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…


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 -…


Additional guidance to mitigate speculative execution side-channel vulnerabilities

We are aware of a new publicly disclosed class of vulnerabilities that are referred to as speculative execution side-channel attacks as detailed in Microsoft Security advisory ADV180002. These vulnerabilities affect many modern processors and operating systems, including chipsets from Intel, AMD, and ARM. This post is intended to centralize and share current guidance to help…

Update 1710 for Configuration Manger Technical Preview released

We are happy to let you know that update 1710 for the Technical Preview Branch of System Center Configuration Manager has been released. Technical Preview Branch releases give you an opportunity to try out new Configuration Manager features in a test environment before they are made generally available. For information about this month’s new preview…

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…


Configuration Manager Reaches 25 Years

Twenty-five years ago, in the summer of 1992, planning for a new product began… Read Brad Anderson’s post on the EMS blog and preview how we built it. ConfigMgr Reaches 25 Years


Recently Published KB articles and Support Content 9-15-2017

We have recently published or updated the following support content for Configuration Manager. How-To or Troubleshooting 10082 Troubleshooting PXE boot issues in Configuration Manager Online Troubleshooting Guide that helps administrators diagnose and resolve PXE boot failures in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr 2012 or ConfigMgr 2012 R2) and later versions. Read More 4040243…

HOTFIX: Clients cannot download peer cache content in Configuration Manager version 1706

After you upgrade to Configuration Manager current branch version 1706, clients may not be able to download content from peer cache sources.  We have released a hotfix that resolves this issue.  This is a targeted hotfix and will be available in the Updates and Servicing node of the Configuration Manager console for sites that need it….


Update 2 for Configuration Manager current branch, version 1706 first wave is now available

Administrators who opted-in to the first (early) wave deployment for System Center Configuration Manager current branch, version 1706, have an update available in the Updates and Servicing node of the Configuration Manager console. This update, made available on August 31, 2017, addresses important late-breaking issues that were discovered during the final release process for version…