SCCM Configmgr 2012 R2 Cumulative Update 3 KB2994331 Available for Download

Microsoft Released 3rd Cumulative Update 3 KB2994331 yesterday for System Center Configuration Manager 2012 R2 with lot of fixes,powershell changes and some of them have been modified/new stuff added.

With this update,you can set a client to use a specific management point(s) by setting a registry value ,which is kind of Location Aware 😉 ,More info ,read Justin Chalfant's  blog

This update replaces Cumulative Update 2 for System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager.If you have not applied CU1 or CU2 yet on your Configuration manager 2012 R2,you can directly go with CU3.

Download the Cumulative Update 3 (ConfigMgr_2012_R2_CU3_KB2994331_ENU – 96.8MB) from

Description of Windows PowerShell changes in CU3

About Cumulative Update documentation,creation of collection ,refer

Restart information:

You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this update.

Note :  It is recommend to close the Configuration Manager Administrator Console before you install this update.

This update is applicable to:

Central Administrative site (CAS)

Primary Site(Stand Alone)

Primary Site(Hierarchy)

Secondary Site

SMS Provider

Configuration manager console


Version Changes:

Admin Console Version :5.00.7958.1401

Configmgr Client Version:5.00.7958.1401

No Version change to Site System(you still have R2 Version on the Site properties) :5.00.7958.1000

So what are issues that are fixed and functionality that is updated in Cumulative Update 3 (CU3) ?

  1. Software Distribution and application management
  2. Wake On LAN
  3. Migration
  4. Company Portal
  5. Admin Console
  6. Mobile Devices
  7. Operating System Deployment
  8. Client
  9. Site servers and systems
  10. Windows Powershell
  11. Management point communications
  12. Operating Systems other than windows
  13. Software Updates

How to determine the installation status of this cumulative update:

This cumulative update changes the following Configuration Manager version numbers and installation properties.
The CULevel value is located under the following registry subkey:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\SMS\Setup
The CULevel value is set to 3 for Cumulative Update 3.


Admin Console Version :5.00.7958.1401



Client Version:5.00.7958.1401



In Next post,i will show you how to install this update and upgrade clients with CU3.

7 Responses to "SCCM Configmgr 2012 R2 Cumulative Update 3 KB2994331 Available for Download"

  1. Appreciate the quick response, Thanks. Yes,I meant SCCM 2012 (Typo !!). I am aware that I cant upgrade to R2 directly from RTM and upgrade path is RTM:>SP1:>R2. What I meant to ask is that after upgrading to R2, do i have to install CU3 as well? MS says that these CUs shouldnt be installed unless we have specific issues resolved by them. So I am not sure if I go ahead and install CU3 after R2, Thanks and Happy Dushera !

    1. it is always recommended to install the latest CU to avoid further issue and CU3 has many bug fixes that will help you to escape from those .

  2. Hi,

    I am planning to upgrade my prod environment from SCCM 2013 RTM to R2.However I am not sure whether I should also install CU3 as these are only meant to be used as hotfixes and shouldnt be installed unless I have the problem, right?
    What do you suggest?

    1. its SCCM 2012 (spell mistake I guess) . You cannot install CU3 on sccm 2012 RTM, you must first upgrade to R2 from sccm 2012 RTM and then install CU3 .

  3. Hi Eswar,

    Just wondering if you could help me on how to run a software metering report for total usage trend analysis for a specific metered software program in the specific collection?

    Thanks in advanced!


      1. The default software metering report only gives me the total usage of an applications from all collections. What I'm looking for is to run a report against one of the collection. An example to look the usage of Flash Player 10 in one of department collection. Is there anyway to modify the defaul total usage of software monitoring to limit to a specific collection? Need your advise, cheers


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