ConfigMgr SCCM 2012 Starter kit Very Useful Links

system center configuration manager system center 2012 configuration manager sql sccm configmgr sccm  ConfigMgr SCCM 2012 Starter kit Very Useful LinksMost of us are looking around to get more details about new  features in ConfigMgr / SCCM 2012. To help yourself, I thought of collating some of very useful information about SCCM 2012.

Please Note : All the credits go to the authors of following blog posts.

ConfigMgr SCCM 2012 Distribution Points (DPs) and Windows Server 2012 Data Deduplication issues and supported scenarios 

SCCM 2012 PCK files are created ? and ConfigMgr 2012 Package Share option details How to copy package files into SMSPKGx$ in SCCM 2012.

Windows Intune next version capabilities with SCCM ConfigMgr 2012 R2

ConfigMgr SCCM 2012 R2 Upgrade Checklist

Download ConfigMgr 2012 Performance Counter Template to help the and analyse performance of SCCM 2012 servers

System Center Configuration Manager SCCM ConfigMgr 2012 Company Portal App Installation and configuration details

In depth analysis and Understanding the SCCM ConfigMgr 2012 Content Library

SCCM 2012 KB articles List. List of Public Microsoft Support Knowledge Base (KB) Articles for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr 2012)

Download SCCM Configmgr 2012 R2 SQL Views

Best practices for deploying applications within a SCCM ConfigMgr 2012 Task Sequence

SCCM ConfigMgr 2012 Reports are getting duplicated after Service Pack update 

How to control DP selection for a particular SCCM ConfigMgr client using registry change

How to point SCCM ConfigMgr Clients from unavailable Distribution Points

How to Set Client Business Hours on CM 12 or SCCM 2012 clients using powershell

ConfigMgr SCCM 2012 Coretech Distribution Point (DP) Utilization Monitor - Content download details.

ConfigMgr SCCM 2012 SP1 along with Intune connector can’t manage Windows Clients or Devices with Intune Client Insall

ConfigMgr SCCM 2012 Cloud DP Pros and Cons (Advantages and Disadvantages)

Explained On Demand Content Distribution and Fall Back Distribution Point options

SysCtr ConfigMgr 2012 Right Click Tools from Dell

How to Deploy the App-V 5 client with SCCM / ConfigMgr 2012

SCCM / ConfigMgr 2012 PowerShell command to install all pending SW Updates

How to guide about SCUP 2011 Installing and Integration to SCCM / ConfigMgr 2012

DCM / Compliance Settings SCCM / ConfigMgr 2012

How to Set Business Hours with PowerShell and Compliance Settings

How to Run RC.exe (Standalone Remote Control Tool) in SCCM (ConfigMgr) 2012

How To Install Application Catalogue in Untrusted Forest

ConfigMgr / SCCM Client health evaluation checks

ConfigMgr / SCCM 2012 Port Details

ConfigMgr / SCCM 2012 client goes to provisioning mode after running the ccmeval task

ConfigMgr / SCCM 2012 – Editing built-in reports using Report Builder

ConfigMgr SCCM 2012 : Mobile Device Installation

ConfigMgr / SCCM 2012 – Design Questions you want to ask customer

Do you require SCCM / ConfigMgr 2012 CAS server

How to Integrate Citrix XenApp 6.5 with ConfigMgr 2012 – part 3

ConfigMgr / SCCM 2012 : Power Shell Scripts / SDK

How to ‘Skip Software Inventory’, ‘Use NO_SMS_ON_DRIVE.SMS and ARCHIVE_REPORTS.SMS

How to automatically deploy ConfigMgr/SCCM 2012 Client to Linux Systems

SCCM / ConfigMgr 2012 Right Click Tools

How to configure Cloud Distribution Points in ConfigMgr 2012 SP1

#ConfigMgr / #SCCM 2012 :: Import Pre-Configured Applications and Become an Expert in New Application Model

#SCCM/ #ConfigMgr 2012 : Cumulative Update 1: Errors

#ConfigMgr #SCCM 2012 : SP1: How to Monitor Client Operations from CM console

#ConfigMgr / #SCCM 2012 : SP1 : Client Notification option to Download Computer Policies ASAP

SCCM / ConfigMgr 2012 Visio Stencil set is available to Download

ConfigMgr 2012 : Sample Notification and Application Catalog Approval Automation Solution

#SCCM / #ConfigMgr 2012 :: RBA :Operating System Deployment Manager : Task Sequence Issue

#SCCM / #ConfigMgr 2012 SP1 Beta Console Version Compatibility Issue

#SCCM / #ConfigMgr 2012 :: RBA : Infrastructure Administrator Client Setting Issue

How to Retrieving the List of Available Applications Using Web Service

Ho to Retrieve the Application List and Submitting Application Request with Windows PowerShell

How to Approve the Application Request with Windows PowerShell

How To Install Remote DP site System in an Untrusted Trusted Forest

Install Guide – ConfigMgr 2012 SP1 Beta + Server 2012 + SQL 2012 CU 3

How To Expand Your Stand-Alone Primary Site With ConfigMgr / SCCM 2012 SP1

SCCM / ConfigMgr 2012 CU1 Installation Details - ConfigNinja

SCCM / ConfigMgr 2012 :: Anti-virus scan exclusions for Configuration Manager 2012

SCCM / ConfigMgr 2012 :: How to Suppress Restart Notifications

SCCM / ConfigMgr 2012 :: Uninstall CAS, Primary, Secondary server

SCCM / ConfigMgr 2012 :: Recover CAS Server using SQL Backup

SCCM / ConfigMgr 2012 :: Application Catalog Issues : Deployment and Troubleshooting Guide

SCCM / ConfigMgr 2007 to 2012 :: Migration Reference Guide

SCCM / ConfigMgr 2012 :: Improvements in High Availability, Redundancy and Disaster Recovery

#SCCM / #ConfigMgr 2012 :: How to : Recover CAS Server and Database

SCCM / ConfigMgr 2012 :: Primary Site Server and Database Recovery : Part 1  and Part 2

SCCM / ConfigMgr 2012 :: Troubleshooting CAS Performance Issue

SCCM / ConfigMgr 2012 :: How to : Check for Backlog

ConfigMgr / SCCM 2012 –SQL Replication Troubleshooting Guide

SCCM / ConfigMgr 2012 :: Site to Site replication : SQL, Data Replication Service, Replication Configuration Management, SQL Service Broker, Replication Groups and Manual Sync

ConfigMgr / SCCM 2012 :: Where is : Tools, ConfigMgr Service Manager in CM12 Console

ConfigMgr / SCCM 2012 – How to Edit Site Control ( sitectrl ) File

SCCM / ConfigMgr 2012–How to Build Custom Right Click Tools

SCCM / ConfigMgr 2012– New Console Experience – White Paper / Document

ConfigMgr / SCCM 2012 :: Uninstall/Remove CM 2012 client using CCMClean.exe

SCCM ( ConfigMgr ) 2012 : Software Updates (WSUS) configuration Guide with screen shots.

SCCM ( ConfigMgr ) 2012 : Client Settings configuration Guide with screen shots.

PowerShell Scripts available for SCCM / ConfigMgr 2012 – The Configuration Manager Survival Guide now has a PowerShell section

SCCM 2012 -System Center 2012 Configuration Manager–Part1: Installing Stand-Alone Primary Site

How to configure Discovery Methods in SCCM ( Configmgr ) 2012 ?

SCCM ( ConfigMgr ) 2012 – Boundaries and Boundary Groups and Very Useful Tips

SCCM ( ConfigMgr ) 2012 – Possible issues while installaing Application Catalog web service point and the Application Catalog website point

PDF - Migration from Configuration Manager 2007 to SC2012 Configuration Manager RTM

System Center 2012 Configuration Manager: How Microsoft IT did it? – Real World experience Microsoft IT

SCCM / ConfigMgr 2012 PDF documents

SCCM 2012 / ConfigMgr 2012 RTM got released on 7th April 2012 – More details and list of resources available to plan/design and implement Configmgr 2012 in your environment.

Go through the PDF – Chapter 3 of Mastering System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

Go through the PDF – Chapter 7 of Mastering System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

ConfigMgr (SCCM) 2012 – Importance of  Global conditions in Application Model

ConfigMgr (SCCM) 2012 – Prestage / Preload Content on Distribution Points using ExtractContent.exe

Remote Tool/Remote Control Client Settings in ConfigMgr (SCCM) 2012

Using SCCM 2012 RC - using Role Based Administration to define permissions in the ConfigMgr Console

ConfigMgr 2012, how it’s changed from SCCM 2007

Download ConfigMgr 2012 RC2

Trying to install ConfigMgr 2012 RC2?  Make sure you have the right SQL

Managing mobile devices in Configuration Manager 2012 via Exchange Online

ConfigMgr 2012 “How do I?” video series

Supported Configuration for ConfigMgr (SCCM) 2012

Deploy an Application Using the Web Portal in ConfigMgr 2012

Installing a Self-service Application Web Portal in ConfigMgr 2012 by Romano Jerez

ConfigMgr 2012: 10 troubleshooting tricks and other tips

Package Conversion Manager Video

Package Conversion Manager part 1: Overview  - <Convert classic packages to the new Application Model>

Package Conversion Manager part 2: Converting packages – <3 different conversions scenarios of classic packages to the new Application Model>

New Prerequisite Check tool shipped with RC of Configuration Manager 2012 -\SMSSetup\Bin\X64> the executable is called prereqchk.exe>

ConfigMgr RC Installation Steps (along with SQL Installation – screenshots) -Windows Noob

SCCM (configmgr) – System Center Configuration Manager – 2012 – ViDeo Feeds

SCCM 2012 (Configmgr) Beta 2 supported configuration PDF file download

How to Install SCCM 2012 beta 2 with step by step instruction and screenshots from Windows-Noob

How to configure SCCM 2012 beta 2 in a LAB – Configuration - from Windows-Noob

Additional Configuration of SCCM 2012 beta 2 with step by step instruction and screenshots from Windows-Noob (This includes enabling Active Directory discovery  methods, adding some site system roles, configuring the computer client  agent and client push settings and finally doing a manual client  installation to verify it all worked)

Installing Applications using SCCM 2012 beta 2 with step by step instruction and screenshots from Windows-Noob (Installing an application using Application Management and the Software Catalog and the Software Center features of SCCM 2012)

Installing the SLP, SMP, SUP and FSP roles in SCCM 2012 beta 2 with step by step instruction and screenshots from Windows-Noob

Deploying Windows 7 Enterprise using SCCM 2012 beta 2 with step by step instruction and screenshots from Windows-Noob (Getting SCCM 2012 server ready for Deploying Windows 7 Enterprise  SP1 so that we could start deploying some Windows 7 clients )

Creating the Build and Capture Task Sequence using SCCM 2012 beta 2 with step by step instruction and screenshots from Windows-Noob (creating a Build and Capture Task Sequence and deployed it to our Build and Capture collection)

Configuring Network Access Account, PXE booting using SCCM 2012 beta 2 with step by step instruction and screenshots from Windows-Noob (Network Access Account and captured our Windows 7 SP1  image (and Windows 7 RTM))

Deploying the captured images using SCCM 2012 beta 2 with step by step instruction and screenshots from Windows-Noob

Future updates on SCCM 2012 beta 2 from Windows-Noob

Notes from Mastering Configuration Manager 2012 beta from Kent Agerlund (He tried to collate most of the useful links for SCCM 2012 beta)

Migrating Collections  from Configuration Manager 2007 to Configuration Manager 2012 Beta 2 (Good Post from Kent Agerlund on collection migration and he talks about few differences in collection settings if you compare SCCM 2012 and SCCM 2007)

Using Collection limitations in Configuration Manager 2012 from Kent Agerlund (He talks about the security permission settings in collection)

Technet Configuration Manager 2012 Documentation Library

SCCM 2012 Blog Posts from The System Center Team

ConfigMgr 2012: Client Side “Software Center” will replace “Run Advertised Programs(Trevor Sullivan had done a good job in explaining the client side “Software Center” component)

How to setup Network Access Account (NAA) fin SCCM 2012 from Trevor Sullivan

Other useful posts on SCCM 2012 from Trevor Sullivan

Stephan Wibier’s SCCM 2012 blog posts

New System Center Configuration Manager 2012 video demos (Looks like our very own Jeff Wettlaufer just posted a veritable salad of videos covering a few different topics relating to Configuration Manager 2012)

ConfigMgr (SCCM) 2012 – Interesting Numbers and SCCM 2007 to 2012 Migration Tool

Be among the first to pre-order the Mastering Configuration Manager 2012 book

User Centric App Deployment Part 2: User/Device Affinity and ConfigMgr 2012 application model !!!

ConfigMgr (SCCM) 2012 – Details of New Remote Control Features (CEP)

Configuration Manager 2012 Will Help You Modernize Application Delivery in Your Organization

To be continued …………

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  1. Vinay says:

    Hi Anoop

    I am not able to get the Above PDF file from your Blog
    “SCCM 2012 (Configmgr) supported configuration PDF file download”

    Can you send it to me @

    Thanks in Advance

  2. wanafly says:

    Hi Anoop,
    Thanks for the valuable posts. I often check ur blogs for sccm reference, and if not me google always directs to your blog :-)


  3. Vikas Singh says:

    good stuff …. Vikas

  4. Rajesh says:

    Anoop: Thanks for this great post, this is really good!!

  5. karemo says:

    please please …… i installed sccm 2012 SP1 to have a primary site – i need to deploy a remote branch distribution points to be working instead of adding a child SCCm in those remote sites i need your step by step to do that ? also what other sccm roles recommended this Distribution point will have ??

    i have an compatibility issue between sccm 2012 sp1 and windows 8.1 client to deploying EP protection 2012 – does i need migration to sccm 2012 R2 if this is the solution please i need your full steps to migrate from sp1 to R2 – MY OS is windows server enterprise 2008 R2
    thank you

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