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System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2, R2 and R3 Now Supports Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2, R2 and R3 now supports the Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 operating systems for client installation, announced Microsoft.

The Configuration Manager console and branch distribution point are supported on these platforms. WS2008 R2 SP1 is supported for all core and feature-specific site system roles.

The following software update is required to add Windows 7 SP1 and WS 2008 R2 SP1 to the Supported Platforms list:

  • KB 2489044 – Update for System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2 to add Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 and Windows 7 SP1 clients as supported platforms
  • KB 977203 – User state migration is unsuccessful on a SCCM 2007 SP1 client or on a SCCM 2007 SP2 client

Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.6 SP1 is now supported on ConfigMgr 2007 R2 with ConfigMgr 2007 SP2
SCCM 2007 R2 with SCCM SP2 now supports App-V 4.6 SP1 Desktop Client and Client for Remote Desktop Services. This client release enables support for Windows 7 SP1 and WS2008 R2 SP1.

The following are the limitations and workaround to import App-V packages using ConfigMgr.

ConfigMgr fails to import App-V packages when there’s more than one XML in the package folder. App-V: Sequencer 4.6 SP1 creates the file Report.xml when creating an App-V package. ConfigMgr expects to find only one xml file in the package folder and will fail when it identifies more than one XML file in the folder. To work around this problem delete the file report.xml manually from the package folder before you import the App-V package No software updates are required.

ConfigMgr 2007 SP2, R2 and R3 supports WinPE 3.1:
SCCM SP2, R2 and R3 now supports WinPE 3.1 as the boot image used with operating system deployment. WinPE 3.1 is shipped with Windows 7 SP1 as a Windows Automated Installation Kit (WAIK) supplement.

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