Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager build 1602 is now available


We are happy to announce that our first update for the current branch of System Center Configuration Manager has been released! The latest version of Configuration Manager is now 1602.

This update includes the following improvements:

  • Client Online Status: You can now view the online status of devices in Assets and Compliance. New icons indicate the status of a device as online or offline.
  • Support for SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Groups: Configuration Manager now supports using SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Groups to host the site database.
  • Windows 10 Device Health Attestation Reporting: You can now view the status of Windows 10 Device Health Attestation in the Configuration Manager console to ensure that the client computers have a trustworthy BIOS, TPM, and boot software.
  • Office 365 Update Management: You can now natively manage Office 365 desktop client updates using the Configuration Manager Software Update Management (SUM) workflow. You can manage Office 365 desktop client updates just like you manage any other Microsoft Update.
  • New Antimalware Policy Settings: New antimalware settings that can now be configured include protection against potentially unwanted applications, user control of automatic sample submission, and scanning of network drives during a full scan.

This update also includes new features for customers using System Center Configuration Manager integrated with Microsoft Intune and much much more. For all the details see the following:

Now Available: Update 1602 for System Center Configuration Manager

J.C. Hornbeck, Solution Asset PM

Microsoft Enterprise Cloud Group


Comments (6)
  1. brett magee says:

    hi
    this update will not show in my console? what am I doing wrong?

  2. Shane Krummen says:

    When will this installation be available on the MS volume Licensing Site? I see where System Center Configuration Manager Client Management License (current branch) is available for download but it is still the 1511 version.

    Will the installation be available so upgrades/installations can be installed to the current version without having to install 1511 version and then upgrading to 1602?

    Shane Krummen

  3. joerockt says:

    The icon status is very inconsistent. I’ve got dozens and dozens of servers that are clearly online, yet they show an offline icon. Is this a bug or something I need to troubleshoot?

  4. Justin Sanders says:

    Shane,

    Currently the only way MS is offering 1602 is via the in console update. I had the same frustration.

  5. Suhail says:

    After the Upgrade to version 1511 , is there any alternative way to upgrade to 1602 or its mandatory that it has to be done none other than the console ?????

    1. Robert Rathbun says:

      Suhail,

      There are alternative methods other than the console. One alternative is to use the service connection tool which can be found here: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/mt691532.aspx

      If you’re not allowed to send diagnostic information then you need to contact Microsoft for specialized scenarios. I haven’t seen anything posted that describes the last situation, but I have ran into it at work, but unfortunately I don’t have details on that situation yet.

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