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Configuration Manager

Updated: May 14, 2015

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

Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager provides a comprehensive solution for change and configuration management for the Microsoft platform. System Center 2012 Configuration Manager lets you perform tasks such as the following:

  • Deploy operating systems, software applications, and software updates.

  • Monitor and remediate computers for compliance settings.

  • Monitor hardware and software inventory.

  • Remotely administer computers.

System Center 2012 Configuration Manager collects information in a Microsoft SQL Server database, which allows you to run queries and produce reports to consolidate information throughout the organization. You can use Configuration Manager to manage a wide range of Microsoft operating systems, including client platforms, server platforms, and mobile devices.

The release notes and technical publications supplement the Configuration Manager guides. The release notes contain information that is not available in the product documentation and that is required to successfully install Configuration Manager. Technical publications provide additional information that supports Configuration Manager.

See Also

For additional resources, see Information and Support for Configuration Manager.

Tip: Use this query to find online documentation in the TechNet Library for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager. For instructions and examples, see Search the Configuration Manager Documentation Library.
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