R2 Releases! – with Updated Documentation

The Release 2 add-on for Configuration Manager 2007 SP1 is released today. Keep an eye on it being announced on the System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Web site with details of how to download it.

R2 is available free of charge to customers who have Software Assurance, and it comes with our updated documentation help file (SMSv4.chm). However, everybody can access this latest documentation online from the TechNet Configuration Manager documentation library. The documentation updates include the following:

  • Configuration Manager 2007 R2 features (application virtualization, Forefront client security integration, client status reporting, SQL reporting services, operating system deployment enhancements that include support for unknown computers and multicast).
  • Updates and corrections to the Configuration Manager 2007 and Configuration Manager 2007 SP1 documentation.

For more information about the new features and changes in R2, see What's New in Configuration Manager 2007 R2.

For a list of topics that have had a significant technical change since the SP1 release in May, see What's New in the Configuration Manager Documentation Library for August 2008.

Any topic that has been changed for this release has at the top Topic last updated—August 2008. This includes the topics that have significant technical changes, R2 topics that are new or have been updated for the release (previously preliminary), and also topics that have had minor updates such as non-technical typos and minor clarifications.

You will also find 3 important new topics:

· How to Upgrade the Windows Automated Installation Kit During Site Upgrades to Configuration Manager 2007 SP1

· Troubleshooting Configuration Manager 2007 SP1 Setup

· Step-By-Step Example Deployment of the PKI Certificates Required for Configuration Manager Native Mode: Windows Server 2008 Certification Authority

If you do a search for the last updated date string, you’ll find over 150 topics, so you can see that we’ve been busy improving the Configuration Manager documentation library! We owe a lot of these improvements to customers who contacted us with questions, asked for clarifications, and pointed out omissions and typos – so thank you for helping to improve the documentation for others. We do value your feedback and try to incorporate it when possible.

Keep that feedback coming, and contact us on our usual address of SMSDocs@Microsoft.com.

– Carol

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