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
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Do not automatically upgrade superseded applications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
You can also use SQL query to check the list of available updates in updates and servicing node:
select * from vSMS_CM_UpdatePackages
Update will be downloading to easysetuppayload folder with GUID ID of the update.
Status in the console for the update 1802 will be changed to downloading.
After sometime ,state will be changed to ready to install
Choose the update and click on Install update pack OR recommended is ,check the prereq before installing update pack.
Click Next to continue . Choose the new features that you are interested in. You can also enable these features after the update installed.
click next ,next to see last page
Once it is done, you can monitor the status.
I had failure because of low diskspace in Configmgr drive (<15GB ) so once I extended ,I reinitiate the job
It will take almost 30min+ to finish the job ,once it is done, you will be prompted to install new console .
Site version/console version:
- What’s New in System Center Configuration Manager
- Get Ready for System Center Configuration Manager
- Start Using System Center Configuration Manager
- Upgrade to System Center Configuration Manager
- Documentation for System Center Configuration Manager
- System Center Configuration Manager Forums
- System Center Configuration Manager Support
- Report an issue
- Provide suggestions
Hi - Thanks for sharing the news. I have just started the upgrade.