Great news, System Center 2012 R2 components are supported on the April 2014 Windows Server 2012 R2 Update (KB2919355). The update can be applied to the latest System Center 2012 R2 workloads deployed before or after the update is offered or installed using your preferred distribution channels.
Part 1: WMI for System Center Configuration Manager 2012 administrators is designed to familiarize you with basic WMI concepts and tools, show you how to use WMI classes to create Configuration Manager queries, and help you understand the underlying database design of Configuration Manager so you can create custom reports for querying the information you need.
Part 2: System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Reporting is designed to familiarize you with SSRS and show you how to integrate SSRS with Configuration Manager 2012 and to customize and create new reports using SSRS.
Part 3: Configuration Manager Deployment Tips provides tips that cover a wide variety of different scenarios to help you ensure the success of your deployments.
Get a high-level overview of System Center 2012 R2—and get a running start transforming your datacenter and cloud-optimizing your business. This guide introduces core features and functionality, with technical advice and under-the-hood insights from a Microsoft MVP and members of the System Center team at Microsoft.
Important reminder on MVA for System center 2012 Product !!!
What is MVA?
Successful technologists never stop learning and great technology never stops evolving. Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA) offers online Microsoft training delivered by experts to help technologists continually learn, with hundreds of courses, in 11 different languages. Our mission is to help developers, knowledgeable IT professionals and advanced students learn the latest technology, build their skills, and advance their careers. MVA is free of charge, and the entire service is hosted on Windows Azure.
System center 2012 Courses Program:
These courses cover System Center 2012 SP1, including the individual components App Controller (SCAP), Configuration Manager (SCCM), Data Protection Manager (DPM), Endpoint Protection (SCEP), Operations Manager (SCOM), Orchestrator (SCO), Service Manager (SCSM) and Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM).
What’s System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Analyzer ?The System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Analyzer is your first line of defense in troubleshooting issues with System Center 2012 R2 server-side components. The System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Analyzer is a diagnostic tool that you can use to evaluate important configuration settings for computers that are running any of the following System Center 2012 R2 components: Operations Manager, Virtual Machine Manager (VMM), Service Manager, Orchestrator (plus Service Provider Foundation), Configuration Manager, Data Protection Manager (DPM) and App Controller.
Updated with a new System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1 to System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager Interoperability issue: VPN, Wi-Fi, and Certificate Profiles might not replicate from a System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager central administration site to System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1 child primary sites.
Great news, The System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager Toolkit for download !!!
Server Based Tools
DP Job Manager – A tool that helps troubleshoot and manage ongoing content distribution jobs to Configuration Manager distribution points.
Collection Evaluation Viewer – A tool that assists in troubleshooting collection evaluation related issues by viewing collection evaluation details.
Content Library Explorer – A tool that assists in troubleshooting issues with and viewing the contents of the content library.
Security Configuration Wizard Template for Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager – The Security Configuration Wizard (SCW) is an attack-surface reduction tool for the Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 operating system. Security Configuration Wizard determines the minimum functionality required for a server’s role or roles, and disables functionality that is not required.
Content Library Transfer – A tool that transfers content from one disk drive to another.
Content Ownership Tool – A tool that changes ownership of orphaned packages (packages without an owner site server).
Role-based Administration Modeling and Auditing Tool – This tool helps administrators to model and audit RBA configurations.
Run Metering Summarization Tool – The purpose of this tool is to run the metering summarization task to analyze raw metering data
Client Based Tools
Client Spy – A tool that helps you troubleshoot issues related to software distribution, inventory, and software metering on System Center 2012 Configuration Manager clients.
Configuration Manager Trace Log Viewer – A tool used to view log files created by Configuration Manager components and agents.
Deployment Monitoring Tool – The Deployment Monitoring Tool is a graphical user interface designed help troubleshoot Applications, Updates, and Baseline deployments on System Center 2012 Configuration Manager clients.
Policy Spy – A policy viewer that helps you review and troubleshoot the policy system on System Center 2012 Configuration Manager clients.
Power Viewer Tool – A tool to view the status of power management feature on System Center 2012 Configuration Manager clients.
Send Schedule Tool – A tool used to trigger a schedule on a client or trigger the evaluation of a specified DCM Baseline. You can trigger a schedule either locally or remotely.
Wakeup Spy – A tool that provides a view of the power state of Configuration Manager client computers and which operate as managers or manages.