System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1 – Don’t install it in production if downloaded from MSDN or Technet, wait until General Availability.

There’s been a lot of talk lately about System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Service Pack 1 being released to MSDN and Technet and I (like a lot of people) have downloaded and installed it in my lab.

The key part of that sentence above is ‘in my lab‘.

It is not permitted by Microsoft to install System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1 in production if you downloaded it from either of these two locations:-

  • MSDN
  • Technet

but why ?

The answer is found here on Microsofts’ MSDN site and it explains that you are not permitted to install this software in Production (highlighted in red below).

Use Microsoft software in Production

In fact what you can also clearly see from the screenshot above  is that you are better off using a MSDN subscription in regards to testing the software in your LAB from a licensing perspective.

The moral of the story is you have to wait until General Availability¬† to get System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Service Pack 1 and download it from the Volume Licensing site (or appropriate) to use in production, don’t use the MSDN or Technet versions of the software in production, it’s not allowed by Microsoft.

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cheers

niall

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4 Responses to System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1 – Don’t install it in production if downloaded from MSDN or Technet, wait until General Availability.

  1. Jerry says:

    Thanks for this write-up! In checking the volume licensing site, it looks like the full versions with SP1 were released yesterday…

  2. ncbrady says:

    thanks Jerry, however you should also note that the General Availability announcement has not yet been made.

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