What’s new in ConfigMgr SP1?

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Overview of what’s new in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

This is a short overview of what I found new in ConfigMgr SP1 update:

  • I am able to update my pre-release SP1 to RTM (Thanks @pvanderwoude)
    • although I doubt MS will support that for anyone but TAP customers
  • There are 56 prerequisites for this new release
    • SQL Express 2012
    • SQL Native Client 2012
    • Silverlight 5
    • all in all 624MB of data
  • SQL Server 2012 officially supported for site database
  • Deployment of Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 supported
  • support for Win8 apps
  • WinPE 4.0 is being used for boot images
  • Powershell is now available in WinPE phase
  • Bitlocker
    • much faster encryption due to only encrypting what’s written on disk
    • preprovisioning in WinPE
  • Powershell cmdlets for Site Server (see my previous blog ConfigMgr 2012 SP1 Powershell)


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