What's New in Configuration Manager 2007 R3

Applies To: System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R3

The following features are new to Configuration Manager 2007 R3.


The information in this topic applies only to Configuration Manager 2007 R3.

  • Power Management. Provides a set of tools that enable the site administrator to configure standard Windows power settings across computers. For more information, see Power Management in Configuration Manager 2007 R3.

  • Operating System Deployment Improvements Provides pre-staging of boot images and Windows Imaging Format (.wim) files on new computers that enables the administrator to apply a task sequence to the device that can use the pre-staged media. For more information, seeAbout Prestaged Media for Operating System Deployment.

  • Dynamic Collection Evaluation. Enables you to rapidly evaluate a collection membership by adding only newly discovered resources. For more information, see About Dynamic Collection Evaluation in Configuration Manager 2007 R3.

  • Active Directory Delta Discovery. Performs an intermediate discovery cycle that adds only new resources to the Configuration Manager 2007 database. For more information, see About Active Directory Delta Discovery in Configuration Manager 2007 R3.

  • Simplified Resource Management. Enables you to search for and add resources to a specified collection. For more information, see Add Resources to Collection Properties.

  • Desired Configuration Management. Enables you to create a collection of compliant or noncompliant computers in desired configuration management. For more information, see How to Remediate Non-Compliant Computers Using Software Distribution.

  • Higher Number of Supported Clients Per Hierarchy. Configuration Manager 2007 R3 supports up to 300,000 clients per hierarchy when it uses the default settings for all Configuration Manager 2007 features. This increase in supported clients is the result of improvements to the Active Directory synchronization and Collection Evaluation processes.

In addition, Configuration Manager 2007 R3 includes all of the features from Configuration Manager 2007 R2. For more information about Configuration Manager 2007 R2, see What's New in Configuration Manager 2007 R2.

See Also


What's New in Configuration Manager 2007

For additional information, see Configuration Manager 2007 Information and Support.
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