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Introduction to the Upgrade Assessment Tool


Updated: April 1, 2013

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

The System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Upgrade Assessment Tool provides administrative users with information that they can use to determine if the computers that are managed by System Center 2012 Configuration Manager can run Windows 7 or Windows 8.

The Upgrade Assessment Tool provides the following functionality:

  • Retrieves device driver compatibility information for installed peripheral devices and creates reports that you can use to determine which device drivers need to be upgraded to support the Windows operating system.

  • Allows you to see which computers meet the recommended system requirements for Windows operating systems and to customize these requirements for your environments.

  • Creates summary reports that you can use to see an enterprise wide view of operating system upgrade readiness.

  • Allows you to create dynamic collections for an operating system deployment. The collection query rules can be based on system requirements, application compatibility status, and device driver status.

You can download the Upgrade Assessment Tool from the Microsoft Download Center. For more information about installing this tool, see How to Install and Configure the Upgrade Assessment Tool.

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