What's New in the Configuration Manager 2007 Documentation Library for May 2012

Updated: May 1, 2012

Applies To: System Center Configuration Manager 2007, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R3, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP1, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2

The following table describes what's new in the Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Documentation Library since June 2011. The topics that are listed in the table are either new topics or topics that contain significant technical changes. Topics that contain minor changes are not listed.

Planning and Deploying the Server Infrastructure for Configuration Manager 2007


Topic Description

Configuration Manager 2007 General Supported Configurations

Updated for the information that the Windows Server 2008 R2 domain functional level and forest functional level is supported with Configuration Manager 2007 SP1 and Configuration Manager 2007 SP2

Configuration Manager 2007 SP2 Supported Configurations

Updated for the latest support statements and clarifications that include:

  • SQL Server 2012.

  • Windows Embedded for Thin PC, Windows Embedded POSReady 7, and Windows Embedded Standard 7 SP1.

How to Manually Publish the Default Management Point to DNS

Updated for a procedure to use if you have Windows Server DNS.

Planning and Deploying Clients for Configuration Manager 2007


Topic Description

How to Prevent the Configuration Manager Client Software from Being Installed on Specific Computers

Updated to add the registry path for 64-bit operating systems.

How to Prevent Configuration Manager From Installing Files on a Specific Drive

Updated to clarify that the branch distribution point does not honor the no_sms_on_drive.sms file. This clarification is also added to About Standard and Branch Distribution Points.

About Configuration Manager Client Installation Properties

Updated to clarify the /noservice CCMSetup option and that if SMSSITECODE is not specified, this client.msi property defaults to AUTO (automatic site assignment).

Software Distribution in Configuration Manager


Topic Description

Software Distribution Security Best Practices and Privacy Information

Updated to remove the reference to enabling Real Time Streaming Protocol (RTSP) and RTSP over TLS (RTSPS) for application virtualization streaming–enabled distribution points. This protocol is not supported by Configuration Manager 2007.

Operating System Deployment in Configuration Manager


Topic Description

Planning for PXE Initiated Operating System Deployments

Updated to clarify that only boot images can be distributed to a PXE service point.

How to Create an Exclusion List for Unknown Computer Support

Updated to add information about how to create a MACIgnoreListFile registry key for 64-bit servers.

How to Capture and Restore the User State

Updated for information about how to create a USMT package and added a section to restore the user state if the operating system deployment fails.

Install Software Updates Task Sequence Step

Updated the Install Software Updates step with the information that the step cannot suppress restarts if the software update requires a restart.

Network Discovery in Configuration Manager


Topic Description

About Network Discovery

Updated to clarify how Network Discovery finds the subnet mask.

Out of Band Management in Configuration Manager 2007 SP1 and Later Versions


Topic Description

Certificate Requirements for Out of Band Management

Updated to remove the key length of 1536 for the AMT provisioning certificate. This key length is not supported by Configuration Manager.

Prerequisites for Out of Band Management

Updated to clarify that DHCP is required for both in-band provisioning and out of band provisioning.

Queries in Configuration Manager


Topic Description

How to Create a Query

Updated to clarify that a query that contains no criteria will return all devices in the All Systems collection.

Technical Reference for Configuration Manager 2007


Topic Description

Conflicting Records

Updated to clarify that you need Modify Resource and Read Resource permissions on any collection that contains a conflicting record to reconcile the conflicting records that appear in the Conflicting Records node.

See Also

For additional information, see Configuration Manager 2007 Information and Support.
To contact the documentation team, email SMSdocs@microsoft.com.

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