Archive for August, 2012
Microsoft finally has released the first CU update for ConfigMgr 2012. Awesome
The update creates up to 4 new packages that’s need to be deployed after the update has been installed, but over all, I think that Microsoft has done a really great job to help ConfigMgr Admins around the world, to make use that they always have the latest and greatest updates installed. Well done!
The CU1 update is available for download here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2717295
Microsoft has released MDT 2012 Update 1, and supports now deployment of both Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012.
Some of the key changes in MDT 2012 Update 1 are:
- Added support for Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012.
- Support for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1 CTP: Added support in MDT for deploying Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 with Configuration Manager 2012 SP1 CTP, while supporting all new Configuration Manager functionality (offline BitLocker, UEFI, and Assessment and Deployment Kit).
- Support for DaRT 8 Beta: Updated MDT to support DaRT 8 for Windows 8 deployments, More >
Windows 8 is finally released and many customers has started to test the latest release of Windows in their labs and production environments.
One of the first thing you’ll need to do, is to activate Windows 8. When you’re ready for mass deployment of Windows 8, you should always you KMS to activate Windows clients, but in the testing phase you might prefer to enter the product manually (use the MAK Key).
In this release you can’t use the standard GUI to enter the product key. You need to use the command line tool.
To activate Windows 8 Enterprise start the Command Prompt (run as More >