System Center 2012 R2 Is Required To Manage WinServ or Hyper-V 2012 R2

Part of me wishes Microsoft had not made Windows Server 2012 R2 available via MSDN/TechNet on Monday (I’ve had no confirmation of MVLS yet).  Why?  Confusion, that’s why.  It seems that lots of people are assuming things.  I hate when people assume.

You cannot manage any of the following using System Center 2012/SP1:

  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V
  • Hyper-V Server 2012 R2

Yes, it was announced that System Center 2012 R2 will be out at the same time as Windows Server 2012 R2.  And it will be …. when both products are made generally available on October 18th as was announced.  That was the promise.  We got lucky because Microsoft put Windows Server out early via limited channels so the community could start testing and working on compatibility a little earlier than expected.  Windows Server 2012 R2 is still not generally available.  You cannot actually buy Windows Server 2012 R2 yet.

Please be patient.

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