New Hotfix: Garbled characters are displayed in the console after upgrading Microsoft Configuration Manager

Just a quick note on a new hotfix we just released. The problem you may encounter is that the Configuration Manager console displays garbled text for content in double-byte or extended character set languages. This text is visible in the following sections of the console:

  • Feature names and descriptions in the Update Pack Installation wizard for Configuration Manager, version 1511 or 1602

  • Feature names and descriptions in the Features node of the Updates and Servicing section in the console for version 1606
  • Prerequisite names and descriptions in the Updates and Servicing status section of the console in Configuration Manager version 1606

Note that this only affects Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager current branch sites installed or upgraded before September 26, 2016. Installations occurring after that time will not experience the problem.

A hotfix is now available that addresses this problem. For information on how to obtain and install the hotfix, please see the following:

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J.C. Hornbeck, Solution Asset PM
Microsoft Enterprise Cloud Group

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