SCCM ConfigMgr 2012 SP1 Enhancements a Quick Walk Through

SCCM ConfigMgr 2012 SP1 Enhancements a Quick Walk Through. I hope you’re already aware that ConfigMgr 2012 SP1 Beta has been released, and more details about that through this link.

In this post, I want to share an excellent post from Marius. Here is the original Post. His post will provide us with a quick and detailed walk-through of new enhancements introduced as part of SCCM 2012 SP1 Beta.

SCCM ConfigMgr 2012 SP1 Enhancements a Quick Walk Through

SCCM ConfigMgr 2012 SP1 Enhancements a Quick Walk Through
SCCM ConfigMgr 2012 SP1 Enhancements a Quick Walk Through

Following are very interesting points !!

Distribution Point in the Cloud via Azure

Windows RT Side-loading Keys : which allows us to install windows 8 AppX (outside of the store) which can be run on Windows RT.

New Deployment Types in Create Application Wizard

Windows Installer Microsoft Application Virtualization 4 Windows Mobile Cabinet

Patch My PC

Nokia SIS File
iOS app package (*.ipa file)
iOS app package (in the Apple App Store)
Android app package (*.apk file)
Android app package (in Google Play)
Mac OS X
Windows app package (.appx file)
Windows app package (in the Windows Store)
Microsoft Application Virtualization 5
Windows Phone app package (*.xap file)
Windows Phone app package (in the Windows Store)

New client policy settings

Cloud (Specify how client computers retrieve cloud settings –  Allow Cloud Distribution Point)

Metered Internet Connections

PowerShell cmdlets are available in console “Connect via Windows PowerShell

Compliance SettingsUser Data and Profiles – Option to Configure Folder Redirection policies.

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Intune integration

Some other posts which will help to explore more on SP1

Apart from the enhancements published earlier like

1. Deployment and management of Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012
2. Distribution point for Windows Azure to help reduce infrastructure costs
3. Automation of administrative tasks through PowerShell support
4. Management of Mac OS X clients and Linux and UNIX servers

Following are the new enhancements/features/benefits coming our way. Go through the announcement HERE to get more details.


Interoperability of Windows Intune and System Center Configuration Manager Console

Management of Windows RT devices and Windows Phone 8

Windows Intune Licensing Changes

Support for the Management of Windows Embedded devices

Some additional information Through Technet Forum discussion on ConfigMgr 2012 SP1.

ConfigMgr 2012 SP1 will allow us to have multiple ACTIVE SUPs in a single primary site.

With SCCM/ConfigMgr 2012 SP1, you can install a CAS site as a parent site of an existing stand-alone primary site and also you can add existing stand-alone primary site  into a hierarchy.

Technet Documentation is already updated, and this will provide you more details about :::


Anoop is Microsoft MVP! He is a Solution Architect in enterprise client management with more than 20 years of experience (calculation done in 2021) in IT. He is a blogger, Speaker, and Local User Group HTMD Community leader. His main focus is on Device Management technologies like SCCM 2012, Current Branch, and Intune. E writes about ConfigMgr, Windows 11, Windows 10, Azure AD, Microsoft Intune, Windows 365, AVD, etc…

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