System Center 2012 Configuration Manager and Endpoint Protection 32/64-bit (Multilanguage) - Microsoft Imagine

System Center 2012 Configuration Manager and Endpoint Protection 32/64-bit (Multilanguage) - Microsoft Imagine


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System Center 2012 helps you manage your IT environments across datacenters, the cloud, client computers, and devices. Using these integrated and automated management capabilities, you can become a trusted service provider. System Center captures and aggregates knowledge about systems, policies, processes, and best practices so that you can optimize your infrastructure to reduce costs, improve application availability, and enhance service delivery.
Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager and System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection provide a unified infrastructure to manage and protect physical, virtual, and mobile client environments, helping:

  • Empower users to be productive from anywhere, on whatever device they choose.
  • Provide a unified infrastructure for client management and protection.
  • Make it easier and faster to administer client systems and maintain system compliance.

System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection

Endpoint Protection integrates with System Center 2012 Configuration Manager to provide a unified solution that gives you a comprehensive security and management solution for clients in your enterprise.

Endpoint Protection uses the monitoring and deployment capabilities of Configuration Manager to streamline the deployment of antimalware definitions and uses Configuration Manager to provide an in-console monitoring solution. You can also use Endpoint Protection to configure Windows Firewall settings on computers in your enterprise.

System Center 2012 Configuration Manager and Endpoint Protection

System Requirements are dependent on the features installed.  Users can go to the following link to download instructions on what the hardware requirements are depending on the feature(s) they want to install:

Minimum Hardware Requirements for Site Systems

This section identifies the minimum required hardware requirements for Configuration Manager site systems. These requirements are sufficient to support all features of Configuration Manager in an environment with up to 100 clients. This information is suitable for testing environments. For guidance about the recommended hardware for Configuration Manager in full-scale production environments, see Planning for Hardware Configurations for Configuration Manager.

The following minimum requirements apply to all site types (central administration site, primary site, secondary site) when you install all available site system roles on the site server computer.

Hardware component     


  • Minimum: AMD Opteron, AMD Athlon 64, Intel Xeon with Intel EM64T support, Intel Pentium IV with EM64T support
  • Minimum: 1.4 GHz


  • Minimum: 2 GB

Free disk space

  • Available: 10 GB
  • Total: 50 GB

Configuration Manager Console Requirements

The Configuration Manager console is supported on the operating systems that are listed in the following table. Each computer that installs the Configuration Manager console requires the Microsoft .NET Framework 4.

Operating system System architecture System Center 2012 Configuration Manager
Windows XP Professional (SP3) x86
Windows Vista
  • Business Edition (SP2)
  • Enterprise Edition (SP2)
  • Ultimate Edition (SP2)
x86, x64
Windows Server 2008
  • Standard Edition (SP2)
  • Enterprise Edition (SP2)
  • Datacenter Edition (SP2)
x86, x64
Windows 7
  • Professional Edition (without service pack, SP1)
  • Enterprise Edition (without service pack, SP1)
  • Ultimate Edition (without service pack, SP1)
x86, x64
Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Standard Edition (without service pack, SP1)
  • Enterprise Edition (without service pack, SP1)
  • Datacenter Edition (without service pack, SP1)

It is supported to install the System Center 2012 Configuration Manager console on the same computer with the Configuration Manager 2007 console. However, you cannot use the System Center 2012 Configuration Manager console to manage Configuration Manager 2007 sites, and vice versa.

Computer Client Hardware Requirements
The following are minimum requirements for Windows-based computers that you manage with Configuration Manager.



Processor and memory

Refer to the processor and RAM requirements for the computers operating system.

*An exception to this is Windows XP and Windows 2003, which both require a minimum of 256 MB of RAM.

Disk space

500 MB available disk space, with 5 GB recommended for the Configuration Manager client cache.
Less disk space is required if you use customized settings to install the Configuration Manager client:

  • Use the CCMSetup command-line property /skippprereq to avoid installing files that the client does not require. For example, CCMSetup.exe /skipprereq:silverlight.exe if the client will not use the Application Catalog.
  • Use the Client.msi property SMSCACHESIZE to set a cache file that is smaller than the default of 5120 MB. The minimum size is 1 MB. For example, CCMSetup.exe SMSCACHESIZE=2.


Installing the client with minimal disk space is useful for Windows Embedded devices that typically have smaller disk sizes than standard Windows computers.


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