SCCM 2012 R2 – SW Update Group to Baseline

SCCM 2012 R2 – SW Update Group to Baseline

Hi All,

have you ever tried to create a baseline based on a Software Update? Yes, it is really painful as there is no “good” way to do it.

The default screen is like the following and as you can see, there is not easy way to do it and you cannot filter per baseline…
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based on this, i’ve created a powershell script as well as a console extension that will allow you to create a baseline based on a sw update group.

To do it, download the CreateBaseline zip file, extract and add the files to the following places:

RFL-SUP Deployment Group.xml to <CM12R2Console Installation Path)\XmlStorage\Extensions\Actions\2853886b-cce5-4ed4-af43-df69efb2e7d8 and <CM12R2Console Installation Path)\XmlStorage\Extensions\Actions\bb1a22d4-816f-438c-b6e7-51cbc210112f (change the CM12R2Console to the path of the console :))

CreateBaseline.ps1 to C:\Scripts\CM12R2Console on the same computer where you installed the CM12 R2 Console

Once you have done it, restart the console and you’ll see a new action group called RFL Systems and once you right click any software update group, you’ll also be able to see the action (see below screenshot)
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when you click, a powershell screen will be shown and the baseline will be created
swupdate03

But what happen when the baseline already exist? Easy, the script will ask you to confirm if you want replace it or not. in case you want, it will replace it and the version history will be incremented.

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Raphael is a 9 times Microsoft MVP with over 20 years of experience in IT, in which 13 years have been dedicated to System Center and Automation. His extended experience has been developed through several IT roles, from first-line support to principal consultant, towards a wide range of clients and sectors. One of the four MVPs in Enterprise Client Management in the UK, Raphael holds more than 30 Microsoft certifications and is an MCT (Microsoft Certified Trainer). Since 2008, Raphael has been providing Microsoft trainings from basic to advanced levels in several categories. Throughout his career, Raphael has joined as speaker in well-known events such as TechEd and Gartner Security Risk Management. He also organised community events and lectured around the world, sharing best practices and knowledge within the industry. Bilingual in English and Portuguese, Raphael has authored diverse articles published in Microsoft's TechEd, served as the editor-in-chief of a magazine focused on System Center in Brazil and wrote two books: "Understanding System Center 2012 SP1 Configuration Manager: The walkthrough book" and "System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager: Automation from Zero to Hero".

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