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Cumulative Update 2 for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Service Pack 2 and System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager Service Pack 1
Microsoft released on 11/10/2015 Cumulative Update 2 for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Service Pack 2 and System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager Service Pack 1 and solve some issues related to:
– Administrator Console
– Configuration Manager client
– Site systems
– Operating system deployment
– Software distribution and content management
– Microsoft Intune and mobile device management
– Software update management
Plus the some changes that are included in this update for Endpoint Protection, Software distribution/content management, and Microsoft Intune and mobile device management,
For more information and to download the hotfix, check the following link:
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Recently Microsoft released Cumulative Update 4 for System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager to solve issues related to:
– Software distribution and application management
– Network Access Protection
– Operating System Deployment
– Administrator Console
– Site servers and site systems
– Mobile devices
– Software updates
additionally CU4 include the changes to the following:
– Windows PowerShell
– Data replication
– Endpoint Protection
– Operating systems other than Windows
The new version of Configuration Manager will be 5.00.7958.1501 and the new version of Endpoint Protection will be 4.6.0305.0.
For more information about what Cumulative Update 4 fix and update, check KB3026739
On March 28, 2014 Microsoft release Cumulative Update 1 for System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager to fix issue related to:
- Administrator Console.
- Mobile Device Management.
- Application Virtualization.
- Internet-based clients.
- Software Center.
- Operating system deployment.
- Endpoint Protection.
- Supported operating systems.
- Site systems.
- Windows PowerShell.
- Wake-up proxy
The following KB’s are also included in CU1 for System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager:
|KB2928122||Application contents are duplicated in stand-alone media in System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager|
|KB2905002||An update is available for the “Operating System Deployment” feature of System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager|
|KB2910552||You cannot stage a Windows PE 3.1 boot image to a Windows XP-based computer in System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager|
|KB2907566||Per-computer variables for imported computers are not read in System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager|
|KB2913703||Applications that use dynamic variable lists are not installed in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1|
|KB2918997||A hotfix is available to update the Software Requirements user interface for the Mac software distribution operating system in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager|
|KB2932274||Description of Windows PowerShell changes in Cumulative Update 1 for System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager|
Important Note: After this cumulative update is installed on site servers, any operating system boot image should be updated.
To download hotfix and for more information, please refer to the following link from Microsoft:
We configure Client Push Installation in System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager, the installation of Configuration Manager Agent take long time to install on clients.
We also notice that client take long time to download to C:\Windows\ccmsetup folder and I checked ccmsetup.log file I found the following:
File ‘C:\Windows\ccmsetup\WindowsFirewallConfigurationProvider.msi’ does not exist. Discovery failed.
File ‘C:\Windows\ccmsetup\vcredist_x86.exe’ doesn’t exist.
File ‘C:\Windows\ccmsetup\vc50727_x86.exe’ doesn’t exist.
File ‘C:\Windows\ccmsetup\MicrosoftPolicyPlatformSetup.msi’ doesn’t exist.
File ‘C:\Windows\ccmsetup\WindowsFirewallConfigurationProvider.msi’ doesn’t exist.
File ‘C:\Windows\ccmsetup\SCEPInstall.exe’ doesn’t exist.
File ‘C:\Windows\ccmsetup\client.msi’ doesn’t exist.
Download Update: 15750351 out of 61961080 bytes transferred.
Download Update: 16050379 out of 61961080 bytes transferred.
Then I found the “successfully download” message in the ccmsetup.log file after one day. And everything is working fine after client installation such as Hardware and Software inventory, Remote Tool, Software Distribution, Software Update, Endpoint Protection, Power Management and other Configuration feature.
Given this situation, we don’t need to worry about our SCCM server, it should be running well. And there is no download problem between the SCCM server and the client machines.
Meanwhile, the download slow issue also can be related with BITS settings. It can occurs if the BITS throttling is enabled on the client machines.
To avoid it, we can use Group Policy to force the client to disable the BITS throttling. To do this, please try:
- On Domain Controller Server, open GPMC
- Create a new policy and link to the client machines (OU) or the domain.
- In the left pane of the Group Policy Management Console (GPMC), expand Computer Configuration, expand Administrative Templates, expand Network, and then click Background Intelligent Transfer Service.
- In the Setting pane, double-click Limit the maximum network bandwidth for BITS background transfers.
- In the top pane of the dialog box, click Disabled.
After that, please the user reboot the client computer and then logon again. The new polices will be applied to the client computers and the BITS throttling will be disabled.
I check if the BITS configured in SCCM client settings by the following:
- Open SCCM 2012 Console
- Click Administration, then click Client Settings.
- By default, check the Properties if the Default Settings.
- Check the settings of the first item “Background Intelligent Transfer“
- Please make sure the settings “Limit the maximum network bandwidth for BITS background transfers” is configured as: False.
- If you have customize client settings, please check the same settings.
After disable Limit the maximum network bandwidth through Group Policy the download of the SCCM setup files become very fast.
Microsoft recently release hotfix to solve issue related to “Operating System Deployment” feature on System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager, and this update will solve the following issues:
- Windows Deployment Service (WDS) stops after enabling PXE Service Point role or when you select Deploy this boot image from the PXE-enabled distribution point.
- The download time take long time when Operating System image and packages downloaded to Configuration Manager 2012 R2 Client.
You need to install hotfix KB2905002 on Central Administration Site, Primary Site, Administrator Console and Clients. And note the following:
- When you install hotfix on site server, it will create package for client upgrade.
- Update all boot images after hotfix applied.
- Re-create all stand-alone media that used for stand-alone deployment.
Microsoft announce the release of “R2 Preview ” for Windows Server 2012 and System Center 2012.
Check the below links to check what new on each product:
- System Center 2012 R2 App Controller
- System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager
- System Center 2012 R2 Data Protection Manager
- System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager
- System Center 2012 R2 Orchestrator
- System Center 2012 R2 Service Manager
- System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager
The Cumulative Update 2 for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Service Pack 1 has been released !!!
Details of Issues that are fixed descried in the KB2854009
This Cumulative Update will fix issues and update some function for Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Service Pack 1 (SP1).
Details of Issues that are fixed descried in the KB2817245
Microsoft released a hotfix that fixes an incorrect reference to Windows Server 2012 in the ConfigMgr 2012 SP1 site database. The incorrect reference causes available updates to be missing for Windows Server 2012.