Information and Support for Configuration Manager


Applies To: System Center 2012 Configuration Manager, System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1, System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP2, System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager, System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager SP1

Use the following resources for additional information about System Center 2012 Configuration Manager.

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Use the TechNet Documentation Library for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager 

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