Windows 7 SP1 with Configuration Manager 2007 R3

No, it’s not officially supported yet, but that shouldn’t stop us from testing the new Windows 7 service pack 1. Here is what I have tested so far, and Yes all the features seems to work right out of the box Smiley

  • First I created a package with the new Service Pack. Nothing fancy, a normal attended installation. The commandline /unattend will show the progress bar during the upgrade and perform a restart. The installation took about 30 minutes in my virtual environment, but it worked.



Testing Configuration Management features

  • Inventory and discovery cycles works as expected.



  • Desired Configuration Management also works.

  • Software Deployment works.

  • FEP 2010 is still working and protecting my computers.

  • Software Updates and Custom updates are working.

  • I finally created and captured a new reference image, created a deployment and…….. it works like a charm Smiley

According to my test in the “lab”, Windows 7 SP1 works just fine and can be fully managed by Configuration Manager 2007 SP2 R3. It’s still not supported, until we hear from Microsoft.

By | 2011-02-17T16:43:00+00:00 February 17th, 2011|Configuration Manager (SCCM), General info, Windows Client|8 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. NP February 17, 2011 at 19:13 - Reply

    Have you tried it with OSD yet?

    I’m wondering if you can just swap your Build & Capture apply OS source to Win7 SP1 media and have it work ok. Or, do we have to wait for an updated version of WAIK…

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    How can boot Windows 2008 server and then boot directly to the desired web application will open and windows open not only to the Windows administrator can be accessed, otherwise the application will open

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  7. sccm 2007 r2 January 10, 2012 at 23:14 - Reply

    Great article, thanks for the screenshots, they’re really helpful when I’m trying to follow along after I had been using R2.

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