Configuration Manager Third Party Software Updates Video Tutorial

Aug 10, 2018 – Steve has updated the video tutorial with the latest from Configuration Manager current branch 1806. Third-party software update integration is one of the most requested features on the Configuration Manager UserVoice feedback site.  If you have been watching the Configuration Manager technical previews since TP1803, you may have noticed this new feature…


ConfigMgr – O365 Deployment and Updating Video Tutorial

In January we presented a Software Update Video Tutorial series. This series hosted by Steven Rachui, was focused on the changes to software updates in Configuration Manager current branch. By popular demand we are adding another video tutorial for Office 365 updates. In this latest video Steven Rachui, a Principal Premier Field Engineer demonstrates configuring…


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/  


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…


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…


ConfigMgr Current Branch – Software Update Delivery Video Tutorial

The release of Windows 10 brought with it a change in the way updates are released – updates are now cumulative.  Since the release of Windows 10 this same cumulative update approach has been adopted for the remainder of supported operating systems.  While this approach has significant advantages there still remains some confusion about what…

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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 -…

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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…

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Hotfix: Client update for System Center Configuration Manager current branch, version 1702

We have released a client update that fixes the following two issues: Software update download failures from Microsoft Update Content distribution failure if the SMS Agent Host service or the client computer is restarted during download. For more details about the issues and symptoms, and installation instructions please see: 4035759 – Client update for System…

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Reminder: Latest Improvements to the Simplified Servicing for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1

Applies to: System Center Configuration Manager (all supported versions) As previously announced, the Windows team has made some modifications to the servicing model for Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, and Windows Server 2012 R2 to further simplify update deployment. Beginning with March 2017, the Security Only Quality Update…

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