Cumulative Updates

SCCM-Upgrading 2012R2SP1CU2 to 1511

Hi All, today I upgraded my lab that was running SCCM 2012 R2 SP1 CU2 to 1511 build. these are my “notes from the field” 1- Download and Install KB3095113 (https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3095113) on all your WSUS/SUP Servers to add support for W10 via SUP 2- Download ADK for Windows 10 TH1 (http://download.microsoft.com/download/8/1/9/8197FEB9-FABE-48FD-A537-7D8709586715/adk/adksetup.exe). Make sure you download the TH1 version and not TH2 (for Windows 10 1511, and here is the why: http://blogs.technet.com/b/configmgrteam/archive/2015/11/20/issue-with-the-windows-adk-for-windows-10-version-1511.aspx) 3- Backup your USMT Windows 8.1 Folder 4- Backup your Boot Images 5- Uninstall ADK for Windows 8.1 6- Install ADK for Windows 10 (you only need to select Deployment Tools, Windows preinstallation Environment (Windows PE), Imagining And Configuration Designer (ICD), User State Migration Tool (USMT)) 7- Reboot server 8- If you have console installed on the site server, remove any 3rd party extensions (you should not have it anyway) 9- Download SCCM Build 1511 (it is available via…

SCCM-Windows Update 6.2.x on Windows 10?

Hi All, I have been reviewing a report I did for a customer where all Windows 10 machines were reporting Windows Update Agent 6.2.x. what caused my customer to send few people on few windows 10 machines and try to troubleshoot windows update issues where it did not exist. of course, after couple of hours/day, they realise this was a data issue instead of their environment issue. When I started to review, I looked at my lab and I had the same. Executing a query on fn_rbac_UpdateScanStatus, I saw all my windows 10 machines also reporting Windows Update Agent 6.2.x So something was wrong. but why? 1st step was to check if the files on the client where the correct version. if you want to know where I discovered which file to look, click here. As you can see, the file was with the windows 10 version…so I checked Powershell…

SCCM-Installing a Updated version of the Console

Hi All, when you install SCCM for the 1st time, it will automatically install (if selected) the SCCM Console on the client, and this is great as there are many people out there that use the server instead of a remote console. Anyway, when you install an update, let’s say, CU1 for 2012 R2 SP1, it will again, automatically update the server and will allow you to create a package that you can deploy to a collection and update the remote consoles, same happen for the KB that Microsoft releases outside the CU style. So, let’s say that you have a collection, that is based on Hardware Inventory-> Installed Applications, so you know all machines that have the SCCM Console installed. When installing a new console, you need to wait the machine to submit a hardware inventory and after that, it will appear on the collection and get updated.. Now…

SCCM 2012 R2 CU1 – posh gotchas

Hi all, Today I’m going to talk about few gotchas I learned the hard way with the CU1 update. I always try to updates lab as soon as possible once an update is out, and this time was not different, once the update was out, updated the servers, all clients and also all remote consoles but before I had read the http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2938441 as well as http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2932274 (this is info about the posh update) unfortunately I did not noticed this Wildcard characters are not supported in queries And you may be asking yourself, when did I found out this? Well…during the 1st thedesktopteam workshop..and I have to say, not a nice place to find out things have changed During the workshop I tried to remove the updated console hotfix but did not work (maybe a fully removal of the console and reinstall action only of the R2 only will work but…

SCCM 2012 R2 – KB2938441 – Cumulative Update 1

Hi All, Microsoft has just published the Cumulative Update 1 for System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager Information about this update can be found here and here 2938441: Description of Cumulative Update 1 for System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager 2932274: Description of PowerShell changes available in Cumulative Update 1 for System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager Also note a recent blog update on our servicing strategy to address some common customer questions. http://blogs.technet.com/b/configmgrteam/archive/2014/03/24/configuration-manager-servicing-update.aspx But now, how to install it? 1- Execute the CM12-R2CU1-KB2938441-X64-ENU.exe file you donwloaded and go to the Mirosoft License Terms. Click Accept and click Next 2- On the pre-requisites, click Next. 3- Select Install the update for the configuration manager console if not selected and click next 4- Select yes, update the site database and click next 5- leave all Deployment Assistance Options select and click Next. This basically means what packages are going to be…