Friday, January 4, 2013

Linux/Mac Clients now available for ConfigMgr 2012

Microsoft System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 Configuration Manager - Clients for Additional Operating Systems

What is supported:

RedHat Linux
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

Feature Bullet Summary:
Mac Client:

The following Mac versions are supported in this release:
  • Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard)
  • Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion)

The following scenarios are supported through the Mac client in Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1:
  • Discovery – Discovers Mac OS X system in Active Directory and through network discovery
  • Hardware Inventory – Provides hardware inventory and auditing of computers running Mac OS X, including a list of installed software similar to add/remove programs for Windows systems.
  • Settings Management – Ensures computers running Mac OS X comply with company policies using scripts and preference list management.
  • Application Deployment – Distributes required software via app model.
  • Software Updates Management – Distributes patches utilizing Software Distribution and Settings management features.

UNIX/Linux Client:
The following UNIX and Linux versions are supported in this release.
  • RHEL Version 6 (x86 & x64)
  • RHEL Version 5 (x86 & x64)
  • RHEL Version 4 (x86 & x64)
  • Solaris Version 10 (x86 & SPARC)
  • Solaris Version 9 (SPARC)
  • SLES Version 11 (x86 & x64)
  • SLES Version 10 SP1 (x86 & x64)
  • SLES Version 9 (x86)
For more information see the link provided at the top of this blog for the full offical post from Microsoft.