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Microsoft System Center Advisor Public Preview Available

Just drop you a quick line that Microsoft System Center Advisor Public Preview is available. You can sign up to the public preview by


What strikes me is the lack of support for the last generation R2 product releases such as Windows Server 2012 R2 and System Center 2012 R2 is (not yet) supported. This applies only to a direct management scenario.

  • Exchange Server 2010
  • Lync Server 2010 & 2013
  • SharePoint Server 2010 & 2013
  • SQL Server 2008, 2008 R2 & 2012
  • System Center 2012 SP1 Virtual Machine Manager
  • Windows Server 2008 & 2008 R2 & 2012
  • Windows Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 & 2012

Only when you’re integrating System Center Advisor to your on-premise Operations Manager setup your are able to monitor and analyse R2 generation workloads. Thanks to Arjan Vroege for mention an updated client is announced during TechEd NA 2014  (DCIM-B369 Extending System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager)

There is a special Twitter handle to follow and drop your findings regarding the System Center Advisor Limited Public Preview. @mscAdvisor

What is System Center Advisor?

System Center Advisor ( is an online service that analyzes installations of Microsoft server software. Advisor collects data from your installations, analyzes it, and generates alerts that identify potential issues (such as missing security patches) or deviations from identified best practices with regard to configuration and usage. Advisor also provides both current and historical views of the configuration of servers in your environment.

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