May 3, 2010

Configuration Manager 2007 R3 is coming by Q2

What's New in Configuration Manager 2007 R3

The following features are new and apply only to Configuration Manager 2007 R3:
Power Management. Provides a set of tools to allow the site administrator to configure standard Windows power settings across computers
Operating System Deployment Enhancements. Prestaged Media is a way to integrate with OEM factory imaging in order to leverage imaging at the OEM to speed up new hardware deployments
Dynamic Collection Evaluation. Allows you to more rapidly evaluate a collection membership by adding only newly discovered resources.
Delta Discovery. Performs an intermediate discovery cycle adding only new resources to the Configuration Manager 2007 database.
Collections. Allows you to search for and add resources to the specified collection.
Desired Configuration Management. Allows you to easily create collection of compliant or noncompliant computers in desired configuration management.
Supported Clients Per Hierarchy. Configuration Manager 2007 R3 supports up to 300,000 clients per hierarchy when using 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.


  1. We had been told by Microsoft techs to expect R3 in early May 2010. Has the release date really been pushed back months???

    We have a custom VB.Net solution doing Dynamic Collection evaluations and Delta Discoveries that still needs a bit of dev work that we put on hold since we were expecting this to be released soon.

  2. Hi Matt,
    Thanks for your attention!
    Actually the beta is completed by Q1'10 and release is expected in Q2'10.

    For more info, pls refer the below link-

  3. Microsoft's announcement of v.Next gave no indication when the product might be released. Veteran Microsoft observer Mary-Jo Foley got a suggestion from a reader indicating that "Configuration Manager 2007 R3 is due out in December 2010 and v.Next is due to ship in the second half of 2011," according to her blog.