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ConfigMgr R2 SP1 upgrade does not clean up previous Cumulative Update entries in Control Panel > Programs and Features

2:09 pm in Configuration Manager by timdk

Hi All,

Just a quick blog post on a small anomaly with Configuration Manager R2 Service Pack 1.

Description

When upgrading an existing Configuration Manager site it seems the Installed Updates entries related to prior Cumulative Updates are not properly cleaned up. After upgrading a site the end result for Installed Updates looks like this:

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The above example is based on a site that was up to Cumulative Update 5 – but the same happens with earlier released Cumulative Updates.

Although this is not really an issue and more cosmetics, it is something that could have been handled more properly by the Service Pack installer. A scenario where this potentially may cause unwanted effects is when using this information in your queries (collections, etc.).

Workaround

The entries displayed are read from the registry. The screenshot below shows the entry in the registry for the particular cumulative update:

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I used the following steps to clean this up:

  1. Start the Registry Editor (regedit.exe)
  2. Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall .
  3. Locate the key for CU5 (see screenshot) and take a backup (right-click > export).
  4. Delete the key for CU5.
  5. All done – the entry is no longer displayed.

Note that this cleans up the cosmetics part only – any other leftovers (if any) from Cumulative Updates (and alike) will still remain on the system.

Until next time!

Tim

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System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager SP1 and System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP2 released!

5:10 pm in Configuration Manager, Microsoft Intune by timdk

metrofixToday Microsoft has announced the availability of System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager SP1 and System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP2.

According to the announcement on the Configuration Manager Team blog these service packs deliver full compatibility with existing features for Windows 10 deployment, upgrade, and management. Additionally there are some changes and improvements in the following areas:

  • Infrastructure: sites and hierarchies
  • Application Management
  • Content Management
  • OSD
  • Reporting
  • Hybrid setups with Configuration Manager and Microsoft Intune

Full details on what’s new can be found here.

Both service packs are available for download on the Technet Evaluation Center website.

Until next time!

Tim

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Cumulative Update 5 for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Service Pack 1 Released

10:56 pm in Configuration Manager by timdk

After the release of Cumulative Update 2 for System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager end of June Microsoft has now also released the next CU for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Service Pack 1: Cumulative Update 5. This update replaces any of the CU’s that were released earlier.

An overview of the issues that are fixed with this cumulative update and further download details can be found here.

The implementation process for this Cumulative Update will be identical to the previous ones, so until I post the implementation experience from our labs please use this blog post as a reference for implementing the CU.

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ConfigMgr 2012 SP1 Media Updates

7:24 pm in Configuration Manager by timdk

Based on the following announcement you may  want to grab the latest media before implementing your next configuration manager site:

  • The installation files for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Service Pack 1 (SP1) and the associated Endpoint Protection for Linux OS and Macintosh OS were refreshed on January 25, 2013.
    The SP1 media was updated across all distribution channels (MSDN, TechNet, Volume License, and evaluation versions) to include the following hotfix:
     Installation error 0x800b0101: System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Service Pack 1 client
    If SP1 was installed prior to January 25 and the hotfix from KB280187 already applied, no action is required. This updated release simply removes the need to apply the hotfix to new SP1 installations.

Source and a bit more details can be found here.

Until next time.

Tim