Enable your people, and unify device management, while supporting the information security and compliance needs of IT.
With System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager, you can keep software up-to-date, set security policies, and monitor status while giving your users access to preferred applications from the devices they choose.
Extend your on-premises Configuration Manager solution to the cloud by integrating Windows Intune to enable remote, mobile, and branch office employees to use the devices that best fit their needs.
You can use System Center Configuration Manager together with Windows Intune to manage a broad array of PCs and devices covering Windows, Windows RT, Macs, Windows Phone, Apple iOS and Android. This release of Configuration Manager and Windows Intune supports large deployments on a single management infrastructure.
The web-based administration console in Windows Intune provides simplified management of client computers in your organization, including Windows, Windows RT, Windows Phone 8, Apple iOS, and Android devices. You can upload and publish software packages, manage policy, and track computer inventory without on-premises infrastructure.
Empower people with the services they need to be productive from anywhere, on whatever device they choose.
Streamline operations with a unified infrastructure that integrates client management and protection across mobile, physical, and virtual environments.
Administer client systems and offer improved visibility and enforcement options for maintaining system compliance.
Configuration Manager takes a user-centric approach to application delivery that allows administrators to create one application that can be delivered to all of a user’s devices. It evaluates device and network capabilities and optimizes delivery, whether through a local installation, streaming through App-V, or via a presentation server such as the Remote Desktop Services RemoteApp capability or Citrix XenApp.
Integration with Windows Intune provides a single administrative console for managing policies and comprehensive asset and compliance reporting across PCs as well as mobile devices, including Windows RT, Windows Phone 8, iOS, and Android.
Configuration Manager reduces the complexity and cost of implementing virtual environments by providing a single, unified tool to manage all your client desktops, thin clients, mobile devices, and virtual desktops.
Configuration Manager serves as the infrastructure for Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Endpoint Protection. It delivers a single solution for malware protection, identification, and remediation of vulnerabilities, while giving visibility into non-compliant systems.
You can create a baseline for “desired configuration state” and ensure that all user devices comply through auto remediation or alerts. Configuration Manager also integrates with Microsoft System Center Service Manager to automatically create incidents on baseline drift.
Configuration Manager simplifies the complex task of delivering and managing updates to IT systems across the enterprise. IT administrators can deliver updates of Microsoft products, third-party applications, hardware drivers, and system BIOS to a variety of devices, including desktops, laptops, servers, and mobile devices.
Get more out of your energy-saving hardware with a comprehensive set of centralized client power management tools. Configuration Manager works with the capabilities built into your Windows operating system to help you optimize power settings at a granular level.
Configuration Manager distributes operating systems to physical desktops, servers, laptops, and mobile devices across enterprise networks and eliminates the inefficiencies and errors associated with manually installing applications.
Configuration Manager displays client health evaluation results and client activities directly in the console, providing alerting and remediation capabilities if health statistics fall below established thresholds.
Administrators can have continuous visibility into hardware and software assets and usage. Asset Intelligence translates inventory data into information, providing rich reports that help administrators with software purchasing decisions, upgrade plans, and license reporting.
Configuration Manager can inventory hardware and software in your organization to help give you a view into what resources you have. The new release helps you enable custom hardware inventory more easily and lets you extend the inventory schema.
Configuration Manager helps you empower users with the devices and applications they need to be productive while maintaining corporate compliance and control. The R2 release includes support for Windows 8.1 and provides integration with Windows Intune for managing Windows RT, Windows Phone 8, iOS, and other devices.
System Center 2012 R2 client management and security solutions are available through three individual licensing options: System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager, System Center 2012 R2 Endpoint Protection, and System Center 2012 R2 Client Management Suite. Customers can also access these offerings at a significant discount through Microsoft’s client access license suites (Core CAL and Enterprise CAL).
Use Configuration Manager to provide more effective IT services by enabling secure and scalable software deployment, compliance settings management, and comprehensive asset management of servers, desktops, laptops, and mobile devices.