Introduction

What is a survival guide? It’s a page we created as a pointer to information on the web. You can use the information below to learn the fundamentals and share information with other community members. And, if you think we missed some great article out there, please add it below!  

If you are looking for the Survival Guide for Configuration Manager 2012 which has tons of relevant information, go here: https://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/7075.system-center-2012-configuration-manager-survival-guide.aspx 

If you have feedback for the Configuration Manager team, want to request a feature or report a problem, visit the Configuration Manager Feedback page.

The #ConfigmgrGuide hash tag allows you to track updates to the Survival Guide.

Note: There are guides below for both Current Branch and Technical Preview releases of ConfigMgr. The Current Branch releases are what you install in your production environment and are released a few times a year, whereas the Technical Preview releases are for testing in your lab environment and are released once a month.

Getting Started

  • Release notes for System Center Configuration Manager version 1511 here.
  • Recommended hardware for System Center Configuration Manager here.
  • Supported operating systems for sites and clients for System Center Configuration Manager here.
  • Support for SQL Server versions for System Center Configuration Manager here.
  • Support for Active Directory domains for System Center Configuration Manager here.
  • Support for Windows features and networks in System Center Configuration Manager here.
  • Support for Virtualization Environments for System Center Configuration Manager here.
  • List and explanation of SCCM 1511 New features - here

Step-by-Step Guides (Current Branch)

Installation - How can I install System Center Configuration Manager (Current Branch)
Configuring Discovery - How can I configure discovery for System Center Configuration Manager (Current Branch)
Configuring Boundaries - How can I configure boundaries in System Center Configuration Manager (Current Branch)
Using Updates and Servicing in Offline mode - How can I use Updates and Servicing in Offline mode in System Center Configuration Manager (Current Branch)
Using Updates and Servicing in Online mode - How can I use Updates and Servicing in Online mode in System Center Configuration Manager (Current Branch)
Setting up the Software Update Point - How can I setup Software Updates in System Center Configuration Manager (Current Branch)
Installing the Client agent - How can I configure client settings and install the ConfigMgr client agent in System Center Configuration Manager Current Branch
Upgrading from System Center Configuration Manager (Current Branch) version 1511 to System Center Configuration Manager (Current Branch) version 1602
How can I use the Upgrade Task Sequence in System Center Configuration Manager (current branch) ?
How can I use servicing plans in System Center Configuration Manager (Current Branch) to upgrade Windows 10 devices ?
How can I deploy Windows 10 with MDT 2013 Update 2 integrated with System Center Configuration Manager (Current Branch)
How can I install Windows 10 language packs offline with an MDT Integrated Task Sequence in System Center Configuration Manager (Current Branch)
How can I use PowerShell to populate Windows 10 CB, CBB, LTSB and Insider Preview collections in System Center Configuration Manager (Current Branch)
A deeper look at the Upgrade task sequence in System Center Configuration Manager (Current Branch)
How can I deal with languages in the Upgrade Task sequence using System Center Configuration Manager (Current Branch)
How can I display custom messages in a task sequence using PowerShell in System Center Configuration Manager (Current Branch)
Update rollup for System Center Configuration Manager current branch, version 1602
How can I use Windows 10 Servicing when a language pack is installed using System Center Configuration Manager (Current Branch)
Now Available: Update 1606 for System Center Configuration Manager (Current Branch)

Upgrade Guide - Step-by-Step SCCM 1511 Upgrade Guide
Complete Installation and Configuration - Step-by-Step SCCM 1511 Configuration and Installation guide
Migration to New Hardware - Step-by-step SCCM 1511 Migration to New Hardware

Step-by-Step Guides (Technical Preview)

Installation - How can I install System Center Configuration Manager and Endpoint Protection Technical Preview 4
Update 1601 - Now available in System Center Configuration Manager Technical Preview
Spot the difference, maintenance windows versus service windows, Microsoft is listening and fixing
System Center Configuration Manager Technical Preview 1602 is now available
System Center Configuration Manager Technical Preview 1603 is now available
System Center Configuration Manager Technical Preview 1604 is now available
System Center Configuration Manager Technical Preview 1605 is now available !
System Center Configuration Manager Technical Preview 1606 is now available !
System Center Configuration Manager Technical Preview 1607 is now available !
System Center Configuration Manager Technical Preview 1608 is now available !
System Center Configuration Manager Technical Preview 1609 is now available !


List of Microsoft ConfigMgr KB Articles


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