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What’s coming in Sccm 2007R2

aka Sccm 2007R2: 10 reasons to upgrade


Kim Oppalfens

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Alexandre
verkinderen, Yves Jansens, Kenny
Buntinckx


Agenda

Who am I?

Why have a R2 release so soon after Sccm
2007?

Reason1: Forefront Client Security integration

Reason 2: client health reporting

Reason 3: SQL Reporting Services
-
based reports



Reason 4
-
6: operating system deployment
enhancements

Reason 7
-
10: Microsoft Application
Virtualizaion integration

Agenda (Continued)

DCM Configuration pack

Baseline that checks

FCS Agent installed

Recent scan, signatures up
-
to
-
date?

FCS services running?

What’s missing?

Support for distributing the antivirus signature
files as software updates.

Signature files distributed using software
distribution feature, could be dynamic based on
DCM

Forefront Client Security integration

Built upon the scenarios in the SMS 2003
Client Health Tool

External service which queries site systems
and
ConfigMgr

clients for client status on
agent activity and overall health

Reports on key indicators of client activity to
help administrators monitor and maintain the
health of their
ConfigMgr

clients


client health reporting

Monitors ddr, hw/sw inv, status messages,
policy requests, ping (icmp, wmi connect,
services running)

Health metrics stored in Sccm 2007 R2
database

Runs on a 32
-
bit host system external to
configmgr site system roles


Client health reporting (continued)

New server role called the “Reporting

Services Point”

Ability to convert/copy classic SMS reports to Report
Definition Language format and publish them to a
Reporting Services Point (report server)

New node under “Computer Management
-
>
Reporting” for accessing the SRS

ConfigMgr

reports

Ability to manage, browse and run SRS

ConfigMgr

reports from the
ConfigMgr

Console


SQL Reporting Services
-
based reports

Integrated virtual application server
infrastructure

Streamed virtual application delivery from
Sccm distribution point

Roaming support for virtual application
delivery

Dynamic application delivery

Microsoft Application Virtualization integration


Requires Microsoft application virtualization
4.5


Customer needs to be licensed for MDOP


Support stand
-
alone mode, which allows for
Sccm 2007 R2 integration


Uses Sftmime command
-
line to deliver virtual
applications

Microsoft Application Virtualization integration

Integrated virtual application server infrastructure


Streaming component installed on Sccm
distribution point

Virtual Applications delivery can be pre
-
provisioned or streamed

Roaming support for virtual applications

Microsoft Application Virtualization integration

Streamed virtual application delivery from Sccm distribution point


Thinks Sms 2.0 “Remove when advertisement
no longer applies”

Not the same problem as Sms 2.0 solution
because you have virtual applications

User & computer targetting supported

Application delivery / removal and upgrades
supported

Microsoft Application Virtualization integration

Dynamic application delivery


Multicast support

Unknown computer support

Tasksequence credentials

Operating System deployment enhancements

Multicast of OS images to Windows PE

Requires DP running Windows Server 2008 with
WDS

ConfigMgr

multicast builds on WDS multicast

Like WDS, 2 modes:
ScheduleCast

and
AutoCast

ScheduleCast
: Maximum wait time or minimum client
amount exceeded

AutoCast
:
CarrouselCast


Operating System deployment enhancements

Multicast Support


Removes the need to pre
-
create a computer record
via Import Computer Info

Works with boot media and PXE boot

Implemented with two new resources that can be
put into collections and targeted with

task sequences

x86 Unknown Computer

x64 Unknown Computer

Warning: You can unexpectedly re
-
image a
computer! So use with care

Operating System deployment enhancements

Unknown computer support


Can specify credentials
on Run Command Line
task sequence action

Provides “Run As”
capability

For applications such as
SQL Server that should
be installed under a
specific account

Unfortunately doesn’t
let you run step as
logged on user

Operating System deployment enhancements

Tasksequence credentials


http://www.scug.be/sccm/blogs

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(Ms Virtual app & confimgr 2007R2 beta)


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Kim Oppalfens

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