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Author: Brian Huneycutt, Software Engineer, Enterprise Client and Mobility

Cumulative Update 3 (CU3) for System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager SP1 and System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP2 is now available as a hotfix download from KB 3135680. This update contains fixes for issues in various areas including software distribution and content management; administrator console; operating system deployment; site systems and mobile device management.  In addition, the update contains the following:

  • Mac OS X 10.11 can be targeted as a client platform for the following features:
    • Application Management
    • Settings Management
  • A new optional task sequence variable, SMSTSWaitForSecondReboot, is available to better control client behavior when a software update installation requires two restarts.
  • Windows 10 is now available in the Upgrade Assessment Report. Be aware that for Windows 10 to be listed as an option, an updated version (5.0.7807.1200) of the Configuration Manager Upgrade Assessment Tool version is required. This version can be downloaded from the Microsoft Download Center here.

CU3 contains all of the changes from prior cumulative updates including the Endpoint Protection client. For more information about the Endpoint Protection client included with CU3, refer to the following knowledge base article:

KB 3041687 Revised February 2015 anti-malware platform update for Endpoint Protection clients

Configuration Manager SP2/R2SP1 includes support for automatically updating the Configuration Manager client after installing a cumulative update.  For more information about that, refer to http://blogs.technet.com/b/configmgrteam/archive/2015/08/03/automatically-updating-the-configuration-manager-client.aspx.

As with other cumulative updates, this release is optional and does not affect the product support lifecycle.

For more information about cumulative updates, refer to Update System Center 2012 Configuration ManagerNew cumulative update servicing model for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager and Configuration Manager Servicing Update.

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