Deploying Windows 8? Not with ConfigMgr 2007…

Windows 8 and SCCM 2007 / 2012
I just read this post from the ConfigMgr team about support for Windows 8 and Server 2012 in ConfigMgr versions.
Although Windows 8 and Server 2012 will be fully supported as ConfigMgr clients for ConfigMgr 2012 SP1 and ConfigMgr 2007 Sp2, the deployment of Windows 8 or Server 2012 through the ConfigMgr Operating System Deployment (OSD) feature will NOT be supported with ConfigMgr 2007 SP2.
So, if you want to a large scale deployment of Windows 8 and/or Server 2012 in your environment, you will have to upgrade your ConfigMgr 2007 environment to ConfigMgr 2012 SP1.
Oh, and with “upgrade”, i mean “replace”.

That’s right, there is no option to in-place-upgrade your ConfigMgr 2007 environment to ConfigMgr 2012.
You can do a side-by-side migration, meaning you install ConfigMgr 2012, migrate all your packages to the new environement, and then migrate your clients.

This is not a problem however,  because ConfigMgr 2012 simply ROCKS!

So, let’s all get those ConfigMgr 2007 environments upgraded to 2012!

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2 Responses to “Deploying Windows 8? Not with ConfigMgr 2007…”

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  2. 网上购物 Says:

    Great post. I am dealing with some of these issues as well.
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