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SCCM and FEP support for Windows Azure Virtual Machines

 

Microsoft just release new KB regarding support for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager and System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection support for Windows Azure Virtual Machines.

System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Service Pack 1 (SP1) or later versions and System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection SP1 or later versions support two specific scenarios to manage server software in the Windows Azure Virtual Machine environment.
The following table lists the scenarios and supported Configuration Manager features in each scenario.

Supported scenarios

Supported Configuration Manager features

Use an existing on-premises Configuration Manager infrastructure to manage Windows Azure Virtual Machines that are running Windows Server or Linux through a secure site-to-Site connection.

For Windows Server:

  • Application Management
  • Compliance Settings
  • Endpoint Protection
  • Inventory – Software, Hardware, and Asset Intelligence
  • Network Access Protection
  • Software Updates Deployment
  • Software Metering
  • Remote Control
  • Reporting

For Linux:

  • Software Distribution
  • Endpoint Protection
  • Inventory – Hardware, Software
  • Reporting

Set up a single stand-alone Primary site in the Windows Azure Virtual Machines environment to manage Windows Azure Virtual Machines that are running Windows Server or Linux in the same virtual network.
Note The all-in-one, stand-alone Primary site is a single Windows Azure Virtual Machine that runs all required site system roles and Microsoft SQL Server locally without using any remote site systems or roles.

For Windows Server:

  • Application Management
  • Compliance Settings
  • Endpoint Protection
  • Inventory – Software, Hardware, and Asset Intelligence
  • Software Updates Deployment
  • Software Metering
  • Remote Control
  • Reporting

For Linux:

  • Software Distribution
  • Endpoint Protection
  • Inventory – Hardware, Software
  • Reporting

The following Linux distributions are endorsed for Windows Azure Virtual Machines in the supported scenarios:

  • Canonical Ubuntu 12.04
  • OpenLogic CentOS 6.3
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2

Note The Linux-based virtual machines must be running version 1.0.0.4648 or later versions of the Linux client for Configuration Manager.

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