Todays big question, can you deploy the ConfigMgr. 2012 beta 2 client to Windows 8

The answer is YES, you can install Configuration Manager 2012 beta 2 on the newly released Windows 8 platform. After a few quick tests I have verified that:

  • The client is installed and Software Center is available
  • Inventory is working



  • Application deployment is working


  • Settings Management is working
  • Software Updates also works. Not that I could test with any Windows 8 updates, I tested with some custom updates from SCUP 2011.
  • Remote Tools works.
  • OSD works.

It’s awesome, who would ever have thought that X-Mas would come in September this year Smiley You can download your copy of Windows 8 here

By | 2011-09-14T10:14:13+00:00 September 14th, 2011|Configuration Manager (SCCM)|6 Comments

About the Author:

Kent Agerlund
Microsoft Regional Director, Enterprise Mobility MVP. Microsoft Certified Trainer and Principal consultant. I have been working with Enterprise client management since 1992. Co-founder of System Center User Group Denmark in 2009. Certified MCITP: Enterprise Administrator, MCSA+Messaing, and much more. Member of: Microsoft Denmark System Center Partner Expert Team The Danish Technet Influencers program System Center Influencers Program.


  1. Peter Daalmans September 14, 2011 at 10:50 - Reply


  2. Martin Drewniak Møller September 14, 2011 at 13:48 - Reply

    Do you know if it is also posible from SCCM 2007 R3 ?

  3. Kent Agerlund
    Kent Agerlund September 14, 2011 at 13:50 - Reply

    Pretty sure it is

  4. mirko September 14, 2011 at 14:52 - Reply

    Have you tested to deploy over SCCM OS-Deployment to install Win8?
    I have tested on a SCCM 2007 SP2 R3 installation, it works not really easy, but it works ;-). But intresting to know on SCCM 2012 Beta2?


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