager SP1 at the top-tier site of your hierarchy. Both of these installation files are included as part of this evaluation.

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