Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Comparing SMS2003, SCCM 2007 and SCCM 2012

I started listing down comparative differences between SMS 2003, SCCM 2007 and SCCM 2012 and with the help of Wei King to finish off the list, here is what we came up with...


Features
SMS2003
SCCM2007
SCCM 2012
Hardware & Software Inventory
ü
ü
ü
Automatic Client Health Remediation
ü
Software Distribution
ü
ü
ü
Computer based targeting
ü
ü
ü
User based targeting

ü*P
ü
State-based Application Distribution


ü
Self-service portal


ü
App-V Package Deployment

ü
ü
Xen-App Package Deployment

ü
Uninstallation via Software Center

ü
User-Device Affinity

ü
Distribution Point Groups

ü
Boundary Groups

ü
Application Revision History

ü
Content Management

ü
Software Updates
ITMU
Via WSUS
Via WSUS
3rd party application

ü
ü
Automatic Software Updates Deployment Rules


ü
Automatic clean-up of Superseded and Expired Updates


ü
Software Metering
ü
ü
ü
Collection-based Policies

ü
Remote Administration
Remote Tools
Remote Tools & Remote Desktop
Remote Tools + Ctrl-Alt-Del
Reporting
Basic
Basic & SQL Reporting
SQL Reporting Services
Administrator Console
ü
ü
ü
User-friendly ribbon

ü
Status reporting

ü*P
ü
Agent Managed
ü
ü
ü
Integrate with Active Directory
ü
ü
ü
Automatic Boundary Discovery

ü
Forest Discovery

ü
Discovery of Computers
ü
ü
ü
Operating System Deployment

ü
ü
Offline Servicing of OS Image

ü
Task Sequence

ü
ü
Maintenance Windows

ü
ü
Desired Configuration Management

ü
ü
Automatic Remediation of Configuration Drift

ü
Internet Based Client Management

ü
ü
Integration with Windows Server 2008 Network Access Protection

ü
ü
Intel vPro Intergration

ü SP1
ü
Role-based Access Control

ü
Power Management

ü R3
ü
User Power Management Opt-out

ü
Windows Mobile Device Management

ü
ü
Non-Windows Mobile Device Management


ü

 Note: *P = Partial

NOTE: The above was done in comparison to SCCM 2012 Beta 2 and what we know that will be supported in the eventual release

8 comments:

Daver said...

Hello,

Do you have a comparison of the client software requirements? It seems difficult to track down what the required softwere is on the client side (.Net Framework, SPs etc)

Thanks

Dave

Raymond Chou said...

Hey @Daver, r u referring to the pre-reqs needed on the CLient OS for installing the Agent?

Chinita said...

Hi Raymond,
Are you on LinkedIn? I'd like to add you to my network.
Thanks
~Angee

Chinita said...

Hi Raymond,
Are you on LinkedIn? I'd like to add you to my network. Thanks for your blog on the comparison of SCCM. It was helpful.
Thanks
~Angee

eli alfasi said...

Hi Raymond,
I was intending to learn SCCM management or Operation. now i'm confused. Should i take the 2012 training or 2007? (I self study and take the exam) just thinking how many businesses will implement 2012.Or does it include everything that 2007 has, just a different UI? Please advise
Thanx
Eli

eli alfasi said...

Hi Raymond,
I was intending to learn SCCM management or Operation. now i'm confused. Should i take the 2012 training or 2007? (I self study and take the exam) just thinking how many businesses will implement 2012.Or does it include everything that 2007 has, just a different UI? Please advise
Thanx
Eli

eli alfasi said...

Hi Raymond,
I was intending to learn SCCM management or Operation. now i'm confused. Should i take the 2012 training or 2007? (I self study and take the exam) just thinking how many businesses will implement 2012.Or does it include everything that 2007 has, just a different UI? Please advise
Thanx
Eli

eli alfasi said...

Hi Raymond,
I was intending to learn SCCM management or Operation. now i'm confused. Should i take the 2012 training or 2007? (I self study and take the exam) just thinking how many businesses will implement 2012.Or does it include everything that 2007 has, just a different UI? Please advise
Thanx
Eli