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

How to install and configure SCCM Cmdlet Library

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Today, Microsoft has release the SCCM Cmdlet Library. The SCCM product group is taking a new update direction: from now on, the future Cumulative Updates (CU) releases won’t contain any PowerShell changes. The SCCM Cmdlet Library will be the vehicle for any future cmdlet updates. This separation means no more breaking cmdlets when updating to a new CU and more frequent cmdlets fixes/releases from Microsoft. Better of both world ! What’s even better is that it checks and notifies you automatically for library updates on a daily basis. Requirements SCCM 20012 R2 is supported (any CU) SCCM 2012 SP1 is not supported Read the release … Read More

Complete SCCM 2012 SQL Install Guide

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In the first part of this SCCM 2012 and SCCM 1511 blog series, we planned our hierarchy, prepared our Server and Active Directory. In part 2, we will install and configure SQL before installing SCCM 2012 R2 or SCCM 1511. Click the following link to see all supported SQL versions. For our post, we will install SQL 2012 SP2 locally on the same server where the Primary Site will be installed. SCCM 2012 SQL Install Guide Execute Setup.exe from the SQL installation media, select New Installation Review and Click Next Select Enter Product Key and skip the proposed updates. We will install CU4, later … 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

Step-by-Step SCCM 2012 R2 CU2 Installation Guide

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SCCM 2012 R2 CU2

Step-by-Step SCCM 2012 R2 CU2 Installation guide As promised in my previous blog entry, here’s a step-by-step SCCM 2012 R2 CU2 installation guide. Installing SCCM cumulative updates is very important to your infrastructure. It fix lots of issues, which some of them are important. To see a full list of Issues that are fixed: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2970177/en-us You no longer have download lots of separate hotfix, everything is bundled in a Cumulative Update package. If you haven’t installed CU1, skip it and install only CU2. If you have already installed CU1, go ahead and install CU2. Installing this update is very similar to CU1. … Read More

SCCM 2012 R2 CU2 Released

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SCCM 2012 R2 CU2

Microsoft has just released SCCM 2012 R2 CU2. ****Updated : Full installation guide here**** Follow the link for a full list of issues fixed by CU2 : http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2970177/ As per my previous post, the Start-CMPackageDeployment is now fixed  🙂 Client Version has been updated : SCCM ConfigMgr 2012 R2 CU2  Client Version:-  5.00.7958.1203 SCCM ConfigMgr 2012 R2 CU2  Endpoint Protection Client Version:-  4.5.0216.0 Reminder about Cumulative Update : From Technet : Each CU is considered a large hotfix. Therefore, the general guidance is to install it if you are encountering, or believe you may encounter, one of the issues fixed by … 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 2012 R2 Application Uninstall Button is Grayed Out

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I’ve found a bug in the latest SCCM release. SCCM 2012 R2 application uninstall button is grayed out An application cannot be uninstalled using Software Center when it contains more than one deployment type. I created an application to deploy Acrobat Reader using the msi The application contains 2 deployment type (Install for User) One DT has a requirement for English OS, the other DT is for French OS The installation is successful but it can’t be uninstalled using the Software Center (The uninstall button is grayed out) When a DT is deleted, the application can be uninstalled This scenario has … Read More