This Service Pack provides improvements in scalability, deployment, performance, and support for additional configurations for Windows Embedded Device Manager 2011.
The Service Pack provides improvements in scalability, deployment, performance, and support for additional configurations for Windows Embedded Device Manager 2011. Improved Scalability and Deployment: Device Manager 2011 can now be deployed in hierarchies with multiple distributed site servers, as well as in less complex site server hierarchies. Multiple distribution points can now be used to distribute write filter-enabled content, and centralized management and reporting is now supported. Improved functionality: The expiration period for device imaging deployments has been extended to 6 months, providing enhanced functionality for offline and newly deployed devices. Expanded support for Configuration Manager environments: Device Manager can now be deployed in environments with both ConfigMgr 2007 R2 SP2 and ConfigMgr 2007 SP1. In addition, Device Manager 2011 can be installed in an environment that includes both ConfigMgr 2007 and ConfigMgr 2003 (though Device Manager 2011 can only be installed on ConfigMgr 2007). More flexible collections: Predefined and dynamic collection creation can now be disabled, providing flexibility in the management of device collections. Kiosks now have their own collection, instead of being grouped with other Windows Embedded devices. Increased performance: Changes in the service pack enable fewer messages to be used throughout the lifecycle of a device imaging request. Improved documentation: There is now an expanded library on the deployment and use of Device Manager 2011.