System Center 2012 SP1 is now generally available

Today Microsoft publically made the System Center 2012 SP1 general available. The actual bits has been available for a some time depending if you have a MSDN/TechNet account or a Volume License agreement but today it is available for every one.

There is two important things to understand about this Service Pack that we haven’t seen before:

  • The SP1 is for all of the eight System Center components (that used to be different products)
  • There is no actual service pack to download – The service pack is integrated in the installation media. So, to update your components you have to download the new installation media from your volume license portal and run the setup. If the installer finds an existing installation it will update it with SP1. So when you upgrade, make sure to use a valid media for your customer and not MSDN/TechNet media.

Read the SP 1 announcement from Microsoft

Read about all the new functions and features added in SP1 for the different components

If you want to evaluate System Center 2012 with SP1 and Windows Server 2012 you have evaluation versions to download . Use links below to download:

 

System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 Configuration Manager – Evaluation (VHD)

System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 – App Controller – Evaluation (VHD)

System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 – Service Manager (Data Warehouse) – Evaluation (VHD)

System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 – Orchestrator – Evaluation (VHD)

System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 – Service Manager – Evaluation (VHD)

System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 – Data Protection Manager – Evaluation (VHD)

System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 – Operations Manager – Evaluation (VHD)

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