The Cumulative Update 2 for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Service Pack 1 has been released, I decided to document some of my notes, steps and comments for future reference.
Download the CU2 from KB 2854009
Before you begin installing you need to make sure you’re sites are in Service Pack 1.
I will be installing this CU2 on my LAB, here is how my lab is setup.
· 1 CAS, with 2 node SQL Cluster
· 1 Primary
· 1 Secondary Site
Before you begin is important to ensure you have a backup plan, validate that your site server has been backup in the last 24 hours.
If you are doing the backup using ConfigMgr site maintenance, you can check In <ConfigMgrInstallationFolder>\Logs, review Smsbkup.log for warnings and errors. When site backup is completed successfully, you see Backup completed with a timestamp and message ID STATMSG: ID=5035.
If you see an error this mean the backup was not completed, of course you can also be performing a backup via SQL and that is fine. If you want to know more details about this process, check out the library.
First I will update my CAS,
Here is a validation, of the CAS details. It shows that is a Service Pack 1 5.00.7804.1000.
Once you download the CU2, execute CM12-SP1CU2-KB2854009-X64-ENU.exe
Make a note of the extracted location, e:\4b7d2d97951875b2fe00d2
Click Next on the following screen.
Accept the license terms, and click Next.
Once it finished validating the pre requirements click Next
Click Next on this screen, as you can see the console will be updated.
It’s very important to note that once you choose to update the database there is no way back, you will need to restore the database.
Since we are performing this change on the CAS, you should update them all. Click Next
This part will build the package that you can deploy to those servers that have the provider role. Click Next.
This will create the package that we could use to deploy to those users or admins that have the ConfigMgr console installed. Click Next.
This will create the package so you can deploy to the clients, click next on this section.
This process will take a few minutes, once this process complete the CU 2 will be installed.
Review the log file, ensure there are no errors.
The Installation has been completed, no errors on this screen.
Since the Build Number did not change, the best and quick way to validate if you have a CU Installed is to validate it on the following Registry Key.
On the Registry: HKLM\Software\Microsoft\SMS\Setup
Now that we have installed the Cumulative Update 2 on the Central Administration Site, it’s time to install them on the Primary and Secondary Site.
Now let’s update My Primary Site.
This process is the same, as the initial one. However this is for the Primary site, just for my notes I will be taking just those screenshots that are very important to highlight.
Here is the screenshot of my Primary Site.
Copy the hotfix from the CAS download location, execute it from the location.
Make a note of the extracted location, c:\c130e06787f9298db93e
The rest of the screenshots for the Primary Site looks the same as the Central Administration Site.
For validation, follow the steps that were described on the CAS Hotfix Installation.
Let’s update the Secondary Site.
Often we forget that we need to update the secondary sites also, if you have any secondary site please follow this steps too.
Here is the Secondary Site Information.
Copy the Hotfix from the Primary Site Location, and execute it.
Save the extracted location, just in case something fail on the process.
This process may take some time, just wait till it gets completed.
Monitoring the log by click on View Log, this log will give you information about the steps that are running at that moment.
Follow the steps to validate that this cumulative update is installed.
Now don’t forget to update the Console and Clients too.
Cumulative Update 2 for the Configuration Manager Client for Linux, UNIX and MAC
To update the clients the best way is to enable automatic client upgrade, or you can create collections based on those clients that are less than 5.00.7804.1202
Steps to enable Automatic Client Upgrade.
Click on Administration Workspace and Do a Right click on Sites then Hierarchy Settings.
To Create the collection go Asset and Compliance Workspace > right click on Device Collections node, Create New Collection.
Enter the name of the collection, click Browse to select a collection limiting. You should chose all desktop and server clients, then click Next.
Click on Query Rule, wait for the query rule properties to come up.
Enter the name of this Rule, Either X64 Based Systems or X86 Based Systems.
Click on Create New
Enter the Computer System – System Type Value = X64-based PC
Click OK, Twice
Click OK, on this screen unless you need to add any other criteria.
Click Next on this screen.
Review and Click Next
The collection is being prepared, should not take that long to complete.
Perform the same steps if you want to create the collections for the X86 Clients Too.
Time for the deployment of the agent, click on Software Library Workspace, then Expand Packages, Select Configuration Manager Update then right click SP1 Cumulative update 2.
Click on Deploy.
Note* before performing this deployment to production, you enable Suppress program notification on the program Properties. Example below, better be safe than sorry right.
Click Browse, Select CM 64 Clients then Click Next.
Click Add, Select a Distribution Point that is available. Click Next once you select it.
Select a time frame to deploy the client update, I selected ASAP because of course is my lab.
Select Download content from distribution point and run locally, and click Next.
Click Next on this screen, if you have to go back click Previous.
Installing a CU 2 maybe look simple, easy and no brainer. However it may be more complicated that you think, I have wrote a couple of time about the installation of Cumulative Updates on my blog.
Santos Martinez – Premier Field Engineer – ConfigMgr and Databases