New Features WinPe 3.1

New features in Windows PE 3.1:

  • The number in the Version registry value is 3.1 to reflect the new Windows PE version.
  • The Windows PE 3.1 base image contains Remote Network Driver Interface Specification (RNDIS) binaries. These binaries are also available for Windows PE 3.0 as a hotfix. For more information, see Knowledge Base Article ID: 979265.
  • Windows PE 3.1 includes 802.1x binaries as an optional component. The file name of this package is WinPE-Dot3Svc.cab. This optional component is also available for Windows PE 3.0 as a hotfix. For more information, see Knowledge Base Article ID 972831.
  • The Windows PE 3.1 base image contains fixes that are related to 4k/512e drive support. These fixes are also available for Windows PE 3.0 as a hotfix. For more information, see Knowledge Base Article ID: 982018.
  • Windows PE 3.1 includes bug fixes that are related to the Windows PE version that is included with Windows 7 SP1.

Windows Automated Installation Kit for Windows 7 SP1 can be downloaded from Microsoft Download Center, or directly using the direct download link: waik_supplement_en-us.iso (English).

To install the WinPE 3.1 for Windows 7 SP1 supplement, mount the ISO image and copy the content on the DVD ISO image to replace the Windows AIKToolsPETools folder.

Configuration Manager 2007 SP2, R2 and R3 supports Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

Configuration Manager 2007 SP2, R2 and R3 supports Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

The following software update is required to add Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 to the Supported Platforms list:

  • KB 2489044 – Update for System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2 to add¬†Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 and Windows 7 SP1 clients as supported platforms
  • KB 977203 – User state migration is unsuccessful on a SCCM 2007 SP1 client or on a SCCM 2007 SP2 client

Read more at: http://blogs.technet.com/b/configmgrteam/archive/2011/03/24/configuration-manager-support-announcements-for-march-2011.aspx