Update for Configuration Manager current branch, version 1802 first wave is now available

Administrators who opted-in to the first (early) wave deployment for System Center Configuration Manager current branch, version 1802, have an update available in the Updates and Servicing node of the Configuration Manager console. This update, made available on May 4, 2018, addresses important late-breaking issues that were discovered during the final release process for version… Read more

Configuration Manager 2007 approaching end of support: What you need to know

Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 has a support and servicing lifecycle during which we provide new features, software updates, security fixes, etc. This lifecycle lasts for a minimum of 10 years from the date of the product’s initial release. The end of the lifecycle is known as the product’s end of support. Configuration Manager 2007 reaches… Read more

New release for System Center Updates Publisher

Hello everyone, we are happy to let you know that an updated version of System Center Updates Publisher (SCUP) that supports Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016 is now available.  Read the details on the Enterprise Mobility + Security blog here: https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/enterprisemobility/2018/03/21/system-center-updates-publisher-adds-support-for-new-oses/  … Read more

ConfigMgr Current Branch – Express Updates Video Tutorial

Previous posts in this series have referenced the update approach to delivering Windows updates that was introduced first with Windows 10. One side effect of the cumulative update approach is that the single update released is larger than the individual updates of days past. Further, at each release of an update, size increases as additional… Read more

ConfigMgr Current Branch – Windows Update for Business Video Tutorial

Ensuring software updates are applied across an organization is a key focus area for system administrators. Configuration Manager has been used by thousands of organizations for years to aid in this pursuit.  Other organizations have opted to use standalone WSUS for their software updates needs while still others may rely solely on the built-in engine to… Read more

Software Update Video Tutorial Series

I’m pleased to announce that over the next few days, Steven Rachui, a Principal Premier Field Engineer focused on manageability technologies will be sharing a video tutorial series here about software updates.  His topics will be: ConfigMgr Current Branch – Software Update Delivery ConfigMgr Current Branch – Windows Update for Business ConfigMgr Current Branch –… Read more

Using ConfigMgr With Windows 10 WUfB Deferral Policies

Important: Configuration Manager current branch version 1706 is needed for any ConfigMgr environment using WUfB deferral policies. ConfigMgr client version 1702 will periodically delete all WUfB deferral policies, if configured. This could lead to unintended results.  As you are probably aware, Windows 10 version 1607 introduced new Dual Scan behavior for enterprises that wanted Windows… Read more

High CPU/High Memory in WSUS following Update Tuesdays

Updated 10/11/2017 – updated hotfix information. Recently, we’ve seen an increase in the number of high CPU/High Memory usage problems with WSUS, including WSUS in a System Center Configuration Manager environment – these have mostly corresponded with Update Tuesdays. Microsoft support has determined that the issue is driven primarily by the Windows 10 1607 updates, for… Read more

Refresh of Update 1706 for System Center Configuration Manager (Current Branch)

On July 28th we released version 1706 for the Current Branch of System Center Configuration Manager and made it available for customers to opt-in for early deployments. On August 8th, we updated the 1706 package to address a few issues found during these initial deployments. We quickly noticed that we had a problem with both… Read more

HOTFIX: Provisioning not completed when creating a Cloud Management Gateway in Configuration Manager version 1702

If you have the Update rollup for Configuration Manager current branch version 1702 installed and you try to create a new Cloud Management Gateway (CMG)  in the Configuration Manager console, the provisioning cannot be completed. The status in the console remains displayed as “Provisioning.” If you also check the cloud service status from the Azure Portal,… Read more