Skip to main content

Download System Center
2012 SP1


With optional Windows Server 2012 Download

System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 helps deliver on Microsoft’s Cloud OS vision to provide customers with one consistent platform for infrastructure, apps, and data – spanning customer datacenters, hosting service provider datacenters, and the Microsoft public cloud. Together with Windows Server 2012, System Center 2012 SP1 helps customers take advantage of the latest technical advances in storage, networking, virtualization, and management to help transform their datacenter into a resilient platform for long-term growth while enabling future growth into the cloud. Need more information about System Center 2012? See the product details page.


 Review system requirements for a complete solution
 Register, then download and install full-featured software for a 180-day trial
 Receive three (3) emails with resources to guide you




Product Details

Microsoft private cloud solutions are built on System Center and Windows Server.

System Center 2012 SP1 empowers you with a common management toolset for your private, hosted and public cloud infrastructure and application services.

Windows Server 2012 offers businesses and service providers a scalable, dynamic, and multitenant-aware cloud-optimized infrastructure.


Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Chinese Traditional (Hong Kong), Czech, Dutch, English, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal), Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish.

Technical Resources

Register to access technical product resources-such as forums, solution accelerators, white papers and webcasts- at the System Center 2012 SP1 resource page.

The Microsoft Private Cloud Evaluation Includes

System Center 2012 App Controller provides a common self-service experience across private, hosted, and public clouds that can help you empower application owners to easily build, configure, deploy, and manage new services.

System Center 2012 Configuration Manager provides comprehensive configuration management for the Microsoft platform that can help you empower users with the devices and applications they need to be productive while maintaining corporate compliance and control.

System Center 2012 Data Protection Manager provides unified data protection for Windows servers and clients that can help you deliver scalable, manageable, and cost-effective protection and restore scenarios from disk, tape, and Microsoft Azure.

System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection, built on System Center Configuration Manager, provides industry-leading threat detection of malware and exploits as part of a unified infrastructure for managing client security and compliance that can help you simplify and improve endpoint protection.

System Center 2012 Operations Manager provides deep application diagnostics and infrastructure monitoring that can help you ensure the predictable performance and availability of vital applications and offers a comprehensive view of your datacenter, private cloud, and public clouds.

System Center 2012 Orchestrator provides orchestration, integration, and automation of IT processes through the creation of runbooks that can help you to define and standardize best practices and improve operational efficiency.

System Center 2012 Service Manager provides flexible self-service experiences and standardized datacenter processes that can help you integrate people, workflows, and knowledge across enterprise infrastructure and applications.

System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager provides virtual machine management and services deployment with support for multi-hypervisor environments that can help you deliver a flexible and cost effective private cloud environment. System Center 2012 SP1 Virtual Machine Manager requires Windows Server 2012 and will not work on previous server operating systems.

Need a jumpstart on the cloud?

Try the Microsoft private cloud guided labs, a series of interactive click-through demos that provide scenario-based training in private cloud core capabilities.

TechNet Subscription

Evaluate software for longer with an active TechNet Subscription. Get your 12-month TechNet Subscription today and enjoy access to expert support.

Already have a TechNet Subscription? Log in here.

Community and Forums

Microsoft is conducting an online survey to understand your opinion of the MSDN Web site. If you choose to participate, the online survey will be presented to you when you leave the MSDN Web site.

Would you like to participate?