Developing applications and scripts for Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager can be done using a number of development languages and tools. Which one you use depends on the type of application you are writing. Large applications will likely be written in C# using the managed Configuration Manager SDK libraries. VBScript is a good choice for scripting Configuration Manager.

This documentation provides examples in C#, VBScript and, where appropriate, C++.

If you are programming with another .NET Framework language, use the C# examples for reference.

Development Tools

Visual Studio 2010 provides a suitable environment for developing Configuration Manager applications and scripts. For more information about Visual Studio hardware requirements, see Visual Studio 2010.

Development Requirements

Runtime Requirements

For information about runtime requirements, see Configuration Manager Client Runtime Requirements and Configuration Manager Server Runtime Requirements.


For more information about general System Center 2012 Configuration Manager requirements, see Supported Configurations for Configuration Manager.

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