Tuesday, June 7, 2011

SCOM 2007 R2 Resource Kit is released

The Resource Kit for SCOM 2007 R2 has been released. It will include 3 important tools:

  • Scheduled Maintenance Mode
  • Clean MOM - to cleanly remove installation of R2
  • MP Event Analyzer - to analyze event based rules and monitors
Check out Rob's post on the SCOM Product Team Blogsite: http://blogs.technet.com/b/momteam/archive/2011/06/03/system-center-operations-manager-2007-r2-admin-reskit-released.aspx

Thursday, June 2, 2011

MDT 2012 Beta launched

The MDT 2012 Beta program is publicly launched. Access it here:

The Microsoft Deployment Toolkit has been used very effectively by our team to assist in deployment of Windows 7 operating systems. Using the MDT2010 tool, we've used it together with SCCM to extend capabilities of the Task Sequencing engine.

excerpt from the from the Beta Team...

Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2012 Beta 1 rides the next wave of System Center releases with support for System Center Configuration Manager 2012. For Lite Touch installations, MDT 2012 improves the overall client-side user experience, while also providing behind-the-scenes enhancements for partitioning, UEFI, and user state migration. These features, combined with many small enhancements, bug fixes, and a smooth and simple upgrade process, make MDT 2012 Beta 1 more reliable and flexible than ever.

Key Benefits:

  • Fully leverages the capabilities provided by System Center Configuration Manager 2012 for OS deployment.
  • Improved Lite Touch user experience and functionality.
  • A smooth and simple upgrade process for all existing MDT users.