System Center 2012 Configuration Manager is Approaching End of Support

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Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager has a support and servicing lifecycle during which we provide new features, software updates, security fixes, etc. This lifecycle lasts for a minimum of 10 years from the date of the product’s initial release. The end of the lifecycle is known as the product’s end of support

 

On July 12, 2022, the following products will reach end of support.

End of support for the following platforms was previously announced:

  • System Center Endpoint Protection for Mac and Linux (EOS 12/31/2018)
  • System Center Configuration Manager client for Linux and UNIX (EOS 3/27/2019)

We recommend that you upgrade your Configuration Manager 2012 and Endpoint Protection 2012 infrastructure as soon as possible to the latest version of Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager.

What does end of support mean?

Although ConfigMgr 2012 and SCEP 2012 will continue to function after July 12, 2022, Microsoft will no longer provide:

  • Technical support for problems that may occur.
  • Security updates or fixes.
  • Microsoft plans to discontinue definition, engine, and platform updates for SCEP 2012 once the end of support is reached. This discontinuation may occur without any notice.

What should I do to prepare?

To prepare for end of support, we recommend that you do the following:

What else should I consider?

Additional Resources

Windows Lifecycle FAQ Sheet

Upgrade options for SQL Server

Extended Security Updates and Configuration Manager

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