It’s no secret that the many tools in System Center 2012, and the new features in Service Pack 1 (SP1) to System Center 2012, present a vast array of architecture and configuration decisions. While all the components work together to deliver data center management and cloud services, each formerly-separate product like Operations Manager (SCOM) or Configuration Manager (SCCM), does requires its own configuration. Missteps, oversights, or just typos in setting up System Center 2012 SP1 can vex admins when components don’t work or interoperate as needed-and each component needs to be set up “just so” to achieve their collective potential.
Microsoft has released a way to discover how to optimally configure System Center 2012 SP1 components: The System Center 2012 SP1 Configuration Analyzer is your new first-line troubleshooting tool for issues with System Center 2012 SP1 server-side components. Keeping true to the theme that System Center 2012 SP1 is one product with various components, Microsoft released this single analyzer for the entire System Center 2012 SP1 suite, rather than individual tools for each component. The business benefit is that you can make sure you are getting the most value from your management software with little additional effort and at no cost.