System Center Configuration Manager 2012 R2 SP1 CU2

Here we are, its time for another upgrade – another update with some bugfixes and goodies inside.

This time its called Cumulative Update 2 for System Center Configuration Manager 2012 SP2 and 2012 R2 SP1. This CU also includes a number of hotfixes that has been released since CU1. Among others the important one for drivers where the size gets a bit bloated.

Installing this is pretty straight forward. Start with making sure you have a backup of the system! This should always be done but since this includes a DB update aswell it’s extra important. Next up is a reboot for good measure. You can always check if you want to se if there are any pending reboots but I prefer just to do a clean reboot to make sure anyway.

If you want to make use of snapshots/checkpoints, make sure the VM is turned off when you take to snapshot/checkpoint. This is to ensure data consistency since there is SQL database in the background.

When this is done you apply the patch and wait for it to complete. Options for automatic upgrade and client package creation will be included in the wizard.

When you are done make sure to to a reboot as the CU requires it!

After the reboot you can start upgrading your clients. And when they are done it should look something like this.

AfterUpgrade

Take not that the new version number is 5.00.8239.1301
Feel free to create a collection to include these so you also get collections with the previous version.

To create collections for most of the agent version you can use a powershell script i created. It can be downloaded here http://bit.ly/1TAeMGd

The Cumulative Update can be found here https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3100144

Good luck and make sure to have a backup!

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