System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager provides a unified management console and an automated set of administrative tools to deploy software, protect data, monitor health, and enforce compliance across all devices in an organization.
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 Microsoft Intune provides a single administrative console for managing policies and comprehensive asset and compliance reporting across PCs as well as mobile devices, including Windows, Windows Phone, 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 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 devices comply through auto remediation or alerts. Configuration Manager also integrates with 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. With the R2 release, you can enable custom hardware inventory more easily and extend the inventory schema.