SCCM Configmgr Current Branch 1802 is now available new features and product enhancements!

 

Microsoft released Configuration Manager Current Branch build version 1802 an in-console update. You can apply this update on sites that run version 1702, 1706, or 1710.

This build also available as baseline version which means, you can use this media to install new ConfigMgr sites.

You can download the baseline media either from MVLS site .For example, on the VLSC you can search for System Center Config Mgr (current branch and LTSB), and both 1802 and 1702 version baseline media are returned, and available for download.

Before you start installing this update as standalone or upgrade, you must go through the checklist like build version must be 1702 and above ,ADK version should be 1709 etc.  .More info  https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/core/servers/manage/checklist-for-installing-update-1802

With this version, there are almost 37 new capabilities and changes available which are listed below.

Reassign distribution point

Configure Windows Delivery Optimization to use Configuration Manager boundary groups

Support for Windows 10 ARM64 devices

Improved support for CNG certificates

Boundary group fallback for management points

Cloud distribution point site affinity

Management insights

Cloud management gateway support for Azure Resource Manager

Improvements to cloud management gateway

Configure hardware inventory to collect strings larger than 255 characters

Deprecation announcement for Linux and Unix client support

Surface device dashboard

Change in the Configuration Manager client install

Transition Endpoint Protection workload to Intune using co-management

Co-management dashboard in System Center Configuration Manager

Microsoft Edge browser policies

Allow user interaction when installing an application

Do not automatically upgrade superseded applications

Approve application requests for users per device

Run scripts improvements

Windows 10 in-place upgrade task sequence via cloud management gateway

Improvements to Windows 10 in-place upgrade task sequence

Improvements to operating system deployment

Deployment templates for task sequences

Phased deployments for task sequences

Install multiple applications in Software Center

Use Software Center to browse and install user-available applications on Azure AD-joined devices

Hide installed applications in Software Center

Hide unapproved applications in Software Center

Software Center shows user additional compliance information

Schedule automatic deployment rule evaluation to be offset from a base day.

Report for default browser counts

Report on Windows AutoPilot device information

Report on Windows 10 Servicing details for a specific collection

Improvements to Configuration Manager Policies for Windows Defender Exploit Guard

New host interaction settings for Windows Defender Application Guard

Improvements to the Configuration Manager console

How to get this update in your console to install ?

Currently this update is available only via fast ring which means, you need to run PowerShell script to get this update available in your Configmgr console.

download PowerShell script from TechNet gallery and run it https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/ConfigMgr-1802-Enable-4c8c0003

Once you run the script ,Open console ,click on updates and servicing ,wait for the updates to show up.

If you do not see the updates in console, restart SMS_execution service ,refresh the node to see the updates.

Alternatively you can follow the log dmpdownloader.log

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You can also use SQL query to check the list of available updates in updates and servicing node:

select * from vSMS_CM_UpdatePackages

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Update will be downloading to easysetuppayload folder with GUID ID of the update.

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Status in the console for the update 1802 will be changed to downloading.

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After sometime ,state will be changed to ready to install

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Choose the update and click on Install update pack OR recommended is ,check the prereq before installing update pack.

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Click Next to continue .  Choose the new features that you are interested in. You can also enable these features after the update installed.

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click next ,next to see last page

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Once it is done, you can monitor the status.

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I had failure because of low diskspace in Configmgr drive (<15GB ) so once I extended ,I reinitiate the job

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It will take almost 30min+ to finish the job ,once it is done, you will be prompted to install new console .

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Site version/console version:

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