System Center Configuration Manager 2012 introduced a number of new features and enhancement over the previous version of the product, below is a quick list of changes and new features that can be found in ConfigMgr 2012 R2:

  • Central Administration Site a new concept in ConfigMgr 2012 which coordinates intersite data replication across the hierarchy and allows administration of hierarchy wide configuration settings
  • Data replication occurs through SQL to SQL communication without the need for file replication
  • Endpoint protection is included as part of the ConfigMgr deployment
  • Self Service portal allows end users to select software to install from an online catalog
  • Distribution points support throttling and scheduling without the need to deploy them in primary or secondary site which eliminates one of the main reasons for the deployment of additional sites in the infrastructure

System Center Configuration Manager Labs & Tutorials

There are of course many more enhancement and new features than the ones reported above in the System Center section you will find how-to guides, tutorials and technical deep dives allowing you to explore and master the various aspects of System Center Configuration Manager

First Steps with Configuration Manager

System Center Configuration Manager Scripts

System Center Configuration Manager Client Management

System Center OS Deployment

System Center Updates Management

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