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Import Note : This is only applicable for Applications , not packages and programs or task sequences.
This post describe about SCCM 1702 upgrade. First step to take backup and do the TESTDBUPGRADE , may follow my Prior Post how to do it.
Go to Administration
Straight forward Click on Configuration Manage 1702 and run the Prerequisite Check , Once its successful then Click on Install Update Pack on same.
Choose the Pre-Release Features as needed
Validate the Client Package, In my Lab , going without validation bit Careless 🙂
Another change in 1702 Version, Updates and Servicing node move out from Cloud Service folder.
Successfully completed SCCM 1702 Upgrade from 1610 version.
Finally, Follow the post upgrade check list without fail – This is my prior post about the same..! 🙂
One of the Feature in SCCM 1702 that is “To check for running executable files before installing an application”
By default , this feature disabled (pre-release) – So we need enable as per below snapshot.
Administration–> Overview–>Updates and Servicing–>Features
In order there are many follow this Microsoft
Microsoft Configuration Manager 1702 have new features and capabilities, In that listed few top features below. For complete list click here: 1702 Full features *****
1. Configuration Manager Current Branch 1702 version stop supporting below products.
Note: This above product versions remains supported when you use Configuration Manager prior 1702 versions.
2. Send Feedback to Configuration Manager Development team.
From SCCM Console, you can send feedback or new Ideas to product development team.
The Updates and Servicing node moved out from Cloud Services node. It will appear under Administration node.
When new updates releases henceforth there are two new states.
Ready for download: The update visible in console and ready for download.
Available for Install: The update downloaded and ready for install.
5. Improved cleanup of older updates
At Site Server EasySetuppayload folder automatic cleanup function from 1702 version to delete unused updates
6. Peer Cache improvements
From 1702 Versions, A peer cache source computer rejects content when computer meet any one of below condition.
7. Software update points are added to boundary groups
From 1702 version, Client can choose the SUP Server (Software Update Point) based on Boundary groups. And Find new SUP If their current SUP Server unavailable for any reason.
8. Check for running executable files before installing an application
Before going to deploy and install any new application, we can specify now one or more executable files to stop, then to process the installation.
If Application Deployed as Available, then when end user tried to install, will prompt to close the executable files which you specified in Deployment Type.
If Application deployed as Required, then end user get automatically prompt to close running executable files which you specified in Deployment Type.
For example: Adobe flash player want to deploy and install , The Office exe file should not run then only the Flash play start installing.
9. New Hardware Inventory Class.
Now we have new Hardware Inventory class called as SMS_Firmware. With property (UEFI) are available to help you determine whether a computer starts in UEFI mode. When a computer is started in UEFI mode, the UEFI property is set to TRUE. This is enabled in hardware inventory by default. For more information about hardware inventory, see How to configure hardware inventory.
There is a new TAB in TASK SEQUENCES to create custom notifications to end users. Default and custom messages.
After Couple of times click on “Check for Updates” from \Administration\Overview\Cloud Services\Updates and Servicing , The 1702 update not appearing .
So quick fix, The Microsoft posted powershell code to quick turn to visible in console and started downloading.
Follow the link and run the powershell script , it will appear immediately in your console with in seconds of time . For me its just 15 seconds to display in console…!
Thanks to Microsoft The Configuration Manager Team
Microsoft change the strategy to release the update version frequently in that direction the Microsoft support also limited period for each update version. So recommend to make sure install the updates before stop the services.
I would just love to share that SCCM 1702 upgrade pre & post Check list , recommending by Microsoft…!
For more details on each check list, recommended to walk through the link Microsoft