In the series about my top 10 new features of ConfigMgr 2012 SP1 I want to show the next enhancement which I like the most. This time an old ConfigMgr 2007 feature that was gone in the RTM version of Configuration Manager 2012 is the ability to easily monitor your Operating System Deployments.
In ConfigMgr 2007 you could look at the status messages via the Advertisement Status. When looking in the Asset Status in a Deployment Status of a for instance Task Sequence in ConfigMgr 2012, you could right click a device record to see more details.
In the Asset Message screen you wouldn’t find much information about the deployment and the phase it is or was in. Only some information about the associated deployment and the description of the step in the task sequence that has just been finished.
In Service Pack 1 of Configuration Manager 2012 there will be much more details about the task sequence available. A new tab is added to the same screen, this screen will give you much more information about the task sequence and the tasks that have been executed.
Of course you can also use the Status Message Queries or Reporting feature to monitor a Deployment for a specific system.
Let me know what new or changed ConfigMgr 2012 SP1 feature do you like the most and vote If you miss a feature, please let me know!
Earlier blogs in this series are:
- My top 10 new features of ConfigMgr 2012 SP1 – part 1, OSD enhancements
- My top 10 new features of ConfigMgr 2012 SP1 – part 2, Software Update Deployment