Step-by-Step SCCM 2012 R2 SP1 CU1 Installation Guide

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Cumulative Update 1 (CU1) for SCCM 2012 R2 SP1 and SCCM 2012 SP2 is now available. This post is a complete step-by-step SCCM 2012 R2 SP1 CU1 Installation guide. If you’re looking for a complete SCCM 2012 installation guide, see our blog series which covers it all. Installing SCCM cumulative updates is very important to your infrastructure. It fix lots of issues, which some of them are important. As this is the first post-R2 SP1 cumulative update, the important requirement for the installation is that SCCM 2012 R2 SP1 is installed. The latest non-R2 SP1 cumulative update is CU5. Don’t get confused, this CU could have been named … Read More

How to install SCCM 2012 Application Catalog

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In the first part of this SCCM 2012 and SCCM 1511 blog series, we planned our hierarchy, prepared our SCCM Server and Active Directory. In part 2, we installed and configured SQL in order to install SCCM. In part 3, we installed a stand-alone SCCM Primary site. In the next 16 parts, we will describe how to install the numerous site systems roles available in SCCM 2012 R2 and SCCM 1511. Role installation order is not important, you can install roles independently of others. This part will describe how to install SCCM 2012 Application Catalog web service point and the Application Catalog website point. Role … Read More

Step-by-Step SCCM 2012 R2 CU5 Installation Guide

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Here’s a step-by-step SCCM 2012 R2 CU5 Installation guide. Installing SCCM cumulative updates is very important to your infrastructure. It fix lots of issues, which some of them are important. As this is a cumulative update, you don’t have to install prior CU(1,2,3,4) before installing CU5. CU5 contains all the fixes included in previous CU. Improvements/Fixes There’s no new major functionality in CU5. It mostly applies the latest KB and fixes known bugs. Follow this Microsoft Support page to see a full list of issues that are fixed. PowerShell changes are no longer included in CU as described in our previous post. You won’t … Read More

Step-by-Step SCCM 2012 R2 CU4 Installation Guide

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Here’s a step-by-step SCCM 2012 R2 CU4 Installation guide. Installing SCCM cumulative updates is very important to your infrastructure. It fix lots of issues, which some of them are important. As this is a cumulative update, you don’t have to install prior CU(1,2,3) before installing CU4. CU4 contains all the fixes included in previous CU. Improvements/Fixes Follow this Microsoft Support page to see a full list of issues that are fixed. Windows Powershell changes are document on Microsoft Support as well. There’s no new major functionality in CU4. It mostly applies the latest KB and fixes known bugs. The more important one is … Read More

Step-by-Step SCCM 2012 R2 CU3 Installation Guide

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Here’s a step-by-step SCCM 2012 R2 CU3 Installation guide. Installing SCCM cumulative updates is very important to your infrastructure. It fix lots of issues, which some of them are important. Improvements/Fixes Follow this link to see a full list of issues that are fixed. Windows Powershell changes are here. The major new functionality is the Management Point Affinity for SCCM clients. It allows to restrict a client on which management point can be used to communicate with. It can been used to enter a FQDN of the management point that can be used to communicate with. This feature is set by using … Read More

Configuration Manager Servicing Extension

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Updated 2014-12-09 : The tool is no longer in Beta version. It’s now available for download here The SCCM Product team has just release an interesting “Configuration Manager Servicing Extension” that add nice features to the SCCM console. Here’s the major features : Notifies you of Configuration Manager updates as they become available, with the ability to filter updates according to which major release they apply to Provides details on the sites in your environment, including the last major Configuration Manager version installed and the most recently installed Cumulative Update Provides a list of Configuration Manager client versions that may be … Read More

SCCM Version Numbers and Cumulative Update List

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SCCM Client Version Report

We compile a list of SCCM version numbers, SCCM build numbers and cumulative updates since the SCCM 2012 RTM release. SCCM Upgrades are released 3-4 times a year. After an SCCM Upgrade, it’s important to upgrate your SCCM Client version to the latest version. Cumulative updates are cumulative, meaning that the latest one includes the previous one. (Ex: You don’t need to apply CU1 if you plan to install CU2) Once you apply a cumulative update, your SCCM version on the site server itself will not change. The site server will show the latest major SCCM release (RTM,SP1,R2). However, the new … Read More

SCCM Internet Based Client Management

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The goal of this post is to describe the steps needed to implement SCCM Internet-based client management. With the increasing client working from home, this solution would allow you to manage your client on the internet. The other option would be to install a cloud management gateway (CMG) Download the step-by-step guide in the download section or directly here. For now on, this blog post won’t be updated. Only the document will be. In this scenario, SCCM 2012 R2 is installed as a stand-alone primary site. For security reasons, a second site server will be installed in the DMZ to respond … Read More