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Technical Reference for International Support in Configuration Manager


Updated: May 14, 2015

Applies To: System Center 2012 Configuration Manager, System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1, System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP2, System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager, System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager SP1

The following sections provide technical details to help you configure System Center 2012 Configuration Manager to be compliant for specific international requirements.

GB18030 Requirements

Configuration Manager meets the standards that are defined in GB18030 so that you can use Configuration Manager in China. A Configuration Manager deployment must have the following configurations to meet the GB18030 requirements:

  • Each site server computer and SQL Server computer that you use with Configuration Manager must use a Chinese operating system.

  • Each site database and each instance of SQL Server in the hierarchy must use the same collation, and must be one of the following:

    • Chinese_Simplified_Pinyin_100_CI_AI

    • Chinese_Simplified_Stroke_Order_100_CI_AI


    These database collations are an exception to the requirements noted in the SQL Server Requirements section in the Supported Configurations for Configuration Manager topic.

  • You must place a file with the name GB18030.SMS in the root folder of the system volume of each site server computer in the hierarchy. This file does not contain any data and can be an empty text file that is named to meet this requirement.