As SCCM 2012 R2 Preview was released a couple of days before the additional clients are also released with Preview Label. The clients bring a lot of support for non-Windows operating systems and can be download from here.
The following Mac versions are supported in this release:
- Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard)
- Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion)
- Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion)
The following scenarios are supported through the Mac client in Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager Preview:
- Discovery – Discovers Mac OS X system in Active Directory and through network discovery
- Hardware Inventory – Provides hardware inventory and auditing of computers running Mac OS X, including a list of installed software similar to add/remove programs for Windows systems.
- Settings Management – Ensures computers running Mac OS X comply with company policies using scripts and preference list management.
- Application Deployment – Distributes required software via app model.
- Software Updates Management – Distributes patches utilizing Software Distribution and Settings management features.
The following UNIX and Linux versions are supported in this release.
- AIX Version 7.1, 6.1, 5.3
- Solaris Version 11 (SPARC and x86) , 10 (SPARC and x86), 9 (SPARC)
- HP-UX Version 11iv2 (PA-RISC and IA64) , 11iv3 (PA-RISC and IA64)
- RHEL Version 6 (x64 and x86) , 5 (x64 and x86), 4 (x64 and x86)
- SLES Version 11 (x64 and x86), 10 (x64 and x86), 9 (x86)
- CentOS Version 6 (x64 and x86), 5 (x64 and x86)
- Debian Version 6 (x64 and x86), 5 (x64 and x86)
- Ubuntu Version 12.4 LTS (x64 and x86), 10.4 LTS (x64 and x86)
- Oracle Linux 6 (x64 and x86), 5 (x64 and x86)
The following scenarios are supported by the UNIX and Linux clients:
- Hardware Inventory – Hardware inventory can be viewed through Resource Explorer and can be used to create collections of UNIX and Linux computers.
- Software Inventory – Through hardware inventory the list of natively installed software can be gathered from the UNIX and Linux computers – similar to add/remove programs for Windows systems.
- Software Distribution – Deploy new software, update existing software and apply OS patches to collections of UNIX/Linux computers (using a package and program). Run arbitrary maintenance scripts on a collection of UNIX/Linux servers.
- Secure and Authenticated Communications
- Consolidated Reports